Remaking the Travel Experience

20 years after 9/11, we’re still moving forward in a world with Covid As I was watching coverage of the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks it reminded me that this was the last time the…

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Carrousel Named One Of MSPBJ’s 2021 ‘Best Places To Work’

Carrousel Travel is honored to be named one of the 2021 Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Honorees include companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries across the Twin Cities.…

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Webinar: Preferred Partner Update with Enterprise and National Car Rental

Join us as we host a virtual update from one of our preferred partners, National and Enterprise Car Rental. Hear what they are doing to help keep you safe while traveling.

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Video: Behind the Scenes with MSP Airport and Delta Airlines

Join us for a behind the scenes look at new safety initiatives by Delta Airlines and MSP Airport.

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Webinar: Preparing for Future Travel

Watch as we review what you need to know to prepare your organization for business travel in a post-COVID-19 world. Carrousel Travel has seen a lot in our more than 40 years helping corporations move their people…

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Video: Carrousel Connected

While we aren’t traveling much right now, Carrousel Travel is still connected. And when the world is ready for us again, we will be here – ready to help you.

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Carrousel Case Study: When in Rome

When Monique Rochard-Marine, Director; Strategic Meetings Management & Event Operations, was asked by her organization’s CEO to plan a trip to a new continent with only 8 months’ notice and while expecting a child, she knew she…

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Travel Safety: Assessing Location Risks & Incentive Travel

We live in an unpredictable world where danger isn’t always synonymous with location. However, organizations don’t really have any wiggle room when it comes to the safety of their employees. And that is something that should be…

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Efficiency in Business Travel Reporting

Data can be overwhelming. And that might even be putting it mildly. Luckily, Carrousel can help. The long and short of it: robust data sets doesn’t do anyone any good unless you have ways to interpret it…

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Carrousel Named One Of MSPBJ’s 2019 ‘Best Places To Work’

Carrousel Travel is honored to be named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Honorees include companies of all sizes in a wide range of industries across the Twin Cities.…

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Building a Successful Partnership for Incentive Travel Programs

When we say “successful partnerships,” what (or who) comes to mind? Batman & Robin? Fred and Ginger? Bert & Ernie? Carrousel Travel and your organization? Okay, “successful” might be a bit of a reach for some of…

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4 Ways to Rethink Your Travel Policy

Improving travel policy compliance amongst business travelers is a goal of any organization. Which is why travel policies exist in the first place, right? Applying consistent, accountable standards around expenses is the first step to helping employees…

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Non-Cash Rewards

Want vs. Need: How Non-Cash Rewards Motivate and Inspire Employees

Deciding how to best optimize your organization’s incentive program varies from place to place. Industry, employee demographics, and more can play into what makes the *best* motivator for them. However, we do know one thing for sure:…

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Concur Fusion 2019

Key Takeaways for Business Travel from Concur Fusion 2019

One of our favorite events every year is the annual Concur Fusion conference. Concur, in a nutshell, is an expense management software that organizations can use for invoices, budgets and of course, booking your travel online. Full…

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Incentive Travel Ideas

Location, Location, Location: Incentive Travel Ideas

This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but we love planning trips at Carrousel Travel. From generating incentive travel ideas with companies to organizing excursions and events to welcoming the travelers back, it’s a rewarding challenge to…

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Nashville: Meeting and Incentive Destination

Incentive Destination Spotlight: Nashville

Helping organizations discover the perfect destination for their meeting or incentive travel might sound like a daunting task. But partnering with Carrousel gives you access to our travel experts who have their fingers on the pulse of…

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Real ID Compliant

REAL ID, Round 2

REAL ID is coming. Albeit more slowly than originally planned. If this is news to you, here’s a quick recap. REAL ID is part of a federal effort to improve the reliability and accuracy of state-issued identification…

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TMC Benefits

4 Things Your TMC Can Do For You

When people are really good at their jobs, it can be easy to take for granted how much they do. When you make it look easy, it’s easy for people to assume that it IS easy. Even…

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Incentive Travel Professional

Incentive Travel Planning: Why It Pays To Work With A Professional

We could talk about the benefits of incentive travel all day long. How it improves employee morale. Drives them to higher levels of productivity. Increases satisfaction and retention. BUT. There is a caveat to obtaining these benefits.…

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Work-Life Balance

On the Road Again: Finding Work-Life Balance While Traveling

Work-life balance is a famously elusive concept. Some people think it’s just a mindset away. Others subscribe to a more Jack Welch-like paradigm of thought, where “…There’s no such thing as work-life balance. There are work-life choices,…

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3 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Productivity During a Business Trip

Traveling is exciting and with more than 53% of travel getting booked online, it’s also incredibly convenient. You have the chance to discover new places, meet new people, and explore a culture distinctly different from your own.…

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Incentive Trip Feeling

Have You Lost That Incentive Trip Feeling?

If you’re here, chances are you already know that incentive travel is one of the best ways to inspire your workforce to their top performance and productivity. With almost 40% of organizations engaging in some form of…

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Value Airlines

How Much Value is There in Value Airlines?

Talking about air travel with a grandparent can sometimes generate a classic “back in my day…” type of story. Or watch an episode of ‘Mad Men’ to get a feel for the golden age of air travel.…

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Meeting and Incentive Trends 2019

The Early Bird Gets the Deals! 2019 Meeting & Incentive Trends

It’s hard to believe that 2019 is just around the corner. And if you haven’t started planning out your meeting and incentives for the new year… Well, trends are showing that it’s time to pull the trigger.…

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Lower Air Spend

5 Ways to Save Money on Corporate Travel

Cutting costs as an organization is a regular practice. And no area should be free from scrutiny, particularly when it comes to your air spend. Corporate travel doesn’t come cheap, and it’s worth every penny a business…

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Face-to-face Meetings

4 Reasons Why More Meetings Should Be Face-to-Face

Fostering trust. Facilitating meaningful interactions. Driving productive collaborations. We’re willing to bet that some of your main business objectives are encapsulated in at least one or more of those sentences. One of the key modes by which…

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Travel Policy Refresher

Is Your Travel Policy Due for a Refresher?

Looking for new savings opportunities? Update your travel policy. Want to make business travel more efficient for employees? Update your travel policy. Need to review supplier contracts? Update your travel policy. If you answered ‘yes’ to any…

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Maximize Reward Points

Take the Miles, Leave the Cannoli: Maximizing Your Reward Points

Using reward points seems like a no-brainer, right? So you might be surprised to find out that a majority of people actually aren’t getting the full benefit of the rewards possible to them from credit cards, workplace…

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Incentive Travel Mexico

Bang For Your Buck: Getting the Most Value Out of Destination Incentives & Meetings

Planning group travel – whether it’s an incentive for employees or destination meetings – can drain resources pretty quickly. For planners who don’t deal with the day-to-day fluctuations of the travel industry it can feel overwhelming. Add…

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Incentive Travel Program

4 Tips to Market Your Incentive Program

Incentive programs have long used travel to motivate employees. The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF)  reports that nearly 40% of US businesses use incentive travel to reward and recognize top employees and salespeople as well as channel partners.…

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