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The airline’s Buddy Hotline puts travelers in direct contact with local “experts” who can advise on trip ideas — capitalizing on the trend identified in a recent Marriott/PCMA Foundation study on how people crave authentic experiences when they travel for work and pleasure.

Icelandair Connects Passengers to Locals

child care
Do you provide child care at your events? Have you skipped a conference yourself because you lacked child-care options? Let us know by taking a quick survey.

Convene Survey: Does Your Event Offer Child Care?

event apps
As millennials push adoption of event tech, a Cvent/Edelman study finds that mobile apps are the top way attendees want to get and share information.

Demand High for Mobile Event Apps

International Bar Association
Thanks to acrobats, a Renaissance play, thousands of flowers, and a view of Rome, the International Bar Association’s dinner gets Eventex first prize honors.

Inside IBA’s Award-Winning Gala

event destinations
Continued proof of an APAC boom — the region holds seven of the top 10 spots in Pacific World’s Most In-Demand Event Destinations 2019.

Asia Dominates List of Top Event Destinations

employee inclusion
e2i CEO Gilbert Tan says: ‘You must involve your employees in planning the future of your organisation.’ Here’s why.

How Often Do You Talk to Your Team?

The CEO of Destinations International reflects on the organization’s three-year transformation and looks ahead to the future of CVBs and DMOs.

The Next Generation of Destinations

France tech
Thanks to government initiatives and support from the president, the nation is making a push on the startup and AI fronts. That spirit is reflected in the events it attracts.

France’s Tech Frenzy Attracting Broad Range of Events

Convening Leaders recap
PCMA made plenty of changes to its 2019 main event in Pittsburgh. We pull back the curtains from Convening Leaders to show the thinking that fueled the face-to-face experience.

Convening Leaders Recap: What Worked and What Didn’t