If you’re hearing and reading less about the negative perception of meetings and incentive travel, it’s no accident. The four lobbying firms working for the U.S. Travel Association and its Meetings Mean Business campaign have orchestrated separate meetings between industry heavyweights and President Obama and Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in the last six weeks. U.S. Travel has succeeded in focusing the mainstream media’s attention on the jobs being lost due to the cancellations of corporate ...

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