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Fantastic prizes up for grabs, including 3-night stay at Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, for contributors to M&IT's survey

Pictured: Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is giving away a 3-night stay for 2 people, for one lucky eventprof who contributes to this year's Trends & Spends report

Event planners are being called upon to take part in the next M&IT Trends & Spends survey, a comprehensive snapshot of destination trends, as well as go in the running to win a fantastic pool of prizes.

Any UK-based agency or corporate planner is invited to contribute towards the survey, which analyses the most popular long and short-haul destinations for 2016, along with information such as average group size, average room night and budget per delegate.

Last year, Dubai pipped the United States at the post to become the most popular long-haul destination for UK groups, with Barcelona winning by a clear margin in the short-haul category. Last year's results, taken from events booked in 2015, also found that average spend per head shrank 35 per cent from the previous year, going down from £2,957 to £2,132 per delegate.

M&IT editor Gareth Roberts urged all planners to participate in this year's survey, which would help the industry gain an insight into the last 12 months. "2016 has been a landmark year with events like Brexit and the election of new US president Donald Trump, and it is important to see how that has played out directly with overseas group bookings," he said.

"These results will benefit the entire industry, helping planners benchmark their activity against and also helping suppliers gain an edge on the latest booking trends."

To take part, please click on the following link to fill in the information, all of which will be kept anonymous; Participants have until 23 March to complete the form and email it to

Prizes that are up for grabs for planners who take part include:

  • 3 nights B&B for two people in a de luxe room at the new Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife

The completely renovated Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife is located in the volcanic Spanish island of Tenerife, one of the world’s most fascinating destinations. The unique beachfront resort is spread across our Oasis and Nirvana towers, with three sparkling swimming pools spanning the property and recreation area. For meetings and events, the hotel also offers a 620 sqm convention centre for up to 700 people.

  • 2 nights B&B for two people in double or twin room at a Jurys Inn of their choice in the UK

Located in the most vibrant towns and cities across the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic, Jury's Inn hotels are each hand-picked for their prime position close to the country’s top attractions, amenities and transport hubs.

  • 2 nights B&B at Holiday Inn London – Wembley

Stay in one of the 336 supremely comfortable guest-rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Ideal for residential meetings, exhibitions and events Holiday Inn London – Wembley offers seven flexible meeting spaces and the Empire Suite capable of hosting up to 500 people.

Located close to Wembley Stadium the hotel is easily accessible from the North Circular and other key motorways, while Wembley Park underground station is within walking distance and Heathrow Airport is just a 30-minute taxi ride away.

  • Flights to Antwerp for two with City Jet. With daily flights from London City, City Jet is rewarding one participant with two tickets to the stunning Belgium city of Antwerp. It follows the highly anticipated opening of the Flanders Meeting & Convention Center in the heart of the city - but fondly known as Room with a Zoo, given its location within Antwerp Zoo.

  • 2 x 2 tickets to the 2018 M&IT Awards

  • 5 x £50 John Lewis gift vouchers

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