How the Sharing Economy Business Model is Jumpstarting Cuba

Posted by Kevin Iwamoto on 04/17/2015

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The latest round of “how the Sharing Economy is impacting our industry” came when Airbnb announced that interested Cuban hosts signed up to list over 1,000 homes on their apartment-sharing website, according to CNN Money on April 2, 2015.

The ability of Airbnb to mobilize homes and rooms for future tourists and business travelers — making them available for booking so quickly — far surpasses any efforts by existing chain or independent hoteliers to create their own room blocks. And what’s really impressive is how new Sharing Economy companies with similar business models enable them to start doing business in a newly opened Cuban market even faster than the airlines can officially start flying seats to Havana!

I think it’s remarkable that Sharing Economy companies can enter a marketplace and establish a competitive foothold years before any other competitors can even hang a shingle out to compete. Don’t be surprised if Uber or Lyft decides to establish a quick beach-head in the Cuban marketplace either!

Another impressive thing to note is the instant entry into a new marketplace — without significant capital investment, overhead, construction loans, headcount, etc. — to set up new business in the Sharing Economy model vs. the traditional travel business development model.

Clearly, the model is working in their favor, in terms of expansion and revenue generation opportunities. The traditionalists with their current models will have to ponder whether they have to change their existing business development models or modify them at least to remain competitive.


Cvent and Lanyon Announce Merger

Posted by Lanyon on 11/29/2016

Cvent and Lanyon have merged


Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016

Posted by Lanyon on 09/19/2016

Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016


Meetings Today-Lanyon Launches Smart Events Cloud 2016-July 2016

Posted by Patrick Mendoza on 07/26/2016

Lanyon, a meetings and travel software company, released a new version of its Smart Events Cloud platform that features a number of significant enhancements, a simplified user interface and improved scalability.


Lanyon Launches New Functionality and Salesforce Integration for the Company's Smart Events Cloud®

Posted by Lanyon on 07/25/2016

New release delivers event ROI transparency for marketing teams


Lanyon Selected as Event technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International

Posted by Lanyon on 06/15/2016

Lanyon Selected as Event Technology Provider by Meeting Professionals International


Meetings and Conventions Magazine — 5 Tips to Make Your Event More Environmentally Friendly — May 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 05/11/2016

Earth Day fell on April 22 this year. As happens every year, people from around the world agreed on that day to turn off lights, reflect on ways to make our planet cleaner and take steps to reduce waste. 
As we in this industry know, bringing together thousands of people can create a great deal of waste and emissions. However, we can make conscious decisions every day, at every event, to make sure we are doing all that we can to make our events environmentally friendly.

Read the original article here.


Lanyon Selected to Power GBTA’s Worldwide Events

Posted by Lanyon on 05/02/2016

Dallas, Texas (April 28, 2016) — Lanyon, a global leader in meetings, events and travel software, today announced that the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) has selected the company’s RegOnline® software to power their global events. The agreement reinforces Lanyon’s commitment to provide best-in-class software to the association marketplace.


How Dreamforce Mastered Event Registration With Salesforce’s Scott Owens

Posted by Lanyon on 04/25/2016

Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM technology provider, is one of the most recognizable names in the tech industry. And with over 172,000 attendees, their flagship event, Dreamforce, is the largest software conference on Earth. They’re also a Lanyon customer.


PCMA Convene – 5 Tips to Max Out Your Mobile Event App – April 2016

Posted by Lanyon Staff on 04/11/2016

If you’ve attended an event, or even walked around any street recently, it’s a safe bet you saw a lot of folks walking around with their heads down, eyes trained on their smartphones, thumbs busily scrolling up and down their screens.

What’s so awesome about their phones? Most likely, they were engaged with an app. 


...read the original article here.


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