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4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Makes Travel Smarter

4 Ways Artificial Intelligence Makes Travel Smarter | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere these days—from smart assistants, cars and homes to investing, advertising, security and medicine—and it’s evolving rapidly. The travel industry is not immune to the impact of AI. On the contrary, it is fertile ground for new applications and innovations. Travel management companies are increasing their investments in the technology in order to fine-tune the traveler experience and, in turn, achieve their business goals. AI is already making business travel less stressful. It can make baggage tracking more seamless, facilitate hotel check-ins, and help minimize the pain of flight cancellations. Travel managers reap the benefits of AI-enabled and automated business-travel bookings in the form of fast access to the most cost-effective and rewarding options for their travel programs.

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Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care

Why You Should Make Live Experiences Your Go-to Form of Self-Care | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Mobile devices are making us feel lonelier–at least according to one-third (33%) of Americans who reported feeling that way in a recent survey of 2,020 U.S. adults (conducted by the Harris Poll* on behalf of Eventbrite). Even major tech companies are aware of the negative side effects of constant screen time and are building features to help recalibrate user behavior. But beyond yearning for social connection, most of us also count on our phones for productivity, entertainment, or just a surefire way to zone out – and it’s starting to take a toll.

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B2C vs B2B: Marketing Ideas for Events

B2C vs B2B: Marketing Ideas for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The key to a great marketing strategy is understanding the needs of your target audience. When it comes to B2C vs B2B marketing, businesses are aiming to capture the attention of two very different audiences: consumers vs other businesses, and therefore need to adopt different approaches to succeed. In this post, we’ll discuss the main differences and similarities between B2C and B2B marketing, as well as our top tips for successfully engaging with your customers at events.

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Meeting and Event Legacy

Meeting and Event Legacy | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Corporate and association meetings often leave a positive impact across a destination that goes beyond simple financial benefit. But while most organizations do understand the impact of their events’ social-responsibility initiatives, there is another legacy component that’s often overlooked: event content.

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The 30 Best Event Survey Questions to Steal Now

The 30 Best Event Survey Questions to Steal Now | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

54% of event planners cited surveys as a tool they use to gauge attendee satisfaction and overall event success, but how do you know what questions to ask and when? Achieving a good response rate and obtaining useful survey data is a matter of asking the right questions at the right times. The first struggle with event survey questions is knowing what to ask to get the most actionable insights. The second is getting attendees to engage with the surveys so you have a good enough response rate to accurately reflect the thoughts and feelings of your audience.

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Advice From Emergency Management Experts

Advice From Emergency Management Experts | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hope for the best but plan for the worst. We hope that everything goes to plan at all your events but sometimes it doesn’t. A glitchy AV system or a sick keynote speaker may seem like disasters on event day, but are you ready if a real emergency hits? At the end of the day, the safety of attendees (and planners) is of utmost importance at any event, so while you have those emergency chargers for your laptop and emergency power bars for when you can’t find time for lunch, do you have an emergency plan to protect the most important thing—your guests? 

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How Is the Incentive Industry Changing? Contribute Your View

How Is the Incentive Industry Changing? Contribute Your View | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The second annual Incentive Travel Industry Index survey is underway, and the three organizations partnering on this effort to better understand trends in the incentive travel market want your help.

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Finding Your Meetings Mojo

Finding Your Meetings Mojo | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’re all in the meetings business. We understand how effectively meetings can increase collaboration and communication among teams and help organizations reach their business goals. But, in our efforts to plan a successful meeting, sometimes we lose sight of the “why.” Why are your attendees being asked to gather in the first place? What do they hope to get out of the event? When they return home, will they reflect positively on their time away? Can we get them to put their phones away?

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Simple Practices to Encourage Wellness at Your Next Meeting

Simple Practices to Encourage Wellness at Your Next Meeting | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

According to Incentive Research Foundation’s 2019 Wellness in Meetings and Incentive Travel Study, 64 percent of planners consider meetings and events as only “somewhat healthy,” while less than 10 percent say meetings are “very healthy.” Most respondents report that while they and their companies agree on the importance of wellness in the industry, they disagree when it comes to implementation. And although planners were vocal about budgets being an issue, 39 percent agreed that increasing the budget will only make meetings somewhat healthier. Here are some of the most effective wellness practices for meetings, according to respondents.

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4 Steps for Overcoming a Personality Clash at Work

4 Steps for Overcoming a Personality Clash at Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Throughout your career you’ll build professional relationships with a LOT of different personality types, and some of those personalities will be very different from yours. And that’s ok! Different perspectives allow for more creative problem-solving, thoughtfulness, and innovation...but, that doesn’t mean you won’t clash with someone from time to time.

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Vegan inclusion tips for meetings and events

Vegan inclusion tips for meetings and events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If you’re planning a modern meeting or event, there’s an increasing likelihood that some of your attendees are going to be vegan. While this may seem like a nuisance at first, it is not that difficult to accommodate them. By doing so, you’re sure to earn their appreciation and good graces. Follow these simple tips and guidelines and we promise the process will be easy.

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Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work

Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

We’ve all heard how we must practice being more human to avoid turning into robots. But how about practicing humanity to make sure we don’t become monsters? Whether it’s the emotional cues spinning by in a meeting headed for disarray, curiosity that could turn a business-as-usual day into an internal spark reminding you why you got into this darn job in the first place, or the art of making space for conflict resolution that’s going to save us all, here are ten ways to salvage our better selves and keep us from mutating into workplace monsters.

