November 2, 2010
The Canadian meetings industry has not been affected by bedbugs, with just over 96 per cent of opinion-poll respondents reporting that their events hadn’t been impacted on-site by the nasty insects.
This, according to opinions gathered by M&IT magazine in a recent e-newsletter poll, a first for the Canadian meetings industry.
In the Oct. 28 edition of M&IT’s e-newsletter, we asked a series of questions relating to bedbugs. Below are the full results of that reader-opinion questionnaire.
1. When booking an event or group at a hotel, do you inquire about bedbug outbreaks?
• Never – 51.6%
• Sometimes – 22.6%
• Always – 25.8%
2. Have any of your event attendees expressed concerns about attending because of bedbugs?
• Yes – 30.0%
• No – 70.0%
3. Have you moved or relocated an event because of bedbugs?
Yes – 0%
No – 100%
4. Have any of your events been impacted onsite by a bedbug outbreak?
Yes – 3.6%
No – 96.4%