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A New Site-Selection Consideration, Thanks to Technology

MeetingsNet

Researchers have found a way to measure which cities have regained their downtown activity from before the pandemic, and which cities have not. The results could give planners clues on what the meeting experience in a city might be right now.

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How Travel Trends Are Impacting Destination Events

EventMB

Skift Take: The twists and turns of the global travel industry's recovery continue to impact how event destinations are selected. Some effects are obvious, others not so much.

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Event Security Starts with Smart Site Selection

Special Events

Five tactics that put safety issues top of mind when you’re picking a hotel or venue

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What Planners Want in Site Selection Technology

MeetingsNet

A recent GBTA Foundation study finds that, while the technology exists to help meeting professionals throughout the site-sourcing process, just over half—57 percent—say they currently use meeting management technology to plan their events. Association Meetings Resources Event Management Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPs

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5 tips for evaluating safety during site selection

Plan Your Meetings

Starting with our site selection, we can begin the process of helping to keep our attendees safer. Here are a few simple things to do during your next hotel or venue selection. Risk management Vendor and site selection safety security site inspection site visit

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Smart Venues 2.0 + Site Selection + Tech Trend

Event Industry News

Emma Nolan, University of Chichester explores a new methodology in site selection. What is a Smart Venue? Has the meaning changed since the term was first coined?

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Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB

EventMB

Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs) can be incredibly helpful in site selection and support in making your event happen in their destination. The post Meeting Destination Selection: 10 Questions To Ask Your CVB by Meetings + Conventions Calgary appeared first on [link]. Destinations venue selection destinations site selection CVB Convention Visitors Bureaus CVB benefitsThis is a sponsored post by Meetings + Conventions Calgary.

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16 Things to Know About DMOs and DMCs

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsA couple of experts untangled the DMO/CVB/ DMC relationship during a recent webinar sponsored by empowerMINT, the online information tool from Destination Marketing Association International. read more.

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Unique Meeting Space by the Hour in NYC—Believe It

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings TechSpacebase, a website for finding and booking unconventional, non-hotel venues for small meetings, has expanded out of Europe, with a just-launched presence in New York. read more.

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London: A Fall for the Pound Means a Jump for International Bookings

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPsAs many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more.

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10 Insights for Improving the RFP Process

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate MeetingsBy Wendy Laugesen, CMP. What can planners do better in the RFP process? And what do planners want from the hotel? A veteran planner and a hotel exec tell it like it is. read more.

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New Brands Emerge from Benchmark/Gemstone Combo

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Medical MeetingsBenchmark Hospitality International and Gemstone Hotels & Resorts have merged to become BENCHMARK, a global hospitality company with a new corporate identity and three distinct hotel collections. read more.

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The fastest way to save time and money

Plan Your Meetings

Event websites, online registration, event marketing assistance, discount coupons for local attractions, writing pads, local media contacts, assistance arranging site visits and speakers gifts were other perks of CVB partnership, she explained. If you need expert assistance negotiating contracts or finding sites, hiring a third-party planner might be necessary. Budgeting tips Vendor and site selection convention and visitors bureaus cvbs

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Airbnb for Incentives: A Case Study

MeetingsNet

Housing/Attrition Incentive Planning/Management Site Selection/RFPsFaced with more qualifiers than rooms, one incentive meeting planner scrambled to think outside the resort. read more.

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Airbnb and Meetings: “A Win for Everyone”

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings TechSan Francisco Travel’s Joe D’Alessandro talks about his city’s tax-then-partner relationship with the home-share giant. San Francisco Travel’s Joe D’Alessandro talks about his city’s tax-then-partner relationship with the home-share giant. read more.

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London: Where Exchange Rates Go, International Bookings Follow

MeetingsNet

Association Meetings Resources Europe/Middle East/Africa Resources and Reports Site Selection/RFPsAs many predicted, the post-Brexit decline in the pound’s value relative to the dollar has resulted in a jump in London hotel inquiries from the U.S. read more.

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United CEO Charms GBTA Audience

MeetingsNet

Financial/Insurance Meetings Site Selection/RFPs Corporate Meetings Event Planning Global Events Medical MeetingsOscar Munoz understands that by the time you step on board an airplane, “you’re frankly pissed.” He’s determined to make it better. United’s new premium Polaris seats (pictured) should help. read more.

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Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities

Plan Your Meetings

The post Some benefits of selecting second-tier cities appeared first on Plan Your Meetings @ Meeting Professionals International. Attendee experience Vendor and site selection second-tier citiesEvent attendees are drawn to unique local experiences—whether it’s the signature hometown cuisine, craft beer and liquor made by the neighborhood brewer and distiller or accommodations that offer guests a greater sense of place.

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Travel bans hurt meetings & progress

Plan Your Meetings

Risk management Travel management Vendor and site selection Hiv Aids Research International Aids Conference travel ban TrumpIn a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court last week upheld President Trump’s travel ban on travelers from several Muslim-majority nations as constitutional. As such, it’s an important time to explore a prior travel ban for travelers to the U.S.

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What Amazon’s HQ2 Search Means for the Business Events Industry

PCMA Convene

The e-commerce giant’s RFP and site-selection process yields lessons for event organizers. Hot Springs Sentinel Record. pcma ). Read More. Places & Spaces News Junkie

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Making deeper human connections with an intuitive virtual event platform.

