International meeting and incentive destinations suffered through major declines in group business in 2009, and the outlook is not much better for 2010, according to two recent reports. The FutureWatch study, released by Meeting Professionals International in January, found that U.S. planners will hold 80 percent of their meetings in the United States in 2010, up from 61 percent in 2009. (Respondents included 967 planners—356 corporate, 318 independent, 263 association, and 30 government.) ...

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