Hoteliers wary of bills to limit federal meeting spending

09/4/2013 | HotelNewsNow.com

Two bills being considered in Congress -- the Government Spending Accountability Act of 2013 and the Conference Accountability Act of 2013 -- could lead to further reductions in government spending for travel and meetings and are being challenged by members of the travel industry, including AH&LA. "The lodging industry continues to encourage Congress not to make arbitrary decisions on government travel simply because it is the politically popular thing to do. Doing so will without questions have unintended consequences that will ripple throughout the economy," said Lisa Costello, AH&LA's vice president of government affairs.

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