Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Dallas

Once again, Dallas is the Lone Star representative on Cvent's list of Top 10 U.S. Meetings Destinations. Responding to the happy news, Phillip J. Jones, president/ CEO of the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, said, “This exemplifies the Dallas CVB’s mission and momentum in the meeting more

Big Surprise at The Emmys, It Was On Time!

The Emmys went off without a hitch last night! Was it the predictability of doling out all the drama awards to Breaking Bad? Or was it the fledgling hosting of Seth Meyers? Most likely it was due to the efforts of someone who won’t be recognized until next year, like a Louis J. Horvitz (I’ll more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: New Orleans

Each year, Cvent looks at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier Network to compile its Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. Now in its third year, the list tracks activity from July 2013 to June 2014; a ranking is then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting more

How Your Event Can Help End Hunger in America

Look around you. Imagine if one out of every six people you see went to bed hungry. Well in the U.S. they do. At the same time, Americans throw away up to 40 percent of the food they prepare, creating more than 133 billion pounds of food waste a year. Hunger isn't only a third-world problem. And more

Canadian Spas: Perfect Places to Promote Balance

Some organizations still have their overseas event plans in a holding pattern. Fortunately, when compared with the price of overseas travel, spas can be a cost-effective way to reward teams. Spas are far from frivolous: In addition to being excellent venues for reward and recognition, some spas more

Meeting Generously: Fight Hunger Together

By Mindy Lallier, Senior Sales Manager, Overland Park CVB During the OPCVB’s Fall 2013 Familiarization Tour, attendees took the time to fight hunger together by competing in a peanut butter and jelly making contest. This breakout session, established by the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at more

TSA Offers a Way Out of the Holiday/Back-to-School Rush

September marks the beginning of the busy travel season, when hordes of students and families take to the air. While business travelers are experts at savvy packing and organization, this is the time of year when they find themselves surrounded by people who are not. The latter will be swelling more

Managing Volunteers? Learn from the Lutherans

According to a Bureau of Labor report in March, the overall volunteer rate of Americans last year was the lowest since 2002, when the bureau began tracking volunteer service. While volunteers are a big part of almost every convention, for religious groups they are crucial, often constituting more

Data and Innovation - Making Strides or Staying Stale?

Last month at GBTA convention there were multiple education sessions on Big Data. Sitting in on a few of them, I was happy to see that both suppliers and travel managers were will to see data as one of the most important components of their programs. What I didn’t see was a lot of innovation in more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Nashville

For the first time, the Mid-South city of Nashville has climbed up the ranks, landing on Cvent's list of the Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations. “We are very excited to have moved into the Top 10 this year,” said Butch Spyridon, President & CEO of the Nashville CVC. “Jumping four spots is quite a more
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