The newly released 2022 Incentive Travel Index (ITI) reports that, overall, the incentive travel industry is strong....
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.
Discusses significant shifts in the type of incentive trips participants want coming out of the pandemic.
As organizations began to consider incentive travel programs again in April 2021, we gathered a group of incentive professionals from across the country who met in person in Palm Beach to discuss the factors that are driving buyer decisions.
This paper shares insights into approaches to health and safety, as well as managing the privacy of information gathered in the pursuit of a safe event.
How organizations continued to motivate and recognize employees and stakeholders during the pandemic, while also connecting people socially for meetings and events.