Articles tagged “meetings”

Meetings Booking Platform Backed by Hotel Giants Grows in Asia Via Acquisition

Meetings Booking Platform Backed by Hotel Giants Grows in Asia Via Acquisition

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Companies that raised money before the crisis are sailing through it. Look at Groups360, which got $50 million from Marriott International, IHG, Accor, and Hilton a year ago, and has grown since.

2 weeks ago

The Event Industry Is Being Confronted By Its Napster Moment

The Event Industry Is Being Confronted By Its Napster Moment

Rafat Ali, Skift

All types of business events are in danger of their revenue streams of tickets, sponsorships, memberships, and other types of fees being eroded. This is happening as the world gets used to digital formats and alternatives emerge to physical networking, matchmaking, and other tasks we get out of these events. The threat sounds familiar?

4 weeks ago

Will Las Vegas Resorts Survive a Year of No Conventions?

Will Las Vegas Resorts Survive a Year of No Conventions?

Cameron Sperance, Skift

Can the show go on in Sin City while so many events and conventions can’t? Sure — if you have a few billion in the bank to tide your resorts over for a year.

1 month ago

Coronavirus and Events: An Outlook and Recovery Timeline

Coronavirus and Events: An Outlook and Recovery Timeline

EventMB

When will the event industry recover from the coronavirus? When is it safe to schedule your event? Here is a forecast of when things will go back to normal. The year 2020 has quickly gone from a promising year for the events industry into one of the most damaging, and the estimated recovery period has…

5 months ago

Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Travel Megatrends 2020: Data’s Breakthrough for Events

Isaac Carey and Julius Solaris, Skift

All-in-one software doesn’t just simplify the event planning process. It transforms the way planners track and learn from events. How these all-in-one tools evolve is starting to shape the future of the meetings industry.

6 months ago

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Video: Top Five Event Trends for 2020

Video: Top Five Event Trends for 2020

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

If you want to join the ranks of event planners evolving into event strategists, you’ll need to understand all the trends and best practices defining the future of the industry. Here's five of the most pressing trends for event professionals in 2020.

7 months ago

Cultural Experiences Add Competitive Edge to Co-Working: CEO Interview

Cultural Experiences Add Competitive Edge to Co-Working: CEO Interview

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

NeueHouse is set to grow and bring its intricate form of hospitality around the world. It turns out creating a truly customized experience for members is a lot of work.

7 months ago

Coronavirus Impact Mounts on Meetings Sector

Coronavirus Impact Mounts on Meetings Sector

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Event cancellations related to the spread of coronavirus will linger well into this year as planners have to make important decisions in the near future.

8 months ago

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Event Planners Move Toward Green Ways: Eventbrite Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Small things can make a big difference when it comes to event sustainability. The structural problems with wasteful venues and food sourcing, though, still need to be dealt with.

8 months ago

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report

How Event Planners Are Finally Embracing Green Practices: New Report

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Planners are taking simple steps to address sustainability at their events, with a specific focus on reducing waste. How effective they can be in transforming their events, though, is another question altogether.

8 months ago

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Instant Booking for Simple Meetings Goes Mainstream

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Instant booking has allowed co-working spaces and boutique venues to reach more planners. Now, more hotels are expected to go digital.

8 months ago

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Are Hotels Missing Out as Instant Booking for Meetings Grows?

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

As instant booking grows slowly among hotel chains, more boutique venues and co-working spaces are finding traction on digital sourcing platforms.

8 months ago