by Loren G. Edelstein | November 01, 2017

More than half of meeting professionals had events affected by the triple whammy of hurricanes this summer. Of the 102 polled by M&C, 18 percent always get business-interruption insurance for their major events. Just 7 percent will no longer book in the hurricane belt during storm season. For comments, go to

How will this year's hurricane season influence your future site-selection decisions?



7% I will not hold an event in the hurricane belt during hurricane season.

31% I will try to avoid the hurricane belt during hurricane season.

18% I already avoid the hurricane belt in season.

11% I will consider taking advantage of favorable rates in hurricane season.

3% I am more likely to meet in the hurricane belt to support affected areas.

27% None of the above

14% Other*

Source: M&C Research survey of 102 meeting professionals   * Read verbatim responses at