About The Incentive Travel Council

How can any organization stay ahead of the game and ensure they’re optimizing what can be achieved through effective incentive travel programs? Incentive Travel initiatives have proven themselves to be a tremendous and valued asset by assisting organizations in achieving business performance objectives. However, maintaining and growing the motivational drive achieved from participants will always remain a challenge. Competition, increasing audience expectations, diversity, and legislative pressures, are but a few of the influencers impacting the performance of these initiatives.

"The addition of the Incentive Travel Council will further assist promoting individual incentive travel products to the incentive industry. This type of strategic industry group will help all travel companies communicate the benefits of travel in incentive programs."
        - Peter Friend, CEO, Travelocity Incentives

The Incentive Travel Council is focused on helping organizations better understand how they can continue to grow business performance through reward and recognition travel.Our main objectives are to explore, promote and educate on:

  • How reward and recognition travel initiatives can be effectively used to benefit business performance
  • Strategies to improve or establish programs based upon needs and objectives
  • Industry activism in order to voice opinion on how legal and industry regulatory issues influence the performance of travel incentives

"Maritz is proud to contribute to the IMA -- the premier educator and information source to professionals in the incentive marketplace. Our missions run parallel as we collectively work to promote the utilization of performance management and measurement tools to advance the effective use of incentives and recognition throughout the global workforce. By sharing information and ideas, we are working to elevate our industry with the highest standards of professionalism."
        -Christine Duffy, president and CEO of Maritz Travel Company

 

Board of Directors

President

Robert Ward, CPIM
Director, Ovation Rewards Sales
ACCOR HOTELS & RESORTS
robert.ward@accor.com

Executive Vice President

Don Killingback
Director of Business Development, Wyndham Exchange & Rentals
ENDLESS VACATON RENTALS
don.killingback@wyndhamworldwide.com


Vice President

Michael Upp, IP
SVP
MITCH-STUART INC.
mupp@mitchstuart.com


Secretary

Nancy Alderman, IP
Associate Director
TSYS LOYALTY AND PREPAID
nalderman@tsys.com

 

Members at Large

Marc Matthews, CPIM
President/CEO
PULSE EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL
mmatthews@PulseExperiential.com


Lauren Loudenslagel
Manager, Travel Services
RPG CARD SERVICES
l.loudenslagel@rpgglobal.com


Contact ITC

info@incentivemarketing.org | (952) 928-4649 | 4248 Park Glen Road | Minneapolis, MN 55416