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


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


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


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,


Costa Rica: Naturally Inspiring Meetings

Costa Rica is a rising-star destination for meetings and incentives, offering a brand-new convention center in the capital city of San José, more than 33,480 hotel rooms throughout the country, and a variety of activities to keep delegates engaged and entertained. Internationally known as the safest country in Central America, Costa Rica provides visitors with


The Themed Event: How to Ensure Memorable, Impactful Experiences for Attendees

If you want your event or meeting to be memorable, then get busy theming it. Whether you’re hosting an exclusive corporate retreat or an industry-wide training, Erin Medina, director of events at Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, finds that the most important element of any event is what attendees actually take away and