Cruise lines tout value for corporate meetings

02/25/2009 | Travel Weekly

The cruise industry, like hotels and convention centers, is concerned that the public backlash over lavish corporate retreats, incentive trips and other meetings will negatively affect its business. So far, however, the industry and travel agencies have reported an uptick in this area of operations. "My sense is that while this business is likely overall headed south, for the time being, cruising may see a boom in this area due to the overall value meetings aboard ships provide as compared to a land program," said Howard Moses, president of the Cruise Authority in Atlanta.

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