Articles tagged “meetings and events”

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New Skift Report: How Planners and Properties Are Making Events More Sustainable Than Ever

New Skift Report: How Planners and Properties Are Making Events More Sustainable Than Ever

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

The push for sustainable practices — including environmental sensitivity as well as a drive to make meetings and events more inclusive, more engaging, and more interesting for new generations of attendees — is the foremost challenge for both venues and planners alike. Forward thinking venues like The Venetian Resort are tackling these problems head on.

4 weeks ago

Ebix to Acquire India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $338 Million

Ebix to Acquire India’s Corporate Travel Player Yatra for $338 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Corporate travel and event planning seem to be the only profitable paths in India's online travel scene, at least for now.

1 month ago

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Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

Skift Forum Asia Video: Build Lasting Relationships Using Customer Feedback

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In an era of “big data,” it’s easy to overlook the fact that meeting planner feedback is one of the most powerful tools that hospitality companies can use to drive repeat business and boost event revenue.

2 months ago

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Private Equity Takes Control of Cendyn in a Bet on Hotel Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Many hoteliers will be watching what Cendyn's new president, Tim Sullivan, does to grow his company's software suite, which offers tools for automated marketing, business intelligence, and group sales management. Can it fend off competitors?

2 months ago

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Skift Webinar: How Canada Is Using Meetings to Drive Economic Development

Skift Webinar: How Canada Is Using Meetings to Drive Economic Development

Business Events Canada + Skift

In Skift's recent webinar, we explored how destinations like Canada are revamping their meetings strategy to stay competitive. Register now to get the recording of the session.

3 months ago

Interprefy Raises $2.8 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Interprefy Raises $2.8 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Startups announcing funding this week include Mindsay, a travel chatbot maker, Interprefy, a service for providing remote interpreters for events, Airfree, a service that sells duty-free products online during flights, and Airblack, a social-travel commerce startup.

3 months ago

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New Skift Report: The Sustainable Future of Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Sustainable Future of Meetings and Events

IHG + Skift

When it comes to sustainability, the meetings sector is thinking well beyond environmental impacts. With the future of this multi-billion dollar sector on the line, planners and venues alike are dreaming up creative solutions to the biggest challenges facing meetings and events.

3 months ago

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How Destinations Can Capitalize on the Small-Meetings Movement

How Destinations Can Capitalize on the Small-Meetings Movement

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Creative meeting planners are embracing the small-scale gathering, as attendees demand that events be more interesting, memorable, and worth their time. Destinations with unique hospitality options and easy access to nature are best poised to capitalize on this move to miniaturize meetings.

4 months ago

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Hotels Have a Problem With Plastics: A Skift Deep Dive

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

The hotel industry is just waking up to the problem of plastic waste, but this is a two-way street. Hotels rely on this convenient, affordable material just as much as travelers do. The real struggle is turning newfound global awareness and municipal legislation into swift action.

4 months ago

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New Skift Report: The Future of Wellness in Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Future of Wellness in Meetings and Events

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

Wellness is taking over the world. The trend is now driving billions in annual consumer spending and, in the process, is reshaping the broader travel industry. That impact naturally extends to meetings and events, which are rapidly integrating wellness and mindfulness elements into programs small and large.

4 months ago

Forget Gimmicks, Relationships Matter to Event Planners

Forget Gimmicks, Relationships Matter to Event Planners

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It may be old-fashioned, but all the technology and marketing in the world can't beat a strong personal relationship between a destination and meeting planners.

5 months ago

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This California Destination Is on the Forefront of Innovative Meetings and Events

This California Destination Is on the Forefront of Innovative Meetings and Events

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau + Skift

Scientific research has proved the connection between inspirational environments and forward thinking ideas. No wonder visionary meeting planners have embraced Monterey County, where a history of innovation and scenic landscapes collide.

6 months ago