Trying to Buy in a Seller's Market? Here are five tips from Corporate Meetings & Incentives' columnist and professional meeting planner Judy Williams, from her new book, "Meet Right."

1) Insist that your contract stipulate service guarantees--If a break arrives more than 15 minutes late, for example, insist on a 5 to 10 percent discount on contracted prices.

2) Do not pay taxes on gratuities--If a hotel incorrectly calls the "add on" a gratuity, this is by definition volun

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