We discovered this site today and thought it was interesting because it touches on the unfortunate impact that recent media reports have had on the meetings & convention industry.
The industry employs one million people in the United States. The Hilton Anaheim alone employs more than 900 people, making us the 7th largest employer in the city of Anaheim.
In addition to the meetings industry’s contributions to the economy, there are unquantifiable (and, we think, considerable) “human” contributions of making face-to-face connections with peers and colleagues. Our founder, Conrad Hilton, said “it has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” As hoteliers, event planners and travel industry workers, we will always believe in the power of travel to bring people together for the greater good.