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Within days of the ban’s being announced in late January, conference organizers began scrambling to find alternative locations for their meetings outside of the U.S.
The reason behind the restriction is that terrorists could smuggle explosive devices in the consumer items, although officials wouldn’t disclose why it was safer to have electronics in cargo instead of in the cabin.
Not only do travel professionals see the ban affecting tourism to the U.S., but also having the potential to affect American travelers abroad.
No matter what side of the political argument you and your group supports, the key thing that all meetings industry professionals can do is monitor policy issues that impact the industry.