Incentives Under Pressure

Most players in the besieged financial services industry have avoided the kind of public relations disaster experienced by American International Group for its ill-timed incentive program, which eventually resulted in the cancellation of 160 company meetings, worth about $8 million. (See story, opposite page.) Nevertheless, some observers are bracing for troubles in the incentive travel market as a result of the ongoing financial crisis.

“Obviously the financial sector has been

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