by Loren G. Edelstein | January 01, 2016
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Points programs steer personal travel decisions, say the majority of 182 respondents to a recent M&C poll. One-third admit planner points influence their site-selection decisions, too. The merger of Marriott and Starwood has some worried about the blending of loyalty programs, among other concerns.


Does your organization allow you to personally benefit from planner loyalty points earned from meetings?

Do hotels' planner loyalty programs influence your site-selection decisions?

Do loyalty programs make it difficult to steer attendees to selected hotels?

Source: M&C Research survey of 182 meeting professionals