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7 Pro Tips to Make Travel More Efficient

7 Pro Tips to Make Travel More Efficient | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
What do the happiest travelers have going for them? These travel lifehacks can stop trip anxiety before it starts.
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Hotels swapping strict check-in, check-out times with 24-hour policy

Hotels swapping strict check-in, check-out times with 24-hour policy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
More and more hotels are catching on to the growing popularity of 24-hour check-in and check-out practices that allow guests to extend their stay.
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Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings

Hotels Moving Into Old Buildings | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As younger travelers bring an urban sensibility to their accommodations, hotel chains are renovating old office buildings, warehouses and other spaces.
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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Trade Show Booths

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Trade Show Booths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Trade show newbies can face a lot of stress and worry when they’re getting ready to exhibit with their trade show booths.
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MeetGreen® Resource Kit

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Don’t reinvent the wheel!  MeetGreen® has distilled our knowledge into the MeetGreen® Resource Kit, designed to break down the planning process into manageable steps. The Kit is filled with tested, useful forms, checklists, best practice guidelines and contract language to use with your vendors. With these resources at your fingertips, you’ll save time and instill a sense of confidence in asking the right questions and assessing the information received.

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Guest Column: Why You Need a Music License for Your Event

Guest Column: Why You Need a Music License for Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Don’t break the law: Every planner needs to obtain a license to play copyrighted music in a public setting—including at corporate holiday parties.Cassie Brown (@TCGEvents) is the chief experience officer at TCG Events, a full-service event planning company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that works for nonprofit and corporate including Wells Fargo, Ikea, and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
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Brainstorming Convening Leaders 2015

Brainstorming Convening Leaders 2015 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Convening Leaders 2015 had its opening brainstorm meeting on March 4, 2014 at McCormick Place. Reps from PCMA, Freeman, McCormick Place, Savor Catering, and Choose Chicago gathered together to discuss the event.


Here’s how you can plan your brainstorm to ensure you are always focused on engagement and experience as well as creating excitement for your team.

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The Changing Nature of Trade Shows

The Changing Nature of Trade Shows | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Did you notice that trade shows are changing? As always change brings opportunities and risks. Here is what you need to know. Trade shows are evolving into new experiences. The exponential change we are witnessing is mainly due to technology and the economy. Technology Technology... Read more
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20 Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths

20 Tactics to Drive More Attendees to Exhibition Booths | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
How can you help drive more attendee traffic to booths? This post gives you clever tactics to make your exhibitors happy.
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The Most Secretive Speeches Any Conference Will Secure In 2014

The Most Secretive Speeches Any Conference Will Secure In 2014 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
When you think of big name keynotes, you probably wouldn’t expect to see these guys. Find out how one conference managed to add two of the most wanted men in America to its list of speakers.
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How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel

How to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome in Business Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Sometimes you feel like you need to enlist the Marines when the unexpected happens in travel. Actually, following their unofficial mantra helps just as well.
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8 Tips for Getting More Publicity for Your Events

8 Tips for Getting More Publicity for Your Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Publicity pros stress the importance of creating exclusive content, targeting select press, and taking the long view when it comes to relationships.Publicity is key to spreading an event's message far and wide, so here's what PR professionals say will score more—and better—press coverage.
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Mònica Sensat Figueras's curator insight, April 21, 2015 11:43 AM

1. Make it as easy as possible for press

2. Know that more press doesn’t necessarily mean better or wider coverage

3. Give them something to photograph

4. Create exclusive content for key outlets

5. Arrange a photographer escort

6. Propose pre-event coverage

7. Let the event details speak for themselves

8. Take the long view when developing relationships

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The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene

The Latest Trends from Canada's Travel Scene | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Three new studies look at the average hotel room price, intentions of business and leisure travelers in 2014 and strong transactions activity in 2013.
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Ctrl, Alt, Belief: How to Reboot Your Association

Ctrl, Alt, Belief: How to Reboot Your Association | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Fear and doubt can be fatal to associations, but rebooting the way you think about problems (they’re actually opportunities) and about trying new things can bring an organization back to life, said leadership consultant Holly Duckworth, CAE, at...
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Membership at Scale: Lessons From Costco and Amazon Prime

Membership at Scale: Lessons From Costco and Amazon Prime | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Two of the best private-sector examples of membership programs have impressive reach, but that doesn’t mean their models are immune to weaknesses. Read on for some examples.
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Is It Time To Rethink Your Destination Selection Process?

Is It Time To Rethink Your Destination Selection Process? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
As you look ahead to choosing a host city for your next big meeting, are you considering the right key factors in your decision-making process?
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The Key To Make Your Attendees Care About Your Emails

The Key To Make Your Attendees Care About Your Emails | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
You’re sending loads of emails to prospective attendees to increase your registration numbers, but there’s one very important ingredient to making those messages actually matter.
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Beat the British!: Could Sarcasm Software Help Create More Effective Meetings?

Beat the British!: Could Sarcasm Software Help Create More Effective Meetings? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Cross-cultural communication has always been a big factor to consider at business meetings and events as, if we are going to communicate effectively with other nationalities, it’s not only differences in language that we need to consider.
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This Country Makes Eating Healthy Easy

This Country Makes Eating Healthy Easy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Still-Life with Fruit, Nuts and Cheese by Dutch Golden Age painter Floris van Dyck, courtesy of wikimedia.org   If your meeting attendees value a balanced, nutritious and affordable diet, you may want to look to Europe when considering destinations.
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How Much Faith Do Your Attendees Have In Your Conference?

How Much Faith Do Your Attendees Have In Your Conference? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Faith. When you read that word does your mind jump to religion? Mine does. Our American experience tells us that “faith-based” refers to an organization that promotes a specific religious belief.

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Don’t Let Attendees Listen and Leave

Don’t Let Attendees Listen and Leave | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Here are five tips from FreemanXP President Chris Cavanaugh for creating community at events in a way that delivers value to participants while “activating” them to bring value to your organization.

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I Tweet, You Tweet, Let’s Tweetup

I Tweet, You Tweet, Let’s Tweetup | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
Meet me at the Tweetup…what on earth is a Tweetup? Is it a meeting while tweeting? Is it an online tweeting hangout? Quite the contrary: it’s a face-to-face event, large or small, where you “Tweetup,” a.k.a.
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The biggest unconference mistake you can make

The biggest unconference mistake you can make | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

I was a skeptic myself when I started using participant-led formats back in 1992. A number of years passed before I stopped worrying whether this new-fangled way of running events would work for the next group I tried it with. It turns out that when a participant-led session or sessions are the only conference activities going on, people dive in and nearly everyone likes what occurs. But when you give people a choice between what’s familiar and what’s not, all but the bravest take the safer path.

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Get Your Technology Talking – And Let It Take the Strain

Get Your Technology Talking – And Let It Take the Strain | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event managers are increasingly expected to handle large numbers of events and present a tangible ROI to clients and board members. It’s fantastic to see that new technology is beginning to be embraced to help with this, not only as a means to improve the event experience for delegates but also assist planners in their day to day role.

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Should CEOs Feel Optimistic About the Economy?

Should CEOs Feel Optimistic About the Economy? | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it
A new study shows that association CEOs feel steadier after the Great Recession. But growth opportunities remain hard to come by.
Mark your calendar: This June marks the fifth anniversary of the official end of the Great Recession.
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