Modest Increase in Convention Center Demand

Convention center occupancy grew 2 percent from 2005 to 2006, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers annual survey of North American convention centers. On average, the occupancy rate for the period was 38 percent.

“The two percent increase is pretty consistent with what we’ve seen in the industry historically,” says Robert Canton, director at PWCs Hospitality and Leisure practice. However, it’s down significantly from the previous year when occupancy (occupied square feet of convention

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