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by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 21, 2011

More than half (59 percent) of the respondents to the Incentive Research Foundation’s most recent state-of-the-industry survey expect no changes, due to recent economic conditions, to their incentive travel program budgets in the coming year. The online study of 134 incentive professionals was conducted in May. When asked about the involvement of procurement and purchasing in travel programs, a majority (43 percent) said they anticipate no change, while 34 percent expect a slight increase.