by Lisa Grimaldi | February 10, 2010

A survey of incentive professionals conducted by the Incentive Research Foundation reveals some stabilization in program budgets and spending in 2010. Among the findings: Sixteen percent of those polled expected their budgets for incentive travel programs in 2010 to increase, while 30 percent said their budgets would remain unchanged. Nearly half (47 percent) of respondents who plan international incentive trips anticipated a switch from international to domestic destinations in 2010. The online survey of 103 incentive professionals was conducted last fall and can be downloaded at