HBAA reports hotel industry set for revival

The Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) is confident the drop in business travel since 11 September is picking up. HBAA members have reported booking levels for major business destinations in January were only marginally down on last year’s result, the drop being much less than anticipated following the US terrorist attacks. "The biggest challenge faced by all sectors of the travel industry was the reduced lead time for bookings," said HBAA chairman Charles Cockell. He added the change also applied to conference bookings, which had made planning difficult for agents and hotels.

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