Site Selection & Budgeting

Trinkets and Treats for Movie Inspired Halloween Events

Pumpkins and ghosts and witches, oh my! These are typical Halloween party decorations. Event planners who want to kick things up a notch will find inspiration from movies for decor, sound effects, and Halloween treats. Many decorations can be picked up at the last minute. Be sure you get more

Out with the Old, In with the Blue

Feeling blue? In recent weeks, you may have noticed that your account got a makeover. With the Blue Release, Cvent introduced a more modern and cleaner UI. At first glance, you'll notice those product-specific tabs are gone. If you're using solutions other than the Supplier Network, you will be more

Trick or Treat: Theme Parks for Halloween events

The 2015 Global Meeting and Event Trends Report by AMEX identified the trend toward using unique venues like theme parks for meetings and corporate events. With haunted houses always a popular amusement park attraction, Halloween is an ideal time to hold events at theme parks. Many amusement more

Revealed for 2014: Most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean

Planners take note: Cvent has revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean.  “Resorts remain a popular and desirable choice among meeting planners for group business because of their all-in-one capabilities that are attractive for more

Corporate Event Venues with Speciality Dining Concepts

Some venues make one or two specific foods the star and create a menu to showcase them fully. Here are 2 very venues that have successfully executed this concept. Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres Two months ago, this innovative dining concept opened at SLS Hotels, Las Vegas' newest resort and casino. more

There's an App for That: Texas Book Festival, Austin

Characters and ideas on a page given imaginative expression by the author bring a book to life. When a festival convenes 285 authors to meet the book-reading public, there's true magic as favorite authors take the stage, in the flesh, and read from their works. Want to tap into that inspiration more

#IMEX14: 8 Must See Tradeshow Booths

Eye-catching designs that grab the attention of attendees is just one component of compelling tradeshow booths. Effective off-line and on-line marketing and activities that engage attendees are also essential. I interviewed representatives from a number of the exhibitors that stood out at more

Learning the 'Dhow' of the Arabian Gulf

For visitors to the Arabian Gulf, one of the "must-do" experiences is climbing aboard a traditional wooden sailing vessel called a dhow. For centuries, the dhow has been a lifeline to the sea for the region’s people, and is one of the region’s most iconic images. Conference attendees in the Gulf more

Savvy Roommate and Rooming List Strategies

When it is necessary to stretch a budget for a business meeting, internal conference, sales rally, or team building retreat, opting for villas, suites or double occupancy rooms with 2 beds can result in significant savings. On some properties, while there is a shared living room and kitchenette, more

Holland: Great Venues to View the Fall Foliage

Groups from Canada and northern U.S. states will be right at home in The Netherlands during the fall season, where there are plenty of venues that are perfect for taking in the seasonal transformations. Het Glazen Huis Glasshouses are the perfect vantage point from which to view fall foliage. more
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