8 #Hoteltech Trends Disrupting Hospitality and Tourism


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.

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.

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Unified Tourism Voice: US is Open for Business

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As the rest of the world welcomed more than 7 percent more international visitors in 2017, trips across the United States border fell by 4 percent, according to UN World Tourism Organization statistics. How Big of a Problem is the Decline in Tourism? Photo credit: U.S.

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How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016

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In 2015, Visit Houston announced an ambitious initiative to boost tourism to the region. The post How Houston Smashed Tourism Records in 2016 appeared first on Smart Meetings. Marriott Marquis Houston’s lazy river.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 ?

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.

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

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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.

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

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To view it please enter your password below: Password: Destinations Innovative Meetings Knowledge Hubs Places + Spaces Canada Montreal Montréal meetings Tourism MontréalThis content is password protected.

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.

22 Great Event Destination Websites


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism

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A direct beneficiary of this activity has been the medical meetings industry , helping propel hospitality and tourism to Philadelphia’s third largest industry. The post Medical Meetings Propel Philadelphia Tourism appeared first on Smart Meetings.

8 Top Travel Predictions for 2018

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News Trends 2018 Airline Industry change in travel changes event industry event planning industry forecast future hospitality industry hotel industry industry Industry Watch Latest News next predictions Tourism Industry Travel travel industry data year

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How #LondonIsOpen Will Keep the Capital a Top Destination for Meetings and Events


Event Industry News Featured February Venues Brexit destination London londonisopen tourismDeborah Kelly of London & Partners shares how the capital will continue to thrive as a global centre for events. LondonIsOpen. The post How #LondonIsOpen Will Keep the Capital a Top Destination for Meetings and Events appeared first on Eventbrite UK Blog.

EU Parliament Proposes Reinstating Visas for Americans

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News Travel Trends Tourism IndustryForget language barriers, currency exchange rates and presidential travel bans. The newest obstacle that U.S.-based based meeting planners may face when organizing an international meeting is a visa requirement from European countries.

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Top 50 Smart Women in Meetings 2017

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Meeting Planning Meeting Planners Tourism IndustryIt’s never an easy task to make our annual selections for Smart Women Leaders , given that we receive hundreds of nominations and nearly all of them deserve serious consideration.

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5 Smart Moves at Hyatt Regency, Kimpton and More

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Meeting Planning congratulations convention cvb good hospitality hotel industry job move Movers & Shakers moves News occupation position promotion smart TourismDavid Lemmond David Lemmond has been appointed general manager at The William Vale in Brooklyn, New York.

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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.

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.

Airbnb for Group Meetings? It Could Happen

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Hotels & Resorts Meeting Planning News Hotels & Hospitality Tourism IndustryAirbnb’s recent purchase of Luxury Retreats for $300 million raises an important question: Can planners now look to Airbnb for group meetings?

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.

Who Leads in Promoting Women in Hotels?

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First, the not-so-sunny news: Women continue to get the short end of the stick in tourism and hospitality.

10 Most Popular Destinations in the United States

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Destinations Travel Tourism IndustryTravel search engine KAYAK calculated its 10 most-searched destinations based on more than 1 billion user searches. Although all 10 are located within U.S.

Trump’s Travel Ban Costs Business Travel Industry $185 Million in Bookings in 1 Week

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Career Opportunities

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to earn a master’s degree in tourism administration from George Washington University (GW). Giving Back Academy of Hospitality and Tourism (AOHT) EnventU National Academy Foundation part of the nonprofit

Political Conventions Led to $360 Million for Philadelphia and Cleveland

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Convention Centers Events Tourism IndustryBetween accommodations and entertainment, media, staffers and convention-goers contributed an estimated $360 million in direct spending during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions , according to a projection from U.S. Travel Association.

A vibrant destination in the heart of the Valley of the Sun


James Tevault, Director of Sales at the Tempe Tourism Office joins us on the latest episode of Event TALK. Listen to Al Wynant and James Tevault discuss the following: How do you differentiate the Tempe Tourism Office from a Destination Management Company? Tempe Tourism Office.

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.