Category Archives: Trends

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IBTM World 2018 Puts New Tech Center Stage

Modern technology, such as virtual reality, is changing the meetings and events industry in ways that would have been unimaginable only a few years ago. The team at Reed Travel Exhibitions and IBTM is embracing it wholeheartedly, introducing a new, interactive Exploratory Zone in the center of the IBTM World 2018 conference, set for Nov….

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Top 10 Trends Impacting the Hospitality Industry

Editor’s note: We wrote the following story in July 2015 and it has been one of your favorites ever since so we thought we would go back and let you know what has changed. The updates are highlighted below, and a few of the findings ended up surprising even us. The Hotel Show, which stages…

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2018 Travel Trends and Tips Revealed

Event professionals are the elite forces of the road-warrior class. They jet from conference center to resort, executive retreat to office, performing advance reconnaissance, erecting trade-show camps where only concrete lay before, and generally bringing people together to solve problems and do business. As frequent—and valuable—as this travel can be, it comes with challenges. We asked Smart Meetings readers to share their secrets for hitting the ground running.

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Big Influence of Influencers on Meetings Industry

In the hospitality industry, members of the glitterati have been plastered as the faces of hotel chains, travel websites, CVBs and airlines. With the introduction and growth of social media, a whole new crop of influential celebrities has emerged, and they are simply known as “influencers.”

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5 Hot Dog Catering Trends

Filet mignon and a multicourse chef’s table certainly have their allure and glamour, but frankly, for many people attending events, hot dogs can’t be topped. July is National Hot Dog Month and July 18 is National Hot Dog Day, according to National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC).

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