Places & Spaces

Nothing can color a meeting more than your choice of destination and venue. A global look at destinations, venues, and their relationships with meetings and events.

Hotels Find Artful Ways to Help Groups Build Teams

As groups are seeking more ways to solidify their teams during meetings and events, hotels are partnering with local artists to create activities for them.

BY Curt Wagner September 5, 2019

New York City, London Among Cities Topping Planners’ Lists

New York City moved from second place last year to first in the latest rankings on CWT’s top 10 cities for meetings and events in North America. (Courtesy NYC & Company) New York City is in first position on CWT’s top 10 cities for meetings and events in North America in 2020; London took the
BY Cristi Kempf September 4, 2019

Technology’s Role in Overtourism

Some destinations are finding that they can use technology to help lessen the problem of overcrowded sites and neighborhoods by nudging tourists toward less-traveled locales.

BY Jennifer Dienst September 2, 2019

A Five-Borough Business Events Strategy for Overtourism

To spread the wealth of business travelers, NYC & Company has been working to educate event organizers on opportunities offered by the rest of the city.

BY David McMillin September 2, 2019

From Market to Table — Every Step of the Way

During a Hamburg fam trip, Convene’s David McMillin and event professionals, guided by a chef, shopped for and prepared a meal. Here’s what he learned about chanterelles, plums, and team-building in the process.

BY David McMillin August 17, 2019

Meet Me in … New York City

The Big Apple tops STR’s 2019 list of U.S. destinations that meeting planners have their eye on, and across the pond, London leads the pack of international cities on their radar. See what other cities made the list.

BY Cristi Kempf August 13, 2019

Keeping Pace in Vancouver

Vancouver seems to be a magnet for those who think a little bigger, and take a few more chances, says a Convene writer after her recent trip sponsored by Tourism Vancouver.

BY Jennifer N. Dienst July 31, 2019

An Amenity With Benefits Backed by Neuroscience

One hotel offers meeting planners an interactive keepsake that showcases the property and the talents of a local artist — and is calming, to boot.

BY Curt Wagner July 29, 2019

Discover Puerto Rico Doubles Down on Positive Messages

Discover Puerto Rico reinforces that it remains open for business after governor’s resignation, and underscores the importance of tourism and business travel to its economic recovery following Hurricane Maria.

BY Convene Editors July 25, 2019