One of the many consequences of the economic downturn has been a dramatic increase in short-term booking for meetings. But with demand from leisure travelers and corporate travelers (both group and transient) solidly on the rise, things are about to get a lot tougher for those wait-and-see types. Jim Schultenover, president of Krisam Group, which serves as a membership organization for a roster of more than 240 hotels worldwide, sees “a collision course” coming. “Even in markets that remain ...

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