8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism


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IBTM World Partners with Abu Dhabi for Barcelona Event

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One of the biggest global meetings industry events of the year will be even bigger in 2019 as IBTM World will partner with The Department of Culture and Tourism—Abu Dhabi (DCT) for the gathering in Barcelona next November. More : IBTM World 2018 Puts New Tech Center Stage.

Boost Event Engagement Through AV Design, and Event Tech

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Other ways to boost event engagement include adding some game elements aligned to your event goals, using new tech like VR and live streaming, and having a “why” for your event. Top New Tech To Use For Your Events. Getting the Right Event Tech Each Step of the Way.

Podcast: Discussing London’s continued growth as a tech event destination

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Following our special series to coincide with the Event Wellbeing Week 2018, the Event Industry News podcast resumes with an episode looking at the growth of tech events within London. Tracy Halliwell is the Director of Tourism, Conventions and Special Events at London & Partners, and Jane Hague is responsible for Business Development at ExCeL. The post Podcast: Discussing London’s continued growth as a tech event destination appeared first on Event Industry News.

Reshaping the Asian Tech Landscape

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California’s Silicon Valley established itself as a destination for start-ups by offering access to top tech talent, financial support, expert guidance, and supporting infrastructure. Tech Events Epicenter. Singapore’s Helix Bridge.

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Why A Popular Tech Gathering Might be Heading to Canada Soon

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Collision , an annual tech gathering that Forbes called “the best technology conference on the planet,” has welcomed tens of thousands of attendees to New Orleans for the past three years, but that audience may move north of the border in 2019.

7 Ways that Travel Changed in 2017

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From translating ear buds to devastating earthquakes, the past year has been full of major developments that affected meeting professional road warriors. We saw some changes coming, while others took us totally off-guard.

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TSA Debuts Fingerprint ID Checks at Airports

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Apple’s Tim Cook Thinks Augmented Reality is the Next Big Thing

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25+ Must-Attend Events for Event Professionals in 2019

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MICE industry welcomes all the event planners, event ogranisers, event-tech enthusiasts and event professionals to witness the rise of MICE in all forms! There you go with your tourism planning all done! London Tech Week . Event Tech Live (TBA).

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Unique Travel Apps Inspired and Designed by Celebs

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Apps March Preview Technology Columns Tech Tourism IndustryEditor’s note: We’re trying something new! We handpicked a few of our stories from the March issue and decided to give you a sneak peek. You can expect the entire issue online the first week of March. Enjoy! Spotting.

Visit Orlando App Features Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence

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8 Top Travel Predictions for 2018

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Tech trip planning : Higher levels of tech trip planning are forecast for next year.

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The Impact of TCS Tax Policy on Event Ticketing in India

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In terms of event technology, the event tech vendor providing a ticketing platform to the organizers is considered to be the e-commerce platform while the organizer is considered to be the supplier. Hence the taxes will be filed by the event tech vendors as well as the event organizers.

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Case Study: Inside London’s Post-Brexit Travel Campaign

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Good to welcome @johnpodesta to London and discuss how #LondonIsOpen to US trade, investment & tourism. – It’s the digital capital of Europe, with 40,000 digital tech companies (and recently considered the U.K.’s Case Study CVBs International News Tourism Industr

Silent No More: Voice Search is 2018’s Next Big Thing

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Bronwyn White, a tourism strategist and co-founder of MyTravelResearch.com , asked that of an audience at the Tourism Marketing Rockstar Convention earlier this month in Sydney. According to Google, 60 percent of searches from mobile devices are done by voice.

10 Most Popular Destinations in the United States

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Eclectic neighborhoods such as Ballard, Capitol Hill and Pioneer Square invite exploration, and the high-tech, eco-conscious city is bursting with acclaimed, ingredient-driven restaurants and artisanal coffee roasters. Destinations Travel Tourism Industry

Case Study: Planners and Attendees Win at Gamification During MICE Club LIVE


Gamification is one of the biggest buzzwords of the event tech industry. Organized by the Grenoble Convention Bureau, the MICE Club brings together over 500 professionals involved in business and tourism events. Pretty much everyone likes to play.

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6 Things Planners Can Learn from Awards Season

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The menu selection has an interesting history,” says James “Jamey” Canfield, executive director of Palm Springs Convention Center and Bureau of Tourism. The red carpet rolled out at the top of the New Year on Jan. 2 at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) Film Awards Gala.

Best of IMEX Day 1

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News 2017 announcements exhibitions IMEX industry meetings new open properties rebuild recovered security strong Tech trade show TrendsCouldn’t make it to Vegas for the biggest event industry show of the year ?

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How to Invite an Ambassador to an Event


For instance, if you are organising a tech conference, an event ambassador who has a blog on VR tech and shares lots of content under tech-related hashtags could be the one for you.

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How China’s New Bridge Will Boost Business Events

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According to Dawn Page , director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board for the U.K. The Zhuhai Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone is already home to more than 7,000 high-tech firms according to The People’s Government of Zhuhai Municipality.

Hubilo’s Monthly Event Industry Blog Roundup: October

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Corporate events are evolving quite a lot with the adoption of the latest event tech trends, embracing the unique ideas and merging with certain organisations to add the FUN element in their event. The Mice Blog — OVER-TOURISM AND THE MICE INDUSTRY — LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS.

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The Edinburgh Festival how large events must consider the locals

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In Barcelona the city struggles to cope with Europe’s largest tech event, Mobile World Congress, but even the socialist mayor was keen to persuade the event to stay.

