An interview with founding members Carrie Meadows Abernathy and Mary Higham - VIDEO
Of 26 percent of association meeting planners in a survey by Development Counsellors International who would not consider the Middle East as a location for future conferences, security and safety concerns was noted as the primary deterrent by 34.9 percent of respondents. Lack of regional membership emerged as the second reason, noted by nearly 25 percent of respondents as the reason that the Middle East would not be considered. Interestingly, given the profile of many Middle East locations as luxurious, the price point was not the top concern. Among the reasons under “Other”: attitudes toward women and human rights; Islam; and would only hold in the only Democratic country in the region - Israel.
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