Hospitality Cloud: Welcome to Cvent CONNECT

After a packed first day at Cvent CONNECT, hotel professionals gathered to hear Cvent’s Co-Founder & President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Chuck Ghoorah, and Senior Vice President of Sales,...

Pete Floros at Cvent CONNECT

The Future of Group Business Technology

Pete Floros, Cvent’s Senior VP of Product Management, welcomed hotel professionals to day two of Cvent CONNECT 2016. Pete explained how group business is evolving faster today than any other time in the history of hospitality. He provided a sneak peak of Cvent’s product roadmap and how it will continue its role as an industry


Cvent CONNECT Crowd

The Biggest Threat To Your Business Isn’t Other Hotels

The condos next door, the apartment complex downtown, the warehouse down the street — hotels’ biggest competition is no longer limited to other hotels. Patrick Mayock, Senior Director of STR Research and Development, welcomed hotel professionals at Cvent CONNECT to his breakout session, “Why the Biggest Threat to Your Business Isn’t Other Hotels.” He opened


Cvent CONNECT Welcomes Airbnb’s Chip Conley

On day two of Cvent CONNECT, Kevin Fliess, VP of Product Marketing, stood in front of a full room of hotel professionals to introduce Chip Conley, Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy at Airbnb. Chip has spent over 25 years orchestrating the success of boutique hotels and has shared his marketing strategies with hosts in


Group Business Trends

Group Business Trends: Q1 2016 Insights

During our first keynote at Cvent CONNECT, we announced the free, public beta release of Group Business Trends, an interactive portal that includes high-level data in four key categories: ADR, sales behaviors, RFPs, and planners. Built-in filters allow you to see our data on your specific major metropolitan area and hotel type. We are committed


packing checklist

Your Cvent CONNECT Preparation Checklist

We are only a few days away from the start of the Cvent CONNECT! We can’t wait to have close to 3,000 event and hospitality professionals, partners, and Cvent experts descend upon The Venetian | The Palazzo in Las Vegas! Our hospitality professionals will arrive Sunday, June 26th and will be joined by our event


Networking

What the Innovation Pavilion Means for You

From interactive demos with product experts to lounge areas designed for networking, the Innovation Pavilion is a vibrant hub where attendees can connect, get inspired, and learn new techniques for success. Directly across from the registration desk, this dynamic, multi-faceted space is the perfect place to start your Cvent CONNECT experience. Let’s take a closer


5 Unique Meeting and Event Spaces in Vegas

When planning an event in Las Vegas – ranked top 3 most sought after convention destination– planners have a lot of options, and it can be challenging to keep attendees focused. Ultimately, meeting planners need to select a venue that has traditional conference space as well as unique spaces in order to capture attendees’ attention


5 Perks of Being a Cvent Advocate

There’s a bustling VIP community of enthusiastic meeting and event planners sharing their experiences and connecting with each other. Don’t be left out! Seize the opportunity to engage with these expert planners, marketers, and Cvent customer success agents. Not convinced? Here are five advantages to becoming a Cvent Advocate: 1. Network with like-minded individuals By


Social Media Marketing Team

The Making of a Perfect Hotel Social Media Team

Social media was so simple at the beginning. A Facebook page and a Twitter account were mainly used by hotels with a marketing-savvy staff or a front desk agent who liked to dabble in social media. Then came Pinterest and YouTube, which kept hoteliers pinning and filming away. Instagram and Snapchat soon swept up the