The newly released 2023 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports that, overall, the incentive travel industry...
The newly released 2022 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports that, overall, the incentive travel industry is strong. Recovery is progressing, program design is evolving and there is increased interest in new destinations. While industry-wide trends emerged, the study reflects variation by geography as well as by sector. The ITI enables incentive industry professionals to target the data…
This study explores the fundamental drivers of employee performance in the current work environment and the impact of hybrid workforces on culture. 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.
Decision Drivers 2022 explores incentive buyers’ priorities, considerations, and challenges in designing incentive travel programs that meet the changing demands of today’s workforce.
As travel restrictions and bans ease, companies are getting back to incentive travel resulting in extraordinary demand on a set of suppliers still largely in recovery mode. While many event owners and planners are ready to get back to business as usual, hoteliers, destination management companies, and tourism boards face very real ongoing challenges. The…
While the pandemic put incentive trips on hold, interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward has never been higher. In addition, many of the long-established practices associated with these trips are gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels.
The IRF conducted a survey of 1,000 employees and managers to learn preferences about remote and hybrid work, reward and recognition methods, and employee motivation. This study reports on employee expectations, manager mindset, and how good recognition and incentive program design can enhance employee engagement.
The majority of respondents to the IRF’s February 2022 pulse survey were planning incentive travel programs in 2022 — but flexibility was key.
As we entered 2022, companies were navigating workforce challenges including continued uncertainty, more employees working remotely, and “The Great Resignation.”
The IRF reported an optimistic outlook for 2022 tempered by the lingering effects of Covid, cancellations, and uncertainty in 2021. For the first time ever, this IRF signature study was expanded include European participants.
The study explores how participating in point programs increases employee engagement, intrinsic motivation, and identification with the organization. It also provides practical guidance on how to design and implement a successful points program.
Wellness has long been a part of meetings and incentives. With COVID continuing to pose health threats and impact attendee comfort and confidence, planners are looking at the concept of wellness through a different lens.
The IRF hosted nearly 500 attendees at one of the industry’s first post-pandemic live events, the IRF 2021 Education Invitational. Throughout the entire planning process, health & safety protocols were a driving factor in every decision.