Now, comes word that about a fifth of meeters are cancelling events because of fear of media backlash, and more than half say that the furore has
been extremely or moderately influential, says Meetings and Conventions magazine. The travel industry
s trying to fight back with a letter-writing campaign and a website, Meetings Mean Business. This effort points out that many relatively low-wage jobs depend on hotels and resorts, and notes that some states are heavily dependent on business travel as well as the meetings and convention business. But which do you think will win: resentment or numbers and sense?