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Cvent CONNECT Dine Around Venues in Las Vegas

Dine-arounds. It's a concept that significantly boosts interaction between participants. Dine-arounds can take a variety of formats: small group dining for where groups of 6 - 8 attendees can bond over a full course meal progressive dinners at which attendees switch venues with each course pick more

Destination Marketing Strategies for Event Planners and DMOs #cventconnect

Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOs), like tourist boards and convention bureaus (CVBs), aren't the only organizations involved in destination marketing. Securing business in any destination requires a collaborative effort between event planners, DMOs, and hotels. On Monday at Cvent CONNECT, more

Nice for MICE: Meeting in Sumptuous Syon Park

One of the joys of English stately homes is that while set on vast landscaped estates, there are often smaller or “secret” garden areas or temporary shelters near the main house where guests can access the outdoors during summery intervals, then beat a quick retreat inside when the weather more

Hot Shows in London’s West End: See Hits Here Before Broadway

Brits just swept the Tony Awards in New York, with English producers and performers nabbing trophies for Best Play, The Curious Incident in the Dog at Nighttime, and best actress to Helen Mirren and best featured actor to Richard McCabe for The Audience. Those award-winning shows ran in London’ more

Cvent CONNECT: The Future of Group Business Technology & the Cvent Hospitality Cloud

Cvent CONNECT day two began with an exciting look at the present state of the industry, or what is being called the “golden era” of group business. Technology has empowered customers, and the hospitality industry must react in kind.  To do this, it takes the ability and tools to handle demand, more

Takeaways from Cvent Connect Group Business Forum

The Group Business Forum at Cvent Connect 2015 just started yesterday and already attendees are walking away with solid strategies to grow group business. At Group Marketing Solutions, Bharet Malhotra, Senior Vice President, Sales, Cvent, explored how buyers and the buying process have changed more

Demystifying Hotel Meeting Packages and Meal Plans

When it comes to meeting and meal packages, one size definitely does not fit all. To be sure that you select the resort and the package that is the best fit for your meeting or corporate event, it is important to know the difference, For incentive trips that involve no meetings, an more

Family-Friendly U.S. Resorts for Family Reunions

When planning family reunions, event planners can take advantage of resorts with special offers, deals, and meal packages, or resort credits to offset food and beverage costs. Here are 3 examples of U.S. family-friendly resorts that use one or more of these approaches. Ritz Carlton Dove more

Family Friendly Resorts for Family Reunions

When it's time to plan a family reunion, family-friendly resorts are the perfect pick as they offer activities and facilities for all ages. All-Inclusive Family-Friendly Resorts All-inclusive resorts help family members predict and control their budgets. Fortunately, they come at all price more

Sunshine and Savings: Meeting Promotions in Tampa and Sarasota

Scenic, lively, and culturally interesting, Tampa and neighboring Sarasota are a year-round draw for visitors and home to, respectively, Busch Gardens and some three dozen art galleries.  Both cities are also top meeting destinations in Florida, with plenty of hotels vying for business from more
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