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When Will the Events Industry Embrace Airbnb?

When Will the Events Industry Embrace Airbnb?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Meeting planners often stick with traditional hotel room blocks for event housing, meaning they miss out on all the flexibility offered by Airbnb.

1 month ago

Why Is Airbnb Still Missing the Mark With Corporate Event Planners?

Why Is Airbnb Still Missing the Mark With Corporate Event Planners?

Isaac Carey, Skift

Airbnb keeps on improving its business travel platform. So when will the events industry finally take advantage of it?

1 month ago

Cvent Struggles to Streamline Its Thousands of Tech Features

Cvent Struggles to Streamline Its Thousands of Tech Features

Isaac Carey, Skift

Cvent continues to stay on the forefront of new digital technology for meetings and events, but it still faces difficulties in user experience. At Cvent Connect last week, the company spoke about how it can use its new features to improve usability, as well as more long-term plans to get at the heart of the issue.

1 month ago

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New Skift Report: How Planners and Properties Are Making Events More Sustainable Than Ever

New Skift Report: How Planners and Properties Are Making Events More Sustainable Than Ever

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

The push for sustainable practices — including environmental sensitivity as well as a drive to make meetings and events more inclusive, more engaging, and more interesting for new generations of attendees — is the foremost challenge for both venues and planners alike. Forward thinking venues like The Venetian Resort are tackling these problems head on.

1 month ago

Cvent Makes Progress on Improving User Experience

Cvent Makes Progress on Improving User Experience

Isaac Carey, Skift

The company has developed in a fractured and decentralized way. Going back in time to change the underlying foundation will not be easy, especially if Cvent keeps acquiring new businesses.

1 month ago

Asia Is the Fastest Growing Region for Events

Asia Is the Fastest Growing Region for Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Some of the bigger destinations on the list are obvious, but there is a lot of movement among smaller, less high-profile cities. In many ways, this movement comes down to what investments a destination makes into infrastructure and experiences.

1 month ago

Destinations Find Ways to Make Bleisure a Reality

Destinations Find Ways to Make Bleisure a Reality

Isaac Carey, Skift

The concept of bleisure has gained increasing popularity over the past few years, but time remains an issue for travelers. Attendees want to do more than pass through a destination, and event hosts can go a long way in making that happen.

1 month ago

Visitor Centers Are Bringing Leisure Experiences Directly to Biz Travelers

Visitor Centers Are Bringing Leisure Experiences Directly to Biz Travelers

Isaac Carey, Skift

Many business travelers simply don't have time to explore destinations on their own, no matter how much of a priority they say it is. This is where convention centers can play a key role, bringing the destination to time-strapped attendees.

2 months ago

A Better Venue Layout Makes for Greener Events

A Better Venue Layout Makes for Greener Events

Isaac Carey, Skift

Event attendees need places to work, decompress, and put their food down. As obvious as it sounds, these spaces can be hard to find at conferences due to poor venue design. Not only does this have a negative impact on guest mood, it can also lead to more food waste.

2 months ago

A Venue’s Layout Matters When It Comes to an Event’s Environmental Impact

A Venue’s Layout Matters When It Comes to an Event’s Environmental Impact

Isaac Carey, Skift

Clearly small details can have a pretty big impact on the social and environmental effects of a business event. While many of these details aren't under planners' control, others might be as simple as adding an extra few tables.

2 months ago

Meetings Sector Tries to Strike the Right Balance With Mobile Apps

Meetings Sector Tries to Strike the Right Balance With Mobile Apps

Isaac Carey, Skift

Apps are a great way to provide event attendees with information, but they can easily get overwhelming. When it comes to tech, event organizers need to weigh pluses and minuses between depth and simplicity.

2 months ago

Hilton Invests in Tech-Forward Future of Events

Hilton Invests in Tech-Forward Future of Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Hotel operators need to invest in new concepts to stand out as sites for meetings and business conferences. Hilton thinks its new ideas will resonate with franchisees, but time will tell if they are willing to make the investment.

2 months ago