Meetings Outlook

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Spring 2021

Welcome to the Spring 2021
Meetings Outlook Report

While this quarter saw the largest positive overall business projection in the history of Meetings Outlook, meeting and travel professionals must still contend with complicated prioritization (privacy vs. safety) and ongoing furlough and layoff challenges.

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Business Conditions

81% of respondents predict favorable business conditions for the year ahead—the greatest percentage ever seen in the survey and the third consecutive quarter showing notable growth in industry optimism.

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Business Conditions

 

 

Vaccine Passports?

Vaccine Passports?

Only 12% of respondents expect their organizations/clients to mandate participants of upcoming in-person meetings and events be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Employment Challenges

24% of planner respondents and 40% of supplier respondents were furloughed or subject to layoffs at some point during 2020. As of mid-March, 30% of furloughed planners and 29% of furloughed suppliers remained on the sidelines; of those subjected to layoffs last year, 58% of planners and 43% of suppliers remained unemployed.

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Employment Challenges

 

 

Meetings Outlook Archive

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PYM Professional Development Guide

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