Site Selection & Budgeting

Why NSO are Crucial To Selecting The Perfect Venue

In the dynamic and ever-changing world of meetings and events, maintaining strong relationships with your industry contacts is a crucial aspect of the site selection process. Cvent understands the need to keep these relationships strong and allows you to do so through the NSO Contact enterprise...read more

Negotiating 2015 Rates: 7 Things You Need to Know

Labor Day next week marks the start of the fall group travel season. And the fall travel season means the start of the request for proposal (RFP) process for event planners that will end up determining 2015 rates. According to hotel managers, group demand was slow to rebound in the aftermath of the...read more

Victorian Castles: Perfect Venues for Holiday Events

There is something about Victorian castles, decked out in holiday fare, that adds a touch of magic to the festive season. With their cathedral ceilings, chandeliers, candelabras, and period furniture, these venues are guaranteed to delight even the most discerning guests. Keep this in mind as summer...read more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: New Orleans

Each year, Cvent looks at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier Network to compile its Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. Now in its third year, the list tracks activity from July 2013 to June 2014; a ranking is then determined by a set of qualifying criteria consisting of...read more

Canadian Spas: Perfect Places to Promote Balance

Some organizations still have their overseas event plans in a holding pattern. Fortunately, when compared with the price of overseas travel, spas can be a cost-effective way to reward teams. Spas are far from frivolous: In addition to being excellent venues for reward and recognition, some spas have...read more

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: Nashville

For the first time, the Mid-South city of Nashville has climbed up the ranks, landing on Cvent's list of the Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations. “We are very excited to have moved into the Top 10 this year,” said Butch Spyridon, President & CEO of the Nashville CVC. “Jumping four spots is quite a leap...read more

Cool Venues Where Groups can Chill for Summer and Christmas Events

Ice venues including ice cafes, ice castles, and ice restaurants are usually associated with winter events. They are actually much more versatile. When temperatures soar during the summer, groups can cool down at ice cafes. For the Christmas season, ice cafes are the perfect place to hold holiday...read more

Incentive Destinations: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec

Located on the western tip of Montreal in an upscale area known as "The Lakeshore" or "The West Island," Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, location of a Parks Canada National Historic Site, is a favourite day trip destination for Montrealers. The Iroquois and Algonquin First Nations had settlements in this...read more

#holidayparties 2014: Fiestas of Lights

Every year, the city of San Antonio kicks off the holiday season with a lighting ceremony along this south central Texas city’s famed Riverwalk. For the hotels and restaurants lining the Riverwalk, the colorful light display becomes a festive backdrop for the holiday parties they’re hosting. For...read more

Event Venues: Interactive Exhibits by Top Brands

Corporate groups that are looking for inspiration to create their own innovative breakthrough strategies, need look no further than the world's greatest brands. Fortunately, a number of them have interactive exhibits and museums that literally throw the door open and give visitors a close-up view of...read more
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