Free space in Florida

Ft. Lauderdale is getting pretty proactive about stemming potential meeting losses due to this fall's awful hurricane season. In fact, it's giving away space at the Broward County Convention Center in August and September to any group that commits to booking 600 hotel rooms on its peak night. In another move,

"The bureau also said it will cover attrition fees for such groups at key hotels during August and September to encourage convention business."

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