Best Practice Tips and Trends: Own Your Group Business

Hotels and venues looking to capitalize on the thriving group travel market should look for specific ways to spotlight the unique character of their property, the local area, and...

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Why You Should Submit for the Cvent Excellence Awards

It’s awards season, and we all know that means champagne, red carpets, and gilded statuettes. While we were excited for the Academy Awards, we’re even more excited about our own incredible awards ceremony at Cvent CONNECT! Find out all about the Cvent Excellence Awards and why you should submit. What are the Cvent Excellence Awards?


Flex: Handing the Controls Back to You

Now that 2019 is in full swing, the Cvent tech team is hard at work building new Event functionality coming soon to Registration Reimagined tools powered by Flex. We hope you’re already using the new Standard Registration builder and finding success. If you are still waiting to get started, we’ve got new tools to help


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Cvent’s Group Business Outlook Sees a Slowdown Coming for Group Bookings

According to Cvent’s latest Group Business Outlook, fewer group rooms have been booked for six of the next eight quarters — a slowdown that may be due to the start of commission change policies and other seasonal factors. The outlook uses data from the Cvent Supplier Network, which saw $16 billion in unique RFPs sourced


Got a Cvent Story? We Want It…On Video

For 20 years, the hospitality business has gone through a transformation. The evolution of digital marketing, the adoption of technology-driven operations…the very nature of group business has changed. Just about the only thing that isn’t different is the mission at the core of it all: to help planners and corporate managers create amazing event experiences


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Developing a Successful Corporate Negotiated Hotel Program

A corporate negotiated hotel program offers travel managers cost savings, improved duty of care, and a better traveler experience. Lodging costs comprise up to 40%  of a company’s total travel and entertainment expenses, providing a large opportunity for spend management. Hotels will offer lower room rates to clients in exchange for guaranteed volume. By committing volume


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Meet the Planner: Jodi VanWoerkom Knows It’s Not Easy to Take Over a City

This is the second in a series of five Meet the Planner profiles, in which we get event planners’ insights on their jobs, their motivations, and their challenges — as well as their thoughts on venue and hotel interactions. “Keep growing and changing.” That’s the career advice that Jodi VanWoerkom tries to follow each day


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Technology Helps Consolidate Meetings and Business Travel Programs

At many companies, different departments oversee the planning of small offsite meetings and the procurement and booking processes for corporate business travel. In addition, small events are often charged on corporate credit cards, and the expensing is categorized under general travel and entertainment, rather than business development. That discrepancy causes inefficiencies, including a lack of


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Meet the Planner: For Leanna Mosquera, Event Planning Is All in the Details

This is the first in a series of five Meet the Planner profiles, in which we get event planners’ insights on their jobs, their motivations, and their challenges — as well as their thoughts on venue and hotel interactions. Leanna Mosquera likes to be busy. Fortunately, as a meetings and events specialist at AxoGen, “there’s


Engaging with planners after the event

3 Ways to Stay Top of Mind With Planners After the Event

To earn future group business from past clients, it is of course essential that you provide the best service possible onsite. But it’s also important to continue to engage with them after the event and stay on their minds as they make future sourcing decisions. Why? Repeat customers boost the bottom line. It costs five