As if the meetings and travel industries haven’t faced enough challenges over the last year, now there’s another–an increasingly serious swine flu outbreak. As of Monday afternoon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 40 human cases of swine flu in the United States, the majority of them in New York City, and this morning issued a travel warning recommending that U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico. From a health standpoint, the news is worse south ...

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