Monday, June 7, 2010

Has Your Property Ever Been Affected by a Natural Disaster?

The oil spill that started off the coast of Louisiana in May is affecting hotels and conference centers all around the Gulf Coast.  The Knowland Group recently conducted a survey (of only 50 Gulf Coast hotels) and found that 42% were experiencing meeting cancellations.  Most cancellations are for the next 6 months, so there may be ways for these properties to maintain their sales and revenue in other ways. 

This is a huge environmental disaster and unfortunately it is not something that can be cleaned up in a matter of months, or possibly even a few years.  It made me wonder if any IACC properties are being affected by the spill, or if any properties have been affected by similar natural disturbances.  Leave a comment about your experiences and any suggestions to help replace the cancelled meetings. 

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