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Global Meetings Business 2011: Solid Optimism

You read it right. Our experts say: Out with the old cliché (“cautious optimism”) and in with a truly positive outlook for international meetings.

This year we’ve seen the earthquake in New Zealand, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and uprisings in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Yet amid tragedy and uncertainty, international travel is looking strong. Business travel bookings were up 30 percent in March 2011 over March 2010, according to The Pegasus View, a report from Pegasus Solutions, provider of hotel reservation systems. Monthly increases of 20 percent are expected through July.

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