For some suppliers, it may have seemed quiet in the aisles. And by most accounts the 2002 edition of IT&ME was, when compared to two years ago. Numbers were up substantially from the 2001 show, which occurred a few weeks after 9/11, but were still down from 2000 by 19 percent. The number of exhibitors was down by 8 percent from 2001. "Clearly the economy and the post-9/11 travel world are still recovering," says Wayne Dunham, Dunham Communications, an IT&ME spokesperson. The show ...

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