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Industry Applauds U.S. Border Opening Date for International Travelers

Industry Applauds U.S. Border Opening Date for International Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Biden Administration has set Nov. 8 as the official date the U.S. will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated international visitors arriving by air, land and sea. The news was met with enthusiastic praise from officials throughout the tourism, trade show and event industries.

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Business Traveller Awards 2021

Business Traveller Awards 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The 2021 Business Traveller Awards were announced on Thursday, November 25, 2021 by the publishers of Business Traveller magazine, Panacea Media.

 

The awards celebrate the achievements of airlines, airports, hotels, rail operators and car hire companies and are voted for by readers of the magazine, with the results produced by an independent research company. The awards are widely recognised as the market’s benchmark for excellence.

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Evessio partners with The Diversity In Events Awards 2022

Evessio partners with The Diversity In Events Awards 2022 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Leading event technology specialist, Evessio has announced a new partnership with Diversity Ally to provide its awards software for the inaugural Diversity in Events Awards 2022.

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3 Digital Transformation Strategies for Travel’s Recovery

3 Digital Transformation Strategies for Travel’s Recovery | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Traveler sentiment has fundamentally changed following the pandemic, and the industry needs to stay in sync with these shifts. Travel companies with a digital-first mindset are best placed to recognize, address, and profit from the opportunities emerging from whatever the new normal turns out to be.

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How to Create a COVID-Safe Trade Show Exhibit

How to Create a COVID-Safe Trade Show Exhibit | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

As the trade show industry continues its return to in-person and exhibiting companies look forward to re-emerging at live events next year, some organizations may be taking a hard look at their exhibit properties and how they can make sure that all visitors remain safe and socially distanced. To understand how companies can design eye-catching exhibits that also adhere to the latest health and safety guidelines, TSNN consulted with the experts—in this case, Adam Deming, creative director of exhibit design at Skyline, to find out what exhibitors should be keeping in mind as they prepare to return to trade show floors in 2022.

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Enhance Attendee Experiences Through Buyer Personas

Enhance Attendee Experiences Through Buyer Personas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Buyer personas are becoming more and more of a necessity when it comes to marketing. When creating your buyer persona(s), consider including customer demographics, behavior patterns, motivations, and goals. The more detailed you are, the better.

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Stats: Business Travel Expected to Fully Recover by 2024

Stats: Business Travel Expected to Fully Recover by 2024 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has released key findings of its latest business travel index – the BTI Outlook, according to which business travel recovery in 2021 proceeded at a slower, more cautionary pace than expected from a year ago, however, global business travel spending is expected to surge in 2022 with full recovery expected in 2024, ending the year on pace with the 2019 pre-pandemic spend of $1.4 trillion, and a year sooner than previously forecast.

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Google Identifies the Trends That Will Shape the Future of Travel

Google Identifies the Trends That Will Shape the Future of Travel | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

New research from Google reveals three key trends destined to play a role in travel's continued recovery in 2022, including a rise in "life moments" that people put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tech giant also projects travel to become more inclusive and purposeful over the next year, revealing new data to back it up.

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U.S. National Parks to Offer Look Into Green-Friendly Transit 

U.S. National Parks to Offer Look Into Green-Friendly Transit  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Americans may soon get a better glimpse into a future of green-friendly transportation by visiting a U.S. national park.

 

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg signed a joint pledge Wednesday to test some of the newest and most innovative travel technologies on public lands and improve visitors' tourism experience.

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New Venues to Experience in Las Vegas

New Venues to Experience in Las Vegas | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Las Vegas is constantly evolving. From electric experiences and new resorts to the latest in culinary trends, Vegas is the place where everything is bolder and brighter. As gathering and capacity numbers are increasing, the destination continues to keep “Meet Smart, Vegas Smart” measures at the forefront, while the new, exciting experiences take center stage.

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365 Media Launches Institute to Help Event Professionals Build Thriving Online Communities  

365 Media Launches Institute to Help Event Professionals Build Thriving Online Communities   | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Creating community around events has become an increasingly important way to build awareness, boost engagement, drive attendance and deliver on ROI goals. 365 Media, a leading expert in virtual and hybrid events and online community consulting, recently debuted a completely free resource that helps industry professionals create, build and grow online communities year-round while continually advancing their careers: the Community Leaders Institute (CLI).

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Corporates Support Event Industry COP26 Commitments

Corporates Support Event Industry COP26 Commitments | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Corporate event organisers have pledged their support for the event industry’s framework on climate change, which was agreed at the COP26 conference last week. As well as representatives from across the industry’s global associations, ICE (in-house Corporate Events) presented the voice of the corporate buyer, who impressed the importance of collaboration between corporates, venues and agencies.

