Happy new year and welcome back. I spent my New Year's Eve celebration at a rocking concert with 500 of my closest friends, another reminder of the power of events when compared to sitting at home and watching the ball drop while eating a bag of chips.
Right off the bat this year, we have an analysis of the latest trends in safety and security for events. Planning is crucial, especially in conjunction with collaboration with hotels and local stakeholders. Check out the story below.
We've also got a few interesting collaborative pieces from the Skift team, including our most outlandish predictions for travel in 2019 and the buzzwords that irritated us the most in 2018.
Heading to PCMA Convening Leaders in Pittsburgh next week? I'll be there. Shoot me a message if you want to meet up and chat.
If you have any feedback about the newsletter or news tips, feel free to reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @sheivach.