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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 04, 2013
When planners consider destinations, the availability of meeting and convention facilities trumps price, according to a poll conducted by the Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts Collection. When asked about stress factors, half of the 130 meeting planners surveyed cited price negotiations, 60 percent cited concern about unexpected conflicts, and 64 cited the fear of hidden costs and fees. Also, 69 percent of those polled said planning lead times have gotten shorter. The Marriott and Renaissance Caribbean and Mexico Resorts Collection includes the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort, CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino and the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & the Royal Beach Casino. See more results of the survey here.