The Ghost of Christmas Past Christmas season in New York City had always been a great time to book a meeting--a time that garnered the association great hotel rates, says Shelley E. Griffin, CMP, conference manager with the Archaeological Institute of America in Boston. But two years ago the trend changed. New York at Christmas became "a destination." The result? At her 1996 meeting, Griffin was called to the hotel registration desk to deal with the 180 attendees who had gotten their ...

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