If you have considered taking meetings outside the US – NOW is the time! Over the past nine months the US Dollar has grown stronger against many of the major currencies, resulting in tremendous value for US citizens traveling or meeting abroad. Your US dollar stretches significantly farther than it did just 9 months ago, having gained as much as 22% against the Euro. The US meetings market is not keeping pace with demand in terms of new hotel development, while other areas of the world, like Europe, remain flat. Flat demand, combined with the strong dollar make many international destinations a great value for US planners and attendees. While there is no guarantee the Dollar will remain at this level, it does certainly provide an opportunity for nearer term meetings.