Meetings & Events

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

More Companies Are Putting Their Events on Planes

Isaac Carey, Skift

The trend is starting to gain traction, albeit very slowly. Attendees seem to like it because it shakes things up and makes the travel itself less tedious.

23 hours ago

In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off

In-Flight Events Are Starting to Slowly Lift Off

Isaac Carey, Skift

So far, these flying meetings are mostly exclusive, invite-only affairs, where sought-after execs network with one another while trapped on a plane.

2 days ago

Eventbrite Struggles to Keep Customer Loyalty as Ticketfly Integration Drags On

Eventbrite Struggles to Keep Customer Loyalty as Ticketfly Integration Drags On

Isaac Carey, Skift

The events platform posted a solid quarter, with self sign-ups growing both in the United States and internationally. Still, if the company can't keep its larger Ticketfly clients, investors aren't going to stay happy for long.

6 days 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 days ago

Mexico’s Events Industry Feels the Sting of Tourism Board Closure

Mexico’s Events Industry Feels the Sting of Tourism Board Closure

Isaac Carey, Skift

One destination — Los Cabos — is well-positioned to deal with the sudden closure. The resort city is showing other destinations a path forward after funding cuts.

1 week ago

Los Cabos Is a Model for Mexico’s Events Industry After Tourism Board Closure

Los Cabos Is a Model for Mexico’s Events Industry After Tourism Board Closure

Isaac Carey, Skift

Los Cabos' name recognition and infrastructure give it a huge advantage, so it makes sense that it emerged as a leader in the events space. Still, the city's reworked meetings strategy has important info for other destinations.

1 week ago

Corporate Group Booking Faces a Difficult Future Starting Mid-2020: Cvent Research

Corporate Group Booking Faces a Difficult Future Starting Mid-2020: Cvent Research

Isaac Carey, Skift

The decline in group bookings is already being felt by some hotels, something that may stretch throughout next year.

1 week ago

Events’ Use of Facial Recognition Raises Data Security Concerns

Events’ Use of Facial Recognition Raises Data Security Concerns

Isaac Carey, Skift

Despite improvements in data privacy, facial recognition is still sort of disturbing for many organizers and attendees.

2 weeks ago

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Privacy Concerns Loom as Facial Recognition at Events Becomes More Common

Isaac Carey, Skift

A facial recognition startup has developed a new way to protect attendee data, but many people are still wary of the technology. It's hard to blame them, considering that data breaches within the travel industry seem to be happening left and right.

2 weeks ago

Uber’s Potentially Powerful — Yet Largely Unknown — Event Service

Uber’s Potentially Powerful — Yet Largely Unknown — Event Service

Isaac Carey, Skift

Uber has the potential to be a big tool for corporate event planners, but the company doesn't do a great job of marketing itself.

3 weeks ago

Uber Has an Event Service — Who Knew?

Uber Has an Event Service — Who Knew?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Uber knows that it is one of the primary modes of transportation at events — and has designed a service around that. Still, the company doesn't really advertise this service very well, and it means that lots of planners are unaware of it.

3 weeks ago

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

White House Drops Plans for Summit at Doral Resort After Outcry

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press

As Skift first reported in September, meetings and events planners found President Trump's decision to host the G7 summit at his own resort flawed in numerous ways. A little over a month later, backlash to the choice has forced the hard-headed president to reverse course.

4 weeks ago