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Have You Lost That Incentive Trip Feeling?

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 travel rewards program, the options for creating a unique experience are limitless. However, incentive programs are hardly a…


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

Meeting and Incentive Trends 2019

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. Skift is predicting that 2019 will see an uptick in meeting demand. And, as the basics of economics…


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

Face-to-face Meetings

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 these objectives happen? Face-to-face meetings. Forbes places an ‘immeasurable importance’ on in-person meetings, and we think your organization…


4 Tips to Market Your Incentive Program

Incentive Travel 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. So we can safely assume that the word is out: incentive programs can be used to drive profit…


Number Crunching Motivation: The ROI of Incentives

ROI of Rewards Programs

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 ask is around their return on investment. What’s the ROI of rewards programs? Like everything in this data-driven…


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

Non-Cash Rewards

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, they’re pretty much the experts. Which is why we’re super excited to see what’s coming up in their…


5 Tips for Planning Cost-Effective Meetings & Incentive Programs

Cost Saving Meetings and Incentive Programs

Your organization could see huge cost savings for meetings with a little bit of foresight and planning that crosses over into incentive programs as well. Consider options around hotel negotiation, group air contracts, and more. Negotiate for multiple years Repeat business is the name of the game when it comes to hotel bookings. Being able…


Beyond the Board Room: 2018 Meeting Trends

Meeting Trends 2018

It sounds crazy to believe that we are almost midway through 2018. As we hone in on the second part of the year, there are some definite meeting trends and new incentive ideas becoming more prominent in 2018. As any event or meeting planner can confirm, the details that go into successfully pulling off an…