October 04, 2006

The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives has added an online request for proposal to its website, The function was set up to allow individuals to search for incentive and travel services from the more than 2,000 SITE members. Also, the organization will launch a second regional office in 2007 (a European office was established earlier this year); at press time, it had not been determined whether the location would be in Asia or Latin America. New chapters to be established in 2007 will be in Beijing, followed by one in Shanghai, China.

Destination Marketing Association International has tapped James M. Duda to be executive director of the DMAI Foundation as well as the managing director of Destinations Showcase, the 20-year-old trade show for destination marketers and suppliers held each year in both Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Duda previously worked as senior vice president for exhibitions with TBA Global Events.