Aruba: The Destination Where Everyone Can Find Their Happy

Happiness is contagious! On the “One Happy Island,” unending sunshine, award-winning beaches, and warm island hospitality set the stage for a full dose of bliss. We recognize the challenges that meeting and event planners face. Juggling itineraries and finding the right activities to suit your group, as well as meeting the needs of individual preferences



Opinion: What Makes a Memorable Event Experience?

About a year ago, I attended a conference in my hometown, Vancouver. I’ve attended several conferences, but this one really stood out and has stuck with me ever since. I think this is due, in part, to it being a local conference that showcased what makes Vancouver unique. From the local Vancouver flare to the


Spectacular New Convention Center Set to Debut in Allen, Texas

Allen, Texas, has always been a great place to hold a meeting or event, and over the years, it has welcomed thousands of groups seeking its small-town charm and metropolitan choices. With a convenient location, great shopping, and more than 250 wonderful restaurants, Allen delivers an exceptional experience for business and leisure travelers alike. Allen’s


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Upcoming Webinar: Take Back Your Time with Cvent

It’s the holidays, and at Cvent we know what that means. While we enjoy the festive activities, parties, and delicious treats, it also means added end-of-the-year stress. You might see your jam-packed schedule get a little tighter this time of year. Luckily, Cvent’s tools are filled with time-saving features. Take advantage of expert tips in


The Power of Proximity: Using Beacons at Your Event

2013 marked the year that event planners gained access to a new instrument in their technology stack. That was the year Apple first introduced iBeacon technology into mobile devices, making location technology easily (and pervasively) accessible. Event planners looking to produce highly interactive events found that beacons helped introduce proximity marketing to their events. It


Visit Burbank: A Better Way to Meet In L.A.

At the epicenter of the creative economy and 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, Burbank boasts more than 1,000 media and entertainment companies, such as the Walt Disney Co., Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon. The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Conan, and The Big Bang Theory all tape here in front of live studio audiences,


7 Things Attendees Complain About Most

If you’ve ever been an attendee or hosted attendees, then you understand you can never fully satisfy everyone. There’s always something that could’ve been better, but you can do your best to avoid these common complaints. Put yourself in your attendees‘ shoes for a second and think back to the events you’ve attended. Have you


3 Ways to Make Large Meetings Feel Intimate

Larger meetings can sometimes feel like generic, lackluster attempts to create networking opportunities for attendees. Here are a few creative ways to give bigger events the boutique treatment with a memorable welcome, interactive food and beverage options, and the chance to truly connect with fellow attendees. Create a Vibe With Music Set the tone for