With visitor traffic down in most major cities, and attendance at large trade shows particularly hard-hit, it's no wonder local governments are looking for reasons — and scapegoats. Since March, the marketing efforts of convention bureaus in Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, and Hawaii have been called into question. In Miami, after a thorough review, the CVB's contract to promote Miami Beach tourism was extended for another two years. The bureau in Boston was not so fortunate. In mid-June, the ...

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