Less than a third of the respondents to our annual incentive trends survey say that 2006 budgets for group travel incentives will increase over 2005. That leaves the majority of respondents looking at decreased (18 percent) or stagnant (47 percent) budgets in a time of generally increasing costs for the resorts, restaurants, airline tickets, gifts, and special touches that make incentive travel a motivating experience. (Another 5 percent of respondents didn't know which way their 2006 ...

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