Find Relaxtion at Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica

Located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, the Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica seems like a million miles away from the chaos of everyday life. A short...

5 Things to Expect From Your Banquet Event Order

A Banquet Event Order, commonly referred to as a “BEO,” is a document that outlines the details of your event. It serves as a guideline for the hotel to execute and communicate logistics to all necessary hotel departments. The onsite Event or Catering Manager builds the BEO and will typically send it to you for


Cvent CONNECT: Planner Welcome and Product Roadmap

After an exciting CONNECT Day on Tuesday, we officially kicked off our Event Professionals conference by welcoming Chuck Ghoorah, Co-Founder & President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, to the stage. He greeted the crowd before bringing Cvent’s Product Management team up to announce their plans for the future of the Cvent solution. The need to


Beyond the Hashtag: Social Media and the Event Experience

Social media is one of those marketing strategies that you know is important, but all you really need is an event hashtag, right? Wrong! It’s time to go beyond the hashtag and utilize social media to take your event to the next level. Emily Vera, Social Media Manager at Cvent, and Emma Bica from PeopleNet


The Future of Meetings, Events & Technology

The attendee experience has changed dramatically and will continue to evolve – are your events ready?  Attendees are beginning to expect an elevated experience, such as eliminated registration lines, highly personalized content, enriched speaker/audience interaction, superior networking, etc.  Brian Ludwig, VP of Sales at Cvent, and Roger Lewis of AllianceTech took the stage at Cvent


3 Reasons Your Incentive Trip Needs a Mobile App

Incentive trips are all about connection. Recognizing achievement. Motivating a team. Building memories and relationships that last for years. A mobile app can help you achieve all of those goals on your next incentive trip and more. We’ve worked with a handful of our most experienced CrowdCompass customers who are also incentive trip planners to


The Hotel “Walk” Policy Defined

The “Walk” Defined Much like the airlines, a standard business practice of hotels is to oversell its rooms by a small percentage. Because of the typically loose and short-term cancellation policy (especially at city hotels or in high-traffic areas), the strategy usually results in total occupancy rather than overflow occupancy. Many travelers miss their flights


5 Unique Meeting and Event Spaces in Vegas

When planning an event in Las Vegas – ranked top 3 most sought after convention destination– planners have a lot of options, and it can be challenging to keep attendees focused. Ultimately, meeting planners need to select a venue that has traditional conference space as well as unique spaces in order to capture attendees’ attention


New CrowdCompass Feature: Speaker Detail Pages

At every event, there are certain sessions that always stand out, “wow” the attendees, receive a standing ovation, show up repeatedly in post-event surveys, and have the potential to change or disrupt an industry. What makes those particular sessions stand out, year after year? The speakers. Speakers are the secret ingredient to your event’s success. The new update to the


3 Ways to Yield a Higher Survey Response Rate

Have you ever opened an email containing a survey link and asked, “What am I getting myself into?” Even if the survey is asking for valuable feedback the product or service, this is how most people react. Based on current trends, researchers have found that access to the new technologies help process information much quicker