Meetings reinforce the solid human connections, and are thus critical to business growth. More and more businesses understand the value of professionally planned meetings and conventions to provide education and networking opportunities. Meetings and conventions tourism is a dynamic, global, and multidisciplinary industry with important aspects of travel, hospitality, and tourism. The number of businesses traveling to attend meetings and conventions is strong and expected to grow. Although many meetings are successfully being replaced by technology (e.g., with video conferencing or teleconferences), travel to attend meetings and conventions is still expected to grow stronger as more people recognize the value of face-to-face meetings. Meetings and conventions tourism is also a driver of the economy and many economic figures support its significant impact. Travelers attending meetings ...

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