For an industry already in a slump, the economic fallout of the horrific events of September 11, and the subsequent declaration of war against terrorism by the U.S. government, has dealt a traumatic blow, at least in the short-term, to the meetings and hospitality industry. “Organizations are still examining the need for travel,” remarked Dan Gannett, business development manager, McGettigan Meetings Plus, at a hastily called travel industry meeting in San Francisco 11 days after the ...

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