COVID-19

New Guidelines, New Expectations

April 12, 2021

The Washington Post recently announced that “nearly 20% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated.” The news is encouraging for the travel industry, as statistics trend upward across the board. […]

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A First Step Toward Returning to Normal

March 15, 2021

Last Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its first set of recommendations on activities that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can safely resume. […]

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Not Another Virtual Happy Hour!

March 8, 2021

Technology providers are working to alleviate this Zoom fatigue, however, with the introduction of unique virtual team building experiences. […]

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The Future of Travel?

March 1, 2021

The travel industry of 2021 is already one of innovation in response to trying to overcome concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Upskilling in a New Era

January 18, 2021

It’s no surprise that 2020 will be heralded as a turning point for the meetings and events industry since the coronavirus singlehandedly caused an economic crisis of epic proportions. With this market being hit particularly hard, when can we start to resume cautious optimism? The short answer is now. […]

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Case Study: Pivoting to a Virtual Fundraiser

January 4, 2021

Make-A-Wish hosted an online gala and raised $600,000 two weeks after the COVID-19 shutdown began. Over 650 people typically attend Wish Night, which includes a cocktail hour followed by a full dinner, a diamond pull, wine pull, silent auction and a two-hour program. […]

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Five Ways to Keep Virtual Attendees Engaged

December 21, 2020

In today’s COVID-19 meetings and events scene, the term Zoomed out describes the fatigue and zoning out attendees experience after endless virtual meetings, chats and quizzes. Keeping people engaged during virtual meetings requires planners to stretch their creativity, states Michael Dickinson, director of operations for Conference Technologies Inc., an audiovisual company that helps plan virtual meetings. […]

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