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Here Are 3 Technologies That Transform Events

How many times have you been asked to provide a “wow” factor for a group — especially with all the new event technology available? Technology has completely revolutionized the meetings and events industry, from the way rooms are booked to the development of custom apps, so it’s no surprise that hoteliers are increasingly expected to


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Create a Shinier Image for Your Hotel With Virtual Reality

As event planners become more selective and competition increases for group event business, many hotels are embracing new technology to help them break through the clutter. One of those tools is virtual reality for hotel marketing, an almost magical solution that gives decision-makers the ability to get a feel for a property — before they


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Hotels Can Fight Overtourism by Reimagining Their Destination

The world’s top meeting destinations are popular among planners for a reason: They have the facilities, the attractions, and the infrastructure to support large-scale events. But attendees are increasingly looking for unique experiences, and they don’t necessarily want to visit the same city year after year. It’s the curse of overtourism. To combat the curse,


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5 Ways It Pays to Prioritize Group Business

Increasing group event business is a win-win for your venue, because it can increase revenue and improve operational efficiency. According to the CWT 2019 Meeting & Events Trends Report, group bookings can save 22% less time on sourcing and an additional 22% on negotiated savings on room rates. By developing a consistent schedule of group events,


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4 Ways to Reach Millennial Planners

A lot has been studied and said about the millennial generation, but how can you use those insights to attract millennial planners to your hotel or venue?



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Best Practice Tips and Trends: Grow Into Technology

It’s getting to the point where technology is a part of just about everything. In fact, it’s practically a required part of facilitating and managing events — whether through improved communication with attendees, by streamlining operations, or through a digitally connected and immersive experience. For hoteliers and venue managers, change driven by tech innovation is


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5 Strategies for Attracting International Planners

Hoteliers looking to increase their group business shouldn’t limit themselves to attracting events domestically. There are ample opportunities to reach out to international planners in ways that will resonate with them and build business from abroad. Here’s a look at five top ideas. 1. Market in Similar Destinations Outside Your Country Identify the international locations


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Learn, Network, and Discover at Cvent’s Next Elite Meetings Alliance

It’s time to throw off that winter coat and start thinking about venue sourcing and networking with others in the meetings and events industry. In April, the Cvent Elite Meetings Alliance will bring together qualified corporate and association event professionals with leaders in the luxury hotel and hospitality industry for a two-day hosted buyer event