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Chris Klauda

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Chris Klauda is senior director of STR Market Insights.
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The Great COVID Do-Over? Looking for a Silver Lining in Dismal Group and Transient...

Since COVID-19 struck in March of this year, group and transient demand has plummeted, taking both ADR and RevPAR with it. At the low watermark in April 2020, both transient and group demand dropped...
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What Meeting Planners Want

Unique experiences and award-winning restaurants are the shiny new penny in the meetings-and-events industry. However, what meeting planners really want are the basics. Based on the responses in STR’s Destination Meeting Assessment Program (DestinationMAP) 2019...
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What Drives Meeting Planners in Site Selection?

Group business is alive and well around the country. Demand increased 2.1 percent for the first half of 2018, and rates have grown consistently on an annual basis since the Great Recession in the...
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Meeting Planning Insights: Takeaways from STR’s Destination MAP

A comprehensive study of more than 800 meeting planners in North America, the Destination Meeting Assessment Program (Destination MAP) provides a detailed description of planners’ preferences and their perceptions of 40 North American markets...