2001: A Year of Change? It seems like the U.S. hotel seller's market is never going to end. But, according to at least one hospitality industry forecaster, meeting organizers may gain some negotiating clout in the second half of 2001. LodgingForecast.com (www.lodgingforecast.com), a Durham, N.H. - based firm that tracks the hotel industry, predicts an overall softening in occupancy rates from 74.32 percent in the first six months of 2000, to 74.29 percent in the first six months of 2001. ...

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