Europe

Uncover London’s hidden gems at Cvent CONNECT Europe

Cvent CONNECT has officially crossed the pond. Our inaugural CONNECT Europe conference kicks off today at the amazing Pullman London St. Pancras. The next three days are filled with networking, sharing ideas, discussing the industry, and learning

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The Best of Barcelona

Europe abounds with intriguing ports of call that easily meet any footloose American’s wish list: Ideal year-round climate, world-class beaches, fabulous local cuisine, friendly peeps, wonderfully walkable bohemian neighborhoods, unforgettable

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Stockholm: The City That Floats on Water

As a native of Karlstad, Sweden, with dozens of extended stays in Stockholm under my belt, you’d think I may be “home blind” to the city’s many treasures, or “hemmablind,” as we say in Swedish. But, and perhaps because I have lived in the States for

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6 New Buzz-Worthy Hotels

Like the search for world peace or a palatable enchilada in Alberta, the quest for the perfect hotel room remains one of life’s most elusive pursuits, best savored for the adventure and not the attainment. As Paul Simon once observed, “The nearer

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The World’s Wildest Golf Courses

Since the dawn of organized assembly, meeting planners have set about their task by first asking a question more suited to F&B: Will that be with or without golf? So widespread and synonymous has Scotland’s addictive “good walk spoilt” become

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Dining Abroad? Don’t Let These Gaffes Come Back to Bite You

Ah, international cuisine, surely one of the supreme pleasures of modern life! Not so long ago, unless your ancestry made it unavoidable, one might never have encountered— much less savored—Chinese sweet and sour pork, Indian Tandoori chicken,

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Money-Saving Airport Transportation in 11 Major Cities

I travel for business, on my own most of the time, and I’m almost always in a hurry to get into town from the airport – and in many cities that’s easier said than done. Touching down often in the middle of rush hour, town cars, Ubers, taxis and most

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Planning Politely: 7 Gaffes to Avoid When Working with Brits

One of the great joys of event planning is getting to work virtually anywhere in the world to make an event or meeting come to life, sometimes in just a matter of hours. One of my favorite cities to work in is London, not only because my French is

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Meet in Flanders (It’s in Belgium!)

Flanders lies tucked away in the Northern part of Belgium between France, Germany and the Netherlands. The region offers an assortment of cosmopolitan easy to reach cities offering visitors far more than just the traditional main squares and medieval

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3 Epic Makeovers for 2015

For me, 3 legends of hospitality jumped out among the 23 hotels listed by Forbes Travel Guide as the most anticipated renovations of 2015. Even the most jaded of high-end groups will be licking their chops to see: Ritz Paris
 Ernest Hemingway

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Meet Healthier In Paris

For years, Paris was the place to be if, among other things, you wished to indulge in fine wine, food, and Gitanes. While fine dining continues unabated, fortunately, le smoking is on the wane. In fact, in the last few years, smoking in public

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Hospitality on Horizon: Europe

Luxury hotels opening in Europe in 2015 exemplify exactly what today’s top-tier meeting attendees expect—and then some. Here's a

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10 Tips for Planning Events in Europe

Over the past couple of years, the travel industry has seen a slow increase in the use of international destinations for incentive travel programs. A recent Maritz Travel study, the International Destination Index, revealed that many European

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Focus on Scotland

When it comes to destinations with powerful appeal, Scotland has it all: rich culture, history, natural beauty, and, for meeting professionals, hospitality standards that virtually guarantee a crowd-pleasing event. These venues, from a site visit in

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European Meetings – A Planner’s Primer on VAT Recovery

When selecting a new international site for his events, Philip Arbuckle, association and conference manager with MeetingTrack Inc., looks for a winning combination of a unique destination experience and inspiring business ideas. “My clients enjoy

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