Bites & Sites

Addressing Carbon-Intensive Air Travel in the Events Industry

At a PCMA Executive Leadership Summit in January, members of the C-suite explored solutions to current and potential disruptions in the business events industry, including curtailed travel to their in-person events because of sustainability concerns.

BY Michelle Russell June 14, 2024

How Representing NYC Has Prepared Fred Dixon to Showcase the U.S.

The president and CEO of NYC Tourism + Conventions talks about his new role leading Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States.

BY Michelle Russell June 11, 2024

‘Tricky Times’ for Two Convention Centers

How two CVBs — Visit Cincy and Visit Savannah — are managing group business during the transitionary period when their convention centers’ renovation projects are underway.

BY Michelle Russell February 23, 2024

Scrap Giant Makes E-Waste Problem Impossible to Ignore

A nearly 20-foot-tall, 1-ton sculpture made of discarded electronics was the centerpiece of a first-ever Sustainability Village at a global consumer electronics and home appliances trade show.

BY Curt Wagner November 7, 2023

More CVBs Earning Autism Travel Accreditation

Visit Salt Lake and Destination Toledo are two of the growing number of CVBs that have recently earned autism travel accreditation, after learning about how Mesa, Arizona, is breaking new ground for inclusive travel.

BY Casey Gale October 25, 2023

Capitol Hill Addresses Visa Wait Time Issue

Convention attendees and exhibitors from some non-U.S. destinations have been contending with visitor visa processing times as long as 800 days, negatively impacting international participation at U.S.-based events. New legislation targeting the issue offers some hope.

BY Casey Gale September 22, 2023

Where’s the Meeting Planner?

A recent ranking of the 30 top U.S. convention centers in The Wall Street Journal is missing input from an important perspective: event organizers.

BY Michelle Russell September 19, 2023

Where the Top Conventions Meet

Simpleview and Destinations International have published a new report that analyzes where and when the top 250 rotating conventions in 2023 have met or will meet, based on the MINT+ database, a shared repository of information on organizations and their meetings and events. 

BY Michelle Russell July 26, 2023

The Long-Awaited Opening of a New Museum Coincides with Juneteenth

Two decades in the making, the International African American Museum and gathering space in Charleston, South Carolina, will trace the untold stories of enslaved Africans brought to the U.S.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst June 19, 2023

Convene On Site: Breaking With Convention in Seattle

An inside look at Summit, Seattle’s latest convention center space.

BY Barbara Palmer June 17, 2023

A New Funding Model for Hotel Development

The Indianapolis City Council will take over financing for a convention center hotel. Is this a sign of things to come?

BY Michelle Russell June 16, 2023

What Makes Destinations Lovable?

During Resonance Consultancy’s digital WRLDCTY Summit 02 held in April, CEO Chris Fair spoke about how destinations can invest in making their cities a lot more attractive to both residents and visitors alike.

BY Casey Gale May 8, 2023

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