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How Local Ambassadors Can Impact International Meetings

Learn how 11 forward-thinking destinations are elevating the expertise of their locals and why planners and communities are reaping rewards.

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How One Industry Alliance Is Thinking Beyond The Economic Impact Equation

VBs and DMOs regularly tout convention room night numbers and estimated economic impact (EEI) to prove how valuable such events are to the economic vitality of their communities. But, in the current funding quagmire faced by many destination marketing organisations, the need for convention marketing and operations dollars seems to be falling on deaf ears.

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Unethical Bidding Is Becoming A Big Problem For Associations

Destinations play hard to win association meetings and events. But what happens when the playbook is cast aside and rules of the game no longer apply?

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Leaving More Than Money Behind

The Best Cities Global Alliance is helping meetings effect lasting change in their host destinations in five ways.

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