KNOWLAND: LAS VEGAS, OAHU LEAD MAY MEETINGS & EVENTS GROWTH

LAS VEGAS SAW 18.5 percent year-over-year growth in group business this May, while Oahu Island, Hawaii, ranked second with a 17.9 percent year over year
increase, according to Knowland. The average meeting space in the top 25 markets was 3,615 square feet, compared to 3,625 square feet in secondary markets.

The top 25 markets averaged 128 attendees, while secondary markets had 127 attendees, Knowland said.

Las Vegas led the top 25 U.S. markets in meeting growth in May, with an average space of 7,803 square feet and 287 attendees, the report said. Key drivers
included technology events like the Electronic Distributor Show and national associations such as the International Council of Shopping Centers.