Some destinations are fighting back against the negative perception of meetings and incentives, including Minnesota, where Gov. Tim Pawlenty introduced a new meetings marketing campaign; and Spokane, Wash., where industry supporters took to the streets. On Friday, September 6, the Spokane Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted a rally in downtown Spokane where more than 200 elected officials, business owners, and hospitality-industry employees showed their support for meetings. Participants ...

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