Bites & Sites

3 DMOs on Group Business in the Living-With-COVID-19 World

Destination and venue leaders from three convention cities share how they have weathered the first half of 2020 and what they are doing to prepare for the future.

BY David McMillin July 2, 2020

Survey Reveals Consumer Concerns About Resuming Travel

Research group Dynata surveyed thousands of travelers in 11 countries, asking them what COVID-19 health and safety procedures would make them feel comfortable enough to resume air travel and hotel stays, among other activities.

BY Curt Wagner July 1, 2020

How CVBs Are Helping Destinations Safely Reopen

As destinations have started to lift stay-at-home orders and businesses are reopening their doors, CVBs are helping to ensure their communities stay safe as they ready to welcome visitors once again.

BY Casey Gale June 28, 2020

America’s Best Small Cities List Takes on New Meaning During Pandemic

Resonance Consultancy’s annual list was compiled using data gathered prior to the pandemic but could provide insights for planners seeking destinations with a smaller footprint to accommodate attendees in the wake of COVID-19.

BY Convene Editors June 23, 2020

U.K. Destination Leaders Reflect on Coming Back Stronger

In a roundtable conversation hosted by VisitBritain, U.K. destination leaders discussed what they’ll need to do to bring business back once the COVID-19 crisis has abated.

BY Casey Gale June 22, 2020

What Will the Hotels in Your Room Block Look Like in the Future?

COVID-19 is forcing hotel properties to rethink the guest experience. Here’s a preview of three differences you and your attendees will find during your next stay.

BY David McMillin June 19, 2020

Hamilton Hotel Employees Work From Home — and Learn

Instead of layoffs and furloughs, one Washington D.C. hotel is offering its employees online training during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BY Curt Wagner June 16, 2020

2 Things Event Organizers Can Learn from Air Travel During the Pandemic

I boarded a plane last week for the first time in four months. Here’s what I think event organizers can take away from my experience.

BY David McMillin June 16, 2020

Back to Business Travel Safety Guidelines

ALHI publishes an online resource so planners are kept up to date on the latest health and safety measures in place from airports to hotels to event venues.

BY Michelle Russell May 29, 2020

New Survey Shows a Sign of Hope for the Return of Travel

Over the next six weeks, nearly half of U.S. travelers have plans for their first trip since the COVID-19 pandemic began keeping them at home.

BY David McMillin May 27, 2020

Hotels Start Selling ‘Bonds’ to Make It Through COVID-19 Crisis

As hotel rooms sit empty, some properties are offering deals for future guests with a “Buy Now, Stay Later” initiative.

BY David McMillin May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Response: Getting Food to the People Who Need It

How the events industry is providing nourishment to those who are helping others during the COVID-19 pandemic and to those who are hurting because of it.

BY Convene Editors April 13, 2020