Number of people attending events at the Connecticut Convention Center in the first year of operation (up 68,000 from projections): 260,000

Dollars the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority saved on trash removal: $28,000

Attendees at the National Association of Realtors convention in New Orleans in November: 25,000

Average 2006 rate for a standard double room in New York City: $524.41

Percent that domestic airfare is expected to increase in 2007: 3% to 5%

Sources (from left): 1. Greater Hartford CVB; 2. Las Vegas CVA; 3. New Orleans Metropolitan CVB; 4. Zagat's 2007 survey of U.S. hotels; 5. American Express Business Travel survey