In the 2016 Winter Meetings Outlook from Meeting Professionals International, respondents predicted a little spending increase but a bigger pricing increase. MPI put those predictions together and what came out was a 2.5 percent decrease in planners’ buying power. Here are the price hikes respondents said they expect during the next 12 months: F&B/Catering: 4.6 percent Audiovisual: 3.6 percent Air travel: 4.2 percent Room rates: 4.5 percent Meeting space: 3.3 percent STR ...

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