Southwest, Marriott Make Major Announcements

Southwest Airlines has discontinued its meetings program, effective immediately, according to an announcement on its Web site. And Marriott International will guarantee a matching lowest rate offer under certain circumstances, starting in January.

According to the Southwest Web posting, "All meeting agreements set up prior to November 12, 2003 will be honored through December 31, 2004. Historically, we have found that many meeting customers have forgone the meetings program and booked

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