December 01, 2001
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline

December 2001

Edited by Carla Benini


Breaking News
SITE's leader to step down...British Isles' Hiltons revise standard contract...Union votes overwhelmingly to strike against United Airlines...Department of Justice weighs in on alliance of American Airlines and British Airways...D.C. headquarters hotel decision delayed...Two industry associations report lower numbers for January meetings...and much more

Hoteliers Willing to Renegotiate Rates
Planners are looking for better deals on already-signed contracts; some hotels are complying

Local Groups Fill Rooms
In time of need, salespeople call on their neighbors

Costs Skyrocket for Event Insurance
Costly lessons bring about changes

Flyers Turn to Charter Service
Charter airlines see boost in business

Chart: Trade Shows Report Lower Numbers

On Location:Albuquerque

City Beat
Fresno, Calif.
Virginia Beach, Va.


Status reports on hotel developments...The 277-room Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco opens downtown

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