Tech Edge: Site-Seeing Online

Throw out your meeting facility guides and hotel brochures. Stop faxing or overnight-mailing your request for proposals. These inefficient paper-based means of finding and booking meeting facilities are rapidly giving way to Web products that are faster, more convenient, and richer in detail.

The first online RFP appeared in January 1996 when the Radisson Miyako Hotel San Francisco offered a simple meeting space request form. Since then, Web sites have sprung up with searchable meetin

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