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.

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' 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 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 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 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 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: 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: more

National Chili Month Takes It on the Lamb

October kicks off a month of celebrations, featuring that national treasure, chili. A paradoxical dish at best ('cause, done right, chili is a comfort food that gives you heartburn), chili recipes are many and are as diverse as the people - from First Ladies to firemen - who make them. Here are two 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

Cvent Is on the Move to Greensboro Station

The day has finally come: After making the announcement last October, Cvent confirms that its new world headquarters, 1765 Greensboro Station Place, 7th Floor, Tysons Corner, VA 22102, will be employee-ready by August 4, 2014. The new almost 130,000-square-foot headquarters is located near the more
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