With the ten year anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks approaching, the U.S. Travel Association earlier this week gave a report on the state of U.S. travel industry. But rather than just lamenting the state of travel, they gave a proactive plan to help people travel more easily to, from, and around the… Read more »
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The state of Hawaii has temporarily revoked a series of state tax exemptions in order to close a $1 billion plus budget deficit. One of the General Excise Taxes (GET) that was suspended was an exemption for income from nonprofit meetings and conventions, a major burden to associations that hold meetings in the state. The… Read more »
A new study by the Convention Industry Council highlights the importance of the meetings industry to the American economy. The study, which ASAE cosponsored with other associations, shows that meetings and conventions support 1.7 million jobs nationwide.