Top Meeting Destinations in the U.S.

Halloween Hawaii Style

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

#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 this...read more

And Now, a List of The Best Ways to Spice Up Your Meetings This Fall

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

Don’t Miss This… The Best F&B Trends This Fall

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

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

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

Nashville Music City to Shine with CMA Awards

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

Cvent's Top 10 U.S. Meeting Cities: San Diego

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

#holidayparties 2014: Private or Semi-Private?

With a Broadway Ballroom complex that can accommodate groups as large as 2,800 people and more than 50 possible event spaces overall, the 1,957-room New York Marriott Marquis is an established holiday party venue. So established that more than 50 percent of its party venues are booked a year in...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

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
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