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Nov/Dec 2013

A fresh resource for people who plan and manage meetings, events, business travel, promotions and incentive programs. Providing you with inspiration, guidance and great ideas.

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go figure Stats, facts and random info "Investing in professional relationships is the greatest investment you'll ever make. It's also the most rewarding. " —Tim Sanders, author of Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence, CEO of Net Minds and founder of research firm Deeper Media Incorporated, in his keynote speech at IMEX America, October 14, 2013 $2,881 Source: Rockbridge Associates 51% 31-45-year-olds 37% 46-65-year-olds Source: The Future of Travel study commissioned by Expedia.com and Egencia. Read more about this study on p.67. 106 | Ignitemag.ca | November | December 2013 of businesses use non-cash rewards (incentive travel, merchandise, or gift cards) Source: Incentive Market Study (US), conducted by The Incentive Federation, October 2013 The top 10 US cities for meetings and events (based on bookings): The additional annual expense when a US business traveller books outside their managed travel program By age, who is more likely to extend a business trip into a vacation? 74% 62% 1 Orlando, FL 2 Chicago, IL 3 Las Vegas, NV 4 Atlanta, GA 5 San Diego, CA 6 New York, NY 7 Washington, DC 8 Dallas, TX 9 Miami, FL 10 Phoenix, AZ Source: Cvent 18-30-year-olds $104.1 million The value of economic spinoffs attributed to the Québec City Convention Centre in 2012–13

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