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Trade Show Booths Showcase Innovation at IMEX America

Trade Show Booths Showcase Innovation at IMEX America | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

This year’s IMEX America represents the exhibition’s first return to an onsite event in two years. And that same span of time witnessed unprecedented innovation in event tech.

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Corporate Meeting Planners Reveal What’s Changing for Them

Corporate Meeting Planners Reveal What’s Changing for Them | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The third annual corporate-events research report from Germany-based meetings organization In-House Corporate Events (ICE) in conjunction with Cvent revealed several interesting trends as corporate-meeting departments coordinate events for 2022.

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How to Anticipate the Unexpected for Travel in 2021

How to Anticipate the Unexpected for Travel in 2021 | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

It's not even the busiest time of year for travel yet, and 2021 has already been chaotic — even for the most seasoned travelers.
So, as you book business trips or 2021 holiday travel, don't overlook the best type of plan you can make: a backup plan. Keep the following tips in mind.

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U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport

U.S. Issues First Non-Binary Passport | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The U.S. State Department announced on Wednesday that it issued the first U.S. passport with an X gender marker, which will provide non-binary, intersex and gender non-comforming people the opportunity to select a gender other than male or female on their official travel document.

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15 Event Professionals Making an Impact

15 Event Professionals Making an Impact | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For the past 56 years, Meetings & Conventions has recognized the important work of leaders in the meetings and events industry. Many of these influencers have been featured and quoted often in our pages.

 

In this transitional time, we looked for people who might not be household names among meeting professionals — but should be. The 15 difference-makers we chose to profile here did exemplary work for the benefit of their colleagues, clients and communities when they needed it most.

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What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events

What the U.S. Reopening to Global Travel Means for Events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The easing of the United States travel ban on international travelers is fast approaching. Some people are delighted with the news and cannot wait to get on a flight and head stateside. Others are more cautious.


Let’s look at what it means for the events sector.

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How better tech experiences will shape the future of events

How better tech experiences will shape the future of events | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Ultimately, when we make technology feel seamless, invisible even, that technology works for us. Technology is often a barrier, but one that we become familiar with and learn to cope with. However, that doesn’t mean we have to live with it.

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Wembley Stadium to offer British Sign Language at every concert

Wembley Stadium to offer British Sign Language at every concert | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Wembley Stadium connected by EE has today announced that it will become the UK’s biggest venue to offer British Sign Language (BSL) as a guaranteed service at every live concert. The announcement commits that all future concerts at the stadium will offer guaranteed BSL interpretation with services provided by Performance Interpreting Ltd, ensuring the magic of live music can be enjoyed by more people than ever.

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Industry Applauds U.S. Border Opening Date for International Travelers

Industry Applauds U.S. Border Opening Date for International Travelers | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The Biden Administration has set Nov. 8 as the official date the U.S. will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated international visitors arriving by air, land and sea. The news was met with enthusiastic praise from officials throughout the tourism, trade show and event industries.

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Cvent CONNECT Europe opens with CEO keynote

Cvent CONNECT Europe opens with CEO keynote | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Cvent CEO, Reggie Aggarwal opened the company’s two-day hybrid European customer conference, Cvent CONNECT yesterday by offering his insights on pandemic-driven innovation and evolution that have transformed the MICE and hospitality industries.

 

In his keynote address, Aggarwal reflected on the past 18 months and offered an insightful look at the accelerated transformation of the meetings and events landscape.

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Hybrid Events – 15 Mistakes to Avoid

Hybrid Events – 15 Mistakes to Avoid | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

For many event planners, hybrid events are still a relatively new endeavor, one that brings the unfamiliar challenge of engaging two very different audiences at the same time. Here are 15 tips for avoiding the pitfalls that can easily occur. 

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AEO launches their Centenary Party & Awards

AEO launches their Centenary Party & Awards | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

The AEO (Association of Event Organisers) is delighted to launch its AEO Centenary Party (& Awards) hosted by the NEC Group at the Vox on the 10th December, to celebrate turning 100 this year.

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5 Bold New Convention Center Developments Greet Groups Across the Country 

5 Bold New Convention Center Developments Greet Groups Across the Country  | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

While the pandemic may have sidelined events at convention centers and other venues for a while, several made great use of the downtime to continue constructing new venues or expanding existing facilities. Check out five of the most notable new developments in 2021.

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Las Vegas May Be This Fall's Business Travel Winner

Las Vegas May Be This Fall's Business Travel Winner | Inspiration Hub | Scoop.it

Hotels, casinos, restaurants and bars are set to welcome an influx of business travelers this fall.

 

The city has emerged as the most popular destination in the U.S. for forward flight bookings, according to one corporate travel agency, amid a steady rise in hotel occupancy.

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