What are the hottest new meeting trends for 2017?  According to a new survey by Destination Marketing Association International, increasing demand for accommodations, coupled with a desire for innovative meeting spaces and technologies are creating new opportunities for retreat venues.

According to Sales Consultant John Fuhr, “The trend of creating innovative meeting spaces is causing strategic event marketers to rethink each space, whether it’s a meeting room or pre-function area, as a purposely designed destination giving participants the freedom to choose where and how they engage in with meeting content as well as with each other.”

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Infographic by Destination Marketing Association International

Is your retreat venue positioned to take advantage of these emerging trends?  Have thoughts on this survey that you’d like to share?  Please post a comment below to join the conversation.


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