Results from the 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index, a joint research effort from SITE (the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence), IRF (the Incentive Research Foundation) and FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals), point to an uptick in incentive travel spend over the next few years.
Corporate incentive travel is a great way to motivate and reward your valuable employees. The following tips will help you plan a program that works for your company’s culture, size and budget.
In the Bahamas I was tasked with finding the coolest way to take a photo. I have been doing this program for about eight years with this client, so they have seen it all. However, one photo booth opportunity in particular stood out to me … so much that I had to share it with you all!
Ko Olina is the 642-acre oceanfront resort area of leeward Oahu that’s surrounded by lush green mountains, four lagoons and one-and-a-half miles of pristine coastline—and it could be the location of your next meeting or event.
Away from the heat of politics, Washington, D.C., offers distinct advantages for business travelers and meetings and convention attendees. From streamlined connections with industry-specific speakers to a vibrant dining, hospitality and cultural scene, D.C. is a leading bleisure destination.
A new generation of incentive travel award-winners is demanding programs that effect change in the form of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Here’s how leaders in the incentives industry are incorporating CSR into their events.
“We now have 135 permitted festivals each year, which equates to a festival every two-and-a-half days,” said Rachel Avery, director of convention services and events for the city’s CVB, New Orleans & Company. “We have festivals large and small that appeal to anyone and everyone. If it crawls, swims and you can dance to it, you can have a festival around it.”
From experiential travel options to culinary and agritourism activities, Maui has a way of grabbing you and never letting go. I still associate one of the most memorable experiences of my life with this magical island.
There are many beautiful beach destinations around the world, but when corporate groups visit Hawaii, they want to know they are in Hawaii. The best destination meetings offer authentic cultural and educational experiences in a distinctive location and, to successfully achieve this, you need a local, experienced staff that knows what makes the destination especially unique.
Harrison Greenbaum has been called "the hardest-working man in comedy" by TimeOut New York and New York Daily News and he performs in more than 600 shows a year. He's been featured on America's Got Talent and Last Comic Standing. He also performs at corporate events.