What the Connection Economy Means for Hotel Marketing

In today’s competitive hospitality market, it can be difficult to have your brand’s voice heard above the noise. Whether at the property or the chain level, marketing and sales...

Social Media at Cvent

3 Tips to Up Your Hotel’s Social Media Game

Social media can be a fun and effective way to build and expand a loyal customer base for your hotel at little to no cost. But a social media strategy requires more than simply posting your event to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Social media platforms offer a lot of technological firepower, but it’s only half


Cvent 2016 Planner Sourcing Report

Cvent 2016 Planner Sourcing Report

From budgeting to the entire online sourcing process, we polled more than 700 planners about what makes their #PlannerSourcing experience successful. In the second year of this survey, you’ll gain a side-by-side data comparison of 2015 vs. 2016 results for better insight into what planners want and how their expectations are changing. Survey participants included:


[Infographic] 2016 Planner Sourcing Report

Some of the most valuable information hotel professionals can use comes directly from their actual group business audience: meeting and event professionals. In our latest 2016 Planner Sourcing Report, we tapped into our growing planner network for insight into what exactly fuels sourcing decisions now and in the future. The survey polled more than 700


Hospitality Professionals: Registration for Cvent CONNECT is Now Open!

Registration for Cvent CONNECT 2017 is open! Join us Monday-Wednesday, June 12-14, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Resort in Las Vegas for learning, engaging, and connecting with your industry peers. This is your chance to attend educational sessions, receive hands-on Cvent training, and learn the latest meeting and event industry trends. Conduct business with


Luxury Venue

3 Things this Event Planner Wishes Venues Would Change

The following post by Liz King from the Meet Well blog outlines planners’ wishes concerning meeting and event venues. Read on for the true planner perspective. Event planners and venues. Venues and event planners. The two go hand-in-hand. Venues are one of the first things that event planners look to secure when hosting an event.


Smaller Group Business at Home in San Francisco

Each year, hundreds of meetings and events take place in San Francisco and the Bay Area, as business groups seek out the vibrancy of the area to make their meetings more lively and engaging. In 2017, smaller business groups choose San Francisco because the large convention groups are delaying their San Francisco meetings until the


Cvent On-Demand Product Videos

Videos: How to Create, Manage, and Measure Demand

In our new series of on-demand videos, you’ll find quick overviews of some of our newest and most successful software solutions. Learn more about tools you’re already using, or discover supplemental strategies for better group business practices. The videos are suitable for DMOs, individual properties, large chains, and more, and they show exactly how Cvent’s


Cvent Planner Loyalty Study

Cvent Planner Loyalty Study

According to American Express Meetings & Events, over 85% of respondents indicated having similar or increased levels of meeting activity at their venue in 2016, regardless of planner loyalty. Venues are reaping the benefits of increased meeting growth, new construction, and rates – and for the first time since 1981, occupancy rates are at an


Meeting Minds Blog

What Hoteliers Can Expect From the New Meeting Minds Blog

We are incredibly excited about the launch of our new blog, Meeting Minds. We’ve spent months of research to create valuable content in a place that’s attractive and easy to navigate. The Meeting Minds blog will serve as a resource to the entire meetings and events ecosystem, where both event and hospitality professionals will find