Were you one of the thousands of people who wrote to your congressman or congresswoman, signed the Keep America Meeting petition, or penned a letter to the editor of your daily newspaper in defense of the meetings industry over the past few months? If so, you have something to show for your efforts. The U.S. Travel Association, the Washington advocacy group that has become the meeting industry's voice in America, predicted as we were going to press that the Treasury Department would not be ...

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