Four top apps for planning your next meeting–along with video overviews to help you get started.
The IMEX Group, organizers of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America trade shows for the meetings, incentive travel and events industry, is spotlighting five trends its members expect to see this year. 1. Let’s play: Gamification In 2014, industry trendsetters used play as a tool to unlock creativity. In 2015, according to Gartner, […]
Personal service, healthy lifestyles and convenience are what hotel customers value most, according to a study from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The Lodging Survey, sponsored every two years by AH&LA, has been assessing industry trends since 1988. The 2014 survey was conducted by STR, which polled 9,600 hotels across the country. Key findings: […]
Traveling for work can get lonely, right? A few new digital services can help hook you up with a colleague or cultural experience.
There’s an app attack brewing in the meeting and events industry, but for now it’s just a tiny takeover, according to Lawrence Coburn, CEO of mobile event application provider DoubleDutch.
It’s almost gotten to the point where attendees expect every major event to have a dedicated app. And why not? If you do it right, it’s a great way to engage your audience before, during and after.
The Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism is taking note of technology’s role with a new iPad app. It was designed for leisure travelers but will work just as well for meeting and event planners. Palm Springs HD, free on iTunes and online at www.visitpalmsprings.com, lets you build itineraries, see photos and discover the best places […]
It’s all about connection, at home and at work. The dramatic rise of smartphones, tablets and other web-enabled connection devices is changing the way we make decisions as consumers, retailers, marketing strategists, and members of the meeting and event planning industry. That’s the subtext of a study by conScore in Reston, Va., which polled the […]
What’s in store for meetings this year? I thought about renting a crystal ball but decided it’d be easier just to go from my gut. After all, I spend the year attending, planning and writing about meetings. Because PYM’s focus is always on how meeting and event planners can put innovative ideas into practice, I’m […]