Destinations

Looking for The Ideal Destination for Your Next Meeting?

Meeting Venues Miami offers a vast and diverse meeting infrastructure for meeting planners. Our world-class convention and conference facilities are like no other. For many years, the Miami Beach Convention Center has been one of the most popular facilities in the world.  The convention center...read more

Trick or Treat: Theme Parks for Halloween events

The 2015 Global Meeting and Event Trends Report by AMEX identified the trend toward using unique venues like theme parks for meetings and corporate events. With haunted houses always a popular amusement park attraction, Halloween is an ideal time to hold events at theme parks. Many amusement parks...read more

Rapid Recovery: When Mother Nature Hits Your Event Destination

Just over a week ago, less than an hour after I walked in the door after a great week at IMEX America, some disappointing news landed in my email inbox. Several rooms in the beautiful boutique hotel where I had helped one of my corporate clients arrange a buy-out for a weekend retreat had been...read more

A New Link In The Destination Chain

By Karen Kitchen, Business Development Manager, Hotels Red Deer This question has been posed to me many times over the years and each time I go through the same process of giving the inquirer some geographical points of reference and they look back with a nod of the head and the occasional oh, ok…...read more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas II: Food and Beverage

Whether it's a conference, recreational corporate event, or business meeting, food and beverage choices require careful consideration. It's easy to fall into a rut.  Fortunately, tradeshows like IMEX America are the perfect place for event planners to pick up ideas for their own events. Fruit...read more

Revealed for 2014: Most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean

Planners take note: Cvent has revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean.  “Resorts remain a popular and desirable choice among meeting planners for group business because of their all-in-one capabilities that are attractive for planners...read more

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Property for Your Business Conference

A successful business conference can be just the boost your organization needs to improve employee morale, unveil a new product line, or strategize ways to bring in more clients or members. The first step in orchestrating such a conference is finding the right property to accommodate you and your...read more

Global Meeting Trends: What's Ahead for 2015 #IMEX14

At IMEX America 2014, Yma Sherry, Vice-President North America, American Express Meetings & Events unveiled American Express'' 2015 Global Meetings & Events Forecast, co-sponsored by Cvent. AMEX sent Global Meeting Planner Surveys to meeting and event planners from major global regions, group air...read more

#IMEX14 Event Ideas: Fun and Games

When guests attend the same corporate events annually, it's important to keep their experience fresh and exciting. Fun and games entertain during social events, make great energizers, and add variety to team building and training. Here are 6 fun ideas from in and around IMEX America 2014: Selfie and...read more

There's an App for That: Texas Book Festival, Austin

Characters and ideas on a page given imaginative expression by the author bring a book to life. When a festival convenes 285 authors to meet the book-reading public, there's true magic as favorite authors take the stage, in the flesh, and read from their works. Want to tap into that inspiration and...read more
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