Kansas City lodging industry fares better than others in '08

01/29/2009 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

While there was much gloom and doom in the U.S. hotel industry in 2008, Kansas City fared relatively well, with occupancies dropping at a lower rate than national figures, and more future business booked than any time in the past five years. Occupancies were down by 2.4%, compared with the national average of 4.2%, and the city booked 41 future conventions at its Bartle Hall, up from 27 booked in 2007.

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