Articles tagged “meetings and events”

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How San Antonio’s Downtown is Evolving as an Integrated Convention Experience

How San Antonio’s Downtown is Evolving as an Integrated Convention Experience

Visit San Antonio + Skift

San Antonio is re-positioning itself in the meetings industry as a 21st-century, highly connected, cosmopolitan city that champions global innovation and local urban dynamism, while embracing its pioneering past and iconic American spirit.

4 weeks ago

Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events

Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events

Deanna Ting, Skift

The results of this study seem like a no-brainer, but you might be surprised to see how this is part of an evolving conversation about the true importance of face-to-face meetings and events.

4 weeks ago

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Visit Florida’s Budget Cuts Could Seriously Impact Florida’s Robust Meetings Business

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

How much of an impact the slashed Visit Florida budget will have on the state's meetings and conventions industry is an open question. The answer depends on whom you ask.

1 month ago

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

How Smart Event Organizers Are Using Big Data to Create Better Events

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Limitations remain, but there's a goldmine of data available that can help with sales, marketing, and production.

1 month ago

Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor

Atlantic City Is a Tourism Disaster Waiting to Happen for the State’s Next Governor

Wayne Parry, Associated Press

Atlantic City has minor benefits as a meetings destination. Outside of that, it serves as a Titanic-like metaphor for corruption and poor tourism planning.

1 month ago

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Why Meetings Within Meetings Matter for Large Events

Jason Hensel, Skift

The purposeful creation of meetings within meetings is important for the continued vitality of large meetings because it offers attendees focused discussions and connections in intimate settings.

2 months ago

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Multicultural Meetings and Events Will Be Key as Minorities Become the Majority

Lisa Skriloff, Skift

Bringing more multicultural groups to a destination for meetings and events isn’t just good business. It's also good for local communities and future tourism, too.

2 months ago

What Are Conferences Looking for in a Speaker? Interactivity and Sensitivity

What Are Conferences Looking for in a Speaker? Interactivity and Sensitivity

Jaimie Seaton, Skift

This is not your grandfather's keynote. Choosing the right speaker to engage an audience is more complex than ever before. And that's a good thing.

2 months ago

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.

4 months 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

5 months ago