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Agencies and DMCs: The Future of the Sector Model

A Society for Incentive Travel Excellence conference session recently brought together both agencies and destination management professionals to examine the future of the sector model. The subject was defined as “the changing landscape of third party intermediaries”. The panel’s moderator reports. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Rotation: The Right Thing or a Big Risk?

As any youngster with a fidget spinner will tell you, rotation can be fun. But when a UK convention bureau suggested to the organiser of an event that had stayed in the same city since it started that they should be rotating destinations, there was surprising friction. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Fam Trips: The Case for Upper and Lower

While The Iceberg prefers to write “familiarisation trips”, the rest of the industry seems to stick with the shorter “fam trips”, or sometimes the capital “FAM trips”. Which should be considered correct? One of our more particular partners places the use of that shift key under the microscope. From editor’s blog at Meetpie.com…

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Puerto Rico’s New DMO Appeals for Group Business

It has been seven months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, causing widespread devastation and crippling power outages. Now the new Puerto Rico Destination Marketing Organization, a merger of Meet Puerto Rico and the leisure-focused Puerto Rico Tourism Co., says the territory is ready and eager to host group business. Photo: Jaime Olmo. From Meetings & Conventions…

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30 April 2018

2018 PDM- Destination Organization Operations – Online Course

The greatest asset of any destination organization is the people who work there and the systems that support their work. As human resources and technology are two of the largest expenses of a destination organization, so are they two of the most vital elements. This course will review these elements to provide participants with the tools they…

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BestCities Talks Beyond Tourism Benefits in Tokyo

Made up of twelve convention bureaux partnering to help associations achieve success through their events, the BestCities Global Alliance has just run its second BestCities Global Forum in Tokyo. The conference’s four day programme included much talk of the beyond tourism benefits of meetings, including the “Incredible Impacts” grants BestCities has just co-presented. From Boardroom…

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13 November 2017

Driving Destination Performance & Competitiveness Through...

In this dynamic and fun session, eight DMO/CVB leaders from around the world will share how they are implementing sustainability in their destination. They will focus on specific areas highlighting their challenges, opportunities and how they are innovating to drive destination performance and competitiveness.

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