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March 1, 2016

Americas: Planners Are Mad as Heck, and They’re Not Going to Take it Anymore

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That’s the upshot of the “The Venue of the Future,” the latest downloadable report from Julius Solaris, editor of the Event Manager Blog. He pinpoints the moment he knew he had to create the document: Sitting at a travel industry conference, he heard a hotel CEO say to the audience, “Event planners have to understand that hotels and venues are businesses. They need to compromise and accept our rules.”

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Hackles up, Solaris created a survey that was completed by 1,000 respondents (from which Solaris qualified 700 event professionals), asking about their frustrations with venues. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being “very annoying,” planners ranked “paying for Wi-Fi” a 4.2 and “poor Wi-Fi” a 4.3. No surprise there.

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