Posts by Terri Hardin

Terri Hardin is the Destinations Marketing Editor at Cvent. Terri is a veteran media professional reporting on the meetings and events industry, having held senior positions at Successful Meetings and MeetingNews, and is known as "Meetings Diva" to the social network that has grown around the industry. At Cvent, Terri is charged with producing destination profiles and guides that aid in site selection for meeting and event planners, as well as editing the award-winning Cvent Event blog.

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Cvent or any other organization or individual.

World Rugby Cup Is UK's Country Wide

This September, the UK will be hosting the 2015 World Rugby Cup. (For those who don't know, Rugby football, the rougher-and-tumblier form of soccer from which American-style gridiron derives, originated in the 19th century; to the uninitiated, the most telltale difference is the lack of helmets and...read more

Top 100: The Ones that Matter

When it comes to meetings, it's no surprise that tourism magnets like Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, New York, Boston, and others have synergy to attract groups. But what about second-tier cities? Cvent's list of Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels uncovered three stand-alone venues that are making it happen....read more

Top U.S. Meeting Hotels: Newbies Coast to Coast

Of the 18 venues new to Cvent's annual list of Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels, four are on the east coast, three are in South Florida, and one is in Los Angeles. But besides coastal locations, what are the commonalities? the differentiators? As was seen in the South- and Midwest, top meeting hotels...read more

UK Calling: Good News for London

Planning a meeting in London? Well, you won't be the only one - London being one of the most popular destinations in the world - especially for Americans. Luckily, with the best tourism year in decades, hotel management and development companies are looking for ways to expand their offerings in UK's...read more

Top 100: Southwest Allure

The Southwest holds a special allure for travelers of all kinds. Everybody likes sun and beautiful surroundings, and quite a few enjoy sunbelt golf. But what brings meeting-goers to this region in droves? Here are some answers, and the names of Arizona and Texas venues that made the Cvent 2014 list...read more

Event Themes to Explore: Steampunk

It's not easy to theme. Okay, maybe it is, but coming up with fresh ideas? Not so much.  Which is why steampunk, a fantasy concept composed of 19th-century, steam-powered science and sci-fi, may be the next event theme to catch on.  Steampunk is all about re-creating a fanciful future as envisioned...read more

There's an App for That: William Shatner at Comic Con

Need an incentive to brave the snowy Heartland this winter? Well, do your attendees enjoy sci-fi? The Wizard World franchise roams the U.S., bringing celebrities from mostly sci-fi and fantasy entertainment together with their fans. But when Comic Con lands in the midwest in early 2015, the show...read more

Texas Sets Store on Bitcoin

Call it the future, or maybe the currency version of Esperanto (remember that?), but Bitcoin, the virtual currency, has taken Texas by storm. The first bitcoin ATM (CoinVault) appeared in Austin in February; followed by two CoinVaults in Dallas last August. This month, however, Houston took Bitcoin...read more

Book Shelf: Advice & Strategy from Cvent

Cvent bloggers have often shared their favorite reference and business books to help planners with their overarching strategies, as well as with everyday dilemmas.  At Cvent, we're alwaying adding to our ebook library; recently, however, we issued several new ebooks across our product lines: ...read more

How MLB's Brass Plays Ball in Phoenix

The Boys of Summer are officially done, following the World Series (congrats San Francisco Giants!). But this month, it was time for the "old boys" of summer - namely, 30 general managers of the MLB - to start playing ball, as the GM Meetings convened at the Biltmore in Phoenix.  RELATED: Phoenix:...read more
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