Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Image Audiovisuals Unveils Exclusive Virtual Platform for Colorado Convention Center

Image Audiovisuals, the preferred on-site audiovisual provider at the Colorado Convention Center, has  unveiled its new virtual platform custom-built to mirror the Colorado Convention Center for use in hybrid and virtual events. Through its virtual services company eAttend Global, ImageAV designed an immersive experience for the convention center to complement the city’s solution for resuming in-person events.

Atlantis Paradise Island to Use iVvy Platform for Events

Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas will be using iVvy Platform’s request for proposal and event management systems. iVvy, a cloud-based event and venue management platform, will provide online distribution and RFP management, diagramming, invoicing, banquet and event orders as well as on-site execution from any mobile device. 

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul Launches Three Pioneering Virtual Meeting Packages

With virtual and hybrid meetings now the new normal, Four Seasons Hotel Seoul is offering three different packages that combine service and surroundings with the latest in high-end audio/visual. The packages allow meeting hosts to create effective online meetings, conferences and events—complete with cameras, live streaming, recording, translation services, technicians and more.

Hilton Now Offers COVID-19 Testing, Health Screening Resources for Event Attendees

Event planners continue to look to hospitality industry leaders for solutions that help simplify the complex task of organizing in-person or hybrid events in the current environment—particularly as it relates to COVID-19 testing and health screenings. Throughout the pandemic, Hilton says it has been listening and responding to the needs of its customers, and now it is providing event planners with COVID-19 testing and health screening resources for their event attendees.

California's Tourism and Labor Officials Call on Governor Newsom for Reopening Guidelines

Frustrated officials and union leaders representing California’s business travel, events and conventions industry are calling on Governor Gavin Newsom to issue statewide guidelines clarifying under what conditions business meetings, events and conventions in California can resume someday.

Marriott International Partners With Providers on New Hybrid Meeting Solutions

For meeting and event professionals who have been looking to plan hybrid virtual/in-person meetings and events, Marriott International is offering new solutions to help "Connect with Confidence" and streamline the current planning process. New resources for hybrid meetings and events, including providers and pricing, will be available next month at Marriott hotels across the United States and Canada, and are slated to be available globally in the near future.

FITUR MICE Receiving Positive Business Response Ahead of Event

With only three months to go until FITUR Tourism Recovery Special, it says there has already been a tremendously positive business response to the FITUR MICE section, the B2B meeting point for the supply and demand of meetings, conferences and congress tourism and business travel. This response testifies to the need to renew contacts, find business opportunities and boost business activity in this vital segment for tourism and countries’ economies.

"Meet In Utah" Program Initiates Recovery of Salt Lake’s Meeting Industry

The meeting industry makes up a substantial amount of Salt Lake City’s visitor economy and has been one of the hardest-hit sectors by COVID-19; however, through the state's “Meet In Utah” program—which offered financial incentives to meetings that contracted events by December 30, 2020, to be held in 2021—