April 01, 1998
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts April 1998 Current Issue
April 1998

Change for the better. The Meetings Industry Mall ( has changed its look and jumped to a new level of functionality. The site's job board is now run by the Meeting Candidate Network; those looking for a new position can fill out a free résumé form, which is immediately posted. Employers can post job openings for $50 each. Also updated: the Newscenter, which hones in on industry news from four search engines.

Comparison shopping. When it's time to make a major purchase from cars to computers Consumer Reports ( can always help. On the Web site, several articles are available for free, but unlimited access to the wealth of comparative information costs $2.95 a month (or $24 a year an $11 savings).

Web marriage. Preview Travel (, a comprehensive reservations and travel site, has teamed up with Fodor's Travel Publications to offer guides for 87 cities. The site also has added a travel newswire focusing on low fares and travel specials, and a business travel center.


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