Press Releases


Demand for Incentive Travel Remains Strong, But Service Level Gap Still Exists

The study examines how ready the industry is to meet the strong demand for incentive travel given challenges posed by the broader market.


IRF Launches New Program to Accelerate Incentive Professionals’ Careers

The IRF’s new Accelerate program is focused on mid-level incentives professionals who are ready to get more involved in the incentives industry.


2023 IRF Service Award Winners Announced

Volunteers are critical to the impact the IRF is making on the incentives industry. The IRF Service Awards help us recognize and celebrate the innovative work of our volunteers.


New IRF Study Reports on Top Incentive Travel Destinations According to Attendees

The study explores trends in attendee preferences, factors in destination selection, and how incentive travel program design can impact employee motivation.


Compensation and Awareness are Major Challenges to Recruiting into the Incentives Industry

The Future of the Incentives Industry Workforce explores post-pandemic workforce attitudes and priorities, and addresses challenges in attracting and retaining talent.


Top Trends for Incentive Programs in 2023 Address Workforce Issues and Economic Challenges

As we enter 2023, COVID concerns have subsided, while workforce issues take on increased urgency. Given one of the most challenging labor markets in history, incentives are a critical business strategy to help organizations attract, retain, and build culture.


IRF’s 2023 Incentives Industry Outlook Positive for North America and Europe

The 2023 Industry Outlook reports an optimistic outlook for 2023 despite continuing challenges to the global economy. With a critical focus on attracting and retaining talent, businesses consider non-cash incentive programs to be a valuable tool to motivate a changing workforce.


IRF Announces Location for 2023 Education Invitational

The 2023 IRF Education Invitational will now take place at the fabulous Resorts World Las Vegas, Monday, June 5 – Thursday, June 8, 2023. The 2023 IRF Education Invitational will be designed to show attendees how to deliver a fresh and memorable program in Las Vegas.


New IRF Study Examines Importance and Implementation of Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Incentives and Meetings

This study examines ways large and small that businesses are employing sustainable practices to differentiate themselves, align with corporate goals, reduce costs, and generate competitive advantage.


Incentive Research Foundation Elects 2023 Officers and Welcomes New Trustees

Representing all segments of the incentives, rewards, and recognition industry, the IRF Board of Trustees leads the foundation in meeting its mission of conducting research and providing education highlighting the power of incentive and motivational programs.


2022 Incentive Travel Index Released

The 2022 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports that the incentive travel industry is strong overall. While industry-wide trends emerged, the study reflects variation by geography and sector.


Incentive Industry Experts Discuss Challenges and Solutions for Motivating Today’s Decentralized Workforce

Based on in-depth interviews with incentive industry professionals, the study provides recommendations on using incentives, recognition and engagement programs as drivers of employee experience.