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Corporate Social Responsibility

4 Ideas for Companies of Any Size to Engage In Corporate Social Responsibility

April 20, 2018

Each generation brings a different set of ideals and expectations to the culture as a whole. And from shopping habits to workplace environments, one of the biggest shifts to come in recent years is around corporate social…

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3 Reasons to Use a Travel Management Company (TMC) for Business Travel

3 Reasons to Use a Travel Management Company (TMC) for Business Travel

April 16, 2018

When it comes to business travel, it’s tempting for organizations to find ways to do it themselves. Just a Google search reveals plenty of websites claiming to have the lowest prices for everything from hotels to flights…

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Ocean and River Cruises

Travel Forum: Ocean and River Cruising // May 15, 2018

Please join us for a free informational seminar featuring current offers for River Cruises and Luxury Cruises in 2018 and beyond. You will meet representatives from both AmaWaterways River Cruises and Oceania Cruises and learn more about…

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Sail and Save with Star Clippers

Sail and Save with Star Clippers

April 11, 2018

Explore the Caribbean, Asia or the Mediterranean on a Star Clippers tall ship sailing adventure. Experience the grand age of sailing on an intimate ship with personal service and delightful cuisine. Contact us today to learn about…

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REAL ID Travel Policy

How Will REAL ID Impact Your Travel Program?

April 9, 2018

2018 is bringing many changes in a variety of ways. Including how we travel. January saw the implementation of the final phase of the federal REAL ID Act program (established in 2005). The Homeland Security initiative established…

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Destination Team Building

Destination Team Building for Virtual Coworkers

April 2, 2018

One of the key pieces of any successful business is a team that works well together. While most of us don’t get to pick our coworkers any more than we get to pick our family, traditional work…

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Bringing Efficiency to Business Travel: Hot Takes from SAP Concur Fusion

Bringing Efficiency to Business Travel: Hot Takes from SAP Concur Fusion

March 23, 2018

SAP Concur Fusion is a major conference in the field of business travel and corporate travel. For companies like Carrousel, it gives us the opportunity to learn about the latest innovations in travel technology and new ideas.…

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Motivation Forum

Join Us: The Science Behind Motivating Your Team

March 12, 2018

Carrousel Travel proudly presents The Lantern Group featuring Behavioral Scientist, Kurt Nelson, Ph.D. Kurt will share his knowledge about the science behind motivating your team. Come and hear about proven methodologies to grow your team’s productivity. If…

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Empowering Youth by Learning to Sew

December 4, 2017

In partnership with one of our most generous group clients, Carrousel Travel facilitated the purchase and donation of three sewing machines for the Batwa (Pygmy) community near Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. The machines will be used…

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Ethiopian Child Sponsorship

Empowering People Out Of Poverty

November 28, 2017

I have had the privilege of sponsoring a child in Ethiopia for the past several years. Hadiza is a bright young girl that I have been able to see grow up into a teenager of 13 years…

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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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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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