The amenity that most influences planners' booking decisions is discounted sleeping rooms, according to a Cvent survey of 800 U.S.-based meeting planners. The most attractive amenity to their attendees is free Wi-Fi/Internet.
Psychologist and researcher Sherry Turkle thinks the ubiquity of mobile devices—and our dependence on them—is causing a "crisis in empathy" that can only be cured with conversation. What do you think?...More
There's more to engaging attendees before, during, and after meetings than just Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Here's how social media channels Pinterest, Snapchat, and Periscope can help jazz up your next event....More
Cvent surveyed more than 2,000 of its clients to find out what makes meetings tick these days. Here's a sneak peek of some of the results unveiled last week—you won't believe the size of the largest meeting planning committee they found!...More