Top 10 Breakout Sessions at Cvent CONNECT 2016

Cvent CONNECT 2016 is quickly approaching, and we’ve put together an incredible lineup of speakers for our hospitality audience. Our breakout session topics range from emerging group business trends to...

CventCONNECT Story

Be a Part of the #CventCONNECT Story

The hashtag. Once the pound sign on your phone, it is now an integral part of social media and the way we communicate with each other online. While #selfie and #YOLO have given the hashtag a juvenile reputation, professionals and businesses need to know how hashtags work and how crucial they are to the meeting


Cvent Supplier Network

Part 2: Helping Planners Search More Efficiently

In her original post, “What Hoteliers Can Learn from Planner Wish Lists,” Cvent Planner Rachel Andrews dished about her top tips for hoteliers looking to increase group business. When working with planners, she recommends hotel professionals make the sourcing and planning process as easy as possible, ensuring stronger relationships and a more efficient event lifecycle.


Social Media Marketing

Social Selling: Turning Online Conversations into Offline Revenue

Selling is social. Always has been and always will be. However, today social selling has taken on new dimensions and formats. Now we’re tasked with building and maintaining relationships with clients via social media channels, like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For hotel sales people looking to connect with meeting and event planners, the key


Cvent Hospitality Cloud Integration

Cvent’s Hospitality Cloud Integration

The Hospitality Cloud team at Cvent is proud to announce an exciting update from our side of the house! As hoteliers and planners know, the eRFP process has removed a tremendous amount of friction from the venue sourcing and group business lifecycle, but we’re not stopping there. In December 2014, Cvent, Inc. acquired Elite Meetings


Meeting Technology at Cvent

Meeting Technology That’s Dominating 2016

Meeting planners and attendees alike are thirsty for technology that amplifies their event experience. According to the International Association of Conference Centres (IACC), meeting planners are wanting and using tech trends more than ever, and not just in the meetings themselves. Tech also plays a big part in researching and booking venues, onsite interactions, and


Cvent Supplier Network Ratings

Maximize Your Cvent Supplier Network Listing with Venue Ratings

Everyone knows first impressions can make or break a relationship, but did you ever consider that your first impression with a planner will most likely occur online? More than 38 percent of planners begin the venue sourcing journey via online group intermediaries, which means your venue’s Cvent profile completeness is critical in making a memorable


top 5 startups

Top 5 Travel Startups of 2016

The hospitality industry is being disrupted by a growing number of startups that want to change and improve the industry. And in 2016, several startups have made it their mission to help hotels stay connected with their guests without upsetting the flow of everyday business. Check out the following five new startups below and take


Social Media

Social Media: A Lead-Generating Powerhouse in 2016

Most hoteliers are familiar with social media. Some have dabbled with Facebook, while others have mastered the ability to build engagement and stronger relationships with customers. Unfortunately, both approaches fail to incorporate social media into the property’s sales strategy. It’s important to remember that social media can be a strong sales and marketing tool. To


How Hotels Use Tech Perks to Increase Direct Bookings

Among tech-savvy travelers, there’s a perception that booking hotel stays through an online travel agency (OTA) such as Expedia or Hotels.com will give them the lowest rates. However, hospitality marketers know there is more to “value” than the price tag. Top hotel brands are fighting back against OTAs by incentivizing guests to book directly with the