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Atlanta, Charlotte, and San Diego Among Top in Demand U.S. Destinations for Small Business Meetings

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It could have been any prominent U.S. city, but Atlanta, Charlotte, and San Diego round the top three most in demand destinations nationwide for small business meetings. These types of meetings take place all over the globe with 25 million meetings conducted every single day just in the U.S alone.

Meetings.com, the premier site for information on meetings including function space and venues around the world, has revealed their latest findings on industry trends in consumer behavior from meeting and event planners who booked meeting space in North America within the last year. Collectively, these popular cities offer quality venues with a variety of meeting rooms and flexible event spaces for small groups that planners are looking to reserve.

The new data was compiled by analyzing small business meetings reserved through Meetings.com, which features more than 100,000 hotel accommodations, meeting space, conference venues, and hospitality services available in the market today.

Meeting Space Reservations

On average, small meetings are generally between 10-100 rooms. Based on the data, 50 percent of meeting and event planners book space at least 120 days out with only 12 percent waiting 30 days or less to find the ideal destination and venue. Planning ahead and booking early can pay off when it comes to staying within budget, especially if one is flexible with dates and meeting space preferences. Venues can often provide even better rates and premium meeting space during their slower season months if willing to negotiate.

Aside from the meeting space itself, finding the right room layout is just as important. 37 percent of planners prefer a classroom layout above the rest due to its comfortable setup ideal for training, breakout sessions and small to medium group presentations. Small business meetings provide an easier way to manage team coordination, keep attendees focused on top priority objectives, and allows for better engagement and productivity.

In Demand Destinations and Venues

According to Meetings.com, 88% of business meetings are taking place domestically verses internationally. In North America, the most in demand destinations are ones that cater to meeting and event planners looking for great value in an ideal location with close access to public transportation, a variety of dining options, and local activities for all attendees.

San Diego, CA made the top of the U.S. cities list for small business meetings at #1 due to its favorable climate, attractive beaches, and plentiful attractions. The…

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