Hubb

ResourceOne is the event planning and logistics arm of HelmsBriscoe, the world’s largest meetings procurement and site selection company.

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Consolidations Reshaping Business and Events Industry

PCMA Convene

How might the AEG Facilities/SMG deal — the latest move in the mergers-and-acquisitions game that is reshaping the meetings and events industry — impact site selection? pcma.org. pcma ). Read More. Industry Trends News Junkie

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Third Party Planners: Grow Your Business with New Revenue Streams

Aventri

The buzz today in site-selection-only firms is, “How can we recoup shrinking margins resulting from hotel commission cuts?” Many third-party planners have relied on site selection as their bread-and-butter for more than a decade. This service was in high demand as corporate planners, short on time and resources, turned to third parties for relief.

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Competent logistics are the new meeting minimum

Conferences that Work

I’m about to go on my first pre-con site visit since the Covid pandemic started over two years ago. My work at a pre-con is different from that of a typical meeting planner since I focus on the meeting’s design and facilitation.

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New Contract Essentials in an Ever-Changing Environment

SmartMeetings

Or, do you hold off so that you can secure a location within a shorter window of time to program dates, potentially giving a more realistic look at any Covid-related impacts to the selected destination? Now is not the time to skip a site visit.

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You’re Paying Too Much Interest On Your Conference Organizational Debt

Velvet Chainsaw

Consider your organization’s conference site selection process. Frequently, the site selection process resembles a complicated, convoluted Rube Goldberg contraption. Most organizations pay for it without knowing it. What is it? Conference organizational debt.

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Yet Another Job for Planners: Clearing the Air

MeetingsNet

A meeting professional’s expertise can go in any number of directions: marketing, adult education, event design, site selection, contracting, event technology … It’s a dynamic role. Having a conversation with your venue about indoor air quality is a must.

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2019 40 Under 40: Melissa N. Grigsby, Independent Electrical Contractors

Connect Your Meetings

I manage everything from budgets to site selections to online registration to attendee communications. In that role, I assisted in the planning of our awards ceremony including site selection, logistics and working with the winners. What I am working on now: I am currently working on our 2019 Annual Convention, as well as site selections for our 2020 and 2021 conventions. Melissa N.

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Point of View

PCMA Convene

A 30-percent drop in revenue will be devastating to the thousands of independent planners who serve association and corporate clients in the site-selection and event-planning process. On one side, site-selection companies allow hotels to run leaner. In any given year, site-selection companies book hundreds of millions of room revenue dollars. In later years, these same hotel chains opened commissions to other site-selection and meeting-planning firms.

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4 Top Tips for Picking a Safe, Secure Hotel Site

SmartMeetings

Starting with our site selection, we can begin the process of helping to keep our attendees safer. The site visit is a great opportunity to check out the venue’s security system. These few tips will get your started—and you might organically begin to ask other questions to make sure you’ve chosen a site that’s both safe and secure. The post 4 Top Tips for Picking a Safe, Secure Hotel Site appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Designing Events For Introverts

Endless Events

In fact, she’s meeting planners’ go-to expert in Canadian hotel site selection, helping hotel sales connect better with planners. Even though most events are now going virtual , designing events for introverts still remains a relevant topic.

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Sky-High Airfares Plus Delays Mean Fewer Attendees, Say Planners

MeetingsNet

A new MeetingsNet survey finds nearly 70 percent of planners expect fewer attendees on site due to high airfares, while nearly 60 percent have narrowed their destination options due to potential air delays and cancellations.

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Meeting Safety Trends in 2022

Smart Meetings

His safety topics have included site selection, event safety, emergency operations and crisis communications.

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Get Ready for the Future of Events at ELI’s Business, Design & Strategy Summit

Event Leadership Institute

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it feels like we’ve reached a turning point as major destinations like New York City announced plans to fully reopen by the summer and the vaccine rollout continues. So where does that leave you?

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Not So Close! New Distancing Tool Eases Transition to F2F Meetings

Event Industry News

Allseated was one of the first companies to digitize venues to make sourcing and site selection more collaborative and efficient. What should ballrooms look like when we are all back to meeting again? Meeting planners no longer have to worry about figuring that out.

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Top Challenges Facing the Media Planning Industry Right Now

The Castle Group

To secure the best options, it’s important to start the site selection process early and /or be flexible with your dates and days-of-the-week pattern. Recently, our events team sat down to discuss the top challenges facing our industry today and how to address them.

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Crisis Communication: Tips for Event Safety

Event Leadership Institute

His safety topics have included site selection, event safety, emergency operations, and crisis communications. The swimming pool of meeting and event safety has a variety of items floating in it, from physical safety and health concerns to climate change and political upheaval.

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Wedding Lighting

Milestone Events Group

About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County.

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Why wedding rings are worn on the left hand

Milestone Events Group

About the author: Milestone Events Group is Northern California’s most experienced Wine Country Wedding Experts & largest event management company providing site selection services to multiple locations throughout Sonoma County.

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8 Best Practices for Planning Corporate Events

Eventinterface

Site selection can make or break a meeting. Site selection checklist. For any food and beverage brands, it is important to ensure that the venue selected supports the food and beverage brands the client represents. Demographics are huge in site selection. It is no longer one-size-fits-all, planners have to consider many different aspects, including attendee age, sex, and position in the company, when selecting venues.