News & Articles - incentive travel

  • Corporate incentive travel gets personal

    By Kathy Stoodley If the next three years are any indication, the demand for incentive travel shows no signs of weakening, particularly since incentive programs continue to play a critical role in amplifying sales and marketing initiatives in many Canadian organizations. In many sectors, Egencia Meetings & Incentives have witnessed a continued increase in incentive budgets over the past several years. As meeting owners and key stakeholders continue to look for ways to dangle the proverbial carrot, they are looking…

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  • Reader survey: Canadian event planners rank their biggest challenges

    Whether it is shortened lead times, continually shrinking event budgets, the influx of new meeting apps or rising food and beverage costs, we wanted to find out what is most important in the minds of today’s meeting planner. In a recent online poll of CM&E readers from across Canada, we discovered that corporate and independent event planners share many of the same concerns and challenges when it comes to planning, budgeting and managing meetings in Canada. Here’s a brief snapshot…

    Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Outlook is bright for incentive travel in 2015 and beyond

    This has been a very good year for the incentive travel market, and the outlook for 2015 is positive, as confirmed by results from the SITE Index Annual Analysis and Forecast for the Motivational Events Industry recently released by the SITE Foundation during the SITE Global Conference 2014 in Rotterdam, Netherlands. For the second consecutive year, there is continued optimism about the industry’s future, and the overall use of motivational travel experiences continues to increase. An ever-improving economy appears to…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • SITE offers new education for global incentive travel professionals

    In alignment with its new brand, this fall SITE will debut a comprehensive education curriculum designed to elevate the knowledge and competency of incentive travel professionals worldwide. All three tracks will be previewed during Smart Monday at the start of IMEX America week in Las Vegas. The courses will also be offered at the SITE Global Conference 2014, 14-17 November in Rotterdam, Netherlands. “While a number of industry associations offer education focused on meeting planners, SITE is the only global…

    Breaking News, Meeting Community

  • Site Canada ICE Awards application criteria now available

    Promoting Incentive Creative Excellence (ICE) in Canada Since 1980, the Site Crystal Awards program has served as the global benchmark for excellence in travel incentive programs, and is regarded as the highest honour in the motivational events and incentive travel industry. The Site Canada ICE Awards will complement the spirit of the Crystal Awards by providing a local Canadian focus, and are designed to give members the opportunity to receive industry acclaim for the world-class travel incentive programs which they…

    Award Recognition, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • Relationships influence incentive travel purchasing decisions

    Site International Foundation and the IMEX Group release second joint study on purchasing practices for motivational travel programs Does prior experience with a supplier influence program decisions? This and related questions were the focus of a second joint research study conducted by the Site International Foundation and IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events. The research revisits and compares results from a similar study conducted in 2013. Utilizing the combined databases of The Site Index Panel and…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Site Canada announces ‘ICE Awards’ program to recognize incentive program excellence for Canadian members

    Jennifer Glynn, President of Site Canada, is proud to announce an exciting recognition program for members of Site Canada. Since 1980, the Site Crystal Awards program has served as the global benchmark for excellence in travel incentive programs, and is regarded as the highest honour in the motivational events and incentive travel industry. From today, the Site Canada ICE Awards will complement the spirit of the Crystal Awards by providing a local Canadian focus, and are designed to give members…

    Award Recognition, Breaking News, Meeting Community, People & Profiles

  • Site International Foundation releases annual forecast for motivational events industry

    Optimism for incentive travel is at a four-year high Since 2010 the Site International Foundation has conducted the Site Index Annual Survey to compile and compare data meaningful to the incentive travel and motivational events industry. The research examines both internal and external challenges to the sector and how these factors impact the stability and growth of the market. It addresses behaviours of both buyers and suppliers providing leading indicators for future trends. This fourth year of the study confirms…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community, Meeting Facts & Stats

  • New Site International study focusses on cruises for incentive travel

    Site International Foundation, in cooperation with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the results of its latest Site Index study, Focus on Cruises for Incentive Travel. The study is aimed at gaining insight into the use of cruises as an incentive travel tool and to assess where cruises fit into the incentive travel industry of the future. The study mainly focused on compiling data demonstrating: Familiarity with various aspects of the cruise industry Likelihood of recommending cruises as…

    Breaking News, Industry Research, Meeting Community

  • Site International Foundation releases white paper on risk assessment/management for incentive events

    Third white paper in Incentives Move Business series Incentive planners face a wide array of potential risks in incentive travel and motivational events. These risks may include weather or natural disasters, government or labour unrest, transportation disruption, medical emergencies, acts of terrorism or violence, among others. When motivational events are impacted by these challenges, the effects can vary greatly and the frequent reaction is to resort to legal action. As a result, mitigating risk is a vital consideration that should…

    Breaking News, Contingency/Disaster Planning, Event Operations, Industry Research, Meeting Community

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