Articles tagged “meetings and events”

Trump’s New Travel Ban and What It Means for the Meetings Industry

Trump’s New Travel Ban and What It Means for the Meetings Industry

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Although the new executive order grants a number of exceptions, an unfriendly air persists. Right now, we'll have to wait and see to accurately gauge the damage done to the U.S. meetings industry.

2 weeks ago

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Besides stripping away the fundamental rights of an already marginalized group, the stack of "Bathroom Bills" piling up in state legislatures around the country will only drive away meetings and conventions, and the valuable economic income they bring with them.

4 weeks ago

Singapore Hopes to Keep Formula One Tourists Coming Beyond 2017

Singapore Hopes to Keep Formula One Tourists Coming Beyond 2017

Melissa Cheok, Bloomberg

Does the future of Singapore's tourism industry depend on whether it hosts the Formula One race? If that's the case, perhaps the country's tourism board should look to diversify its tourist draws.

1 month ago

Travel Brands and Meeting Planners Are Using Virtual Reality to Drive Conversion

Travel Brands and Meeting Planners Are Using Virtual Reality to Drive Conversion

Greg Oates, Skift

Virtual reality is finally going mainstream in 2017. Travel brands and event planners are leveraging that demand to engage their audiences in more impactful ways, which is proving to drive higher conversion rates.

1 month ago

What the Trump Administration Means for the Meetings and Events Industry

What the Trump Administration Means for the Meetings and Events Industry

Jennifer N. Dienst, Skift

Right now, it means polarization, little conversation, and a lot of anxiety.

2 months ago

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

2 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2017: Festivalization of Meetings and Events

Travel Megatrends 2017: Festivalization of Meetings and Events

Greg Oates, Skift

Conference organizers are developing more multidisciplinary programming that pulls from both the business and creative industries, creating a new convergence of experiences that help brands plug into business events in more ways.

2 months ago

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Free Webinar: Megatrends Defining Meetings & Events 2017 with Four Seasons

Free Webinar: Megatrends Defining Meetings & Events 2017 with Four Seasons

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts + Skift

This one-hour interactive session features a conversation between Skift Senior Editor Greg Oates and Jonathan Sicroff, SVP, Global Sales, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts about key trends taking place in the meetings and events space.

2 months ago

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Skift Backstage Podcast: SXSW and Superfly Pros on Making Events Better

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Tune in to hear how the experts put on big, non-boring events — and how they think social media is changing attendees' experiences.

3 months ago

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

CEOs of CES and Las Vegas Tourism Say the Vegas Strip Needs More Meeting Space

Greg Oates, Skift

The $1.4 billion expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center is significant because it cements the city as the meetings and events capital of the western U.S. for the foreseeable future.

3 months ago

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Dubai Business Events Director on the Future of Meetings in the Knowledge Economy

Greg Oates, Skift

The BestCities Global Alliance and Dubai Business Events are focusing more on how convention bureaus can collaborate with association conference organizers to create a longer legacy impact of business events for both the organizations and host destinations.

3 months ago

Event Tech Leaders Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Event Tech Leaders Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Jason Clampet, Skift

With Vista already owning Lanyon, the writing was on the wall for this merger.

4 months ago