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In an age of Skype, social media and conference calls, many have come to assume that face-to-face business meetings and business events like industry conventions are obsolete and unnecessary—but new economic impact data shows that could not be farther from the truth.
When you think about meetings and events, what images come to mind? A hotel ballroom, convention center or conference room? A frenzy of business professionals engaged in networking and negotiations? A team of colleagues sitting around a table, tackling a difficult challenge together? 
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), now in its 33rd year, is an annual salute to travel in the United States. On the heels of Global Meetings Industry Day, NTTW champions the power and enduring significance of travel to the U.S. economy.

About Meetings Mean Business

Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 50 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice.