Attrition Friction

Your annual meeting came off without a hitch. Attendance was lower than expected, but all in all, the meeting was a success. Shortly after the event, a letter arrives from the hotel claiming your group owes room attrition damages. However, your agreement with the hotel does not include an attrition clause. Does your group have to pay if there is no such clause in the contract?

This issue has been the subject of some debate. Planners reason that, absent an attrition clause, hotels have

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