Articles tagged “meetings”

Las Vegas Says Visitors and Conference Attendees Set 2016 Records

Las Vegas Says Visitors and Conference Attendees Set 2016 Records

Associated Press

Las Vegas doesn't publicize how it calculates its numbers but claims visitor numbers set another record in 2016. Conference attendees too.

1 week ago

The New Native American Tourism Push

The New Native American Tourism Push

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Casinos are no longer the main face of tourism for Native American territories. More than ever, Native American travel professionals are marketing meetings, events and cuisine that could burst onto the hip food scene at any moment.

4 months ago

Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security

Event Planners Try to Understand Mobile Devices and Security

Greg Oates, Skift

The meetings and event industry desperately needs to break down all of its silos so members in all of the different segments have access to a greater breadth of industry insight at a global level.

5 months ago

Events Apps Take Cues from Tinder and Match.com to Engage Attendees

Events Apps Take Cues from Tinder and Match.com to Engage Attendees

Greg Oates, Skift

New event apps use matchmaking algorithms and dating app functionality to help conference attendees tap into the collective knowledge of the entire event community.

5 months ago

Meetings Association Members Convene in Utah, Which Tries to Grab Future Conferences

Meetings Association Members Convene in Utah, Which Tries to Grab Future Conferences

Brady McCombs, Associated Press

Visit Salt Lake considers the American Society of Association Executives conference a site inspection for the city and hopes to transform the conference into a stream of future conference bookings. Now if the city only had a new convention hotel to close the deals.

5 months ago

Visit Britain Has A New Plan To Attract Large Conventions Following Brexit

Visit Britain Has A New Plan To Attract Large Conventions Following Brexit

Greg Oates, Skift

Based on a directive coming straight from the Prime Minister's office, Visit Britain needs to collaborate more closely with its convention industry partners. Now that the government has ponied up the necessary funds to do so, Visit Britain has detailed its plans.

5 months ago

Companies Look Beyond Hotels to the Sharing Economy For Cool Meeting Venues

Companies Look Beyond Hotels to the Sharing Economy For Cool Meeting Venues

Greg Oates, Skift

The ease and availability of booking creative meeting venues online is shifting how and where companies host their internal meetings.

5 months ago

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How Virtual Meetings Are Enabling Smarter Business Travel

How Virtual Meetings Are Enabling Smarter Business Travel

Advito + Skift

It’s often been asked “can video conferencing replace the need for in-person meetings?" In short, the answer is “no.” Simply nothing can replace certain in-person meetings, but the meetings space has clearly evolved past being reliant solely on face-to-face meetings—and corporate travel managers and IT departments can (and in many cases must) work together to make “meetings,” as a whole, productive.

7 months ago

Meetings Management Programs Still Take Baby Steps in Corporate Travel

Meetings Management Programs Still Take Baby Steps in Corporate Travel

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Just half of the companies polled for this survey manage their meetings with the help of a travel management company. This represents a big opportunity for companies to save money and travel management companies to help provide oversight and transparency.

7 months ago

The Airport City That Wants to Be the New Model for Meetings and Knowledge Sharing

The Airport City That Wants to Be the New Model for Meetings and Knowledge Sharing

Greg Oates, Skift

In a world of increasing social and political polarization, airport cities become the new platforms for business discourse among mobile knowledge workers.

7 months ago

The 50 Best Global Meetings Destinations in the World

The 50 Best Global Meetings Destinations in the World

Greg Oates, Skift

By making its destination rankings more global in scope, Cvent hopes to expand its brand identity, exposure, and reach worldwide.

8 months ago

TEDx and the Rise of Community-Sourced Content — Meetings Innovation Report

TEDx and the Rise of Community-Sourced Content — Meetings Innovation Report

Greg Oates, Skift

The best conferences today combine live and virtual event platforms to leverage the collective knowledge of the community in an effort to drive brand reach globally.

10 months ago