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Incentive Travel Gets Personal

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St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico The resurgence of incentive travel brings with it several new trends. The latest Pulse Survey from Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) indicates that planners are investing in more robust experiences. Companies are also catering to travelers’ personal tastes, from welcome gifts to cultural immersion. According to the IRF survey, 67…

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The Art of the Small Meeting

Meeting Planning

  In the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2011 Convene Meetings Survey published in March, 78% of respondents expected the number of small meetings booked to remain the same as last year. Only 5% expected the number to decrease and 17% expected to hold more. That stability is good news for many properties where small…

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Golf Meetings

Meeting Planning

Want to build relationships with customers or coworkers? Or, do you need some fresh ideas for team building, client entertainment or incentives and rewards? One of the most popular ways to fulfill these needs is to combine business with pleasure in a golf outing. A day of golfing, along with fun contests and surprises, is…

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Boutique Hotels

Meeting Planning

Last summer, Chris Ryman, chief operating officer of Booth Creek Ski Holdings herded his staff in for a retreat at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee, Calif. Fifteen human resources team members encircled the boardroom table, firing off ideas. And some seemed to be bobbing. Yes, bobbing. Well, wouldn’t you be if you were…

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