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25 Event Venues and Destinations To Watch in 2018 

25 Event Venues and Destinations To Watch in 2018  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
At EventMB we are all about rewarding innovation in the event industry. This is why we are introducing a new tool to select venues and destinations for your event.
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What Makes a Destination a Top Meeting Planner Pick?

What Makes a Destination a Top Meeting Planner Pick? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Meeting planners surveyed for STR’s DestinationMAP said it was a dead heat between the Windy City and "The Theme Park Capital of the World" when it came to their top choice for North American meeting destinations, with 67 percent each voting for Chicago and Orlando. Washington, D.C., was a close third at 66 percent, followed by San Diego and Las Vegas. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Convention Industry Is Turning Second-Tier Cities Into Top-Tier Destinations

The Convention Industry Is Turning Second-Tier Cities Into Top-Tier Destinations | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Austin, Hamburg, Auckland, Medellin, Bangalore and many more cities with good international access are emerging as “new world cities,” and the convention industry is playing a growing role in their development.

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Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing

Winning Strategies in Destination Marketing | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
New Study Reveals Meeting Planner Insights On What Works in Business Events Marketing

What are the leading sources of information in shaping meeting planners’ perception of a destination? What are the best ways to reach planners on behalf of your destination? Which locations are viewed most favorably by decision makers?

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The Rise of Evolutionary Partnerships in the Sharing Economy

The Rise of Evolutionary Partnerships in the Sharing Economy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The impact of the sharing economy continues to dominate business headlines and tourism/meetings industry conference conversations. The one constant element in both channels is that for the most part users are delighted with sharing economy options while legacy economy stakeholders are struggling to evolve their roles.

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