A total of 6% said there was an increase in business, up from 2% in February 2011. However, 5% reported lower budgets, up from 4%.
MPI’s report stated: "European meeting professionals express concern over fallout from the recent Japanese environmental disasters, though negative consequences are yet to be experienced.
"The current and predicted business conditions continue to improve at a rate not seen since the end of 2008. US and European respondents both indicate net improvements in current business levels."
Meanwhile, there was a 16% increase in US professionals reporting US fuel and air increases as a top trend, up to 32% from 5% in February 2010.