“It still remains extremely short—inconceivably short given traditional booking windows,” said Carol Bullock, VP of sales for Dolce Hotels and Resorts. Even the definition of “short term” is shrinking. Whereas the label in the past might have implied something within the range of 90 days, a survey of 150 meeting planners defined it as a mere 13 days, according to a study commissioned by Zentila, a hospitality technology company. At Omni Hotels & Resorts, the average booking window for large-scale meetings has shrunk from 763 days in 2009, to 623 days in 2010 to only 528 days in 2011, according to Tom Faust, the company’s VP of sales. Get the full story at HotelNewsNow.com