In Hotel Marketing, Not Just Any Old Video Will Do

Today’s marketers can — and do — quickly and easily capture and produce video content, thanks to tools such as smartphones and channels like Facebook and Instagram. But despite...

Meet and Retreat on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Meet The Mississippi Gulf Coast has meeting venues to suit any event. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center offers over 400,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and can comfortably house groups of up to 6,000 people. Food and beverage provider Levy serves up dishes with delicious local ingredients and inspiration, such as fresh Gulf


Calendar

How to Make the Most of Shoulder Seasons

Even if your meetings and events business is booming, it’s likely that things slow down — or even come to a halt — during the offseason and shoulder seasons. But there’s good news: Slower seasons don’t have to mean no business. To keep the group business bookings coming, you’ll just need to employ a few


Stay One More Day: 5 Ways to Relax in Detroit

Whether you’ve just finished up a business meeting or you need another day of vacation, make a last-minute travel decision and stay an extra day in Detroit to rest and recharge before you return to your daily grind. We have five ideas to help you spend a day relaxing in the city. You won’t regret


Search engine

Better Than SEO: How to Get Referral Links

It’s no secret that websites represent the largest hub for most hospitality organizations’ marketing activities, and search engine optimization (SEO) is a popular tactic for driving traffic to those websites. But SEO isn’t the only — or the best — way to attract readers to your site. Hotels and conference centers around the country can


Revolutionize Your Next Corporate Retreat

With championship golf, an upscale spa, award-winning restaurants and accommodations, and so much more, there’s no better place for corporate or leisure travel than Colonial Williamsburg Resorts. Our luxurious Williamsburg Inn has been awarded five stars from Forbes and five diamonds from AAA, and our Williamsburg Lodge is part of Marriott’s prestigious Autograph Collection Our Golden Horseshoe


Cvent Hospitality Customer Advisory Board

Introducing the Cvent Hospitality Customer Advisory Board

Cvent is proud to partner with hotels and destinations to help them drive profitable group and corporate travel business. Like any good partner, we know that listening to our customers is essential to delivering for them. That is what the Cvent Hospitality Customer Advisory Board (HCAB) is all about. At Cvent CONNECT in July, we


Loews Hotels & Co.: 24 Hotels and Growing

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Co. is a hospitality company rooted in family heritage in the hotel industry and excellence in service. Chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch serves not only as the ambassador of Loews Hotels & Co., but also as a passionate advocate on behalf of the multibillion-dollar travel and tourism industry.


Virtual reality

Using Virtual Video to Drive Group Business Demand

For anyone who thinks they’re not familiar with augmented reality (AR), we have two words for you: Pokémon Go. While the wildly popular smartphone app has waned over the past few years, it did introduce many to AR. AR, and a closely related technology — virtual reality (VR) — allow for the modification of an


Meet in Breckenridge – It’s More Than Just a Ski Town

The town of Breckenridge, Colorado, is a stone’s throw away from one of the most popular ski resorts in the United States. While Breckenridge is indeed a mecca for skiing and snowboarding, that makes up only a small fraction of what this magical place nestled in the Rocky Mountains has to offer groups. Discover what