With attendees waiting longer to book their convention hotel stays, association and convention meeting managers need creative ways to ensure room blocks get filled. Making those blocks smaller has been the cautious planner’s option since the recession.

But why not try a new incentive for keeping attendees in the block? We collected a couple dozen ideas in our recent MeetingsNet/association trends survey, which also reveals what factors planners consider most important when choosing room-block hotels, how many have been hit with attrition fees, and whether you should expect to pay for meeting space in hotels in 2014. 

For methodology and to download the full survey as a PDF, click here.