The International Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus recently found that for more than 60 percent of CVBs, sales leads and confirmed bookings in the first quarter of 2003 were the same as—or better than—they were in the early months of 2002. Associations were the stars, with 43 percent of the CVBs reporting increased association business over last year. Citywides are 33 percent higher, and corporate leads have picked up 22 percent over last year, respondents said. Respondents to ...

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