Last year, Convene and Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) partnered to survey meeting planners on a variety of topics. The goal of the survey was to learn at what part of the planning process meeting planners are most likely to seek outside advice or consultation, who they are most likely to turn to for advice, and what is the most important reason they seek outside consultations.
Overwhelmingly, meeting planners turn to the destination expertise of the convention and visitors bureaus. They are the first best option for meeting planners when planning a meeting. And best of all, their services are free!
See the infographic below for the results.