Over the blare of recorded music at Washington, DC's Planet Hollywood Restaurant, participants in the fourth annual Meeting Industry Legislative Action Day (MILAD), on March 6, traded notes between visits to Congressional offices. Sponsored by Meeting Professionals International (MPI), MILAD brought together 331 meeting planners, hoteliers, association officials, and convention and visitor bureau representatives. Their chief lobbying issues: increased funding for the U.S. National Tourism ...

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