Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
by February 16, 2015 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
OK, so maybe you don't have a backstage pass to New York Fashion Week, that doesn't mean you can't take yourself and your conference guests out for a fashion-packed field trip in NYC this winter and spring. All you need to do is set aside an hour or two and direct your style-minded guests to one of...read more
by February 2, 2015 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
When it comes to meetings, it's no surprise that tourism magnets like Las Vegas, Chicago, Orlando, New York, Boston, and others have synergy to attract groups. But what about second-tier cities? Cvent's list of Top 100 U.S. Meeting Hotels uncovered three stand-alone venues that are making it happen....read more
by November 17, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
The Boys of Summer are officially done, following the World Series (congrats San Francisco Giants!). But this month, it was time for the "old boys" of summer - namely, 30 general managers of the MLB - to start playing ball, as the GM Meetings convened at the Biltmore in Phoenix. RELATED: Phoenix:...read more
by October 28, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
The Hawaiian people enjoy a rich spiritual history, which includes a strong belief in spirits, both benign and vengeful. Much of this finds expression in the long-standing tradition of oral story telling, which was how one generation passed on cultural values to the next. So it’s not surprising that...read more
by October 16, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
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 this...read more
by October 1, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
Corporate event planning is no longer what it used to be. It’s more creative! Today it’s crucial to create authentic inspirational and non-traditional offerings, true to the destination’s locale, to spice up the experience for attendees. Outside of event design, there are many creative ways to make...read more
by September 25, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
If shot glasses of pumpkin spice lattes appeared at all private banquet facilities, I would gladly embrace that fall F&B trend. But, talented chefs, F&B teams and hotel general managers say that there’s more to celebrate than just PSLs and apple crisps in the fall. I’m fortunate to share insight...read more
by September 18, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
This year, Chicago heads Cvent's list of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the U.S. Here are just a few of the reasons that, when it comes to meetings, the Second City is second to none. First, in determining its list, Cvent looked at the more than 5,000 U.S. cities featured on its Cvent Supplier...read more
by September 16, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
Nashville, Tennessee: it's earned the reputation of music city and with good reason. From the early settlers who fiddled in the 18th century to world-renowned music venues like Ryman Auditorium, the Bluebird Cafe, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, and Grand Ole Opry, it has long been regarded as the...read more
by September 2, 2014 Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.
A perennial meeting favorite, San Diego is once again on Cvent's list of the Top 50 U.S. Meeting Destinations. "We’re thrilled to be in the top 5 U.S. meeting destinations," says Margie Sitton, SVP of Sales & Services at the San Diego Tourism Authority. "We hear from our customers that meeting in...read more