With visitor traffic down in just about every major metropolis, it's no wonder city and municipal governments are looking for reasons behind it. Boston's Mayor Tom Menino reviewed a report the Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau commissioned from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, which studied future bookings for the city's new $800 million convention center (scheduled to open in 2004), and found the forecasts fell short. He asked the the Mass. Convention Center Authority, which shares convention ...

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