Event Tech Strategy, Insights & Trends.

  • 5 Tips for a Successful First Site Inspection, 11 Nov 2016

    Site inspections are the last check before you make your final decision on a hotel for your meeting, event or conference. This step is important because,…

  • 5 Global Locations Event Profs Should Look Out For, 08 Nov 2016

    Now more than ever, the global event planning industry has spread to other locations around the world. While larger cities such as London or New York…

  • Protecting Room Blocks From Poachers, 20 Oct 2016

    There is nothing more frustrating than having all of your calculated hard work in securing hotel rooms for your event thrown off by a handful of…

  • The Quickest Path to the Best Venues, 13 Oct 2016

    Why chase after venues that don’t fit your event? Sounds crazy, right? Yet that’s exactly what thousands of planners do every day. You see, traditional RFP…

  • The Collaborative Economy’s Impact on Events, 22 Sep 2016

    Airbnb, VRBO, Uber and Lyft — companies at the forefront of the “sharing economy,” from home rentals to ridesharing — have been getting more than their own…

  • Making Hotels’ Space-to-Rooms Ratio Work for Your Events, 15 Sep 2016

    Although doing math brings on anxiety for most, in the world of meetings, some basic math skills can take you far. And when it comes to…

  • Maximize Your Minimum: The SECRETS to Mouthwatering F&B on a Budget, 22 Jun 2016

    We, the event experts here at etouches, would like to share an important piece of advice with you: food will make or break your event. Food…

  • Non-Traditional Travel Services & The Events Industry: Part 2, 21 Apr 2016

    Welcome back! In Part 1 of this non-traditional travel services blog post, we covered Airbnb and other shared-lodging services and their potential effects on the events…

  • Non-Traditional Travel Services & Events: Part 1, 16 Mar 2016

    When booking your next room for your event will you use the event room block or move towards more non-traditional services like Airbnb? Get the low down on what the pros and cons are and how these non-traditional services are changing the game.






  • Events on the Edge: Tales from New Zealand Part 1, 20 Jan 2015

    New Zealand is about the same geographical size as the United Kingdom but with fewer people — 4.5 million at last count. To put this in…