Hotel Shop Talk

September 2007
Financial & Insurance Meetings;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 43 Issue 5, p48
Trade Publication
The article discusses the opinions of several executives during the panel discussion about hotel-related issues during the Chicago Trade Show and Reception in late June 2007 sponsored by the Krisam Group. Betsy Blair, editorial director of MeetingsNet reports that the demand by individual and leisure travelers is what is driving hotel rates so high. When the topic about procurement was raised, Scott Flexman, vice president of sales and marketing of Fontainebleau explained the two different kinds of procurement departments.


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