Category Archives: Apps

5 Questions to Ask Your Event App Provider

Some of the most devastating attacks are not carried out with guns or cars crashing into buildings, but instead at the digital level. We are all more vulnerable to cyberattacks stealing our data than ever before, and the meetings industry has a heightened responsibility to keep information about its attendees safe.

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The Evolution of Airbnb

Founded in San Francisco in 2008, Airbnb is one of the world’s largest accommodation platforms, with 4.5 million places to stay in 81,000 cities. Today, with an estimated value of $31 billion, the online marketplace that allows hosts to list their rental properties, is evolving. Here are the FAQs.

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Airlines Tap Social Media to Address Passengers’ Issues

Delayed flights, missed connections, lost luggage and malfunctioning TV screens are all part of air travel, but where do you turn when you need to air grievances? Meeting and event planners and other flyers have increasingly looked to social media in hopes of having their questions answered quickly and effectively. Airlines, in turn, have met…

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Innovating the First Impression

Online registration for events is nearly universal now. Sophisticated event apps maintain a personalized agenda in attendees’ phones. However, people still have to check in once they physically arrive at the venue to obtain an identification badge. This is where the event experience can go awry, souring perceptions just moments after walking in the door….

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How Trustworthy are Online Reviews When Planning?

The punchline “Everyone’s a critic,” has taken on a new meaning in the age of digital reviews. Everything is reviewed. And when planning a meeting or event, these tools become particularly important. For instance, would you really book a hotel with three stars on TripAdvisor? Or, reserve a restaurant with complaints of food poising on…

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8 Essential Audiobooks for Your Next Trip

Long journeys are inevitable when you are an event professional. That travel time doesn’t have to go to waste though! Here we unpack the audiobooks you need for your next trip. Whether you want to learn about a new cuisine, escape into a hotel-based novel or gain some business knowledge, these must-listens have you covered….

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New App Plays Cupid at Conventions

Feeling bummed you’re going solo to all the holiday parties this month? Still looking for someone to kiss under the mistletoe? A new dating app on the scene is designed specifically for conventions! Introducing you to Convexion.

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Apple Maps Adds 8 Airports to iOS 11

Apple has expanded its Maps app to include terminal maps of eight more U.S. airports, after introducing maps at two airports earlier this year. The new maps are part of the latest update to iOS 11, the operating system for iPhones and Apple’s other mobile devices. Ars Technica reports that the airports that have been…

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