Granted, we didn't get very many responses to this poll on how organizations reward their meetings professionals, but what results we did get I found a tad depressing. Thirty-three percent said their organization doesn't reward meetings professionals at all, while 19 percent said thanks with cash. Fourteen percent said they were rewarded with either gift certificates/merchandise, some form of recognition, or work/life benefits.
Not so ironically, no one said they were rewarded with travel! Guess you guys do enough of that for your job that it would seem more like work than pleasure, or so management thinks. Interesting.
And check out this week's poll, which is about the House voting to restore spousal business travel deductions. Will it make a difference in your room blocks? Vote here.