The Rise of ‘Design Thinking’ in Event Planning

Great events don’t happen by themselves. Together, The Venetian© Resort Las Vegas and its clients design innovative events that engage attendees while achieving key business goals. Recently, The Venetian partnered...



No Passport, Endless Possibilities

Puerto Rico‘s hospitality and tourism momentum to reach pre-Maria levels by mid-2019 can be attributed to its extraordinary air access, with 110 daily flights served by 28 airlines; no passport requirement for U.S. citizens; and the use of the U.S. dollar. Additionally, 100% of power and communications — of which no roaming is required for


Abu Dhabi: An Upbeat Future of the Middle East MICE Industry

Welcome to the third and final post of our Abu Dhabi blog series! Previously, we discussed Abu Dhabi’s popularity among world travelers and how it’s becoming one of the most sought-after MICE destinations in the region. In recent years, the emirate has seen a surge in MICE activities — thanks to the government’s long-term planning


Tucson Is Calling You! Six Ways to Go Beyond the Ballroom in Arizona

What gives Tucson, Arizona, its edge? Savvy meeting planners choose Tucson for its wealth of experiences that go beyond the ballroom. Yes, we boast world-class resorts and destination spas, but we also have airplane hangars, working cattle ranches, desert gardens, and historic theaters.     Immerse Yourself in an Outdoor Mecca Many of Tucson’s resorts are


Business Retreats Double as Family Time in the Southeast

America’s progressive yet always-on work culture can sometimes make it challenging for professionals to strike a balance between work and play. In 2016, U.S. travelers took 458.9 million domestic business trips yet left more than 662 million vacation days unused. As meeting planners, you have a unique opportunity to inspire a more balanced lifestyle by


Meetings Are Reimagined in the Heart of Miami

A vibrant and dynamic global hub, Miami offers a stunning array of creative venue options for even the largest meeting needs, including the new Miami Beach Convention Center, which is now open! Miami Beach Convention Center Located in the heart of South Beach, the new Miami Beach Convention Center is a bright, glass-encased facility as


Cvent CONNECT 2019: Trade Show Sale, Call for Speakers, and More!

It’s that time again. No, we’re not talking about the holiday season. We’re talking about the launch of Cvent CONNECT! Registration is now open for the 2019 event, which will be held July 8-11 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will connect more than 4,000 meetings, events, and hospitality professionals for four days


Lights, Camera, Action! Meet in Newport, Hollywood-Style

Newport, Rhode Island, is no stranger to the excitement of Hollywood. Take a cue from these movies, which were filmed in this spectacular seaside destination, for your next meeting or event. ‘The Great Gatsby’ It’s one of the most captivating scenes in the legendary 1974 film adaptation of The Great Gatsby — when scores of