When car dealerships are saying, “make me an offer,” can hotels be far behind? The economic crisis has created upheaval in the meetings industry, with hoteliers and planners struggling to cope with the fallout from meeting cancellations, downsized events, and increased attrition. What's needed most, says Dan Calabrese, senior director, Northeast Global Sales Office, Northeast and Canada, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., New York, is an “open and honest dialogue” between ...

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