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October 22, 2014

Cvent Announces Top Resorts in North America for Meetings and Events

Cvent, an event management platform, has released its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean
Based on meeting and event booking activity through the Cvent Supplier Network, Cvent identified 100 resorts with amenities and offerings that foster an environment for both business and pleasure—an important factor for meeting planners and conference organizers to consider. As the demand for corporate meetings and events continues to improve, resorts are home to big business and are a common destination for all types of business events, ranging in size from individual client meetings to incentive travel trips, retreats or large corporate conferences.

“Resorts remain a popular and desirable choice among meeting planners for group business because of their all-in-one capabilities that are attractive for planners and attendees,” Eric Eden, vice president of marketing for Cvent, said in a statement, noting that the amenities at resorts can make business more enjoyable. 

He also noted that properties in warmer climates (especially year-round warmer climates) see more volume and are better represented on the list. Of the top 10 resorts, nine were located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cvent evaluated more than 3,500 properties in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, Bermuda and Mexico featured on the Cvent Supplier Network to compile the annual list. Activity was tracked from August 2013 to July 2014 and the list was then determined by a combination of quantitative metrics and third party review scores, some of which included:
·         Consumer score
·         Awarded Request for Proposals
·         Awarded Room Nights
·         Major Metropolitan Area (MMA) Market Share – RFPs
·         Total Request for Proposals
·         Total Room Nights
·         Amenities
The Cvent Supplier Network is one of the largest databases of detailed venue information, with more than 218,000 resorts, hotels and special event venues represented across 175 countries. In 2013, an estimated $6.5 billion of group meeting business was sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network and approximately 1.2 million total requests for proposals were sent through the marketplace. 

Cvent operates one of the world’s largest global marketplaces for group meetings business on the Cvent Supplier Network (CSN). The full list of the 100 North American and Caribbean Meeting Resorts is available here.

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