August 06, 2008

The Meetings Community (MeCo), an online and listserv group of about 2,100 planners and suppliers, has added a new attrition-alleviating feature to its website. With a property’s permission, planners can list unused hotel room blocks, giving other members the opportunity to pick up the rooms and relieve some of the original host’s attrition fees. The feature can be found at In order to facilitate the transfer, John Foster, MeCo’s legal expert, recommends that planners put wording in their contracts to allow some or all of their obligations to be reassigned. His wording can be found at