Category Archives: Trends

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Meetings Industry Groups Join to End Sexual Harassment

#MeToo and Time’s Up proved that when Hollywood celebrities took a stand about what would not be tolerated in the workplace, people listened. That inspiration was pivotal in AWE’s announcement on May 21 that the group had gathered a #StrongerTogether coalition to address sexual harassment in the meetings industry.#MeToo and Time’s Up proved that when Hollywood celebrities took a stand about what would not be tolerated in the workplace, people listened. That inspiration was pivotal in AWE’s announcement on May 21 that the group had gathered a #StrongerTogether coalition to address sexual harassment in the meetings industry.

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Fasten Your Seatbelts—Team Bonding is Now Sky High

It’s no secret how important team bonding can be for the bottom line. An effective team works well together, communicates and trusts each other, but there can only be so many egg tosses or trust falls before the exercises turn into chores. Cue the team building flight simulation from Pullman Miami Airport Hotel.

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Report: World’s Top Meetings Destinations in 2018

Colorado, Dallas and Las Vegas are trending for planners. In Europe, countries in top demand by meeting planners are Spain, the United Kingdom and France. In Asia, it’s mainland China and its island city of Hong Kong, as well as Indonesia. Those are among the findings of 2018 Special Destinations Report, a joint project of destination and event management companies Pacific World and Access that profiles top destinations around the world and details why they attract groups.

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Is Your Event Marketing Plan Ready for GDPR?

Two out of three planners do not know all the requirements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law going into effect May 25. A new survey showed that the regulation has a lot of planners scratching their heads about what changes need to be made to their marketing strategy.

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New Meetings Mean Business Study Shows Industry Contributes $446 Billion to GDP

What industry creates more jobs in the United States than auto manufacturing, chemical manufacturing (including pharmaceuticals), and oil and gas? As an event professional, you know intuitively that it is the event industry. A new study by Tourism Economics (a division of Oxford Economics) for the Events Industry Council and Meetings Mean Business Coalition showed…

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MPI Gives Planners a Reason to be Optimistic

The 2018 Winter Edition of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has been released. Focusing on industry trends and predictions, MPI’s report concentrates on findings related to personalization of events through technology and data consumption, as well as the increasing importance of face-to-face meetings.

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Incentives Prove Immune to Disaster

 Executives surveyed in the annual SITE Index 2018 forecast say that incentive travel is of increasing importance to driving sales and boosting profitability. “Basically, incentive travel works,” is how John Iannini, vice president of meetings and events America for Melia Hotels International, and 2018 SITE Foundation president, summarizes responses from 574 professionals in 72 countries.

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Unified Tourism Voice: US is Open for Business

A new group wants to turn those numbers around. The meetings industry joined a host of other travel-related groups to launch a Visit U.S. Coalition on Tuesday, setting a goal of reversing a decline in U.S. competitiveness for international travel business.

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Hospitality Technology Trends for 2018

The hospitality industry is constantly subject to the revolving door of changing tastes, design developments and technological advancements that have become the norm. Here are some of our hospitality technology trends for 2018 to make sure that you’re one step ahead of the game.

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