Destinations

Shoulder Season in Hawaii's Paradise

  With temperatures in the comfortable low- to mid-80s consistently year-round, weather per se isn’t the factor determining what hotels in Hawaii consider the shoulder or low season. Rather, it’s more about patterns of demand that hotel sales directors have come to expect year-in and year-out....read more

3 Must-Do’s in Paris When You Have Only an Afternoon to Spare

When working overseas, time is of the essence, and it’s pretty rare that we planner types get to see much of the cities we wind up working in. But when the work is done, the guests have left and tear-down is complete – that’s the time to grab and hour or two to catch a few sights. To do that, you’ll...read more

Incentive Destinations: White Mountains in New Hampshire

As a Canadian teenager, I used to look forward to visiting New Hampshire when I was a camper at Frontier Lodge Christian Youth Camp near the U.S. border. Now, for corporate groups in search of relief during the steaming summer months, I can recommend the White Mountains, which cover 25% of New...read more

3 Paris Must-Do's When You've Only Got a Morning to Spare

When working overseas, we planner types rarely get more than a few precious hours to see the cities we’re working in. But if you find yourself in Paris with an hour or two to spare and you’re prepared to move fast, it’s possible to catch a few highlights before the guests touchdown. To see the town...read more

Atlantic City: New Life for the Boardwalk

That Atlantic City has been struggling in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the rise of gaming elsewhere comes as no surprise. But reports of its demise are premature, especially when it comes to meetings.  In the first half of 2014, for example, 41 events were held at the Atlantic City Convention...read more

4 Fabulous Flower Festivals

Flower festivals are a time when destinations come alive. It's the perfect opportunity for corporate groups to experience the colour, music, and excitement of a destination. The Cvent Event Blog has previously looked at 2 flower festivals in Brussels, the flower carpet that gets rolled out every...read more

Luxury Air Travel Soars to New Heights with The Residence by Etihad

Do you ever wish you could offer cruise-style amenities to your VIPs on long-haul flights? Well, now with the introduction of The Residence, a first-class, three-room hotel suite offered exclusively through Etihad airways, they can have that cabin in they sky – for a price. This First Class travel...read more

UK's Nice for MICE: Opulent Cliveden

As the elegant former home of Lord and Lady Astor, Cliveden’s colourful past includes famous guests Winston Churchill, Franklin Roosevelt, JFK, Charlie Chaplin, and George Bernard Shaw. With its stunningly decorated historic rooms, modern conference facilities, 5 Star dining, incredible scenery and...read more

Bastille Day Events Around the World

Bastille Day. It conjures up images of fireworks, bonfires, and other colorful celebrations but that's not how it started. On July 14, 1789, some citizens of Paris, fatigued by the tyranny of King Louis XVI stormed Hotel des Invalides and the Bastille, a virtually empty medieval fortress where...read more

What Event Planners Can Learn from the World Cup

Whether you call it soccer or futbol, whether you’ve grown up with the game or recently became a new fan, whether you’ve been following every match or only know it’s on because you’ve heard coworkers shouting and cheering (silently of course) from their desks, this year’s World Cup is hard to...read more
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