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Modern Jerusalem Makes a Powerful Play for Meetings

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Storied buildings have been demolished and replaced with modern structures; high-tech companies have built headquarters here; and academia is booming with the rise of the biomedical industry. “You It wasn’t until he came into office that tourism took a turn for the better. “To

Connecting Meeting and Event Planners With Resources


Included are featured businesses Marriott International , Tempe Tourism Office , HelmsBriscoe , SuperShutlle/ExecuCar , Duran Events and Copper Hills Inn. Eventinterface MARKET is live.

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18 Trends to Watch in 2018

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Anti-Tourism Is Mounting. One outgrowth of the growing nationalism movement in this country is tourism is being targeted. Connect has hosted two “ Women in Sports Tourism ” forums; IMEX is launching a “She Means Business” conference in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2018; and event tech entrepreneurs Leonora Valvo and Marie-Claire Andrews have launched womenineventtech.org to serve women often overlooked in technology-related fields and events.

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Jason Fulvi Takes Over as President and CEO at Visit KC

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As a hospitality and tourism veteran of 32 years, Fulvi is heading to Visit KC after 16 years with Visit Pittsburgh, where he most recently served as executive vice president. I am excited to learn more about what Kansas City has to offer and the package that they have, and see the commitment that the community has toward tourism and meetings and conventions. The city has done a great job at developing downtown, and I mean the entire community: corporate, political, tourism.

What Does It Take to Land a Spot on the ‘Best Small City’ List?

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For the rankings, the 10-year-old firm, which specializes in tourism, real estate, and economic development, collects a wealth of public data on big and small U.S. When we do economic-development and tourism strategies we do look at additional factors such as that.

What to Know About Marseille

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Marseille’s growth as a business events destination is due not only to the presence of conference venues you would expect in big cities but also to investment in tourism infrastructure.

How to Woo and Retain Sponsors

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Destinations with a strong brand image can be a major draw for event planners and sponsors who are looking to leverage their ties with a host city,” said Tracy Halliwell , MBE, director of tourism, conventions, and major events at London & Partners.

IMEX America Proves VR is More Than a Trend

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The tourism company also announced a new app coming in November that will also offer the virtual platform. At Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), held in Melbourne, Singapore Tourism was recognized for having the most innovative booth.

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ICCA to Meet in World’s 4th-Most-Visited City—Guess Where?

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This is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase Dubai’s most recent advances as a world-class city with unrivalled connectivity to key industry bodies from around the world,” said Issam Kazim, CEO of Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing. “We

Travel in an Age of Uncertainty

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Don’t overdo tech. But use tech to ‘remove friction.’ ” Companies used to invest in tech because it was “interesting,” Barr said. Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board President and CEO Ernest Wooden Jr.

Best in Show 2018

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2018 Best in Show awardees and outstanding nominee s : "One Year Countdown to International Ornithological Congress 2018 in Vancouver," Tourism Vancouver. Social Concierge program, Tourism Vancouver.

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How Do You Improve Your Events Audience Engagement and Interaction?

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Hosted in various cities that have previously established themselves through events and tourism, these conferences succeed through offering something compelling and groundbreaking. Being a social media manager means you need to keep up with the latest trends and tools in tech.

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Caesars Entertainment VP Jordan Clark Talks Tahoe

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Skiing as well as summer tourism here are having a resurgence, and things are coming back. We’re seeing a sizable number of incentive trips around 20-40 people, especially from surrounding tech and startup companies in Reno and the nearby San Francisco Bay area. Had Jordan Clark not pursued a career in hospitality management, he likely would have become a teacher.

How IMEX Made a Point of Promoting Women in Events—And You Can, Too

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The oasis of community was the Event Tech Tribe booth. Amid the rush of appointments at Sands Expo in Las Vegas during IMEX America , a group of more than 100 women—along with a contingent of supportive men—gathered to celebrate Women in Events.

Sunshine Events scoop two regional business awards

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The awards also saw Sunshine Events named as finalists in the Leisure & Tourism Business of the Year, Employer of the Year whilst Director, James Sandwell was also shortlisted in the Business Person of the Year category. Celebrations were rife at Sunshine Events after the Preston-based firm claimed two highly prestigious business awards.

5 Trends We’ll Be Watching in 2018

PCMA Convene

In the face of all the chatter about AR, VR, and the rest of the tech acronyms that have the potential to reinvent the event on-site experience, event organizers will get back to basics to reevaluate something that doesn’t require a headset or data collection: the names on the program.

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How a Buddhist Nun is Helping the World Get Ready for the Winter Olympics

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When the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Republic of South Korea hosted a lunch and tea service prepared by Buddhist nun Jeong Kwan earlier this summer, it drew a crowd of culinary celebrities to a private dining room at the French restaurant, Le Bernardin, in Manhattan.

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Inspired Events at Asia’s Top Meeting Destination: JW Marriott Hotel Macau


As one of the world’s premier destinations for business tourism, Macau is home to Asia’s largest fully integrated convention and exhibition center, complete with all the glamour, world-class facilities, and an amazing choices of leisure options. It takes great effort to plan the perfect event.

A Brief History of Event Planning & Coordinating (And Why It’s So Important)

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98 percent of the small business owners in the tech community agree. ). In cities around the world, convention and visitor bureaus (CVB) and tourism bureaus compete to attract convention business.