The Wedding Fair
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JOIN US Join Carrousel Travel’s Romance Travel Specialists at this bridal show that brings together the premier wedding service providers from florists, stationers, cake designers, decorators, to videographers, reception sites and more. Our team will be there to answer all … Read More

Employee Appreciation Week 2017
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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!

Serving Food for Service Families
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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 2,000 military members … Read More

From our Owner: Top 10 Destinations
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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! MYANMAR // Officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, … Read More

Advocating Autism Awareness
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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, Mrs. Minnesota International … Read More

Food Drive 2017
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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 2,300 food items, … Read More

Changing the World One Child at a Time
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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 sponsoring a boy … Read More

Feed My Starving Children // Round 2
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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 need around the … Read More

Top Destinations for International Meetings
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According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), here are the top destinations for meetings in 2016. 1. Paris, France   2. Vienna, Austria   3. Barcelona, Spain   4. Berlin, Germany   5. London, England Other notable destinations … Read More

It’s all about connection – create a dynamic group program!
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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, a corporate incentive program … Read More

More than a Pet
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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 13-year-old eighth grader with … Read More

Walking for Animals
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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 of all shapes … Read More

A Whole “Rotta” Love
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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 advocating for the … Read More

Bringing Kindness to Kenya
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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 Kenya throughout the … Read More

Q+A: The History of Carrousel Travel
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Carrousel Travel opened its doors in 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota with two employees. We recently caught up with the two owners – Rob Harris and Neal Kraemer. The two met just after college, formed a life-time friendship, and are now the … Read More

Top 17 Places We’re Going in 2017
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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 is sending our … Read More

Feed My Starving Children
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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 boxed and sent … Read More

Happy Holidays from Carrousel Travel
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‘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 this holiday season, … Read More

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

Building a Future in Morocco
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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 the first country … Read More

‘Impact Travel’ in the Dominican Republic
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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 beautiful ship the … Read More

Create an Incredible Guest Experience
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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 emotions; you want … Read More

Your Meeting & Events Solution
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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 organization, so whether … Read More

Destination Inspiration: European River Cruise
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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 cost effective a … Read More

40 Acts of Kindness
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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 or the kind … Read More

Destination Inspiration: Switzerland
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by Sara Keomanivong Mooney, Senior Account Director Carrousel Travel Often overlooked, Switzerland is a treasure trove of fantastic experiences. I personally discovered this on a trip last year and I’m headed back again this summer, and I can’t wait. For … Read More