Travel is the sixth largest U.S. industry in terms of employment and is a top 10 employer in 48 states. In 2010, the incentive travel, meetings and events segment of tourism and travel accounted for $92 billion of all business travel expense and 6.3 million jobs in the United States.
On 9 June 2013, the Site International Board of Directors approved a change in the bylaws of the Site Florida Chapter to expand its region to incorporate Site members in the Caribbean. The Site Florida Chapter will now be officially known as the Site Florida & Caribbean Chapter.
The highest standard of excellence from Site was presented to Fernando Compean, CMM CITE, CMP, CMS, CIS during the IMEX Gala Awards night in Frankfurt, Germany, 22 May 2013. The Site Master Motivator award recognizes an individual in the motivational events and incentive travel industry.
During the 22nd IMEX Gala Dinner, held 22 May at the Marriott Hotel Platinum Ballroom in Frankfurt, eight different awards were given to various high-achieving global meetings industry professionals. Among the honorees was Site President 2013, David Sand.