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Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions At Your Next Summer Site Visit

Don’t Forget To Ask These Questions At Your Next Summer Site Visit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

After visiting multiple venues in multiple locations, it can be easy to forget what questions you need to ask to ensure that you get all the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind while you tour each venue. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good place to start if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed.

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Brand USA: How To Market America in the Trump Era

Brand USA: How To Market America in the Trump Era | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
 

Brand USA has a big job. Only created in 2010, the destination marketing organization is tasked with promoting travel to the United States. All of it. “By law,” President and CEO Christopher Thompson said in an interview, “we’re required to promote the entirety of the destination — all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.

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Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness

Washington, D.C. Is Trying to Sell Meeting Planners on Inclusiveness | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. is promoting its high degree of inclusivity and diversity in the region’s tech sector, compared to the national average, as a competitive advantage to attract more technology conventions and drive long-term economic growth for a broader cross-section of local communities.

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India’s free SIM cards: a win-win for destinations and visitors

India’s free SIM cards: a win-win for destinations and visitors | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
India's Ministry of Tourism will provide e-Visa holders with SIM cards upon arrival in an effort to make travel and communication easier.
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Choosing Your Next Event Destination

Choosing Your Next Event Destination | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Selecting the most suitable destination for your event is vital for delivering the best experience possible. Here are 6 top factors to consider!
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Multi-destination events

Multi-destination events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Multi-destination events may not always be the most straightforward events to organise. Numerous elements thrown into the mix in large quantities; from Read More
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Assif Khan's curator insight, February 26, 6:36 PM
Here is an interesting article on multi-destination events.
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This Dog-Friendly FAM Trip Provides A Valuable Marketing Lesson

This Dog-Friendly FAM Trip Provides A Valuable Marketing Lesson | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Meeting professionals receive plenty of invitations to familiarize themselves with potential host destinations, but for this particular trip, only four-legged friends made the guest list.
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The DMC conundrum - will it ever be solved?

The DMC conundrum - will it ever be solved? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Destination Management Companies evolved from incoming ground agents and tour operators almost 50 years ago when the rush and flow of mass tourism started to split into niche tributaries, requiring a more specialised destination experience and a more “business class” service level. So, like humans evolved from apes, DMCs evolved from ground agents. It’s simply part of who we are and we cannot deny it. Ground operators earn a crust by the agency model, ie, sourcing products and services at a price and selling them on at a higher price. The key to  success here is buying at the lowest price possible and selling at the highest price possible but therein the latent agency hazard: my focus is now divided between price management and customer satisfaction whereas for the consultant focus is exclusively on the latter.

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Eventprofs Share: 3 Overarching Trends in Venues

Eventprofs Share: 3 Overarching Trends in Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Venues have long set the tone for the event and while that’s still the case, these industry professionals believe we’re in for a lot more excitement in 2017. Here’s what they see for the year ahead.

The Eventprofs Share series of articles captures the trends affecting the event industry as reported in our 10 Event Trends for 2017. Over 1,000 event profs were surveyed and they shared their predictions for the upcoming year on important topics like meeting design, social media marketing, and event venues.

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How to Plan an Event in the Top 10 Must Visit Cities

How to Plan an Event in the Top 10 Must Visit Cities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are some insider tips on how to plan an event in the top 10 travel cities of 2016.
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Less is More, For Your Site Selection Process 

Less is More, For Your Site Selection Process  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

One of the first steps in the hotel selection process is contacting hotels to get rates and check availability. You compile all of your meeting details into your RFP and hit send. After a week or so, you may get a response that has details missing, incomplete answers to questions you’ve asked, and uncertainty as to whether they even have the meeting space you need – leaving you essentially right where you started. But why? Where could you have gone wrong?

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10 Considerations for Selecting the Perfect Destination for Your Meeting

10 Considerations for Selecting the Perfect Destination for Your Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As a meeting planner, you have a lot of decisions to make when planning an event, including picking the appropriate hotel and meetings venue, selecting the right food and beverage offerings, hiring the best speakers and sourcing good transportation services. But none of that can be put into place until you’ve chosen the right destination for your meeting. And with so many great cities to pick from, finding the right destination to suit your group can seem like quite a daunting task. But it doesn’t have to be! By keeping some key things in mind and asking yourself the following questions, finding the right city for your meeting might just get a whole lot easier – and be more fun!

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5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For

5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Now more than ever, the global event planning industry has spread to other locations around the world. 

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6 Steps for Choosing the right Conference Venue

6 Steps for Choosing the right Conference Venue | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
If you want your conference to be a success you’ve got to get the venue right. People will only put up with a poor location, difficult transport links and sub-standard facilities for so long, regardless of how amazing the event is.
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21 Great Examples of Venue Websites

21 Great Examples of Venue Websites | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A good website is essential for an event venue to show off the full potential of their spaces. Here are 21 global examples of top event venue websites.
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Event-Goer Insights: 6 Unique Ways to Position Your Event

Event-Goer Insights: 6 Unique Ways to Position Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
The managing editor of Eventbrite's consumer blog gives you six ways to position your event as a can't-miss experience.
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The Airport City That Wants to Be the New Model for Meetings and Knowledge Sharing

The Airport City That Wants to Be the New Model for Meetings and Knowledge Sharing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Frankfurt International Airport has been expanding over the last decade into a self-described “airport city” to meet growing passenger demand, expected to jump from 61 million people today to as high as 73 million by 2021. The airport city concept is gaining traction in numerous large gateway destinations around the world from Dallas to Doha. However, the consensus today is that these airports cannot maintain competitive advantage by the size of their infrastructure and volume of connectivity alone, due to the continual buildup of so many airports in today’s major markets.

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All the International Event Trends You Need to Know

All the International Event Trends You Need to Know | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are all of the international event trends you need to know — straight from Eventbrite's local teams.
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10 of the Best European Venues for Large Events

10 of the Best European Venues for Large Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Here are 10 venues in 10 cities where you can comfortably cater for larger capacity events for 1000 plus, with the authentic uniqueness of European culture.
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A Brave Destination Selection for the Wikipedia Annual Event

A Brave Destination Selection for the Wikipedia Annual Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Wikipedia is about to host their annual event. They made a very brave and unconventional destination choice. Can you do the same for your event?
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The Voice of the Customer: How meeting planners are sourcing venues…and what you can do about it

The Voice of the Customer: How meeting planners are sourcing venues…and what you can do about it | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This white paper from HSMAI and Cvent focuses on how and why meeting planners choose venues.

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5 Steps to Green Hotel Site Selection

5 Steps to Green Hotel Site Selection | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planners are used to “Triple A” site selection: looking for accessibility, availability and affordability. But what do you look for when you want to host an event that prioritizes sustainability?

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