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.

March 1, 2020
451,000 more 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
April 12, 2020
6.7 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 26, 2020
8.3 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
May 10, 2020
9.7 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

April 5, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, and we are starting to see cancellations in June and July with downside support in August
April 12, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, and we are starting to see cancellations in June and July with downside support in August
April 19, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June and July, but downside support for August is holding
April 26, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June and July, but downside support for August is holding
May 3, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June and July, but downside support for August is holding
May 10, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June and July, but downside support for August is holding
May 24, 2020
Most lost business is cancelled and not postponed, with more cancellations in June and July, but downside support for August is holding

 

 

 

 

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