If you're hearing less about the negative perception of meetings and incentive travel programs, it's no accident. The lobbying and public relations firms working for the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Travel Association and its Meetings Mean Business campaign have orchestrated separate meetings between industry heavyweights and President Obama and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in the last two months. They've succeeded in focusing the media's attention on the jobs being lost due to the cancellations ...

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