Houston’s New Meetings District

Known as Houston‘s new epicenter of art, dining, entertainment, and more, Avenida Houston is quickly becoming an integral part of meetings and conventions within the Greater Houston area. Named...

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Cvent CONNECT Roundup: See What You Missed!

Have you (mostly) recovered from the fun and excitement of Cvent CONNECT 2018? Here at Cvent, we’re all still talking about the great people we met, the inspiring speakers we heard, the important things we learned, and the awesome parties we attended. But even though the event is over, it’s not too late to make


Cobo Center: Detroit’s Premier Meeting Space

Located downtown, Cobo Center is one of the premier convention venues in Detroit. As the 17th-largest convention center in the U.S., it has over 2.4 million square feet of meeting space and a range of new developments on the way. Cobo Center also just finished a $279 million renovation, which more than doubled the use



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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Trends in Hotel RFP Practices

It’s undeniable that business travelers provide hotels with an opportunity to maximize their profit. In a session with Business Travel News, we learned about trends in hotel RFP practices. Trends in Corporate Travel Management to Consider Growth Consolidation/leveraging New data tools New travel managers Project-based travel Traveler demands What do travel managers want from hotels?


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Trends in the Hospitality Industry

We learned about trends in the hospitality industry in separate sessions presented by Skift and American Express Meetings and Events. Here are the highlights! Economic Forecast and Disruptions in Intermediation Group intermediation and acquisition costs are a big concern as digital transformation is creating an opportunity for access to direct buyers. With the rise in


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Hospitality Cloud Product Roadmap

During the Hospitality Cloud Product Roadmap Innovations, we uncovered what new tools and solutions are in store for hotels, venues, and destinations in the coming year. What Does Cvent Do? Cvent is the world’s largest marketplace, bringing meeting planner and business transient buyers together with suppliers to do business in an efficient and cost-effective manner.


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: Meet the Planner – Tips, Tricks, and Insights

In a captivating hospitality session, Vail Ross, senior vice president of global business development and marketing at STR Inc., and Michele Gebrayel, a corporate event manager at Ducharme, McMillen & Associates, broke down key hotel booking trends and discussed how meeting planners choose hotels. Here are some of the high-level insights. Hotel Trends ADR continues


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Cvent CONNECT Recap: How to Grow and Own Your Group Business

Nothing has been emphasized more during Cvent CONNECT than the need to understand and utilize technology. From implementing new products to capitalizing on data, technology can turn a basic process into a magical experience. And if you want to grow your group business and maximize its value, you need to leverage marketing solutions and digitals


Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi: Sublime Beauty of the Gulf

Home to a lot of superlatives in the world – one of the richest cities, world’s largest hand-loomed carpet, most expensive mosque, the fastest rollercoaster – the capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi, is about everything extravagant and extraordinary. From the rich Emirati culture to the swanky and opulent cluster of buildings, this exciting city