Getting the Squeeze

With business and leisure travel still in a slump, a potential oversupply of convention centers looming in some markets, and financing for needed new hotel construction hard to find, it's a tough time to be in the CVB business. As our lead news story on page 9 details, convention bureaus in Boston and Los Angeles are under intense pressure from local governments to book more convention business, while the CVB in Miami has also found itself on the defensive, albeit for different reasons.

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