i have 2 unrelated question.
(1) I heard through the grape vine that delegates traveling to special conventions are only required to book a certain number of nights in a society approved hotel. This differes from my experience where I was required to book the whole package (e.g flights/accomodation etc). I was told the reason for this change in arrangement was due to people complaining about the high costs involved with the society arranging everything. So now they just require x amount of nights in a hotel. Can anybody verify this, or the reasons for the change. I know on 2 occasions when I went on a society arranged international convention they were a hell of a price.
(2) I remember reading a post where some one had done a cumulative chart of where the growth was coming from various countries. If memory served me right I think it showed that 50% of the world wide growth comes from 10 countries. Dose anyone have the link. Thanks