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Travel Forum: Experiences of a Lifetime // October 29, 2019

Please join Carrousel Travel for a free informational Travel Forum featuring our specially selected travel partners: Avalon Waterways, Globus Journeys and Lindblad Expeditions. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives from each of our featured travel…

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Travel Safety: Assessing Location Risks & Incentive Travel

July 16, 2019

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

June 24, 2019

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’

June 18, 2019

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

June 7, 2019

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

May 31, 2019

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

May 22, 2019

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

May 6, 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

March 18, 2019

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

March 5, 2019

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

February 5, 2019

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

January 28, 2019

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

January 23, 2019

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

January 7, 2019

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

January 4, 2019

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?

December 11, 2018

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?

December 3, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

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

November 12, 2018

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

November 5, 2018

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?

October 29, 2018

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

October 18, 2018

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

October 3, 2018

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

August 27, 2018

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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ROI of Rewards Programs

Number Crunching Motivation: The ROI of Incentives

August 20, 2018

As a travel management company, Carrousel Travel works with organizations of every size on their incentive travel and rewards programs. And while every organization is unique, some things never change. One of the most common questions organizations…

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Expense Reporting Technology

Expense Technology Helps Streamline Costs

August 8, 2018

There isn’t an organization in the world that isn’t interested in saving money in some way when it comes to operations management. Expense technology tools can have a two-for-one impact in that they not only can help…

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Ride Sharing

Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Ride Sharing Ushers in a New Era of Disruption for Corporate Travel Policies

July 30, 2018

Every industry experiences periods of disruption from time to time. And from the first train to roll across the USA to passenger airplanes, business travel is no exception. With the rise of the sharing economy—think Airbnb, Uber,…

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Non-Cash Rewards

Cash Isn’t King: Non-Cash Rewards Speak Louder Than Dollar Bills

July 20, 2018

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) is one of the industry’s most respected sources for well-researched information. Their content focuses on the workplace: rewards, incentives, motivation, and recognition. When it comes to the global incentive and recognition industry,…

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Online Travel Booking Tools

Booking Tools: The Long and Short of It

July 18, 2018

Like any software, choosing the *right* booking tool is something that depends on a lot of different variables. What do you need to accomplish? Who needs to use it? What are their needs? Sometimes it’s easier to…

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Best Places to Work 2018

Carrousel Named One of MSPBJ’s 2018 ‘Best Places to Work’

June 22, 2018

Carrousel Travel is honored to be named one of the 2018 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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