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U.S. Travel's Roger Dow on the State of the Meetings Industry

The industry leader discusses the challenges and opportunities he sees for meetings in the year ahead.

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In this era of unpredictability, instability and security concerns, the travel industry has proven surprisingly resilient, enjoying more than 10 straight years of growth. But while the outlook remains positive, it is important to maintain a sense of caution.

At the most recent Northstar Leadership Forum, held in Sea Island, Ga., we had the chance to speak one-on-one with Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. Despite the industry's resilience, Dow stressed that this is not the time to let down our guards. He asserted the importance of making a strong business case for the value of meetings — to city leaders, corporate executives and policymakers. In this wide-ranging discussion, Dow touched on topics such as overtourism, responsible travel and the impact of meetings on the global economy.

Listen to the in-depth conversation in our latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, and remember to subscribe on iTunesSpotifyStitcherGoogle Podcasts and anywhere else you listen to podcasts.