6 Proven Ways to Move Planners Closer to Saying Yes

All the elaborate dinners. The friendly follow-up phone calls. The personalized gifts. These schmoozing strategies are just a few that hotel sales people use to push planners closer to...

Planner Perspective: Hotels and Their Clients

In order to forge strong meeting and event planner relationships, it’s important for hoteliers to understand the planner perspective. Glenna Fulks of Kite Meeting Management and Megan Schindele of The Ritz-Carlton in Dallas sat down with Cvent CONNECT’s hotel professionals and openly discussed what they can learn from their clients. They offered five best practices


Nikhil Gupta at Cvent CONNECT

Run with the Big Dogs: Hotel Business Strategies

Day two of Cvent CONNECT concluded with three of the hospitality and travel industry’s rising “tech titans” appearing together on one stage. Top executives from HotelTonight, Skyscanner, and nSight spoke about key trends and major hotel business strategies affecting the future of technology, hospitality, and the economy. Kevin Fliess, VP of Product Marketing at Cvent,


Cvent CONNECT Crowd

The Biggest Threat To Your Business Isn’t Other Hotels

The condos next door, the apartment complex downtown, the warehouse down the street — hotels’ biggest competition is no longer limited to other hotels. Patrick Mayock, Senior Director of STR Research and Development, welcomed hotel professionals at Cvent CONNECT to his breakout session, “Why the Biggest Threat to Your Business Isn’t Other Hotels.” He opened


Cvent CONNECT Welcomes Airbnb’s Chip Conley

On day two of Cvent CONNECT, Kevin Fliess, VP of Product Marketing, stood in front of a full room of hotel professionals to introduce Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb. Chip has spent over 25 years orchestrating the success of boutique hotels and has shared his marketing strategies with hosts in


Planner Site Visit

Site Visit Follow Up: Planner Q&A

Almost two months before Cvent CONNECT, Rachel Andrews, Senior Manager of Meetings and Events, and her CONNECT production and event team flew to Las Vegas for their final site visit at The Venetian | The Palazzo. Below you’ll find a brief Q&A with Rachel, in which she discusses the ins and outs of the planner


Group Business Therapy eBook

Group Business Therapy eBook

In Group Business Therapy, you’ll hear from four hotel professionals who, despite their best efforts, ended last quarter in a slump. Across all properties, group business drastically underperformed. Our eBook examines obstacles each hotelier encountered throughout his or her group sales lifecycle. With Cvent’s help, they’ll have the tools to overcome all major challenges. The


Boss

How to Convince Your Boss You Should Attend Cvent CONNECT

You know the value you’ll receive from three days of learning and networking at Cvent CONNECT, but all your boss hears is “time off” and “Las Vegas.” Getting approval to take the better part of a week away from work is a challenge, especially when asking for company funding for the trip. Break through to


Get Certified at Cvent CONNECT 2016

On the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN), more than 74,000 event and meeting planners are sourcing venues and destinations around the world. In 2015, planners sent more than 1.8 million RFPs to venues and sourced more than $9.8 billion of group business through the network. Since 2009, the CSN has seen an 886% increase in unique


Cvent Advocates Hub

The Scoop: Cvent Advocates Hub

There’s a bustling VIP community of enthusiastic hospitality customers eager to share their experiences within the Cvent Advocates Hub. So what better way to show our appreciation than to reward these customers in exactly the way they want? Hotel and event professionals around the world are seizing the opportunity to engage with our expert planners,