U.S. Travel Association Creates CARES Act Relief Resources for DMOs and CVBs

Due to the tremendous strain COVID-19 has inflicted upon DMOs and CVBs, the U.S. Travel Association established a CARES Act resource. This resource contains information about loan eligibility, paycheck protection, unemployment assistance, and business tax provisions. U.S. Travel stated, “{We have} worked with Civitas Advisors...

Motivational Speakers are Being Hired for Zoom Virtual Meetings

Talent agencies, such as Red Propeller Speakers & Trainers Bureau, are leveraging their speakers to present during Zoom virtual meetings.  These meeting and event speakers, who have migrated to webinars and virtual conferences while stay-at-home orders are in place, are giving presentations on topics such...

U.S. Hotel RevPAR Maintains the Same Low Over the Past Week

Reflecting the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry reported significant year-over-year declines in the three key performance metrics during the week of 5-11 April 2020, according to data from STR. In comparison with the week of 7-13 April 2019, the industry...

AmpliVox Releases New Lectern Accessories for When Events Recommence

AmpliVox Sound Systems continues to bring lectern users new mobility, convenience, and presentation effectiveness with new accessories. One is the S1468 battery pack, compatible with the AmpliVox 150-watt Compact Amplifier. This makes AmpliVox lecterns capable of powering a built-in sound system even when there...

U.S. Hotel RevPAR Forecasted to Drop 50.6% for 2020

Due to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. hotel industry is projected to report a 50.6% decline in revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2020, according to a special forecast revision from STR and Tourism Economics. Outlook 2020 Forecast 2021 Forecast Supply -14.9% +15.6% Demand -51.2% +81.8% Occupancy -42.6% (37.9%) +57.3% (59.7%) ADR -13.9% ($112.91) +3.7% ($117.05) RevPAR -50.6% ($42.84) +63.1%...

There is Still Time to Register for This Important Webinar

Validation Institute (VI) and The Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit are collaborating to bring you this important webinar: Using Technology and Data to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission Risk and Anxiety in the Conference, Hospitality, and Related Industries Tuesday, March 17, 2 PM US EDT Cost: $199 The webinar...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Concerns Result in Denver Convention Cancellation

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting professionals of all types, including those who work in the medical, meeting and events, and hospitality/tourism industries.  Convention centers are especially combatting cancellations and concerns amongst attendees, one of the latest event controversies taking place in Denver, Colorado. The American...

Muckleshoot Casino Sets 2022 Reveal for Resort Opening

With 20,000 Square-feet of Technologically Advanced Function Space On the cusp of its 25th anniversary, Muckleshoot Casino is setting its vision firmly on the next quarter-century to come. After starting in a humble tent, the Pacific Northwest’s largest gaming destination will soon reach a milestone...

Tradeshows Attendees Can Scan Badges at Gates to Ride Monorail in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Monorail announces CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE, to be held in Las Vegas March 10 – 14, will include unlimited Monorail rides via 3-day and 7-day passes embedded into every attendee’s and exhibitor’s registration badge. Having Monorail fare integrated into event badges represents...

Report Reveals Trends for 2020 Conferences

Omnipress recently released the 2020 State of the Conference Industry Report, discovering common trends and opinions that will influence how corporate and associations annual conferences are coordinated this year. The 125 planner respondents who answered Omnipress’ online survey illustrated how many new creative strategies...