SITE Global was founded in 1973. It currently has approximately 2,500 members from 90 countries and is the only global association dedicated to professionals in incentive tourism. In his ranks you can find employees of incentive travel agencies, DMC agencies, representatives of Convention Bureaus and Representative Offices, event agencies, airlines and shipping companies, hotels, corporations, as well as lecturers and various types of service providers for this dynamically growing business travel sector.
The benefits of membership in SITE, both on a global and local level, are primarily networking, access to education and certification at a global level, and participation in industry events.
The association is strongly involved in the development of a new generation of specialists – SITE Young Leaders, which is dedicated to the annual conference and a number of educational activities.
Site Global acts as a spokesman for the incentive industry, working with all major business tourism industry organizations.
A non-profit foundation was established at SITE Global. The foundation aims to raise funds and support research and educational projects, eg the study “Incentive Travel Industry Index”. Thanks to the Foundation, over 2,000 people worldwide have obtained industry certificates.
During the annual SITE conference, which took place in January 2019 in Bangkok, after many meetings with the participation of the SITE Board of Directors, representatives of the SITE Foundation and experts from around the world, one of the most important documents, The Bangkok Manifesto, was created.
This document is a set of 10 golden rules that organizers of incentive trips should follow.