On the surface, the news from our 2008 Incentive Trends Survey looks pretty positive. Per-qualifier spend is up a healthy 7 percent this year over last, to $3,659, and budgets are up for 40 percent of respondents.
The Incentive Budget Slide
A combination of rising hotel, airfare, and supplier costs and the devalued dollar are playing havoc with 2008 incentive travel budgets. Here are the stats from our newest survey of corporate incentive planners