From 2010 through 2017, attrition and cancellation fees income averaged 1.2 percent of Total Operating Revenue at convention hotels, followed by 1 percent at resort hotels. This source of income is less significant as a source of revenue at full-service (0.9 percent) and all-suite (0.3 percent) properties, according to data from CBRE Hotels Americas Research.

While attrition and cancellation fee income has been a minor source of revenue for hotels, it can have an impact on profitability, since a minimal amount of variable expense is incurred to earn attrition and cancellation fee revenue.