The impact of coronavirus on meetings and events is especially hard-hitting given the length and complexity of the sales process. It's also difficult to assess since DMOs vary widely in how they define and log postponed vs. canceled events. 

Check here for the latest data and analysis on meetings leads, booked events, postponed and canceled events and other indicators for the meetings sales industry.  

Our initial reporting examines 2020 data in two views: changes since start of year and comparison to past years, aggregating data from Simpleview CRM for more than 200 DMOs in the United States.

October 11, 2020
20.6 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
October 4, 2020
20.4 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
September 27, 2020
20.2 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
September 20, 2020
19.9 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
September 13, 2020
19.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
September 6, 2020
19.6 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
August 30, 2020
19.4 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
August 23, 2020
19 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
August 16, 2020
18.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
August 9, 2020
18.3 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
August 2, 2020
17.75 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
July 26, 2020
17 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
July 19, 2020
16.5 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
July 12, 2020
16 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
July 5, 2020
15.5 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
June 28, 2020
15 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
June 21, 2020
14.3 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
June 14, 2020
13.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
June 7, 2020
12.6 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
May 31, 2020
11.9 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
May 24, 2020
11.3 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
May 17, 2020
10.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
May 10, 2020
9.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
May 3, 2020
9.1 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
April 26, 2020
8.3 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
April 19, 2020
7.5 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
April 12, 2020
6.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
April 5, 2020
5.7 million fewer room nights on the books vs. same time last year.
March 1, 2020
451,000 more room nights on the books vs. same time last year.

October 11, 2020
Bookings went down this week for the remainder of 2020. As for 2021, Bookings increased for April and June through December.
October 4, 2020
This week bookings increased for October and November, but went down for December. In terms of postponements, they increased for this upcoming November, and also for 2021 and beyond.
September 27, 2020
Postponements continue to increase for 2021, 2022, and 2023. The booking and cancellation trends are similar to the previous weeks.
September 20, 2020
The number of bookings decreased, but postponements increased for November and 2021+.
September 13, 2020
The number of canceled room nights continued to increase, but this time at a slower rate. The rate of bookings going down also slowed down.
September 6, 2020
Bookings continued to go down for the rest of 2020. As we approach the end of Q3, the difference in the number of bookings (gap) between 2019 and 2020 is shortening.
August 30, 2020
Bookings for December increased slightly, but cancellations continued to go up for the rest 2020.
August 23, 2020
Bookings for all months in 2020 were down, and the hardest hit were September and October. Postponements increased for 2021+
August 16, 2020
The number of cancelled room nights continued to increase, but this time at a slower rate. Postponements lowered for August, October and December while September, November, 2021 and 2023 increased.
August 9, 2020
Bookings for all months in 2020 were down, and the hardest hit were September, October, and November. Postponements also decreased for all of 2020, but increased for 2021 and 2022.
August 2, 2020
Bookings for all months were down, but the hardest hit were September, October and December. Postponements increased for November, 2021-2023+.
July 26, 2020
Bookings for July continued to increase slighty, but more canceled room nights appeared through the end of the year.
July 19, 2020
Bookings for July increased, but so did cancellations for most of 2020.
July 12, 2020
Bookings increased for December, and postponements increased for August, October, December and 2021.
July 5, 2020
The cancellations continue, but the pace has been trending down for three weeks in a row. This week, postponements increased for October, November, December, and beyond.
June 28, 2020
The cancellation trend is still present; however, this week, bookings for June increased, as well as postponements for October and 2021.
June 21, 2020
This week, bookings for June and December increased, as well as postponements for July, October, and December.
June 14, 2020
Most lost business is canceled and not postponed, with cancellations slowly increasing through the end of the year.
June 7, 2020
Cancellations are slowly increasing through November. Most lost business is canceled and not postponed.
May 31, 2020
Cancellations are slowly increasing through October, but downside support for November is holding. Most lost business is canceled and not postponed.
May 24, 2020
Most lost business is canceled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June, July, August, and slowly increasing through October but with downside support in November.
May 17, 2020
There are more cancellations appearing in June, July, and slowly increasing through October. Most lost business is canceled and not postponed.
May 10, 2020
Most lost business is canceled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June, July, and slowly increasing through October.
May 3, 2020
Cancellations are slowly increasing through September. Most lost business is canceled and not postponed.
April 26, 2020
Most lost business is canceled and not postponed, with more cancelations in June and July, but the downside support for August continues to hold.
April 19, 2020
Most lost business is canceled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June and July, but with downside support in August.
April 12, 2020
We are starting to see more cancellations in June and July. Most lost business is canceled and not postponed.
April 5, 2020
Most lost business is canceled and not postponed, and we are starting to see cancellations in June and July with downside support in August.

October 11, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created continued to increase in Week 41.
October 4, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created increased in Week 40 compared to the previous week.
September 27, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created decreased slightly in Week 39 compared to Week 38.
September 20, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created increased in Week 38 to back to levels seen in Week 36.
September 13, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created decreased in Week 37 possibly due to Labor Day weekend.
September 6, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created in Week 36 saw an uptake from Week 35.
August 30, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created decreased in Week 35, but it is still higher than Week 33.
August 23, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created in Week 34 saw an uptake from Week 33.
August 16, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created decreased slightly in Week 33.
August 9, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created in Week 32 saw an uptake from Week 31.
August 2, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went down in Week 31 to its lowest level this year.
July 26, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went down in Week 27 (4th of July week) to its lowest level this year after a few weeks of increases. Week 30 saw the 2nd lowest number of new leads.
July 19, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went down in Week 27 (4th of July week) to its lowest level this year after a few weeks of increases. Week 29 saw a slight increase over the previous week.
July 12, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went down in Week 27 (4th of July week) to its lowest level this year after a few weeks of increases. Week 28 saw a slight increase.
July 5, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads continued to go down in Week 27. This time they decreased by 22% compared to the previous week.
June 28, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went down in Week 26 by 2.2%. There was not a big difference compared to the previous week.
June 21, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went up in Week 25 for the 3nd week in a row, hopefully this is a sign we’ve hit the “floor.”
June 14, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went up in Week 24 by 7% for the 2nd week in a row, hopefully this is a sign we’ve hit the “floor.”
June 7, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went up in Week 23 by 7%, we will see if the previous week was the “floor.”
May 31, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. New Leads created went up in Week 20, however dipped down in the following two weeks. We will see how leads hold next week to see if this is the “floor.”
May 24, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. Hope: New Leads created went up for the first time by 94 or ~11% growth.  We will see if this holds next week if we can declare Week 19 as the "floor"
May 17, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. Hope: New Leads created went up for the first time by 94 or ~11% growth.  We will see if this holds next week if we can declare Week 19 as the "floor"
April 19, 2020
Insight: On March 11th, WHO declares novel coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic and Lead volume for 2020 drops below past years. Hope: We will monitor this weekly for a bottom/ recovery.

 

 

 

 

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