Rather than risk the appearance of impropriety or conflict of interest, some planners have made it an unofficial policy not to enroll in meeting rewards programs. Here's why it's time to start taking those points—or leave money on the table
There’s a story about a meeting planner who retired with hundreds of thousands of hotel points, earned on behalf of his company, and then traveled around the world redeeming them. Those were the days. In this era of transparency, you’d be hard-pressed to find any corporate meeting planner who would cash in meeting points for personal use. In fact, many planners and their companies are so skittish about perception that they avoid points programs entirely, not even accruing points they are ...
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