3 Things That Keep Hoteliers Up at Night

As your property prepares to wrap up its 2016 business, make sure you’re ready to take on 2017. Are you prepared to improve your lead generation, attract planners that...

Inside the Marriott-Starwood Merger

Set to be the first hotel group with over one million rooms, Marriott International is on track to merge with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. The acquisition of the company on September 23 for $13.3 billion will complete before end of the year. The merger will join more than 5,700 properties and 30 brands across


Hotel Trends and More

3 New Hotel Trends to Make You Smile

In 2016, venues are embracing their creativity. Hotels around the world are taking advantage of new trends emerging in the industry. Customizing the event and hotel experience is at the top of planners’ lists when optimizing their strategies, and hotel professionals have taken note. See the list below for ideas on how to up your


Green Meetings

Green Meetings: The New Sustainable Business Standard

Sustainability and environmental responsibility are not  new ideas but have recently gained momentum in the meeting and events industry. With a growing amount of companies looking to holistically incorporate their organizational values into their business model, meeting and event planners are turning to Green Meetings to help reinforce the importance of environmental consciousness. The Sands ECO360°


[Infographic] The ROI of Event Technology

The popularity of event technology has skyrocketed. Everywhere you turn, new tools are being developed to help with event registration, onsite check-in, attendee tracking, event reporting, and everything in between. Technology helps organizations across the globe to transform their events programs. With technology, companies are now planning more efficiently, executing more flawlessly, and increasing the return


How to Select the Right Event Management Technology (Part 2)

Are you in the market for event technology? In the first part of our blog post series, we began addressing the questions you should be asking when evaluating potential event technology solutions. Let’s jump right into some further considerations: “Do you integrate with housing and travel systems?” The optimal registration experience for your attendees is a


How to Select the Right Event Management Technology

Today’s meetings and events are quickly evolving. Why the change? Event technology has played a huge role. Technology gives us all the information we need to make more informed decisions. It helps us plan and manage events more productively, drive attendance, better engage attendees, offer more benefits to exhibitors and sponsors, manage costs, and prove


Cvent CONNECT: Planner Welcome and Product Roadmap

After an exciting day Tuesday, we officially kicked off our Event Professionals conference by welcoming Chuck Ghoorah, Co-Founder & President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing, to the stage. He greeted the crowd before bringing Cvent’s Product Management team up to announce their plans for the future of the Cvent solution. The need to defend the


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


How to Use FOMO to Increase Event Attendance

It’s Sunday morning and you’re checking your News Feed on Facebook. What you think will just be a quick peek into your friends’ social lives, you’re suddenly inundated with pictures and video streams from parties and events you didn’t attend. You immediately feel a dip in your mood. If you’ve never heard of FOMO, I’m