7 Reasons to Be Thankful for Group Business

Thanksgiving reminds us all to be grateful for what we have in our lives. Family, friends, pets, health, safety, love, employment, freedom — the list can be (and hopefully...

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


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Upcoming Webinar: Learn About Planner Trends, Preferences, and Influences

Wouldn’t you like to know how more than 2,600 meeting and event planners choose venues? We thought so. Fortunately, all you need to do is register for our upcoming webinar, “Key Planner Insights From the 2018 Global Planner Sourcing Report.” So mark your calendars for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 2 p.m. ET! We’ll share what


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,


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Using Digital Content to Sell Your Hotel’s Destination

When creating hotel content for digital channels, making the hotel look good isn’t the only thing that sales and marketing teams need to consider. Hoteliers are now selling their neighborhoods as an extension of their properties to better highlight the value proposition for offsite events, extended pre- and post-event bookings, and the general destination experience.


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Upcoming Webinar: Your Key Cvent Account Resources

It’s no secret Cvent offers award-winning customer resources. Whether you have questions for your Account Manager, Client Success Consultant, or our Customer Support team, someone is available to help 24/7. How do you know which resource is right for different questions about your Cvent account? Our free webinar explains every single resource available to you.



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