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Cancel or Continue? What to Do When Crisis Hits your Event Site

A timeline to help event planners decide whether to cancel or go forward with an event when disaster strikes the event destination

After months of time and plenty of money invested in planning your event—boom, a crisis hits the event destination. What to do? Here, a suggested timeline to help make this crucial decision:

Many planners have groups booked into European destinations in the coming months, and many are likely struggling with the decision of whether to carry on with their programs as planned or to rebook in a destination perceived as safer. The planner at one Fortune 500 company shared with us the process and timeline she used when having to decide whether or not to pull a conference headed to a Greece while that country was experiencing economic turmoil and riots three months before her start date. -- MeetingsNet

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