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Oil Spill Leads to Meetings Cancellations

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is starting to have a significant impact on meetings in the area, according a new report by The Knowland Group, a McLean, Va.–based meetings and hospitality industry research company. A May 18 survey of 50 hotels across the Gulf Coast that host meetings and events found that 42 percent are experiencing group booking cancellations, the report says.

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