KNOWLAND: NASHVILLE MEETINGS AND EVENTS ROSE 38 PERCENT YOY IN APRIL

NASHVILLE RECORDED A 38 percent year-over-year increase in meetings and events in April, according to Knowland. Meanwhile, Las Vegas maintained a steady
ascent with a 22.8 percent year-over-year growth. Overall, the industry saw a marginal 1.3 percent year-over-year increase in meeting volume.

Among the top 25 markets, meetings averaged 3,768 square feet, compared to 3,684 square feet in secondary markets, the report said. Average attendance in the
top 25 rose slightly to 133, while secondary markets saw an average of 127 attendees.

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Nashville stood out as a meeting destination in April, leading in growth among the top 25 U.S. markets, the report added. It recorded an average space use
of 3,885 square feet with 131 average attendees, largely driven by national associations such as the Association of Physical Plant Administrators.