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Why local experiences are key to authentic travel

Authentic travel is all about authentic local experiences, says Didier Scaillet, CEO of SITE.   It’s almost a year since I grasped the reins at SITE, aka Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, and it’s been quite the ride. As I look back at 2018 I can say: “A lot done, a lot more to do!”.  In 2018 SITE reached its biggest ever membership number. In our 45-year history we’ve never exceeded 2...

CWT M&E and 3M incentive bears fruit with SITE Award

At a ceremony earlier this month in Bangkok, global agency CWT Meetings & Events won the SITE Crystal Award for ‘Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Programme’. Despite the rather long-winded title of the international incentives association’s award, it recognised one of the many incentive programmes around the world ensuring that CSR values and...

How to design an effective incentive programme

Director of Strategic Partnerships at Ovation Global DMC, and former SITE President, Hugo Slimbrouck, offers a guide to building the most informed perspective for designing and delivering effective incentive programmes.   Designing an incentive programme begins with understanding the customer, his or her business, the company’s leadership and a profile of the programme participants.  Knowing ...

In pictures: SITE in Rwanda

Rwanda hosted this year’s Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Executive Summit, 1-4 December. The annual event takes members of the SITE Board of Directors and SITE Foundation Board of Trustees to new and emerging destinations that can leverage the experience and knowledge of global industry leaders to grow its incentive travel business. The 2018 event was sponsored by Rwanda Convention...

MICE Veterans Endean and Juergens join SITE

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) has added two MICE industry veterans to its management team. Tahira Endean (pictured left) has been named Head of Events starting immediately, and Jennifer Juergens (pictured right)will assume the role of Director, Industry & Media Relations on January 1, 2019. Endean brings 360 degree event management experience to SITE, having worked as a PC...

All-inclusive incentives are on the rise

In the first of a regular series of articles, CEO of SITE Didier Scalliet tells CMW about a new study from the association, which shows incentive travel is in rude health.   At IMEX America (16-18 October) we launched the latest research into the State of the Incentive Travel Nation. Partnering with Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals (FI...

SITE’s new CITP certification exam to be offered at IMEX America

The Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP), a new, designation for mid to senior level incentive travel professionals offered by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), is to be offered at IMEX America later this year. Since its launch at IMEX Frankfurt last month, the programme has seen 25 incentive professionals already earning their CITP designation. Registration is open for the...

SITE to collaborate on new index study

The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) is partnering with the Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP) organisation, and the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) to develop the industry’s first joint index study. The study is called ‘The Incentive Travel Industry Index powered by SITE Index, IRF Outlook and FICP’. This collaboration is designed to provid...