In this easy read, we highlight trends to keep attendees in today’s world not just satisfied with a meeting or conference but ultimately glad they went. The secret sauce is respecting their time and making the notion of traveling to a meeting or conference anticipatory and exciting, not forced.
Advocating for the industry to shepherd in a new generation of hospitality and event professionals is integral to our long-term success. In this article, we hear from colleagues who consider their role in event planning career-fulfilling and life-affirming, and it’s invigorating to read.
The workplace has changed dramatically over the last two years. As employers increasingly shift awayfrom centralized offices, there are fewer opportunities to work and connect in shared spaces. To build and strengthen strong interpersonal relationships, it’s now vital to incorporate intentional moments of connection in professional settings. Meeting planners play a key role in ensuring […]
As the return of business travel picks up steam, brands must adapt and innovate to meet the speed of evolution. Given the rise of blended work and leisure trips, hotels are uniquely positioned to meet the demands of companies and their employees through collaboration, creativity, and diversification to shape the industry’s future.
For meeting planners and event managers globally, the biggest challenge now is to keep up with booming business while accounting for unpredictability and external market pressures. Demand is high and expected to fully rebound to 2019 levels in 2023¹, but rising inflation means that budgets will be stretched tighter than ever. Do planners need to […]
The post-pandemic era presents many new challenges to the travel industry: adapting to a more distributed workforce; mitigating employee burnout; prospecting tight labor markets to attract and retain talent; and navigating the ongoing volatility within national and global markets. Despite these obstacles, however, business travel and in-person events are making a much faster recovery than […]