Best Time to Book Holiday Travel

Best Time to Book Holiday Travel

The end of summer is fast approaching which means, if you are any major box retailer, it is time for Halloween of course. Well if it is time for Halloween, that means Thanksgiving is basically next week followed up by Christmas. Are you planning on traveling for the holidays? If so, here are some tips to make sure you are booking in time and finding the best price out there. 

Kansas City, No Longer the Understudy

Kansas City, No Longer the Understudy

In the past few years, Kansas City has become more of a well-known and popular city, thriving as a desired travel destination. However, for many people, Kansas City is still thought of as a smaller community, a flyover state, one that doesn’t come close to paralleling the sky-scraper buildings and hustle bustle of traditional, large cities in the US. All of that is beginning to change though, as Kansas City embarks on a journey of redevelopment, transformation, and growth, with two large construction endeavors and the pleasure of being host to the 2023 NFL draft.

Continued Evolution of the Hospitality Industry

Continued Evolution of the Hospitality Industry

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to traveling, and the way that people are traveling seems to be changing. The hospitality industry is constantly looking for ways to deliver an exceptional experience to guests. Recently the hospitality industry has found itself navigating through drastic changes spurred by competition. Airbnb, a home-sharing tech company that has existed for just under a decade, has managed to cause disruption in the traditional hospitality market with the development of a sharing economy.

Buffet Meals
versus
Plated Meals

Buffet Meals <br> versus <br> Plated Meals

We all know that there are many moving parts that go into planning an event. Whether it be guest lists, hotel arrangements, or decorations, there is one thing that attendees seem to notice the most- the FOOD! We all tend to rate an event’s success by how good the food is, which is why it is one of the most important aspects of planning. 

Leading A Balanced Lifestyle

Leading A Balanced Lifestyle

Dolly Parton once said, “Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” All too often we become consumed with our work that we forget the importance of life outside of our careers. To be happy and healthy, we must lead a balanced lifestyle. 

How To Avoid Being Scammed By Online Hotel Bookings

How To Avoid Being Scammed By Online Hotel Bookings

55 million. According to the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), that is how many online hotel booking scams occur each year. With the convenience and increasing number of online reservation sites, hotel booking scams are becoming more frequent. One in four American travelers have reported booking on what they thought was a hotel website but later find out it was another site, according to AHLA. 

TRANSPORTATION: THINGS TO NOTE FOR ANY CITY

TRANSPORTATION: THINGS TO NOTE FOR ANY CITY

When organizing an event there seems to be an endless to-do list that you must complete before the big day. Whether it be hotel reservations, flights, scheduling, or the guest list, there are so many things that must be planned. One of the most important (and stressful) aspects is planning for effective and efficient transportation, because we all know, an event cannot happen if the guests are not there!

INTERVIEW: TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

INTERVIEW: TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

The transportation aspect of an event can be a tricky puzzle. There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of potential obstacles. It’s imperative that your event management team works closely with a trusted transportation partner that can problem solve quickly. For this installment of our interview series, we spoke with three of our transportation partners and one on-site resource partner that frequently manages the transportation piece during execution to share some insight on some of the behind-the-scenes work.

QUESTIONS TO ASK AS YOU PREP FOR A TRADESHOW

QUESTIONS TO ASK AS YOU PREP FOR A TRADESHOW

You’re exhibiting at an upcoming tradeshow. Congratulations! If this is your first time prepping for a tradeshow, it can be overwhelming. You may not even know what you don’t know. You aren’t alone, it’s a feeling many people before you have felt. Our team has compiled a list of strategic questions you should be asking as you go through the planning process. 

CMP EXPLAINED

CMP EXPLAINED

When searching for an event management partner, you may notice three letters listed after team members’ names: CMP. What does CMP mean and what does it signify? Why should members of your event team have this certification?

You aren’t alone in wondering these things. We’re here to help.

INTERVIEW:
THIRD AVENUE FOUNDERS

INTERVIEW: <br> THIRD AVENUE FOUNDERS

The Third Avenue Events team is excited to bring a brand-new interview series to our blog! Throughout the year we will be chatting with several of our trusted partners to provide insight on all aspects of the event process. Maybe you’ve found yourself wondering “what does a production company really do?” or “what is the first thing a transportation team does after receiving an arrival and departure manifest?” These questions, and many more, will be answered.

First in this series, none other than the founders of Third Avenue Events: Kristin Hems and Annie Rector.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT CLIENT GIFT

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT CLIENT GIFT

As we discussed last month in our “Building Relationships” post, giving a sincere “thank you” is always a great way to strengthen relationships across the board. It’s well-known that one way to show appreciation is with thoughtful gifts, but what makes a gift stand out? How do you narrow it down to something that will show genuine appreciation? 

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS

A large portion of all successful business is relationships. Repeat clients and repeat partners. Savviness in human relations can take a business much further than technical skills alone. Forming a mutually beneficial relationship is key, and in this month’s blog post, we are going to outline a few things we’ve learned when it comes to business relationships.