“I’ve never seen an environment quite like this,” says Dave O’Connor, president, Meeting Connections, a Brasstown, N.C.–based meeting management and site selection company. “This year into next year, it’s quite extraordinary,” says O’Connor, a former hotelier who specializes in contract negotiations. With the hotel industry struggling in this recession, pretty much anything is negotiable, especially for short-term ...

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