Family-Friendly Meetings

Carol Moody is not surprised more children are accompanying their parents on business trips--a stunning 134 percent increase from 1989 to 1999, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. Moody, vice president of marketing for the St. Louis Convention and Visitor's Commission, sees lots more kids tagging along with suitcase-toting moms and dads in her city.

In St. Louis' case, a major reason for the spike in children's attendance is a jump in the number of religious group

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