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2 Ways to Personalize a Special Event

2 Ways to Personalize a Special Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How do you impress destination-marketing executives with a takeaway that speaks to a destination?
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Looking for a Room with a View? Historic Homes Make Memorable Event Venues

Looking for a Room with a View? Historic Homes Make Memorable Event Venues | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Looking for a Room with a View? Historic Homes Make Memorable Event Venues. America’s Gilded Age estates can host your board meetings, product launches, and parties.

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UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites

UNESCO's newest World Heritage Sites | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

UNESCO's huge list of World Heritage properties has grown even longer this month, with the global body voting to add 21 sites.

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How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme

How to Choose a Memorable Corporate Event Theme | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Don't host another boring corporate event. To attract attendees and set apart your company's brand, you need a memorable corporate event theme. 

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Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog

Find the Best City for Your Next Global Meeting - etouches blog | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Deciding on a city to host a global meeting can be a challenging decision when everyone’s travel preferences differ. From choosing a fine hotel to deciding…
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Hosting Events at Your City: A Catalyst for Growth

Hosting Events at Your City: A Catalyst for Growth | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
From economic growth to innovation & sharing of expertise knowledge, meetings and events have a significant impact on their host cities. Read more here.
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European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities

European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report 2017 confirms the resilience of European cities | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

In 2016, European Cities Marketing has once again demonstrated the most dynamic aspect of European tourism. Over the last 5 years (2012‐2016), bednights in European Cities Marketing Benchmarking Report’s cities (+14.2%) have been still increasing at a faster rate than of the 28 EU nations (+8.8%). Thus, confirming once again that city tourism is growing against disturbances.

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International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer

International Tourist Spending in U.S. at Record High Heading into Summer | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

International travelers spent $20.8 billion on travel to and within the United States in April, more than a three percent increase over April 2016. The first four months of 2017 are the highest for foreign tourism spending on record.

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Reshaping the Asian Tech Landscape

Reshaping the Asian Tech Landscape | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

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. And at least one Asian nation was watching and now stands to follow suit: Singapore might just be the next global start-up capital.

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The DNA of disruption

The DNA of disruption | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hospitality and entrepreneurialism are two words that don’t sit together in the same sentence too often. After all, being hospitable is about your personal approach to others and how you make them feel. Good hospitality has existed for centuries on these values, right?

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Building a tech hub: Why conventions mean more to Las Vegas than just a tourist draw

Building a tech hub: Why conventions mean more to Las Vegas than just a tourist draw | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Las Vegas, one of the top convention destinations in the world, has been cited as the best example of how a city has used those meetings to make itself a technology-innovation hub. A study has found that medical- and technology-based conventions and meetings ar
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Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events

Smart CMOs Are Seeing the Value of In-Person Brand Experiences and Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Today's chief marketing officers, brand managers, and event organizers are focusing more on in-person brand experiences to engage more with customers and c
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Suzanne Axt's curator insight, May 31, 2:31 PM
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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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