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4 Wonderful Winter Gala Venues in Ontario, Canada

With the Canadian dollar at an 11 year low against the US dollar, it's an ideal time for event and meeting planners in the United States to stretch their budgets in Canada. As the winter season approaches, there are a number of venues that are perfect for winter galas. Here are 4 to consider....read more

Port Hope, Ontario - A Magical Town for the Festive Season

The Cvent Blog has profiled a number of Canadian towns that provide a memorable setting for corporate events in the weeks before Christmas. Meeting and event planners can add Port Hope, an enchanting Victorian village on Lake Ontario, to the list. Port Hope has the distinction of being the town with...read more

Luscious Lagoon Resorts for Corporate Retreats

Lagoons. They are a mesmerizing setting that promote rest and relaxation. Fortunately, corporate groups don't always have to fly to exotic locations on the other side of the world to find them and they are available at all price points. Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa Built in a cove around a...read more

Cvent’s Top 25 European Meeting Destinations: London

London topped Cvent's’s first-ever Top 25 European Meeting Destinations list with an unrivaled combination of historical attractions, arts, entertainment, as well as a tremendous selection of hotels and event venues. “We are delighted that London has been named the number one meeting destination in...read more

10 Tips for Meeting Food and Beverage Minimums

Discussions about meeting food and beverage minimums have been coming up recently in online forums for event planners. Many hotels and other event venues have food and beverage minimums. Failure to meet food and beverage minimums can result in penalties or function room rental charges. If a group is...read more

Incentive Destinations: Bora Bora

This week, the white flakes returned to a number of destinations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. It's a reminder to plan retreats and incentive destinations to sunny climates. When one thinks of exotic destinations, Bora Bora in French Polynesia usually makes it to the bucket list. Bora Bora is an...read more

Beautiful Boutique Hotels in Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico

For groups planning meetings in Mexico, one of the best kept secrets is the number of beautiful boutique, pasados, and haciendas that are perfect for meetings. These hidden gems can be found through out the country. I have been fortunate to spend the last 5 days in Morelos. Today, we'll look at 2...read more

Incentive Destinations: Zacatecas, Mexico

After I arrived in Zacatecas, Mexico a week ago to attend Feira de Turismo Cultural Mexico, 2015, my Facebook update read: I have been transported in to a dream world. One of Mexico's 50 Magic Towns, the Historic Center of Zacatecas in Central Mexico has been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage...read more

Luxury Brands Opening New Hotels and Resorts in Mexico

As the cool weather is slowly returning to some areas of the Northern Hemisphere, many corporate groups are in the process of planning retreats, meetings, and incentive trips in the sun belt. Considering Mexico? With a number of new hotels and resorts opening there, the good news is that corporate...read more

London Calling: Killer Event Ideas Inspired by the New 007 Film Spectre

The latest James Bond film Spectre is out! To mark its release, I've pulled together a selection of the best Bond-themed activities for MICE groups in London: The filming of Spectre took place at many London landmarks, including City Hall, Westminster Bridge, and MI6's riverside headquarters. The...read more
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