The meetings industry will be more sophisticated when the next backlash comes
The global economic recession starting in 2008 struck fear and loathing into the heart of the hospitality and tourism industry when companies started curtailing travel for meetings and conventions. On top of that, state governments and Capitol Hill started shutting down travel for meetings in the face of public outcry against what constituents perceived as wasteful spending. Woefully underprepared during the aftermath of the market fall-out, hotels and convention bureaus lacked any data and collective messaging to support the direct impact of meetings on economic spending, jobs and taxes.
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