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Should you have separate social media accounts for Convention Services?

As social media becomes simply a way to communicate in the tourism and hospitality industries and no longer some exotic new thing, many CVBs (Convention and Visitors Bureaus) and DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations) are talking about whether they should set … Continue reading

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How did this happen? I’m a meeting planner

I’m not a professional meeting planner and don’t particularly want to become one, but since joining the National Board of Directors for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) I’ve found myself on a team that is researching venues and … Continue reading

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Rural geeks, you are not alone. Here is your tribe….

For those who are not surrounded by like-minded people (whether you’re into chess, growing roses or technology) the world can feel like a lonely place. “Am I the only one who understands chess problems like Allumwandlung and Maximummer and Zepler … Continue reading

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9 tips for following conference Twitter hashtags

One of the best social networks for professional development is Twitter. It is not only an extraordinarily fast news grapevine, but with hour-long knowledge tsunamis like #tourismchat you can get a whole lot of helpful information without paying a dime … Continue reading

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Want to book more meetings? Connect online with meeting planners

You know that part of CVB that deals with meetings? CVB stands for Convention and Visitors Bureau, after all. How can you find and connect with the right people and encourage them to consider your destination or venue for their event, … Continue reading

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Meetings, economic development and small towns

After our great experience holding the 140 Characters Conference Small Town in the restored Fox Theatre in Hutchinson, Kansas, I began thinking about how small towns with the right timing, venue, networks and entrepreneurial spirit can host more tech- and … Continue reading

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Social media turns meetings and conferences into communities

Meetings are no longer one-off, terrestrial events that happen over the course of a few days and then are done until the next year. Thanks to social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, you can (cliché alert!) extend the conversation … Continue reading

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Are you an event sponsor? Ideas for better print collateral and handouts

Although our Tourism Currents online learning community is a pretty new startup, we decided this month to sponsor an event for the first time. Now we’re in the “big leagues,” right?  :) It’s the Get Smart professional development conference run … Continue reading

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Using social media to attract meetings and conferences to your town

It’s easy to see how social media and mobile devices have changed how meetings and conferences themselves are conducted (for more on that see Jeff Hurt’s Seven Tips to Make Your Conference Millennial-Friendly) but how about the idea of using … Continue reading

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