Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

December 2012

12th Annual Meetings Market Survey

By Michelle Russell, Editor in Chief
  • Most popular month for association meetings: September, followed by June, October, and May.
  • The smallest meeting size has become the biggest category since 2009: 30 percent of all the identified meetings that were organized in 2011 attracted between 50 and 149 participants - a growth of 11 percent over the past decade.
  • The U.S. saw the biggest jump in the number of events held in 2011 over 2010, up by 136 meetings to a new record of 759.
SOURCE: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Statistics Report 2002-2011, International Meetings Market, iccaworld.com

Top 10 U.S. Cities for Meetings and Events

  • Orlando
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Las Vegas
  • Miami
  • Chicago
  • San Diego
  • Phoenix
  • Atlanta Dallas
  • New Orleans
SOURCE: Cvent Supplier Network (booking activity) cvent.com
More Resources

For the 2012 STR Global Chain Scales list (classifications from luxury to economy brands, based on previous year’s average daily rate), go to str.com/documents/STRGlobal_Chain_ Scales.pdf.

PKF Hospitality Research Director of Research Information Services Robert Mandelbaum offers highlights of the PFK Hospitality Research’s 2012 Trends in the Hotel Industry survey in this four-minute video:pkfc.com/en/videos/trends/2012trends.aspx.

To obtain the 2013 per-diem rates (maximum allowances that federal employees are reimbursed for expenses incurred while on official travel) on a city-by-city basis, go togsa.gov/portal/category/100120.

For GBTA’s list of travel taxes (hotel, car rental, and meal taxes) in the top 50 U.S. destinations, go to convn.org/GBTA-taxes.

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