Site Selection & Budgeting

Budgeting: How to Estimate Coffee Consumption

One of the most common conversations I encounter in the event planning industry is that of coffee consumption. How is my company charged? Per gallon or per cup? Can I put a cap on how much is consumed, so I don't exceed my budget? What quantities of consumption should I expect with a group of more

10 Terrific Themes for Corporate Events

Whether you're planning business meetings, brainstorming sessions, galas, or team building, the right theme will set the tone for corporate events. Themes can also be instrumental in conveying complex information during presentations, conferences and training and development programs. Use your more

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more
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