Attrition vs. Privacy: A Delicate Balance

The biggest challenge to hotel guests' privacy rights may not come from government investigators fighting terrorism. It may come instead from attrition charges. With sizeable attrition bills becoming commonplace, many planners are requesting that hotels provide information about their guests to ensure that all meeting attendees are properly counted in room blocks.

Consider this common scenario: Planner Smith signs a contract with Acme Hotel committing to use 1,000 rooms, with 10 perce

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