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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
It’s not me, it’s you! But how do you express that politely when it comes to breaking up with a hotel?Every hotel knows that when a company or person goes out to bid it is a competitive process with multiple bidders. So when you and your client find the PERFECT hotel, what happens to all the others?
As an event management team, when asked what we do, there’s one response that tends to repeat itself more than others: “so, you plan weddings?”
There are several different focus areas within the event planning industry, each with its own set of challenges, perks, goals, pros, cons, clients, destinations, emotions, etc. Most of these can be divided into one of two categories: personal and corporate.