Maritz Travel Named to 6th Annual "CMI 25" List by Corporate Meetings & Incentives Magazine

Maritz Travel is recognized as one of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies in the meetings and events industry.
Sept. 17, 2012 - PRLog -- ST. LOUIS (Sept. 17, 2012) – Maritz Travel has been named to the 2012 “CMI 25” list, the annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the corporate meetings and events industry. The 6th annual list, compiled by Penton Media's Corporate Meetings & Incentives® magazine, has become an essential resource for meeting managers and procurement professionals researching information on these key business partners.

“We are honored to again be named to the CMI 25,” said David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel.  “It’s a true testament in the trust, performance and respect our clients have for us in providing the best aligned services that help create those truly exceptional experiences for their meeting, event and incentive travel guests.  In addition to purchasing power, global presence, supplier relationships and other operational essentials, it also takes creative, client-centric, design, delivery and a sincere passion for performance achievement to justly be considered a client’s most valuable ally.  Our recent acquisition of Experient further allows us to expand this commitment, by broadening our brands, offerings and talents.”

In 2011, Maritz Travel represented nearly 14,500 corporate meetings and more than 200 incentive travel programs in the industry, with a total of nearly 1.5 million rooms booked. Maritz Travel’s acquisition of Experient in early 2012 positions the company to lead the business events industry in five key areas:  corporate, association, tradeshow, government and strategic meetings management.  When combined, Maritz Travel and Experient represent over 6 million room nights managed and contracted for all of its client markets.

“The $145 billion corporate meetings and events industry relies on independent meeting and incentive companies for their experience and creativity, and, increasingly, their understanding of the processes and technology tools to implement strategic meetings management programs. This year’s CMI 25 companies handled more than 70,000 corporate meetings and incentive programs in 2011, which represents more than 10 million room nights, and employ more than 9,000 people,” said Sue Hatch, executive editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives. “There’s no other comprehensive source for information on these influential buyers.” The CMI 25 list will be published in the September 2012 issue of Corporate Meetings & Incentives and on

The magazine’s editors selected CMI 25 companies based on several factors, including the number of meetings and incentive travel programs managed in 2011 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.

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

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