How Chatbots Improve Meetings and Events

While we see big brands using chatbots to engage users online, we are now seeing chatbots as a way to engage them more offline. Chatbots are now being used...

Cvent - Hotel Feedback

Accentuating the Positive: Influencing Hotel Reviews

“This place is the worst” is not the kind of review that hospitality professionals want to see. Negative reviews, unfortunately, have a tendency to spread far more quickly than positive. Providing a memorable experience is, of course, foundational to ensuring positive reviews. But what else can hoteliers do to boost the odds that shining reviews will surface after guests’

Cvent - 2018 Outlook for Meetings and Events Industry

2018 Outlook for Meetings and Events Industry

Suffice it to say that hotel and hospitality professionals will have a lot on their plates this year as they react to everything from rapid technology advancements to changing consumers’ needs. Here’s a look at some of the top trends likely to impact you this year. Creative Group, a boutique advertising agency based in Appleton,

Hospitality Technology

Creative Tech that Enables Exceptional Hotel Service

Around the country, hotels are using technology to provide high-touch experiences for guests. Their goal: to understand and anticipate their needs, and by offering new conveniences and options to boost the guest experience. Data and Communication are Foundational Bill DeForrest is CEO of Spire Hospitality, a hotel management company based in Chicago. DeForrest says he

Happy Hotel Customers

Hotel Service for the Best Customer Experience

Andy Stangenberg: Founder, CEO Q-Principle, On Hotel Service With over 27 years of experience in the operational field of the service industry in six different countries, Stangenberg developed a tremendous understanding of service excellence and the importance of service engagement between associates and guests. He taught service and leadership in many countries and owned and

5 Steps to RFP Success for Hotels

5 Steps to RFP Success for Hotels

Competition is fierce when it comes to RFP responses. Software automation goes a long way toward streamlining the process, but there are other things you can do to up your approval odds. Following tried-and-true expert advice will help you avoid common RFP pitfalls and move your response higher on the short list. Get honest Do

#CventCONNECT Recap: Planner Panel Session

Unforgettable events are created through a series of smart decisions by an event planner. Hoteliers alike were treated to tips from four top-notch planners during Cvent CONNECT 2017’s breakout session, “From the Planners: Client Success Stories.” Ashley Stewart, the session’s moderator, former planner, and now executive event producer, led the panelists’ in-depth discussion on their

Engage Hotel Guests with Mobile

3 Ways to Engage Hotel Guests with Mobile

As the world goes mobile, more industries are communicating with clients through their preferred device. Hotels who include mobile strategies in their guest communication can enhance their guest services and increase loyalty. Engaging customers through a digital strategy can result in 40% higher guest loyalty rate and increase ROI by 564% A study done by

Cvent Hotel Space for Events

Modernizing Hotel Space for Events

The hospitality business is a competitive and growing space. No venue, regardless of how trendy and in demand it once was can ever rest on its laurels. New properties are continually emerging, and existing properties work tirelessly to keep their venues up-to-date and attractive to event planners and their guests. They judge you based on

DMO Guest Feedback

How DMOs Use Guest Feedback for Sales and Marketing Plans

Guest feedback is one of the most crucial ways the travel and meetings industry finds major trends, address shortfalls, and enhance their offerings. Gone are the days of a single event feedback survey; you can share your opinions for better or for worse on a number of platforms, from websites and apps to social media.