Number of Certified Meeting Professionals.

Percent that profits for U.S. hotels is expected to increase in 2004 compared to 2003.

Liters of sweat the average El Paso, TX, resident emits during the summer, per a study of the sweatiest cities in America:

Dollars spent on association sponsorships just in 2004:
$304 million

Percent of meeting planners who say the U.S. is the most popular meeting destination:

Sources from left to right: Convention Industry Council; Hospitality Research Group; Procter & Gamble; IEG Consulting; MPI