by Lisa A. Grimaldi | December 18, 2013
Incentive program elements and budgets have stabilized following four years of ups and downs, according to the latest findings from the Incentive Research Foundation. The IRF's fall 2013 Pulse Survey of 254 incentive program planners, suppliers and buyers shows that 83 percent expect incentive travel budgets to stay the same or increase in 2014. The number is nearly identical to the findings of the spring Pulse Survey, released in April, in which 82 percent of respondents reported flat or moderate budget increases for 2013. See M&C's January issue for more details; complete results can be found on the IRF's website.