On January 1, 1999, 11 members of the European Community* started keeping track of transactions in the euro as well as in their local currencies. By 2002, all transactions in the 11 countries are expected to be conducted in euros. What will this mean for meeting and event organizers? * Transparent pricing. "Customers will be able to easily compare costs of hotel accommodations . . . throughout Europe," says Gebhard Rainer, director of finance for Hyatt International Hotels Europe. Price ...

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