Articles tagged “meetings and events”

Airbnb Buys Gaest to Push Further Into Meetings

Airbnb Buys Gaest to Push Further Into Meetings

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb's move to offer more meetings spaces represents an example of one of Skift's 2019 Megatrends, as many giant online booking companies are looking for their next phases of growth by expanding into new areas.

4 weeks ago

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Midsize Cities Embrace Transformative Placemaking

Midsize Cities Embrace Transformative Placemaking

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau + Skift

Midsize cities are smart to focus on transformative placemaking projects that will not only allow them to bridge together different economic strata and cultural communities, but become in-demand destinations for travel, events, meetings, and conferences.

4 weeks ago

Lots of Hotel Vacancies and Huge Cancellation Fees in Davos After U.S. Opts Out

Lots of Hotel Vacancies and Huge Cancellation Fees in Davos After U.S. Opts Out

Albertina Torsoli, Bloomberg

The U.S. government would face around $335,000 in hotel cancellation fees for not showing up in Davos, according to a published report. That means there are plenty of rooms still available for last-minute bookers.

1 month ago

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New Science Says Meeting Planners Should Embrace Unorthodox Venues and Experiences

New Science Says Meeting Planners Should Embrace Unorthodox Venues and Experiences

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau + Skift

New scientific research links getting out of your comfort zone with increased creativity. For meeting planners looking for the next big thing, that means smaller-scale venues and unexpected destinations should be top of mind.

2 months ago

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New Skift Strategy Guide: How Hotels Can Book More Meetings and Events in 2019

New Skift Strategy Guide: How Hotels Can Book More Meetings and Events in 2019

Cvent + Skift

Hotel operators chasing additional meetings and events business need to understand the mindset of today’s planners, embrace new communications tools, and create dynamic, inventive experiences. A tall order? Not once you’re armed with these actionable takeaways.

2 months ago

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New Skift Report: Rethinking Luxury Experiences in Meetings

New Skift Report: Rethinking Luxury Experiences in Meetings

The Venetian Resort + Skift

Unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences are now a must-have at meetings in order to lure top-tier attendees. Download our latest report to learn more about these luxury experiences and the impact they have on meetings.

2 months ago

New ‘Me Too’ Rules for Business Trips End Up Recreating Boys Clubs

New ‘Me Too’ Rules for Business Trips End Up Recreating Boys Clubs

Katia Porzecanski and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This convenient exclusion strategy has been used on people of color for ages. This is going to shut many women out of business trips and events that could propel their careers forward.

3 months ago

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San Antonio’s Cross-Sector Collaboration Is Key to Attracting Important Meetings and Events

San Antonio’s Cross-Sector Collaboration Is Key to Attracting Important Meetings and Events

Visit San Antonio + Skift

The city of San Antonio realizes that collaboration of its private and public sectors is key to attracting high-tech companies and large-scale events.

3 months ago

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How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups

How San Antonio’s Smart Urban Vision Connects Locals and Convention Groups

Visit San Antonio + Skift

The City of San Antonio is investing heavily in the downtown core and adjacent neighborhoods to provide more opportunities for residents and convention attendees to explore the area and engage with each other’s communities.

3 months ago

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San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

San Antonio Unites Its Local Innovation Economy to Share a New Story with Conference Planners

Visit San Antonio + Skift

San Antonio is building on its past as a city of pioneers who once led the country’s expansion into the American Southwest. Today, the new frontier is digital. San Antonians are again moving the nation forward in technology, medicine, energy and other advanced industries, which conference planners can leverage to drive innovation in their organizations.

3 months ago

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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.

3 months ago

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Downtown 2.0: How One City Revamped Its Urban Core and Reshaped What Meetings There Can Be

Downtown 2.0: How One City Revamped Its Urban Core and Reshaped What Meetings There Can Be

Visit Phoenix + Skift

With a flood of smart development, downtown Phoenix is positioning itself as a top-flight meeting destination with the ‘round-the-clock amenities, fresh infrastructure, and local flavor that today’s attendees demand.

3 months ago