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meetings & events

Cvent Unveils Lists of Top Meeting Destinations Worldwide for 2019

Cvent | July 17, 2019

TYSONS CORNER, Va - July 17, 2019 - Cvent, a market-leading meetings, events, and hospitality technology provider, today released its annual lists of the Top Meeting Destinations for meetings and events worldwide. The lists were compiled based on meeting and event booking activity across Cvent’s venue sourcing sites, including the Cvent Supplier Network, through which more than $16 billion in business was sourced in 2018. The annual lists include top destinations located in: United States, Europe, Caribbean & Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Canada, Germany, and United Kingdom. Due to increased sourcing volume to the Asia Pac...

Does Your AV Services Provider Like Working for Your Hotel?

Jeff Loether | May 30, 2019

5 tips to creating a mutually beneficial working environment By Jeff Loether Outsourcing audiovisual services is a viable option for many hotels. In addition to lowering operational and labor costs, it ensures that your guests receive professional equipment and support. While the provider will handle most of the day-to-day responsibilities, the hotel should still plan and budget for the service and maintenance of any built-in AV systems and infrastructure. This will allow the AV services provider to deliver services as efficiently as possible, creating a win for them, you and your guests. If outsourcing is the business model that be...

Outsourcing Audiovisual Equipment Has Its Advantages

Jeff Loether | May 29, 2019

10 reasons to leverage the skillset of a technology-savvy AV services team By Jeff Loether Outsourcing audiovisual equipment is by far the dominant model in the hotel industry, especially in large hotels that cater to convention business. It is also the norm in standard business hotels that cater to group and local business meetings, as well as social business on the weekends. For self-operated hotels, however, outsourcing is not be as prevalent. These properties are typically smaller in size and cater to the small, executive level meetings market as they do not typically have expansive meeting spaces. These hotels have ownership suppo...

How Hotels Are Meeting the Demand for Quality Meeting Space

JLL Real Views | May 9, 2019

Whether they're hosting a conference for 300 out-of-town guests or an away-day for a 30-strong team from a local company, hotel meeting and event spaces are in high-demand. The global market for meetings and events is currently growing at seven percent per year, in turn driving up prices for meeting space across North America, Asia, and Europe. Yet not all facilities are in the same league. As hotels look to gain the edge in winning new and repeat business, many are considering how they can modernize, refresh or add to their meeting and events spaces to extend their appeal to companies and business travelers. "Tired, old facilities won'...

Your Outdated Venue Management Technology Costs You More Than You Think

Lauren Hall | May 2, 2019

By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, iVvy The digital era that we find ourselves in can be viewed from two perspectives – one in which companies are inspired by the new possibilities of the digital revolution and one in which technological investment is an overly costly expenditure. Technology seems to be on a fast-track to evolution, meaning platforms that emerged just a few short years ago could already become obsolete by the newer, updated solutions of today. While this is the reality of the progressive age we live in (and the ongoing influence of modern consumer demand), companies far too often fall into the trap of focusing on ...

The Modern Casino Resort: An Event and Meetings Hot-Spot

Lauren Hall | April 29, 2019

By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, iVvy Casino resorts have long been known as the ultimate one-stop shop for some of the best accommodations, food, entertainment that a given city has to offer. Bright lights, delicious food, local flair, incredible entertainment, lavish lobbies and luxury accommodations – these are just a few of the trademark elements that have attracted individuals and groups to casino resorts over the years. With this in mind, it's no surprise that modern casino resorts have become something of an event and meetings hot-spot. Recent studies project the casino hotel market will see significant growth by 2025, ye...

5 Questions to Determine if Your Hotel Group Sales Process Is Broken

Lauren Hall | April 23, 2019

By Lauren Hall, Founder & CEO, iVvy The hospitality industry is evolving at a rapid pace. From heightened guest expectations to revolutionary new-age technology, the world of travel is constantly reinventing and re-imagining itself. The group booking segment is experiencing a similar period of growth, and the potential for hoteliers to capitalize has, perhaps, never been more imminent. In fact, CWT Meetings & Travel predicts a 5-10% growth in demand for meetings and events this year. Not only that, but meetings are getting 22.7% bigger according to the AMEX Global Meetings Forecast. Between 2017 and 2018 the number of companies ...

Meet the Bleisure Demand With Meeting Experiences

Larry Mogelonsky | April 3, 2019

By Larry Mogelonsky, MBA, P. Eng. (www.hotelmogel.com) A clever portmanteau between business and leisure, hybrid travel is now mainstream, so much so that it is starting to influence how meeting planners select their destinations and host hotels. After all, in a world where video conferencing can connect anyone, anywhere and at any time, the purpose of travel is to offer guests a unique and stimulating setting. The bleisure incentive has thus far been the prospect of extending a few days on either end of the main event to fully appreciate said location. However, the demand for heightened experiences on the leisure side are starting to c...


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