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Planners Can't Help But Fall in Love With Your Venue

Cvent is almost ready to release the biggest change to the Cvent Supplier Network since it was introduced eight years ago. Planners have been asking us to simplify venue sourcing even more, and we have been diligently working on a complete rebuild of the network for more than a year. Planners who are delighted by the group-specific hotel content and functionality will love the renewed focus on simplicity.

But we didn't do this just for planners - we've ensured these changes also benefit our venue partners. You'll soon see gorgeous new profiles with bigger images and more opportunities to market your venue. We are committed to helping you target more qualified business, and this redesign will help get us there.

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Overall Benefits

This redesign is going to benefit the Supplier Network ecosystem in a number of ways:

Overall increased traffic

Thanks to our focus on SEO best practices, we've ensured that search engines like Google will easily find the Supplier Network, increasing our organic planner reach.

Expected higher conversions

With our energy on simplifying the search process and serving more content that planners want from venues upfront, the number of planners sending RFPs is projected to increase.

Better qualified leads for hotels

Our new search functionality can now match planners who have specific needs with venues that meet them based on new search criteria, like need dates.

Greater planner mix

Our designs were developed to drive more occasional, SMERF, and international planners to complement our strong corporate, association, and TPP presence.

New Features For Venues

Updated venue profiles

Venue profiles now allow for bigger images and improved gallery navigation to show off the beauty of your venue to planners.

New search criteria options

Venues can ensure they reach planners whose needs match their hotel by inputting new meta search data.

New content options

Planners continue to request larger floor plans and menus from venues, so we're adding these content options to venue profiles.

Map-based research

Venues now appear on map search alongside the points of interests (landmarks, restaurants, etc.) to help them stand out to planners.

Promotions

We are integrating the Promotions Hub with targeted offers to planners looking for event dates that match deals venues have available.

New Profile Redesign Highlights

  • Complete redesign of page

  • More focus on key content: menus, images, floorplans
  • A design focused more on images
  • Single-page design that organizes all data in one place
  • Future-ready so it remains adaptable to upcoming media

New Planner Features that Benefit You Too

  • Simplified search

    Now planners can search based on neighborhoods, places of interest, zip codes, and more from a single search bar.

  • Map-based search

    Planners can now search geographically through the use of our new map search powered by Google.

  • Mobile enhanced

    The Cvent Supplier Network now works across all devices to keep pace with planners' mobile-friendly search needs.

  • Date handling for deeper searches

    Now planners can input event dates and attendee numbers into the search, enabling us to serve more specific hotel matches and relevant promotions.

  • Shopping cart functionality

    Now planners can use the Supplier Network like an e-commerce platform with a shopping cart that appears throughout their search, allowing us to provide planners with venue recommendations based on which venues they already have in their cart.

  • Quick view functionality

    For faster searches, planners now have the option to use Quick View on the search results, which gives them an overview of the hotel without clicking into a profile.

  • Promotions

    We are further integrating the Promotions Hub with targeted promotions to planners looking for event dates that match deals venues have available.

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