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Talking with the C-Suite: Advice for Meeting Pros on Making Their Case

Talking with the C-Suite: Advice for Meeting Pros on Making Their Case | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Frequently, meeting professionals have challenges linking with leadership to get their sponsorship for new programs, such as strategic meetings management. It is important to connect with them to get their buy-in for an initiative’s governance, value drivers, and outcomes.

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21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event

21 Survey Questions To Ask After Your Event | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

You’ve just wrapped a major event. You’re exhausted, you’re happy — and you’re curious. What did your attendees think about your event? How about sponsors? Are they likely to support your event next year? Surveys tell you exactly what attendees, sponsors, and stakeholders loved about your event and what you can do to make it even better next time. So how do you ensure that they’re worthwhile for the respondents too?

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Working Smarter, Not Harder During Your Organization's Busy Times

Working Smarter, Not Harder During Your Organization's Busy Times | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Are you in the middle of your organization’s busy season? Conference season, perhaps? If so, you’re not alone. But even if you aren’t, chances are, that time is coming...soon!

So when that happens, how you can you stay productive and get done what you need to get done without wanting to pull your hair out? It’s all about working smarter, not harder. 

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How to Make Your Organization's Emails Stand Out

How to Make Your Organization's Emails Stand Out | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Raise your hand if you get (what seems like) a million emails per day? Yup, we can ALL relate.  And your members are in the same boat. So when they’re receiving email after email after email, how can you make sure yours stand out? 

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12 Stress Relief Tips for Event Leaders

12 Stress Relief Tips for Event Leaders | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leaders go through unique situations that only they have to navigate. It is only logical to conclude that leaders need to be able to relieve stress just as much as the people they lead do. The problem is, many times leaders are working so much without much downtime. So what are some ways that leaders can relieve their stress all while keeping up with the pace of what they do? Well here are 10 stress relief tips that can help.

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Practical Tips to Creating Sustainable Exhibits

Practical Tips to Creating Sustainable Exhibits | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Despite all the wonderful elements of our profession, there is one unfortunate aspect to exhibiting that can be hard to ignore: it can often be extremely wasteful. From shrink wrap to marketing collateral to packing material to obsolete booth components, we exhibitors are constantly discarding our excess. Add to that the fossil fuels burned when traveling to conventions or shipping our materials, and exhibition suddenly starts to look like one of the least “green” sectors of the business world.

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Exclusively Corporate @IMEX 2019: How Cisco implements a successful online and offline events strategy worldwide—a talk by Gerd De Bruycker, Marketing Director, Northern Europe at Cisco System

Exclusively Corporate @IMEX 2019: How Cisco implements a successful online and offline events strategy worldwide—a talk by Gerd De Bruycker, Marketing Director, Northern Europe at Cisco System | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Exclusively Corporate is a conference specifically designed for the needs of corporate event managers. It offers a full day of education and networking during EduMonday, which takes place one day prior to IMEX Frankfurt, this year on 20 May 2019. There were six sessions this year, each approximately 20 minutes in length, dedicated to various topics that can help corporate planners improve their daily processes, become informed about the latest trends and also facilitate knowledge exchange. 

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New Campaign Launches to Fight Human Trafficking

New Campaign Launches to Fight Human Trafficking | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The American Hotel & Lodging Association has launched a new campaign to try to unite the hospitality industry in an effort to fight human trafficking. The campaign, No Room for Trafficking, suggests four ways for the industry to focus on eradicating human trafficking and exploitation:

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5 Non-Work Events That Event Managers Get Stuck Planning

5 Non-Work Events That Event Managers Get Stuck Planning | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Event planning never seems to go away — even on your days off. You might shut off your work email, but somehow you always get roped into planning in your free time. The school bake sale, your friend’s baby shower, or the community walk-a-thon — you name it, you’ve (begrudgingly) planned it.  

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8 Ways to Make Your Meeting a Good Piece of Business

8 Ways to Make Your Meeting a Good Piece of Business | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

At Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Conference in June, speaker Joanne Dennison, CMP, of The Ordinary Success Project, offered an hour of advice on how to make “bad” business more valuable to host venues. The packed house of planners and suppliers heard these eight tips.

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Five Ways to Match Your Event Strategy to Emerging Trends

Five Ways to Match Your Event Strategy to Emerging Trends | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Today’s associations are at an inflection point. For many, event attendance is flat or declining, and there is no clear path to turn that around. The hard truth is that the world moves faster than the pace of most association events. With the introduction of so many new technologies and consumer experiences, attendee expectations rise every year. Our audience is thinking: If we can have these things in our daily lives, why can’t we have them at our events?

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Chatting with a Chief Data Strategist

Chatting with a Chief Data Strategist | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

If there’s one thing to take away from data research, it’s that nothing is ever as black and white as it appears. Causes may vary, adding layers upon layers of meaning to its effects. Sifting through it all and finding something meaningful can be time-consuming and requires loads of brain power. That’s where Eric Tyree comes in. Smart Meetings sat down with Eric, vice president and chief technical officer of data & analytics, chief data scientist at CWT, to talk about business travel, millennials, seeking hotels for function or for experience, and overtourism. What a ride.

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PCMA Pulled Back Curtain on Attendee Behavior

PCMA Pulled Back Curtain on Attendee Behavior | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

To really influence attendees, event professionals need to be intentional about the experiences they design. But how do you know what innovations will work? At PCMA EduCon 2019 this week at JW Marriott Downtown L.A. Live, PCMA Foundation and Steelcase Event Experiences released an in-depth study of the behavior of attendees from PCMA Convening Leaders 2019 at David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. The report, “5,000 People, 5,000 Personal Journeys,” is a collection of reactions—positive and negative—to everything from multi-track sessions to creative networking ideas.

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