March/April 2015
issue
Cover Story Adding Substance to Incentives By

Deeper engagement with destinations and experiences benefits business and the individual in new ways.

Full Story
Features
The Right Combo for Incentive Travel Programs By

The unique benefits of golf and spa resorts, especially for incentive travel programs, far outweigh their risk in terms of perception.

Full Story
Find the Best Blueprint to Engage, Energize and Encourage Your Group By

Companies use an ever-growing variety of teambuilding activities to impart a common sense of purpose and inspire creativity.

Full Story
Destinations
How Mega-hotels Are Making Room for Smaller Meetings By

Small groups experts are giving insurance and financial groups the same attention and service as large-business customers.

Full Story
Perspective

Female travelers now make up nearly 50 percent of all business travelers but face a higher safety risk than their male counterparts of becoming targets of crimes.

Full Story
From Emerging to Tried-and-True By

Emerging destinations often generate the greatest interest on the part of participants.

Full Story
Designing Effective Individual Incentive Programs By

Many organizations are turning to individual travel as an extremely effective way to recognize and reward achievement.

Full Story
March/April 2015
issue
Cover Story Adding Substance to Incentives By

Deeper engagement with destinations and experiences benefits business and the individual in new ways.

Full Story
Features
The Right Combo for Incentive Travel Programs By

The unique benefits of golf and spa resorts, especially for incentive travel programs, far outweigh their risk in terms of perception.

Full Story
Find the Best Blueprint to Engage, Energize and Encourage Your Group By

Companies use an ever-growing variety of teambuilding activities to impart a common sense of purpose and inspire creativity.

Full Story
Destinations
How Mega-hotels Are Making Room for Smaller Meetings By

Small groups experts are giving insurance and financial groups the same attention and service as large-business customers.

Full Story
Perspective

Female travelers now make up nearly 50 percent of all business travelers but face a higher safety risk than their male counterparts of becoming targets of crimes.

Full Story
From Emerging to Tried-and-True By

Emerging destinations often generate the greatest interest on the part of participants.

Full Story
Designing Effective Individual Incentive Programs By

Many organizations are turning to individual travel as an extremely effective way to recognize and reward achievement.

Full Story
  • Snapshots
    Best Teambuilding Activity Award Florida Meeting Services, a Global DMC Partner received a 2015 Achievement Award for Best Creative Event — Best Teambuilding Activity at the ADMEI Awards Gala in February. More than 170 corporate volunteers helped revive and restore Virginia Key, Florida, by removing invasive and exotic plant species, and planting native plants.
    www.floridameetingservices.com
    Credit: R&D Events
    FOR MORE SNAPSHOTS, CLICK ON THE PHOTO ARROWS
  • Snapshots
    Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo Guests enjoy the opening cocktail reception in February at Central Pier in Melbourne Australia’s Docklands at the inaugural 2015 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Gala Dinner.
    www.aime.com.au
    Credit: www.sdpmedia.com.au
  • Snapshots
    FICP Winter Symposium Attendees at the Financial & Insurance Conference Planners 2015 Winter Symposium in January discovered fun ways to enjoy the conference despite the raging blizzard outside Boston’s Langham Hotel.
    www.ficpnet.com
    Credit: FICP
  • Snapshots
    FICP Winter Symposium The Financial & Insurance Conference Planners 2015 Winter Symposium was held January 25-27 at the Langham Hotel in Boston.
    www.ficpnet.com
    Credit: FICP
  • Snapshots
    Convene Jolanta Beniulien, director of the Vilnius Convention Bureau, welcomes one of hundreds of guest at Convene in Vilnius, Lithuania, which boasted 157 hosted buyers from 29 countries and 3,525 pre-scheduled appointments.
    Credit: www.n-j.lt
  • Snapshots
    Incentive Travel Exchange Participants enjoy networking at Questex Travel Group’s Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) event in March at The Delano Las Vegas, which brought together incentive buyers and global travel suppliers such as hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines, tour operators and DMCs.
    www.incentivetravelexchange.com
    Credit: Questex Travel Group
industry
events

April 13, 2015
AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards
W Washington DC
Washington, DC
202-289-3100
www.ahla.com

April 13-15, 2015
ibtm africa
Cape Town
South Africa
www.ibtmevents.com/IBTM-Africa

April 14-16, 2015
Rewards and Recognition Expo
Omni Interlocken Hotel
Denver, CO
www.RewardsandRecognitionExpo.com

April 14-17, 2015
IACC-Americas Annual Conference and Study Tour
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Fort Lauderdale, FL
314-993-8575
www.iacconline.org

April 23-26, 2015
14th Annual Mexico Showcase and Travel Expo
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
Cancun/Riviera Maya, Mexico
817-307-6663
www.mexicoshowcase.com

April 27-29, 2015
DMAI CEO Summit
Monterey, CA
202-296-7888
www.destinationmarketing.org/ceo-summit

May 2–10, 2015
U.S. Travel National Travel and Tourism Week
Nationwide
Contact Sarah Erdman
202-408-2182
serdman@ustravel.org
www.ustravel.org

May 5-6, 2015
HSMAI MEET West
Hyatt Regency Orange County
Garden Grove, CA
914-421-3270
www.MEETConference.com

For the full Industry Events Calendar, click here.

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