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A study by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) into destination preferences has shown that enthusiasm for incentive travel remains high.
The IRF 2021 Education Invitational wrapped up on Saturday, leaving attendees with a sense of hope that, with vaccination rates climbing, it won't be...
The IRF Education Invitational has made its health and safety protocols available as an example of best practice for large gatherings.
While the industry prepares for an anticipated recovery after the disruption of 2020, several of the biggest industry meetings are set to take place...
2021 has brought us three new meeting industry leaders: Aoife Delaney at SITE, Kari Vrba at the IRF and Suzanne Neufang at GBTA.
Daily coronavirus numbers in the United States fell in all 50 states for the first time in months, creating a renewed sense of optimism across the industry.
Even in light of the challenges COVID-19 has caused, the IRF Industry Outlook for 2021 is far more optimistic than might be expected.
Once again, IMEX Group has been forced to cancel, citing its global footprint, with exhibitors coming from 150 countries.
Don't throw those shades away: The future of incentive travel looks bright, according to the 2020 Incentive Travel Industry Index.
Three industry meetings are scheduled this fall: MPI's WEC, IMEX and the IRF's UNvitational, with only one including a live component.
Virtual gifting is taking on added importance as many incentive trips are postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Incentive Research Foundation has released a study, "COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and Events Industry: Adaptation and Recovery," that reviews threats to running travel incentives with a focus on the impact of COVID-19.
Stephanie Harris, president of the Incentive Research Foundation, weighs in on impact of COVID-19 and what the new normal will look like.
In a span of approximately 23 years, Janet Traphagen worked her way up from account manager at the meeting, incentive, and recognition company Creative Group to president.