Category Archives: Trends

Category Archives: Trends

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5 Great Reasons to Use Event Check-In Apps

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Event check-in apps are disrupting the events industry in a great way, and truly transforming the way industry professionals use technology to manage their events from start to finish. According to the Losberger Group, one in four event professionals are using tablets to manage the registration process, while others are still playing catch up. New…

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Oakland Suddenly a Meetings Magnet

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Just a couple of years ago, Oakland was struggling to achieve recognition as a viable meetings destination, but it’s suddenly emerged as arguably the hottest spot in the Bay Area and one of the most intriguing in the nation. Cultivating an edgy, hip identity and featuring much-improved meeting options, the city is on track to…

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Expedia Labs Brings Forth New Mobile Travel Concepts

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Expedia is joining forces with disruption technology with the launch of Expedia Labs, a new website dedicated to experimental tech and travel concepts built within the online travel agency and through company partnerships. Designed to give developers a dedicated platform to test and expose new travel ideas and technology, Expedia Labs provides travelers a portal…

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Hot Attractions Dominating Online Search Activity

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One World Observatory at the World Trade Center, New York City TripAdvisor’s latest research into online search activity for hot attractions in the United States has revealed two trends that meeting planners should be pretty familiar with: 1. New attractions and landmarks that reinvent themselves are always popular with business and leisure travelers. 2. Neighborhoods can make…

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Amid Louisiana Floods, NBA All-Star 2017 Game Moved to New Orleans

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New Orleans has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2017, the organization announced today. The 66th NBA All-Star Game will be played on Feb. 19, at Smoothie King Center, home of the NBA New Orleans Pelicans. The game was previously scheduled to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was pulled from the state after…

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Google Wants to Bring Drones to Your Next Meeting

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Groundbreaking, new technology is constantly making headlines for its game-changing possibilities. With the 2016 Rio Olympics leading the way, virtual reality is transforming the way we experience faraway places and events. Pokemon Go is bringing augmented reality to a mainstream audience and impacting the way people explore the world. What does all of this innovation…

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New Report Shines Light on International Meetings Trends

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Are trendy, new digital tools or unpredictable economic conditions threatening meetings and events? A recent study conducted by International Live Events Association (ILEA) and Visit Scotland Business Events has identified a few possible culprits that may impact the future of international meetings. Event Horizons is a report that highlights findings from the ILEA Global Event Summit 2016, which was hosted…

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Can DMOs and Airbnb Work Together?

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Chip Conley is the head of global hospitality and strategy at Airbnb. At DMAI’s 2016 convention, Conley shared his story of going from hotelier (he founded the award-winning, boutique hotel company, Joie de Vivre Hospitality) to innovation chief, along with panelists from domestic and international destinations who have taken the risk to work with Airbnb….

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