The Number of Meetings Individual Planners Manage is Increasing - Amadeus Hospitality

The Number of Meetings Individual Planners Manage is Increasing

Eric Oppegaard

Number of Meetings Planners are Handling Increasing

Meeting Planners are Handling More

Seven years ago, most planners (34%) said they manage 5 to 10 events a year. Now, most say either 5 to 10 (28%) or 11 to 25 (29%) – which suggests that since the downturn, they’re juggling more events at a time.

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Number of Meetings Planners are Handling

These Event Planners said that technology is one of the deciding factors when selecting a venue for their function.

 

Are you handling additional events?  Let us know by tweeting @amadeushosp or joining the discussion on Facebook and LinkedIn

 

Together with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), we ran a study at the end of 2016 asking planners how they feel about these technologies and what value they see in them.  Download the full PDF of detailed results from the survey.

Download Survey Results


Meeting Planners Need Technology for Success

In the survey, Meeting Planners responded they look for:
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Online Venue Evaluation

Allow Meeting Planners to evaluate meeting space in an online, interactive manner.

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Direct Booking

Capture the booking instantly.  Expose inventory, and allow planners to select packages to quickly setup their event.

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Mobile Collaboration

Collaborate prior, during and after the event with meeting planners.  Ensure all additions are tracked, eliminating lost revenue.

Planning for Hospitality Recovery

In partnership with global hospitality organizations HSMAI, IoH, and HOSPA, we developed a series of recovery eBooks to help hospitality professionals chart their course for recovery in the aftermath of COVID-19. Together, we conducted surveys and interviews with dozens of global industry experts and leveraged Amadeus’ internal expertise to compile specific, actionable ways to build and execute recovery plans across marketing, sales, revenue management, and operations.