I am a person who loves to meet people in person. This is no secret. I made it very clear that I’m excited to see the back of Zoom and other video conferencing tools. Don’t get me wrong – I think they are great innovations that are very useful for many things – just not everything, and certainly not what matters. They simply cannot replace the value of the meeting in person. They are an element of our present and our future. They are not the future.
So today, I’m really excited to announce the launch of TravelPerk Events. It is a revolutionary tool that will help teams around the world to meet in person easily. But before I tell you what it is and how it works, I want to explain why we built it.
The most social animal
Modern life imposes a kind of isolation on all of us. From being able to watch whatever you want from your couch on Netflix, to the ease of bringing food to your door with Uber Eats, to connecting to your workspace remotely in your pajamas, the 21st century has made it so easy for us to never leave our homes. You never need to face reality and other humans.
… however, we still do. Humans are strict in social relations. In fact, the Greek philosopher Aristotle wrote that “Man is by nature a social animal.. It is who we are and who we will continue to be no matter what modern technology and society throw in our way. And this is not just a philosophical concept of discussing wine with your family. It’s a fact of neuroscience. As Dr. Michael Platt, PhD, a biological anthropologist from the University of Pennsylvania explains:
Social behavior is an important part of our adaptive toolkit. It allows us to come together and do things we wouldn’t be able to do alone.
Dr. Michael Platt, Ph.D.
Just think about it in your daily life. How often do you go to a teammate and ask for help or advice when you’re at work? Are you sitting down to deal with the IKEA assembly Schlorg (Shouting to Phil Dunphy) Alone or with your roommate or partner? What are your most creative moments and feel the energy to build something new? I bet it happened when you are surrounded by people who inspire you. And when you have these moments – what’s the first thing you want to do? Share it with others Humanity has come this far because of our ability to cooperate. It happened personally. Not through a screen.
Why am I telling you all this?
I’m telling you this because I think the future is head on. Not from screen to screen. The future of work is not this matrix/metaverse “reality” where we hang out with bots and never talk to each other. The way I see it – the more technical we become, the more we want to meet in person.
I believe so much in the future of work “in real life,” that my team and I decided to build the most intuitive solution to help teams come together in person. Let me give you an exception…drumroll, please…TravelPerk Events!
After nearly two years of separation, it’s time to get back together again. But, like many things in the post-pandemic world, business will not be the same as it was before COVID. According to Microsoft’s Work Trends Index, more than 70% of workers want flexible work options to continue, which tells us that telecommuting or hybrid work is really here to stay. Therefore, we decided to find a way to make the face-to-face meeting easier and more intuitive to plan, book and manage from a single platform. TravelPerk Events isn’t just a tool for organizing these opportunities to meet in person. It’s a way to empower teams to foster creativity, build relationships, and maintain company culture together.
Low information on TravelPerk events
Fine. I told you about Why Behind Travelberg Events. Now, let’s move on to a file what or what and the how. TravelPerk Events is a one-stop shop for those planning any type of event for their company to handle every aspect from thought through to execution.
What types of events will you be able to organize?
In short, anytime you want two or more people to meet face to face anywhere in the world, you can do so through TravelPerk Events. This tool will help you with kick-offs, team buildings, outdoor locations, seasonal company parties, and even just meetings with teams.
How does that help you?
Pretty much anyone who has staged an event, big or small, knows that it can be traumatic. Millions of tabs open, the phone is constantly ringing, people change their minds about times and dates, caterers cancel at the last minute, DJs play a lot of Bonnie Tyler… well, so we might not be able to help you with a bad DJ, but I think these Other features will more than make up for it:
- Track invitations and participants By monitoring responses and booking statuses in real time.
- Sharing related information With collaborators and attendees, including names, logistics and agendas.
- easy communication With the attendees and inform them of any news or changes in the plan.
- full view on everything, including attendees’ travel plans, accommodation details, and more.
Now, these event planners will have everything they need to manage arrangements and updates in one place. Attendees will benefit from a single hub where they can find all the details they need and book their flights. Companies will save time and money organizing company meetings and offsites, allowing them to focus on getting the most out of the event itself.
With hybrid and remote working becoming the standard across all industries, face-to-face meetings are more important than ever. When you meet face to face, you create meaningful relationships and collaborate effectively with your colleagues — and when an entire team comes together in person, you create a company-wide culture rooted in your values.
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