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Destination Inspiration: Hong Kong and Vietnam

November 10, 2017

Are you looking for something unique, interesting and exciting for your next group program? At Carrousel we work with all types of clients – those who prefer to keep their group stateside, those who are just getting…

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Ten Things Your Company Should Be Doing

November 10, 2017

Curious what top performing companies are doing differently regarding non-cash rewards and recognition? You should be. In this white paper written by the Incentive Research Foundation, over 900 companies were reviewed and a little over 300 made…

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Travel Forum: Alaska Cruises and Tours

November 9, 2017

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Empowering Children to Fulfill their Potential

October 16, 2017

For 20 years the Harris family has sponsored children through Unbound, which supports families in 19 countries around the world. The organization is dedicated to helping those marginalized and vulnerable through education and community building. Michelle (left)…

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Walk for Water 5K

September 19, 2017

A team of Carrousel employees participated in the Walk for Water 5K for the Water Mission charity to help raise money and bring awareness to the need for safe water for those in countries in need. The…

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Employee Appreciation Week 2017

August 24, 2017

Carrousel spent an entire week this month celebrating our number one asset – our employees! The week was filled with theme days, dress-up contests, special treats and awesome prizes. Check out all of the fun we had!

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Serving Food for Service Families

August 23, 2017

Over the weekend, a few of our staff volunteered at the 133rd Air National Guard “Family Day” at the Minneapolis airport base. Along with Fat Lorenzo’s Restaurant in Minneapolis, they helped prepare and serve food for over…

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From our Owner: Top 10 Destinations

August 16, 2017

One of our owners, Neal Kraemer, shared his list of the top ten must-visit destinations he has experienced. Hover over or click on the images below to check them out!

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Inspirational Bags

August 9, 2017

Many people drive off an exit ramp and see people asking for money or food and wonder what they can do to help. We decided we could help make someone’s day by providing a bag filled with…

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Advocating Autism Awareness

July 27, 2017

Each year, women from around the globe compete in the Mrs. International Pageant competition, where they are given a platform to speak out about a cause they are passionate about. This year’s candidate from Minnesota, Stephanie Welter,…

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Food Drive 2017

July 24, 2017

Carrousel engaged in some friendly office competition as we hosted a Food Drive. The office was divided into four teams, each fighting for the highest number of donations. In the end, we came together to collect over…

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Changing the World One Child at a Time

June 1, 2017

Talk about a rewarding experience! One of our team members, Jenifer, has sponsored children in need for nearly two decades. She recently discovered a heartwarming connection between the children. Here’s what she had to say: “I began…

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Feed My Starving Children // Round 2

May 25, 2017

Our team had so much fun volunteering at Feed My Starving Children this past winter that we decided to pack food again this week. In total, we helped prepare over 18,000 meals to help those most in…

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Top Destinations for International Meetings

May 24, 2017

According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), here are the top destinations for meetings in 2016. Other notable destinations are Singapore, Madrid, Lisbon, Seoul and Amsterdam. The International Congress and Convention Association is the global…

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It’s all about connection – create a dynamic group program!

May 24, 2017

by Amy Beilke, Account Executive at Carrousel Travel Recently it seems that everything I read and every seminar I attend all point to creating attendee connection. It doesn’t matter what you’re planning – a large national meeting,…

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More than a Pet

May 16, 2017

Our team at Carrousel is always finding ways to give back. Our Air Specialist, Terry, recently attended a great event to benefit a boy in his community. Here is what Terry had to say: “Rylee is a…

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Walking for Animals

May 11, 2017

A few Carrousel Travel employees teamed up to participate in the Animal Humane Society’s Walk for Animals last Saturday, May 6th. The event raised over $1,000,000 to help provide food and shelter for animals. We saw dogs…

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A Whole “Rotta” Love

March 31, 2017

One of our Senior Travel Consultants, Gene, volunteers for A Rotta Love Plus, an organization that is dedicated to re-homing Rottweiler’s and pit bulls in Minnesota, raising breed awareness, educating the public about responsible pet ownership, and…

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Bringing Kindness to Kenya

March 23, 2017

One of our Travel Consultants, Carmella, just came back from a two week mission trip to Kenya. A member of her church started a home and school for teen moms and their babies. Fellow church members visit…

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Q+A: The History of Carrousel Travel

February 24, 2017

Carrousel Travel opened its doors in 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota with two employees. We recently caught up with Rob Harris and Neal Kraemer, two guys who met in college, formed a life-time friendship, and are now the…

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Top 17 Places We’re Going in 2017

February 24, 2017

From corporate incentive programs and association meetings to continuing education experiences and special interest groups, Carrousel Travel accommodates the unique travel needs of all types of groups. Check out some of the top destinations that Carrousel Travel…

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Feed My Starving Children

January 12, 2017

In December, Carrousel’s staff volunteered at Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit organization committed to feeding hungry children around the globe. Each meal is hand-packed with rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals, and then…

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Happy Holidays from Carrousel Travel

December 15, 2016

‘Tis the season to have a little fun! As 2016 draws to a close we’d like to extend a sincere thank you to our loyal customers, industry suppliers and future customers. We wish you all the best…

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#MannequinChallenge

November 30, 2016

Sometimes we like to have fun. Everyone needs a vacation from the office.

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Building a Future in Morocco

November 22, 2016

Carrousel Travel endeavors to make a difference in the countries we visit around the globe, most recently in Amizmiz, Morocco. Morocco blends its amazing scenery and succulent cuisine with a colorful history and warm people. After being…

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‘Impact Travel’ in the Dominican Republic

November 11, 2016

One of our Senior Travel Consultants, Gene, participated in a Fathom Cruise to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic earlier this year. Here’s what she had to say about the experience: “This unique, ‘Impact Travel’ cruise was on a…

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Create an Incredible Guest Experience

October 28, 2016

What sets your program apart is the value you add for your guests, the creativity to take the ordinary to the extraordinary. The key is to create an experience that tugs at the heart and touches on…

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Your Meeting & Events Solution

October 28, 2016

Did you know that Carrousel Travel has a full meeting and events department? Our experienced meeting professionals have special expertise to help you with sourcing, negotiation, logistics and program management. We act as an extension of your…

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Destination Inspiration: European River Cruise

October 28, 2016

Too expensive…our group isn’t big enough…how would we even get started; these are some of the things we hear all too often when discussing a full ship charter with our customers. But, you may be surprised how…

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40 Acts of Kindness

October 27, 2016

Carrousel Travel is celebrating 40 years in business (1977-2017) with 40 Acts of Kindness over the next year. We will be sharing our journey on social media and encourage you to share your own Acts of Kindness…

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