This was an outstanding year for medical and healthcare conventions. An all-time record was set for the highest number of hotel room nights sold in this market sector. The economic impact and direct attendee spending categories placed second only to FY08, which was the highest performing year in our building's history. We rigorously pursue this extremely competitive market, so not surprisingly San Diego is ranked one of the top cities in the nation for hosting medical conventions.
Healthcare and medical conventions are highly prized by convention cities because they: