Travel Juneau went to the Independent Planners Education Conference last week in Colorado Springs. Convention Sales Manager, Kirk Stagg, made several meaningful connections with independent planners, and there was great interest in Juneau as a meetings destination.
One very interesting fact Kirk learned at this event: according to MGM Resorts Vice President of Sales, 80% of their booked meetings in 2016 were for 150 rooms or less! This is in Las Vegas, the meeting capital of the world.
And, in talking to planners, it seems the future of meetings is in the smaller meeting market and second tier cities, which fits us perfectly. All of this bodes well for Juneau!