Here’s a surprise: Meeting planners are less concerned about food and lodging costs and getting value for their money than they were two years ago. According to the new DestinationMAP (Meeting Assessment Program) study, conducted by RRC Associates, the number of respondents who consider those two factors “very important” in meeting site selection fell by 8 percent from the 2009 survey. (DestinationMAP is the new name for the METROPOLL survey, which has been conducted ...

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