Maritz Travel Company Named to Fourth Annual "CMI 25" List by Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine

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Maritz Travel is one of the largest buyers of hotel rooms in the meetings and events space with more than 800,000 room nights booked.

"Maritz Travel is committed to helping our clients align their ME&I strategies with their overall business objectives to deliver new and better experiences for their people, and achieve better business results," said Christine Duffy.

Maritz Travel Company today announced that it has been named to the fourth annual “CMI 25” list of the industry’s largest and most influential full-service independent meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the corporate market. The CMI 25 is compiled by Penton Media’s Corporate Meetings & Incentives® magazine, the leading information source for the $40 billion corporate meetings and events industry.

“With the business challenges the industry has faced these past two years, it’s more important than ever for companies to demonstrate the value meetings, events and incentive travel (ME&I) programs have in driving business performance,” said Christine Duffy, president and CEO, Maritz Travel Company. “Maritz Travel is committed to helping our clients align their ME&I strategies with their overall business objectives to deliver new and better experiences for their people, and achieve better business results. We are honored to be named to the CMI 25 for a fourth year in a row, and to be recognized for our commitment to helping clients achieve effective business outcomes.”

The magazine’s editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2009 and the total number of room nights represented by those meetings and incentives. They also evaluated the number of full-time employees at each company, as well as the percentage of the company’s revenues that came from organizing corporate meetings and incentives, versus association meetings or other sources.

With more than 800,000 room nights booked, Maritz Travel is one of the largest buyers of hotel rooms in the meeting and event space. Alongside its industry size and strength, Maritz Travel helps clients navigate the rapidly evolving meetings, events and incentive travel industry, including the emergence of new technologies like mobile applications, social media, and virtual event platforms. “Our clients can experience better business outcomes through the integration of emerging technologies into their face-to-face meetings or events,” said Duffy. “These technologies – virtual engagement platforms, satellite broadcasting, mobile applications, and registration services – help clients enhance the meeting’s value by exciting and engaging the audience and extending the content to reach more people, more often.”

The CMI 25 appears in the September issue of Corporate Meetings & Incentives and is available on http://www.meetingsnet.com.

About Maritz Travel
St. Louis-based Maritz Travel is the global leader in helping companies achieve business results through the effective use of meeting, event and incentive travel programs. Maritz Travel works with companies to reward and recognize top performers, ensure effective communications to customers or staff, spur innovation through enhance collaboration, and improve customer, employee and channel partner engagement.

Maritz is a sales and marketing services company, which helps companies achieve their full potential through understanding, enabling, and motivating employees, channel partners and customers. Maritz provides market and customer research, communications, learning solutions, incentive initiatives, rewards and recognition, effective meeting, event and incentive management services and customer loyalty programs.

For more information, visit http://www.maritz.com or call 1-877-4MARITZ. Follow us on Twitter @ Maritz_LLC.

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