August/September 2021
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Cover Story Hotel Brands Adapt New Cleanliness, Technology Standards By

As more guests prefer mobile-enabled hospitality experiences post-COVID pandemic, hotel brands are responding accordingly.

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Features
Planning These Meetings Involves More Than Having Attendees Log on and Stare at a Screen By

Thanks to the creativity of meetings and events experts who grace the industry, hybrid events are proving to be an effective avenue for meetings and events of all sizes.

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An Abundance of Family Friendly Fun By

When your goal is to reward, relax and reset in a unique and innovative venue, theme-parks have it all: family friendly attractions, interactive outdoor adventures, safe animal encounters, and more.

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After COVID-19, Meetings Technology Becomes More Important By

The hurdles to planning a convention or corporate meeting seem to get bigger every year, but new technology has been able to simplify things for planners and offer solutions for many of the challenges they face.

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Cruise Lines Are Seeing MICE Bookings Resume By

Ships are also now sailing in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and beyond. That’s not just critical for the cruise lines; it’s critical for all those ports and the small businesses within them that depend on tourism to survive and thrive.

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More Than Ever, Finding the Right Speaker is Paramount By

Identifying and finding the ideal keynote speaker requires due diligence and a keen understanding of what would resonate with meeting and event attendees.

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Gaming Resorts Remain an Attractive Option for Planners By

Ask any planner what tops their list of desirables, and health and safety protocols, accessibility, affordability and all-inclusive amenities win out every time. Enter gaming resorts, which continue to thrive even during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a popular venue choice for planners.

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Destinations
Awe-Inspiring Scenery, Outdoor Activities Attract Attendees By

Wrapped in the raw beauty of desert settings, offering more than 300 days of sunshine, and with championship golf courses and cosseting spa facilities alike, it’s no wonder the “Grand Canyon State” is a favorite for meetings, conferences and incentive programs.

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Perspective

Having spent 2020 scrambling to adapt to virtual-only events, event professionals are now looking with relief toward a more “normal” near future.

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As the rollout of the vaccines slowly removes some of those barriers to corporate travel, experts and industry analysts are watching closely to see how the next phase of post-pandemic demand will take shape.

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Traditional hiring practices have not been refined and tailored to suit sales, so the managers who employ them are often faced with disappointment. Here are 10 sales management mistakes and misconceptions and how you can avoid them.

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August/September 2021
issue
Cover Story Hotel Brands Adapt New Cleanliness, Technology Standards By

As more guests prefer mobile-enabled hospitality experiences post-COVID pandemic, hotel brands are responding accordingly.

Full Story
Features
Planning These Meetings Involves More Than Having Attendees Log on and Stare at a Screen By

Thanks to the creativity of meetings and events experts who grace the industry, hybrid events are proving to be an effective avenue for meetings and events of all sizes.

Full Story
An Abundance of Family Friendly Fun By

When your goal is to reward, relax and reset in a unique and innovative venue, theme-parks have it all: family friendly attractions, interactive outdoor adventures, safe animal encounters, and more.

Full Story
After COVID-19, Meetings Technology Becomes More Important By

The hurdles to planning a convention or corporate meeting seem to get bigger every year, but new technology has been able to simplify things for planners and offer solutions for many of the challenges they face.

Full Story
Cruise Lines Are Seeing MICE Bookings Resume By

Ships are also now sailing in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and beyond. That’s not just critical for the cruise lines; it’s critical for all those ports and the small businesses within them that depend on tourism to survive and thrive.

Full Story
More Than Ever, Finding the Right Speaker is Paramount By

Identifying and finding the ideal keynote speaker requires due diligence and a keen understanding of what would resonate with meeting and event attendees.

Full Story
Gaming Resorts Remain an Attractive Option for Planners By

Ask any planner what tops their list of desirables, and health and safety protocols, accessibility, affordability and all-inclusive amenities win out every time. Enter gaming resorts, which continue to thrive even during the COVID-19 pandemic, as a popular venue choice for planners.

Full Story
Destinations
Awe-Inspiring Scenery, Outdoor Activities Attract Attendees By

Wrapped in the raw beauty of desert settings, offering more than 300 days of sunshine, and with championship golf courses and cosseting spa facilities alike, it’s no wonder the “Grand Canyon State” is a favorite for meetings, conferences and incentive programs.

Full Story
Perspective

Having spent 2020 scrambling to adapt to virtual-only events, event professionals are now looking with relief toward a more “normal” near future.

Full Story

As the rollout of the vaccines slowly removes some of those barriers to corporate travel, experts and industry analysts are watching closely to see how the next phase of post-pandemic demand will take shape.

Full Story

Traditional hiring practices have not been refined and tailored to suit sales, so the managers who employ them are often faced with disappointment. Here are 10 sales management mistakes and misconceptions and how you can avoid them.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Caesars Entertainment, Inc., welcomed MPI WEC 2021 to Las Vegas June 15-17, 2021. The conference was the first major in-person meeting held at the 550,000-square-foot conference center, which is in the center of the Las Vegas Strip and features the world’s two largest pillarless ballrooms. For more snapshots, click arrow to right of photo
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    PCMA hosted its recent Convening Leaders 2021 event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Florida. Attendees followed strict venue guidelines for social distancing and temperature checks. Photo courtesy of Kelly Cavers.
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    Lisa Messina, Vice President of Sales at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, speaks at PCMA’s 2021 Convening Leaders Forum at CAESARS FORUM. Courtesy Photo
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    PCMA held its 2021 Convening Leaders Forum at CAESARS FORUM, the first event to be held at the gleaming new, 550,000-sf facility.
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    ALHI’s Executive Women in Leadership 2020 was held live at Naples Grande Beach Resort. Photo Courtesy of Melinda Hutchins
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    A sampling of COVID-compliant masks introduced at the reopening of Caesars Palace, June 2020


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    In the midst of the shutdown, Meet Minneapolis created the “We Need Us” local campaign to help its small businesses remain afloat


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industry
events

September 18-22
US Travel IPW
Las Vegas, NV
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September 29-Oct 1
FICP Fall Symposium
Couer D’Alene, ID
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October 6
Destination Showcase
Presented by PCMA and Destinations International
National Harbor, MD
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October 4-6
Cvent CONNECT
London, UK
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October 27-29
ITB Asia 2021
Singapore
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November 9-11
IMEX America
Las Vegas, NV
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November 14-17
FICP Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ
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November 17-19
GBTA Convention 2021
Orlando, FL
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December 7-9
IAEE Expo! Expo!
Philadelphia, PA
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January 9-12, 2022
PCMA Convening Leaders
Las Vegas, NV
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February 13-15, 2022
39th Annual Domestic Showcase
Virginia Beach, VA
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March 13-15, 2022
Expo! Expo! MENA
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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June 21-23, 2022
MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC)
San Francisco, CA
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For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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