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.

Beat the Heat with Sydney's Un-Summer Savings

As our Australian cousins keep reminding us, "It's not summer Down Under!" Right now, when Sydney's temperatures are in the mild 60s (F), it's the time to find savings. Check these out: Planners confirming a meeting or event at the 570-room Hilton Sydney before 31 August 2015 can choose one more

Millennials: We GET You! (Infographic)

  One of the most important speeches I ever heard was about how each generation perceives the world. In the case of Boomers such as myself, we couldn't wait to leave our parents' homes to strike out on our own. So when, in some cases, the children of Boomers preferred to live at home, many of more

Cvent CONNECT Chronicles: How to Pack Like a Master

Heading out to Cvent CONNECT? We're going to help you pack. Follow these simple rules and you will feel like a master conference traveler. Know what you're dressing for: Professional Sessions - This should be the no-brainer--you dress this way for a living, right? But sometimes we can second more

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 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 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 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' 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
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