Clearly, finding hotel space at a reasonable cost in some downtown areas is a daunting task. We spoke with religious meeting planners, and the following are some strategies that they are employing. Apply Pressure Talk with the local hotel manager to discuss room availability and possible rate adjustments. If that's not getting anywhere, take up the issue with the hotel chain's national sales representative. If you strike out there, don't hesitate to phone the city's convention and visitors ...

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