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15 Facts
   About Meetings and Conventions —
         Today and Tomorrow
From PCMA Convene’s 2012 Meetings Industry Forecast and 2012 Meetings Market Survey



                   Christopher Durso | Executive Editor
                   PCMA Convene, The Magazine of the
            Professional Convention Management Association
1.
  368 hotels with a total of 40,070 rooms
are projected to open in the United States
                                  this year.

      In 2009, 1,316 hotels with a total of
                  147,498 rooms opened.
                         SOURCE: Lodging Econometrics
2. Top 5 U.S. Lodging Markets
 Based on Occupancy (2011):
  Oahu Island        80.7%
  New York City      79.5%
  San Francisco      79.2%
  Miami              77.0%
  Los Angeles        73.5%
                             SOURCE: STR
3. 60.5% of attendees at meetings
held in hotel-based conference centers
are locally based.
                             SOURCE: PKF Consulting
4. A total of $704 billion was spent on
travel within and to the United States in
2010, producing $186 billion in payroll
and $113 billion in tax receipts.
                           SOURCE: U.S. Travel Association
5. Top 5 U.S. Airports Based on
 Total Passengers (May 2011):
Atlanta                  3.97 million
Chicago O’Hare           2.62 million
Dallas/Ft. Worth         2.29 million
Denver                   2.18 million
Los Angeles              2.10 million
               SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
6. Average Airfare (2010):
Domestic              International
$231                           $1,795


           SOURCE: American Express Business Travel Monitor
7. Top 5 International Meeting Destinations:




              SOURCE: Union of International Associations (UIA)
8. Top 5 Sites for Health-Care Meetings:




            SOURCE: Health Care Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
9. Total Number of Association Meetings:
                 2007:              9,036
                 2008:              9,610
                 2009:              9,255
                 2010:              9,120
        SOURCE: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
10. Top 5 Subjects for
International Meetings:




SOURCE: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
11. 31% of planners organize more than 20
meetings a year.
                 SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey
12. $1.27 million / $6.77 million
Average size of an organization’s meetings budget
vs. its total budget in 2011 (compared to $1.24
million / $6.93 million in 2010)
                   SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey
13. 4,164
Average attendance at an organization’s largest
meeting in 2011 (down from 4,409 in 2010)
                       SOURCE: PCMA Convene Meetings Market Survey
14. $3.4 million
Average value of an organization’s largest meeting
to its host destination in 2011 (same as in 2010)
                    SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey
15. 107,321 square feet
Average size of an organization’s largest exhibition
(down from 110,995 square feet in 2010)
                    SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey

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15 Facts About Meetings and Conventions — Today and Tomorrow

  • 1. 15 Facts About Meetings and Conventions — Today and Tomorrow From PCMA Convene’s 2012 Meetings Industry Forecast and 2012 Meetings Market Survey Christopher Durso | Executive Editor PCMA Convene, The Magazine of the Professional Convention Management Association
  • 2. 1. 368 hotels with a total of 40,070 rooms are projected to open in the United States this year. In 2009, 1,316 hotels with a total of 147,498 rooms opened. SOURCE: Lodging Econometrics
  • 3. 2. Top 5 U.S. Lodging Markets Based on Occupancy (2011): Oahu Island 80.7% New York City 79.5% San Francisco 79.2% Miami 77.0% Los Angeles 73.5% SOURCE: STR
  • 4. 3. 60.5% of attendees at meetings held in hotel-based conference centers are locally based. SOURCE: PKF Consulting
  • 5. 4. A total of $704 billion was spent on travel within and to the United States in 2010, producing $186 billion in payroll and $113 billion in tax receipts. SOURCE: U.S. Travel Association
  • 6. 5. Top 5 U.S. Airports Based on Total Passengers (May 2011): Atlanta 3.97 million Chicago O’Hare 2.62 million Dallas/Ft. Worth 2.29 million Denver 2.18 million Los Angeles 2.10 million SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics
  • 7. 6. Average Airfare (2010): Domestic International $231 $1,795 SOURCE: American Express Business Travel Monitor
  • 8. 7. Top 5 International Meeting Destinations: SOURCE: Union of International Associations (UIA)
  • 9. 8. Top 5 Sites for Health-Care Meetings: SOURCE: Health Care Exhibitors Association (HCEA)
  • 10. 9. Total Number of Association Meetings: 2007: 9,036 2008: 9,610 2009: 9,255 2010: 9,120 SOURCE: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
  • 11. 10. Top 5 Subjects for International Meetings: SOURCE: International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA)
  • 12. 11. 31% of planners organize more than 20 meetings a year. SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey
  • 13. 12. $1.27 million / $6.77 million Average size of an organization’s meetings budget vs. its total budget in 2011 (compared to $1.24 million / $6.93 million in 2010) SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey
  • 14. 13. 4,164 Average attendance at an organization’s largest meeting in 2011 (down from 4,409 in 2010) SOURCE: PCMA Convene Meetings Market Survey
  • 15. 14. $3.4 million Average value of an organization’s largest meeting to its host destination in 2011 (same as in 2010) SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey
  • 16. 15. 107,321 square feet Average size of an organization’s largest exhibition (down from 110,995 square feet in 2010) SOURCE: PCMA Convene 2012 Meetings Market Survey