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Destinations to host the MINT+ Top 250 conventions in 2022

UNITED STATES — Utilizing the MINT+ events database, Simpleview, a leading global technology and software provider for the meetings and events industry, and Destinations International, the global trade association for convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), identified the destinations that will be…

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The importance of meetings content on DMO websites

Destination marketing organization (DMO) websites showcase value propositions to potential leisure tourists, business travelers, meeting planners, stakeholders and locals. They’re virtual brochures that are open to everyone on the internet, and it’s essential to include key information that answers…

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Lead trends for meetings, a state-by-state comparison

After taking a big hit in 2020, the U.S. meetings industry is beginning to show signs of a recovery. This post walks through the trajectory of the recovery to date to allow us to see where the industry is headed. We make some interesting state-by-state comparisons and examine if differing state…

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How Is the Vaccine Rollout Impacting Booking Activity?

It’s not news that travel intent is starting to pick up now that more than 40% (and counting) of the U.S. population has received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. According to Longwoods International’s recent survey results from April 20, a whopping 87% of frequent travelers plan to take…

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Best Practices for Hosting Meetings & Events During COVID-19

Prior to the pandemic, the meetings and event industry supported 5.9 million American jobs and spurred hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenue. This year, in celebration of Global Meetings Industry Day, and in anticipation of the impending return of in-person meetings and events, we’ve…

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