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Methodology

The online survey was sent by Penton Research to 11,040 MeetingsNet/association readers. The results are based on 167 responses from meeting planners and show organizers collected between June 27 and July 10, 2013. The size of the official room block at respondents’ largest 2013 conventions broke down as follows: 59 percent had room blocks of 1,000 total room nights or fewer; 21 percent used between 1,001 and 3,000 room nights; 14 percent used 3,001 to 10,000 room nights; 4 percent used between 10,001 and 20,000 room nights; and 2 percent used more than 20,000 room nights.