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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 those (sorry, Muppets). But no matter what came into your mind, there are some commonalities between successful partnerships.…

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Location, Location, Location: Incentive Travel Ideas

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 help craft the perfect experience. But crafting the perfect experience isn’t something that always comes easy. As we…

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Incentive Destination Spotlight: Nashville

Nashville: Meeting and Incentive Destination

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 exciting spots across the world. Nashville, Tennessee is an increasingly popular destination for a lot of reasons. For…

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

Incentive Travel 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. And that is the simple difference between hiring an incentive professional versus an organization putting a program together…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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