Meetings

2011 Annual Meeting Site Selection Survey

 

 2011 AAA Annual Meeting Site Selection Survey

 Start Date:27-Apr-11

 End Date:9-May-11

 Delivered:11788

 Completed Responses:1670

 Response Rate:14.17%




Q1. How likely is it, if at all, that you would stay in a hotel other than one of those arranged by the AAA for the annual meeting if you can find one with a room rate lower than those arranged by the AAA Housing Bureau?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

Very Unlikely

140

8.34%


Unlikely

292

17.40%


Likely

533

31.76%


Very Likely

708

42.19%


(Did not answer)

5

0.30%


Total Responses

1678

 

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Q2. There may be several factors that affect your decision about which hotel to stay in while attending the AAA annual meeting.  While some of these factors may be equally important to you, please try to RANK in order the importance of the following five criteria as they may affect your decision about which hotel you would choose for an AAA annual meeting.  ("1" = most important to "5" = fifth in importance.)

 

Responses

 Rank 1 

 Rank 2 

 Rank 3 

 Rank 4 

 Rank 5 

Weighted Rank
(Score)

Proximity of the hotel to the location of the meeting sessions

764

682

180

30

11

1 (7159)

Lowest cost hotel room

628

540

270

142

87

2 (6481)

That hotel employees are represented by a union

123

205

442

446

451

3 (4104)

The type of amenities available at or near the hotel

61

149

560

579

318

4 (4057)

That the hotel is designated as the "headquarter hotel"

91

91

215

470

800

5 (3204)

(Did not answer)

 

11

Total Responses

 

1678

 

Q3. Is there a particular factor or criterion that's important to you in deciding which hotel to stay for the AAA annual meeting that is not listed in question #2 above?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

No

1209

72.05%


Yes

17

1.01%


Other (please specify)

422

25.15%


(Did not answer)

30

1.79%


Total Responses

1678

 

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Q4. Please consider the following scenarios for possible annual meeting locations. Which would you select if you had to choose between these two options?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

A major metropolis such as Washington DC, San Francisco, Boston, or Chicago that could hold all meeting activities, including sleeping rooms, in one or two hotels with room rates ranging from $200-$230 USD.

359

21.39%


A large city such as Denver, Portland, Baltimore or Seattle that has a convention center capable of holding all meeting activities and events; several hotels would be used for conference housing with room rates ranging from $169-$189 USD.

1300

77.47%


(Did not answer)

19

1.13%


Total Responses

1678

 

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Q5. Usually there are multiple factors that affect an AAA decision about the location of the annual meeting.  While some of these factors might be equally important to you, please try to RANK in order the importance of the following six criteria as you think they should affect AAA's decision in choosing a location for the Annual Meeting ("1" = most important to "6" = sixth in importance)

 

Responses

 Rank 1 

 Rank 2 

 Rank 3 

 Rank 4 

 Rank 5 

 Rank 6 

Weighted Rank
(Score)

Travel costs to attend the meeting

1033

291

92

57

92

80

1 (8456)

Region of the country

313

657

120

80

91

384

2 (6449)

A location with conference properties that include active sustainability (green) programs and policies

52

183

456

408

341

205

3 (5162)

Local government laws that include living wage ordinances

72

175

356

429

356

257

4 (4987)

A location with conference properties whose employees are represented by a union

121

174

282

296

391

381

5 (4775)

States and localities that are LGBT friendly

54

165

339

375

374

338

6 (4716)

(Did not answer)

 

33

Total Responses

 

1678

 

Q6. Is there a particular factor or criterion that's important to you that you think should affect the AAA's decision in choosing a location for the Annual Meeting that is not listed in question #5 above?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

No

1186

70.68%


Yes

9

0.54%


Other (please specify)

423

25.21%


(Did not answer)

60

3.58%


Total Responses

1678

 

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Q7. The labor climate in a city is one of the factors that the Executive Board considers when choosing a location for an AAA annual meeting.  Ideally, the Board would prefer a location in which the labor climate exhibits a high level of unionization and an absence of recent strikes or boycotts.  However, in the event that this ideal is not available, which of the following local labor situations should the board prefer?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

A city whose conference and hotel properties have a high level of unionization, but have been subject to recent strikes or boycotts.

683

40.70%


A city whose conference and hotel properties have a moderate level of unionization and no record of recent strikes or boycotts.

909

54.17%


(Did not answer)

86

5.13%


Total Responses

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Q8. What is your current AAA membership category?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

Professional

961

57.27%


Student

498

29.68%


International

92

5.48%


Other (e.g. Retired, Joint, Associate, etc.)

112

6.67%


(Did not answer)

15

0.89%


Total Responses

1678

 

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Q9. How many AAA annual meetings have you attended in the last five years (2006-2010)?

Responses

Count

%

Percentage of total respondents

1-2

584

34.80%


3-4

485

28.90%


5

259

15.44%


I have not attended any AAA annual meetings in the last five years.

329

19.61%


(Did not answer)

21

1.25%


Total Responses

1678

 

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