by Loren G. Edelstein | March 01, 2017

President Trump's executive order on immigration remained a concern to meeting professionals even after it was put on hold. In an early February survey by M&C, a majority of the 93 respondents worried about a decline in international attendees, boycotts of U.S. meetings and anti-American sentiment. For comments, go to

Will the current political climate influence your site-selection decisions for future meetings?

If yes, how?

31% I will hold more meetings in the U.S.

26% I will rely on more hybrid meetings.

8%I will hold more meetings outside the U.S.

54% Other*

Will the current political climate in the U.S. affect your likelihood of holding a meeting at a Trump-branded property?

42% I will not book a Trump property.

11% I am less likely to book a Trump property.

42% It will not influence my decision.

5% I am more likely to book a Trump property.

Source: M&C Research survey of 93 meeting professionals   
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