Site Selection & Budgeting

Incentive Destinations: Northwest Territories, Canada

Canada has 3 territories: Nunavut, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. By far the most heavily populated territory is the Northwest Territories, where everything from meetings to rugged adventures can be accommodated. During the warmer months, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, and...read more

First Nations and Indigenous Event Venues in Canada

When event planners and their clients are interested in providing attendees with unique cultural experiences and opportunities to give back to the community, head to Canada where a number of indigenous communities have built resorts, hotels, and event venues, often on reserve land, to do just that....read more

Affordable Asia: Meeting Planning Promotions in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, one of the most beautiful and stimulating cities to visit, is on lists of cities with high per diems. But event planners get a break. If you are planning a corporate meeting or incentive there, you can offset costs by working with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, which is seeking to bring...read more

Corporate Event Venues: 3 Palace Hotels in Paris

Paris has long been recognized as the ultimate spring destination. In 2010, France's Ministry of Tourism created the classification "Palace" to designate an elite class of 5 Star hotels to make it easier for discerning guests to identify properties with cachet. These hotels have: a high...read more

Jamaica: New Kingston Hotels Fit for Dignitaries

President Barack Obama's arrival in Jamaica today to meet with Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders is historic as it is the second visit by a sitting U.S. President. (President Ronald Reagan visited in 1992.) President Obama and his delegation were hosted in uptown Kingston's fashionable New...read more

Keep Abreast of Tech Trends with Technology Events in London

With the explosion in event technology, savvy event and meeting planners realize the importance of keeping abreast of emerging technological trends and tools. Fortunately, for event industry professionals based in London or heading to London for a visit, there are a number of technical festivals and...read more

Give Your Events a Sense of Place

A friend of mine learned the hard way what happens when you completely ignore your meeting environment. Tasked with hosting a group of Tokyo businessmen at an Atlanta-based meeting, she ferreted out authentic sushi chefs and stocked the hotel bar with sake. And the attendees hated her for it. “All...read more

New All Inclusives for 2015 Give Corporate Groups More Options for Business Meetings

The Cvent Event Blog has previously profiled a number of all-inclusive resorts and discussed the value that all-inclusives can deliver for corporate groups. Due to new openings and, in some cases, re-branded properties, corporate groups in search of all-inclusive resorts have more options this year....read more

The Bahamas: Baha Mar to Throw Open Its Doors in May

Dubbed The New Riviera, Baha Mar in Nassau, The Bahamas, has announced that it will open its doors in May instead of March 27 as previously announced. Baha Mar will have 20,000 square feet of function space spread across 35 function rooms. There will be outdoor meeting spaces in garden, beach and...read more

Discover Jane Austen's Hampshire

Hampshire is where Jane Austen lived for most of her life and where she wrote most of her novels. When she lived in Steventon near Basingstoke (where she was born), Jane Austen wrote the first drafts of Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility and Northanger Abbey. When she lived in Chawton village...read more
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