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Thanks, But No Thanks

To the Editor,

I applaud your Up Front column on unethical offers for meeting planners (June CMI). I too have noticed an alarming trend in giveaways from hotels. Our global events department recently implemented a strict policy with very clear guidelines about what, if anything, may be accepted. For example, we no longer permit meeting staff to receive complimentary upgrades at hotels. Instead, we get some value-added from the hotel's g

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