Cvent Acquired by Private Equity Firm

by Michaela Christensen | April 18, 2016
Cvent has been acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.65 billion.

Government Ruling Could Hit Incentive Travel

by Leo Jakobson | March 30, 2016
A new regulation affecting retirement advisors may bring incentives into the public’s crosshairs again.

IRF Study: How DMCs Can Improve Relations With Planners

by Matt Alderton | March 25, 2016
A new Incentive Research Foundation study reveals destination management companies' strengths and weaknesses in relating with planners.

Cindy D'Aoust Named President and CEO of Cruise Lines International Association

March 14, 2016

The meetings and travel industry executive has been with CLIA since 2014.

10 Motivation Trends to Watch in 2016

by Alex Palmer | March 09, 2016
The Incentive Research Foundation expects to see loosening budgets and a rise in experiential awards.

Luxury on the Rise in Gift Card, Merchandise Programs, IRF Reports

by Alex Palmer | March 08, 2016
In 2016, expect to see incentive planners embrace luxury in their gift card and merchandise programs, says the IRF's "2016 Trends in Incentive Travel, Rewards, and Recognition" report.

The Zika Threat: What Employers Should Not Do

by Dana Wilkie, | February 04, 2016
What should employers do about workers who plan to travel for business to countries affected by Zika or who are already working there?

Meeting Professionals Relying More on DMO Incentives, Survey Shows

by Matt Alderton | January 19, 2016
A new survey shows that meeting planners increasingly are relying on destination marketing organizations to provide them with financial incentives.

Northstar Travel Media Transforms Corporate Brand and Website

January 11, 2016
Tom Kemp, Chairman and CEO of Northstar Travel Group, announced today the launch of the company's identity rebranding and new website.

Visit Orlando Head George Aguel Honored

by Leo Jakobson | January 06, 2016
George Aguel will receive HSMAI's Albert E. Koehl Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Senior Planners Industry Network Waives Dues, Registration Fees in 2016

by Matt Alderton | January 05, 2016
Qualified meeting planners can join SPIN and participate in its events for free in 2016.

United Incentives Promotes Jeff Broudy to President and COO

by Leo Jakobson | December 30, 2015
Broudy also helped transform the Incentive Research Foundation into a leading incentive industry organization.