8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism

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Here we look at 8 hoteltech trends currently disrupting hospitality and tourism. The post 8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism by EventMB Team appeared first on [link]. Room service? There’s an app for that.

Tourism in Barcelona the impact of events

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Barcelona is anything but happy with the continued rise in tourism and I wondered, what role do event planners play? Barcelona is Europe’s third most popular destination city, with tourism, in part driven by congresses and other business events. Ethics Tourism

Millennial Event Tourism – The Stats

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Exciting new research commissioned by Eventbrite looks at the millennial approach to event tourism. The post Millennial Event Tourism – The Stats appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog. April Event Management Event Marketing Event Planning Event Trends Festival Infographic Leadership / Management Marketing Operations / Logistics Owner Promoter Sales Ticket Sales Event tourism Millennials

Trend Report: Tourism Brings Storytelling to Life

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The winners of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s annual video competition are examples of compelling storytelling at its finest. The post Trend Report: Tourism Brings Storytelling to Life appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Despacito Hitmaker Luis Fonsi Named Face of Puerto Rico Tourism

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Photo credit: The Puerto Rico Tourism Board. Now, Luis Fonsi is telling you “how they do it down in Puerto Rico” as the face of Puerto Rico Tourism Company’s international tourism campaign. Ricky Martin has appeared in previous ad campaigns to promote Puerto Rico tourism.

Dubai Tourism Gets a Boost From Meetings

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While business travel to the United States continues to decline—thanks to President Trump’s travel ban restricting travelers from certain, mostly Muslim countries—tourism to Dubai is picking up. Dubai Tourism’s 2016 tourism figures, released in February, show 14.9

Is Cannabis Tourism the Next Big Thing

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Five or 10 years ago, the term “cannabis tourism” was virtually nonexistent. Few know that better than Michael Gordon, owner of Seattle-based travel company Kush Tourism. After spending years working for adventure sports publications under the GrindMedia umbrella (Canoe & Kayak and POWDER magazines), Gordon left the publishing industry and connected with his current business partner, Chase Nobles, to found Kush Tourism in 2013.

Virginia Tourism Launches LGBT Campaign

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The new LGBT campaign is being launched by Virginia Tourism Corporation as part of recommendations offered by Governor Terry McAuliffe’s LGBT Tourism Task Force. OutRVA was launched in 2014 with its own LGBT campaign, which was promoted by Richmond Region Tourism.

Business Visits and Events included on the Tourism Industry Council

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The Tourism Industry Council has added representation from the business visits and events sector as it steps up its collaboration between Government and the tourism industry to further focus on improving the tourism sector including jobs, transport and deregulation.

Birmingham’s tourism sector hails Commonwealth Games 2022 announcement

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The post Birmingham’s tourism sector hails Commonwealth Games 2022 announcement appeared first on Event Industry News.

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SEC retains Gold Award for Green Tourism Business Scheme

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The Scottish Event Campus (SEC) has retained its Gold Award for the Green Tourism Business Scheme, having continued to excel in sustainability practices across the venue. The post SEC retains Gold Award for Green Tourism Business Scheme appeared first on Event Industry News.

Leading Sonoma County Tourism After the Fires

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29, Claudia Vecchio, the director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, accepted an offer to become CEO of the Sonoma County Tourism. 3 — her third day on the job at Sonoma County Tourism. On Sept.

4 Ways to Boost U.S. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban

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But a new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) suggests that growth will slow this year. In 2016, the United States accounted for 20 percent of global travel and tourism GDP contribution. Tourism Following Proposed Travel Ban appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Protected: Puerto Rico’s Tourism and Events Industry Thriving in the Wake of Hurricane Maria

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To view it please enter your password below: Password: The post Protected: Puerto Rico’s Tourism and Events Industry Thriving in the Wake of Hurricane Maria appeared first on PCMA Convene. This content is password protected. Destinations Places + Spaces

San Francisco Sets 2016 Tourism Records

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No doubt bolstered by the Super Bowl, which took place in the Bay Area last February, San Francisco achieved 2016 tourism records for the seventh consecutive year, according to San Francisco Travel. million day visitors, setting 2016 tourism records with increases at 2.3

Protected: UNWTO’s Sustainable Tourism Conference Creates Economic Growth in Montego Bay

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Las Vegas, Los Angeles Break Tourism Records

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The 2016 numbers are starting to roll in, and it’s is looking like last year was huge for tourism records as evidenced by reports from Las Vegas and Los Angeles this week. Tourism generates nearly $52 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley.

Don Staley Takes Charge at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports

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Don Staley, new CEO and president at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports , thought he’d be a soccer coach forever. The post Don Staley Takes Charge at Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports appeared first on Connect Association.

President Bill Clinton on the Impact of Travel and Tourism

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While in front of the audience of meeting and hospitality officials, Clinton took a moment to talk about the role the travel and tourism industry plays in the economy. Clinton made three points about the industry, specifically on how world events can affect travel and tourism. “If

ICC Wales set to put Wales on international business tourism map

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Directors at the ICC Wales, in partnership with Welsh Government, have announced their ambition to put Wales firmly on the international business tourism stage now that final funding for the project has been secured and construction has commenced.

