Comic relief: the popularity and impact of Comic-Cons

Comic Conventions Today A stormtrooper, a Spider-Man, and a Harley Quinn walk into a bar … which means it must be Comic-Con season. The popularity of comic conventions, particularly San Diego’s, has skyrocketed since their inception in 1970. Comic-Cons offer a way to unify people of all walks of…

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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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Q&A: Dasha Runyan and Vimal Vyas on the new MINT+

With the recent MINT+ transformations and enhancements, we thought it would be helpful to hear from professionals in the meetings and events industry. Dasha Runyan and Vimal Vyas are members of the steering committee that helped set and guide the software updates. Runyan is the vice president of…

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Small destinations find big gains in MINT+

Historically, many destinations have viewed MINT+ as a destination marketing organization (DMO) database predominately for large destinations and citywide events. In reality, a wide cross-section of all-size DMOs contributes data to MINT+, resulting in a wide variety of meeting opportunities for…

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How to Grow Your MINT+ Muscle

Being a MINT+ subscriber can be a lot like having a gym membership. You know it’s good for you, and it offers incredible opportunities to get stronger; however, for many, the promise of possibility is quickly replaced by the demands of everyday working realities, mainly the perceived lack of TIME…

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