Articles tagged “meetings and events”

Fast-Growing Event Rentals Is Still a Very Fragmented Business: Is That a Bad Thing for Planners?

Fast-Growing Event Rentals Is Still a Very Fragmented Business: Is That a Bad Thing for Planners?

Lauren Ward, Skift

Event rentals are poised to grow throughout 2020, suggesting that event planners want no part of seeing this sector consolidate. Planners still prefer traditional procurement methods, with as many choices as possible.

4 days ago

A List of Trade Fairs and Conferences in Asia Affected by Coronavirus

A List of Trade Fairs and Conferences in Asia Affected by Coronavirus

Reuters

The list is likely to get longer if current conditions and travel warnings continue.

2 weeks ago

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How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020

How Abu Dhabi is Approaching Meetings and Events in 2020

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau + Skift

As event planners transition to experience designers, destination selection will be an asset to delivering better meetings and events in 2020. Innovation, collaboration, and sustainability are key trends; a forward-thinking destination will be an important partner for delivering on growing attendee expectations.

1 month ago

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How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

How Houston Turned Diversity Into Its Biggest Selling Point

Houston First Corporation + Skift

With diversity driving Houston’s dynamism on many fronts, the city is well positioned to attract both leisure and business travelers in the years ahead.

2 months ago

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The Making of a Meetings and Events Destination: Why Thailand’s Future Looks Bright

The Making of a Meetings and Events Destination: Why Thailand’s Future Looks Bright

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

Thailand is becoming one of Asia's premier business events destinations as efforts to improve its cities meetings and events infrastructure begin to pay off.

2 months ago

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New Report: How Group Business Can Infuse Stability Into Hotel Revenue Management

New Report: How Group Business Can Infuse Stability Into Hotel Revenue Management

Cvent + Skift

In today’s uber-competitive group business space, technology can be a key differentiator. But to leverage the benefits that technology —and particularly data — provides, hotels must understand what capabilities and features they should acquire.

3 months ago

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These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

These Entrepreneurs Are Energizing Downtown Phoenix — and Capturing the Attention of Meeting Planners

Visit Phoenix + Skift

Entrepreneurs are opening dynamic businesses across Phoenix, generating additional momentum for the meeting-friendly destination. As event professionals look for more interesting cities and venues that embrace diversity, they’ll no doubt give fast-developing Greater Phoenix a closer look.

3 months ago

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The Future of Food Tourism in Thailand

The Future of Food Tourism in Thailand

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

Food tourism has taken over the world, and few destinations are as primed to capitalize on the trend as Thailand. Tour operators, hotels, and others in the travel sector are rapidly enhancing the ways in which visitors experience the country’s culinary offerings — and meeting planners are taking note.

3 months ago

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

What Happens to Washington D.C. Tourism During an Election Year?

Rosie Spinks, Skift

All eyes will be on the American presidential campaign come 2020, but despite all the attention on the nation's capital, the effect that an election year has on tourism in Washington D.C. isn't so straightforward.

3 months ago

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New Report: How Technology Enhances the Meeting Attendee Experience

New Report: How Technology Enhances the Meeting Attendee Experience

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

Two in three event professionals say they plan to use more technology to power their meetings in the future. But as these innovations mature, finding the right mix to make an impact remains a challenge. This deep dive, based on interviews with numerous experts in the meetings and events sector, explores what’s working and what’s not.

3 months ago

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Costa Rica’s Well-Being and Sustainability Offerings Are a Glimpse Into the Future of Meetings and Events

Costa Rica’s Well-Being and Sustainability Offerings Are a Glimpse Into the Future of Meetings and Events

Visit Costa Rica + Skift

Meeting and event planners are working to incorporate more wellness-focused elements and reduce their environmental impact as the industry’s goals shift. Costa Rica has been a leader in prioritizing personal well-being and environmental sustainability for decades.

4 months ago

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As Tourists Flock to Thailand, the Country’s Meetings and Events Sector Will Benefit

As Tourists Flock to Thailand, the Country’s Meetings and Events Sector Will Benefit

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau + Skift

As meeting planners worldwide look for unique venues and programming that will wow attendees, Thailand is stepping up its meetings and incentives efforts. Big investments in infrastructure, hotels, venues, and transportation networks — not to mention top-flight food and gorgeous beaches — are already paying multi-million dollar dividends.

5 months ago