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Defeat of Bathroom Bill Saved $7.4 Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO

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Jones predicted that if the bathroom bill had passed, it would have crippled the Texas tourism economy. Billion Tourism Economy, Says VisitDallas CEO appeared first on Smart Meetings. More than 26.7 million people visited Dallas in 2016, adding an estimated $7.4

April 21, 2017: Tourism Industry Concerned Trump Will Cause Decline in U.S. Visitors, Coachella to Offer More Local Passes After Ticket Debacle, Esports One Step Closer to Becoming Olympic Event

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TOURISM INDUSTRY CONCERNED TRUMP WILL CAUSE DECLINE IN U.S. VISITORS: While some foreigners are visiting America to see Trump

Trump Travel Slump Is Here, Numbers Say

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The Sunshine State, and other states in the South and West, depend on meetings attendees and other tourism from abroad in winter months, and now U.S. More potential disaster has been spotted on the horizon for poor Florida—and the rest of the country, for that matter.

June 7, 2017: C.F.D.A. Awards Highlight Immigrants in American Fashion, Trump Tweets Will Continue to Hurt U.S. Tourism, Facebook Live Launches Third-Party Closed Captioning

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C.F.D.A. AWARDS HIGHLIGHT IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAN FASHION: The annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards took place in

Fire Toll on Tourism and Northern California Economy Enormous, and Growing

Smart Meetings

The economic impact on the wine-producing region will be enormous, in tourism, wine production and lost jobs. Tourism is a multibillion-dollar industry north of San Francisco.

Organising events in Dresden

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Conferences & Congresses Exhibitions Gallus Events visits Tourism VenuesWe loved our familiarisation trip to Dresden. It is a great city.

May 24, 2017: Super Bowl LV Moved From Los Angeles to Tampa, Amazon Launches Etsy Competitor for Weddings, How Brands and Tourism Bureaus Are Promoting U.S. Travel After Trump Ban

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SUPER BOWL LV MOVED FROM LOS ANGELES TO TAMPA: Super Bowl LV in 2021 has been moved from Los

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Lake Placid Mixes Green with Olympic Gold

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The ROOST website states, “Sustainable tourism, in its purest sense, is an industry which attempts to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income and employment without overtaxing any resources—whether environmental or man-made.

September 20, 2017: Berkeley "Free Speech Week" Organizers Plan to Host Events Despite Lack of Venues, South Korea Pushing to Ensure Safety at 2018 Winter Olympics, International Tourism to U.S. Was Down in Early 2017

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BERKELEY "FREE SPEECH WEEK" ORGANIZERS PLAN TO HOST EVENTS DESPITE LACK OF VENUES: Organizers of the upcoming controversial “Free

Skills needed for organising an event

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I have covered the impact of tourism / events in Barcelona in previous posts. Behavioural Change Online Events Social Media Sustainable events Technology TourismBeing an event planner / event organiser is one of the most dynamic jobs in the world, as well as one of the toughest.

2017 NFL Draft Boosts Philly’s CVB

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We are thrilled that not only did it generate substantial economic activity for Philadelphia, but we were also successful in showing the world that this city is a premier destination for sports , big events and tourism in general.”. Are you ready for some football ?

Familiarisation trip how to prepare

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Gallus Events visits TourismFamiliarisation trips are stock and trade for an event organiser. They are kind of a busman’s holiday and every event organiser should go on at least one fan trip (if at all possible) a year.

Protected: Montréal, a Hub for AI, Draws International Conferences

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22 Great Event Destination Websites

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Tourism boards and destination websites help to provide valuable information for event planners, whether you’re a traveler who likes to visit events in other countries or if you are specifically looking to plan an experience globally.

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How Hurricane Irma Is Affecting Events in Florida

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Government leaders and tourism officials in Florida are assessing damage from Hurricane Irma, which made a devastating trip up the

Asking for help

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But sometimes, I need to practice transformational tourism. Tourism is fun, but rarely transformative. Transformation tourism , Seth Godin. Facilitating Change asking for help help Seth Godin transformational tourismSometimes, the best thing we can do is to ask for help.

Mexico Certifies LGBT-Welcoming Destinations

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Nearly 3 million LGBT travelers visit Mexico every year, according to estimates from Mexican Secretary of Tourism. News Travel equality friendly justice lgbt mexico social tolerance TourismMexico is wrapping itself in the rainbow flag.

How to Attract Tourists to Your Event

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Increase your event attendance by targeting the buoyant UK tourism sector. April Event Marketing Event Planning Event Promotion Featured Marketing Promoter Uncategorised Attracting attendees Event tourism Sell More Tickets tourism TouristsHere are seven tactics to help successfully attract tourists to your event. The post How to Attract Tourists to Your Event appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

Travel Is Up in New Orleans

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The news is music to the ears of New Orleans tourism officials and the mayor, who alluded to the UNO survey as a goal for reaching more impressive numbers in 2017. The New Orleans tourism industry experienced yet another breakthrough year in 2016,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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.