Executive Travel Directors Announces Top 4 App Picks for Meetings and Events Professionals

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Meetings and Events Continue to Go Mobile As Applications Simplify Planning and On-site Program Logistics


These top 4 mobile apps are growing in popularity as they streamline the tasks of Meeting Planners and Travel Directors alike.

With over 2,500 freelance independent Travel Directors on-site of more than 5,000 domestic and international meetings and corporate events, Executive Travel Directors (ETD) handpicked these mobile applications to assist their registry of meeting professionals in successful on-site support and management. These top 4 mobile apps are growing in popularity as they streamline the tasks of Meeting Planners and Travel Directors alike.

1.    Ringya

One person can upload a list of contacts by simply snapping a photo of a spreadsheet. The app then organizes the contacts based on the categories it detects and makes a list that can be shared with anyone. When a user updates the list, which is also referred to as a “Ring,” everyone receives the changes.

2.    Viber

Viber allows users to text and call for free, regardless of location, making the app ideal for meetings and events professionals working abroad. The app instantly integrates with the user’s mobile contact list, which makes it easy to text, call, photo message and location-share with others.

3.    Dropbox

Dropbox allows users to access and change documents between their computes, phones, or tablets. The app offers a sage and secure place for meetings and events professionals to access contracts, permits, attendee lists, program grids, etc. on the go.

4.    OnArrival

This app, designed for CVent customers, allows planners to access real-time registration lists as attendees arrive. It collects attendance numbers for each session, providing planners with information on which were the most and least popular. Mobile app capabilities also include check-in management from multiple entry points, and therefore, reduce wait times and lines for on-site registration.

Executive Travel Directors (ETD) is a Chicago-based company providing onsite logistical assistance to business meetings, incentive trips, and medical educational sessions. Since 1988, ETD has operated on respect for meeting planners and the success of their programs. ETD hosts a registry of over 2,000 Travel Directors and provides staff to more than 5,000 programs annually. For more information on Executive Travel Directors, please visit us at http://www.traveldirectors.com.

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