Roger Dow, President of the US Travel Association, recently talked about threats to the industry and was quoted as saying, "No concern could be greater than environmental policy that discourages people from traveling to cut down on carbon dioxide emissions."
He goes on to say, "They (environmentalists) aren't as concerned about how travel works for the economy than they are about reducing carbon emmissions."
Seriously? Where has this guy been? Perhaps he doesn't believe our hospitality industry is full of passionate, committed professionals who understand there is room in the world for both good business AND air to breath. We are, in fact, wildly creative people working very diligently on the future of meetings and travel. The world has shifted, our industry is changing and we are responding.
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." Albert Einstein