Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

August 2012 Convene CMP Series

Domain D: Financial Management

With more and more special assessments and taxes showing up on attendees' hotel bills, it's time to understand what they are, what they pay for, and why CVBs can't live without them. Readings include: “Bed Tax and Spend” from the August 2012 issue of Convene, a composite profile of a destination marketing organization from “Destination Marketing Association” (DMAI), at conven.org/DMAI-profile, and “Between a Block and a Hard Place” an article from May 2011 of Convene, at convn.org/room-blocks.


To earn one hour of CEU credit (0.1 CEU), you must read this month's article and the related readings. After completing the quiz included in this course, you can submit for credit.

Program Information
Program Date:
August 01, 2012
Program Objectives
  • Describe the different taxes associated with conventions, exhibits and hotel rooms?
  • Discuss how the different taxes/fees affecting the planning and learning outcome of an event.
  • Summarize how hotel room blocking can effect event planning and attendee budgets.
Bed Tax and Spend
Individual module purchase: Selected
Professional Convention Management Association
Total CEUs: 0.10
This Program is presented free of charge.