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  • TED2019 to livestream talks to 12 Marriott properties worldwide

    Press Release Entering its third year of collaborations with TED, Marriott Hotels today announced new program extensions to further its impact on creative thinking worldwide. This year, for the first time, Marriott Hotels will livestream talks from the TED2019 conference to 12 properties around the world for an exclusive viewing for guests. The flagship hotel brand will also introduce a first-of-its kind TED Masterclass through Marriott Bonvoy Moments, a program which provides travelers new money-can’t-buy experiences around the world. Both…

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  • Swoop teams up with Google Flights

    Press Release Swoop flights are now showcased on the industry’s leading search engine, Google Flights. The addition of the distribution channel promotes the visibility of Swoop flights, which can also be booked direct through its website FlySwoop.com. “Teaming up with Google Flights is key to sharing our ultra-low-fares with more travellers,” said Karen McIsaac, senior advisor of communications at Swoop. “All of our flights are non-stop. This, in combination with our fares, is sure to surface Swoop flights as the most attractive…

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  • Attainium’s Event-Aware app streamlines event emergency response

    Press Release Event-Aware is a mobile application from Attainium Corp that simplifies building and deploying emergency response plans for meetings and events by putting the information literally at your fingertips. The service is the first of its kind, combining hands-on guidance with an easy-to-use consumer-style app that makes meeting and event emergency response plans actionable and visible. Users of the Event-Aware app can retrieve all relevant plan components through an interface that is simple, powerful and intuitive. Whenever on-site event…

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  • Streampoint Solutions integrates with Pathable

    Press Release Pathable, an industry leading event app for meetings, conferences and tradeshows, announced today that it has released new integration capabilities with Streampoint Solutions Inc., a leading provider of event management software for the conference, trade show and special events industry. “We are very excited about the integration with Pathable,” said Dharmesh Dayabhai, co-founder, Streampoint Solutions. “This will enable us to offer new functionality that will enhance the event registration process. By working together with Pathable, we will provide both event…

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  • Study shows consumers want travel assistance from chatbots

    Press Release The ability to organize and book both business or leisure trips online is now far more convenient than it used to be. Regardless, arranging trips online can still be an exhausting and cumbersome experience. Whether it’s trying to find the best flight, the most affordable option or just knowing where to go within a new city; there are many obstacles facing consumers today. To examine this area in depth, Humley, the creator of artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots for…

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  • The Times, They Are a-Changing — Again

    This is the first of three articles exploring changing landscape of technology and the corporate meetings and events industry. The iconic line from the 1960s Bob Dylan song “The times they are a changing” seems to be a common refrain every decade or so, and in the intervening half-century since that song was composed, the times have thoroughly changed. We have seen generations of technology race by. We went from records to cassettes to CDs to iPods to music streaming…

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  • Bringing it Together: How Business Process Management can help hotel operators

    By Mark McGregor More than ever before, hoteliers need ways to increase their productivity and leverage technology for staff, customer and client communications. Events are getting more complicated, hotel guests more demanding and everything is getting faster. Business Process Management (BPM) can help hotels and airlines sustain innovation and optimize their operations to ensure the consistent delivery of better  customer experiences, ensuring ease of use for everyone involved. Business Process Management brings hotel operations together, simplifying things for staff, stakeholders and customers while also offering actionable insights into the…

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  • Speak Easy: How presentation management sets your conference up for success

    By Andrew Tyne Your presentation starts in 10 minutes, while frantically trying to find the room where you’ll be presenting you look down at your hand and see the USB key that contains your talk. You whisper a quiet prayer to the conference gods that whatever laptop is waiting for you in the room has the correct version of QuickTime installed and that you’ve embedded those videos properly. When we design an event experience, we very often think of ways…

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  • Introducers, Tech and Wellness: Top trends in the events industry

    By Angela Zaltsman Halfway through the year, it’s becoming easier to spot what trends are changing, what’s sticking around and what’s not in the events industry. While technology continues its non-stop march into the events space, the industry is still about the people in attendance. Networking, food and beverage and the over experience remain the core of any given event, but how they’re delivered is, like the nascent use of tech, constantly in flux. Below, read up on what’s been hot…

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  • CellPoint Mobile launches Voyage, a comprehensive booking engine

    Press Release CellPoint Mobile, a leading global provider of sales and payment-side technology solutions for the airline and travel sectors, announced today the launch of Voyage, a complete booking solution designed specifically for travel merchants to increase revenues in the direct channel.  Voyage was developed for companies in the airline, ground and sea transportation and hospitality industries, which require a functionality-rich booking engine that is optimized for revenue generation, program engagement and customer satisfaction, and that makes booking easier for…

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