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Keys To A Better Understanding of The Changes in The Events Industry
It appears that the economy is recovering from the recession and therefore companies are beginning to invest more in organizing events and meetings. Just last year, 2015, throughout the over...Read More >
The Top 5 Questions You Aren’t Asking at a Site Visit but Should Be
Site visits mean asking questions and getting answers. But sometimes it’s hard to know which questions will allow you to plan the best conference possible. Without the right answers, you could be...Read More >

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Going Live: 5 Things Planners Need to Know about Periscope
The Periscope app has been leading the way for live streaming, and 2016 is the time to get on board. Periscope allows users to instantly broadcast and view livestreams via smartphones and...Read More >
Why Your Attendees are No Longer "Just" Attendees
How would you describe your average attendee? While your answer can vary depending on the type of event or conference you’re planning, there’s one big thing that has changed over the last several...Read More >

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Keys To A Better Understanding of The Changes in The Events Industry
It appears that the economy is recovering from the recession and therefore companies are beginning to invest more in organizing events and meetings. Just last year, 2015, throughout the over 100 hotels that Barceló has in 19 different countries, over 6,500 events have taken place, generating an income of 57 million euros.   This is an undeniable sign that the events industry is beginning to gain confidence; although in...
The Top 5 Questions You Aren’t Asking at a Site Visit but Should Be
Site visits mean asking questions and getting answers. But sometimes it’s hard to know which questions will allow you to plan the best conference possible. Without the right answers, you could be missing out on crucial event details that impact the delegate experience, and your bottom line. We spoke with members of the Edmonton Meetings and Conventions team to find out what questions should be top of mind on a site visit. How...
Grand Traverse Renovations and Skilled Staff Create Amazing Experiences
The recent $7 million interior renovation of all 186 guest rooms in Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s iconic 17-story glass Tower, just outside of Traverse City, Michigan, gave the rooms a completely new look with design elements that were greatly influenced by the Resort’s guests. As Director of Sales Ryan Buck, explains, “We listened to our guests, including meeting guests and leisure guests, and we directly incorporated their...
Keys To A Better Understanding of The Changes in The Events Industry
It appears that the economy is recovering from the recession and therefore companies are beginning to invest more in organizing events and meetings. Just last year, 2015, throughout the over 100 hotels that Barceló has in 19 different countries, over 6,500 events have taken place, generating an income of 57 million euros.   This is an undeniable sign that the events industry is beginning to gain confidence; although in...
The Top 5 Questions You Aren’t Asking at a Site Visit but Should Be
Site visits mean asking questions and getting answers. But sometimes it’s hard to know which questions will allow you to plan the best conference possible. Without the right answers, you could be missing out on crucial event details that impact the delegate experience, and your bottom line. We spoke with members of the Edmonton Meetings and Conventions team to find out what questions should be top of mind on a site visit. How...
Grand Traverse Renovations and Skilled Staff Create Amazing Experiences
The recent $7 million interior renovation of all 186 guest rooms in Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s iconic 17-story glass Tower, just outside of Traverse City, Michigan, gave the rooms a completely new look with design elements that were greatly influenced by the Resort’s guests. As Director of Sales Ryan Buck, explains, “We listened to our guests, including meeting guests and leisure guests, and we directly incorporated their...
7 Tips for Bleisure Seekers
Whoever said don’t mix business with pleasure hasn’t heard of “bleisure” trips. This new travel trend—a combo of “business” and “leisure”—has biz travelers extending their work trips by tacking on vacay days on either end. And really, why not?  Think about it: you’re already investing the travel time, your company picked up the flight (hopefully), and who doesn’t love a bonus vacation? At Kimpton Hotels we think if you’re...
Road to Cvent CONNECT: Produce Better Events with New Attendee Research
How well do you really know your event attendees? If you want to produce better events, you need to get inside the mind of your attendees. What motivates attendees to attend events? How do attendees find value at events? Understanding your event attendees is crucial to your event success. In partnership with Edelman Insights, CrowdCompass by Cvent has developed a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive research study to find answers...
How to Use FOMO to Increase Event Attendance
It’s Sunday morning and you’re checking your News Feed on Facebook. What you think will just be a quick peek into your friends’ social lives, you’re suddenly inundated with pictures and video streams from parties and events you didn’t attend. You immediately feel a dip in your mood. If you’ve never heard of FOMO, I’m sure you’ve felt it at some point in your life – especially if you’re a millennial. FOMO stands for “fear of...

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Going Live: 5 Things Planners Need to Know about Periscope
The Periscope app has been leading the way for live streaming, and 2016 is the time to get on board. Periscope allows users to instantly broadcast and view livestreams via smartphones and...
Why Your Attendees are No Longer "Just" Attendees
How would you describe your average attendee? While your answer can vary depending on the type of event or conference you’re planning, there’s one big thing that has changed over the last several...
How iBeacons Can Improve Your Event
Meetings tech expert Corbin Ball recently described iBeacons as having a major impact on events. But, why? (And what are iBeacons again?) iBeacons are another way for you to use mobile technology to...

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