ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, a department within Meet AC, report another record year in booking future meeting and convention business for Atlantic City. In 2018, Meet AC booked a total of 238 meetings and conventions, representing 371,996 future hotel rooms nights for the city. The Group Tour market was part of the overall booking number, attracting 44,452 hotel room nights. The number of future convention delegates to Atlantic City will reach over 547,862 with a projected economic impact of more than $349 million.
According to Meet AC, planners are showing an increased level of confidence by signing multiyear agreements with the Prime Site Award-winning Atlantic City Convention Center. In addition, the sports segment has grown since the Atlantic City Sports Commission launched in 2015.
“Meet AC has exceeded our room night goals for the fourth consecutive year, and 2019 should be no exception as we are well positioned to have another banner year in definite bookings,” said Jim Wood, President and CEO of Meet AC. “Meet AC looks forward to growing with the destination as redevelopment and investment continues to diversify our economy. We are eager to continue to grow our meetings footprint and confirm why Atlantic City is heading towards being named a top meeting destination.”
Check out the feature on Atlantic City in the F&D 2018 Fall issue.