Stop Congress Ban on Companies from Hosting Events and Conferences

Stop Congress Ban on Companies from Hosting Events and Conferences

Jon Trask just forwarded me this link as an efficient way to email our government leaders to oppose the ban on Companies hosting events and conferences.

Please take a second and respond.

http://capwiz.com/nbta/issues/alert/?alertid=12773376

Congress to ban companies from hosting events and conferences.
We can’t let Congress be the nation’s travel manager
Sen. Kerry has introduced legislation that would ban all 421 firms including the nation’s largest banks that received money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) from hosting, sponsoring or paying for conferences, holiday parties and entertainment events.

If passed, I don’t need to tell you the profound impact on the business travel industry and the nation’s economy it would have. This legislation would not only impact the affected companies it would have a chilling, immediate impact on all companies. This hurts travel managers, hotels, airlines, rental cars, EVERYONE! It is estimated that without the jobs generated by meetings and conventions unemployment would jump from 7.6% to 8.2!

You, as the expert in business travel must educate Congress on the importance of managed travel and the benefits it brings. NBTA has issued a set of guidelines to the U.S. Treasury for effective managed travel based on your practices. You have made travel for meetings and events a cost effective tool that help businesses grow. We need to give these real world practices time to work. We can’t afford negative news stories to drive Congress to manage travel. You have to make sure our government knows that.

Here is the link again!

http://capwiz.com/nbta/issues/alert/?alertid=12773376

 Stop Congress Ban on Companies from Hosting Events and Conferences

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Lots of folks will be at work during the President Elect Barack Obamas Inauguration tomorrow. So here are some handy weblinks to help you watch.

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Quik
YouTube

Watch it from your iPhone maybe?

Twitter Where you wont be able to see it you can read about it live! So follow obamainaugural.
Also try Twitter Search where you can put in #inauguration and see what folks are saying.

 Top 10 ways to watch the Inauguration of President Obama Online

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