“It’s been a good first half of the year for the UK meetings industry and bookings for the rest of the year indicate that this buoyancy will continue until at least the end of the year.”
Angie Mason, Chair of the HBAA sees plenty of good news for the industry in the figures reported in the HBAA Meetings Barometer for the first six months of 2019.
The report, developed in partnership with The MeetingsBenchmark, reveals that the average spend per meeting had risen by 8.8 percent to £2,144 from £1,971, the average spend throughout 2018. The average spend per delegate had also increased by 6.7 percent, from £85.71 in 2018 to £91.46.
The average day delegate rate (DDR) had also risen slightly from £32.89 last year to £33.17, while the average number of delegates has remained the same at 54.
HBAA Meetings Barometer Reports on First Half of 2019 (HBAA infographic)
HBAA Meetings Barometer 2018 (HBAA infographic)
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