Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) Travel

by Ty Collins on January 15, 2020 in Incentive Travel

What Is MICE Travel?   MICE is an acronym for meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions. It’s an overarching term that encompasses a niche tourism group dedicated to the logistics of business events. It is a highly lucrative industry revolving around incentive travel, though there is a distinction between incentivized travel and business conferences. Many cities … Continue reading “Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) Travel”

The Difference Between Event Management and Event Planning

by Ty Collins on January 8, 2020 in Articles, Communication, Resources, Vendor Management

When putting together a major event, communication is key. Everyone involved needs to use the same terminology so that each person knows what to expect. One area where communication can fail, especially for clients, is understanding the difference between event management and event planning.  The two jobs certainly have some similarities, but they serve distinctly … Continue reading “The Difference Between Event Management and Event Planning”

IRF 2020 Outlook and Predictions

by Ty Collins on January 5, 2020 in Announcements, Incentive Travel

Recently, the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) released new findings about the industry’s outlook for 2020. Overall, the IRF was optimistic about online retail gift cards and brand-name merchandise. Event gifting is also expected to have a positive year during 2020. The IRF is looking forward to a strong year for the incentive industry with bullish … Continue reading “IRF 2020 Outlook and Predictions”

Want to Boost Employee Morale? Try Incentive Travel.

by Ty Collins on December 28, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel

Employee engagement is the backbone of any company. They are why your company thrives, and in some cases, why your company struggles. Employee morale is more important than it ever was before. Keeping your people happy can mean better performance and ultimately a better bottom line. According to Forbes, checked-out employees cost U.S. companies up … Continue reading “Want to Boost Employee Morale? Try Incentive Travel.”

The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020

by Ty Collins on December 20, 2019 in Meetings

The search for meeting management software can be a bear, and the number of solutions out there is dizzying, so we’ve narrowed down the search for you — to ten programs that are not only easy to use, but also proven to improve productivity and allow your company to scale and work efficiently. Each of … Continue reading “The Top Ten Meeting Management Software Programs for 2020”

8 Types of Customer Loyalty Programs

by Ty Collins on November 14, 2019 in Articles, Employee Loyalty

Understanding employee loyalty and guessing how your employees will respond to corporate rewards programs doesn’t have to be a trial-and-error process. Thinking of your employees as customers can be an effective approach to generating company loyalty and enthusiasm and compassion for the brand. With that in mind, we’ve found some programs that customers respond to … Continue reading “8 Types of Customer Loyalty Programs”

31 Corporate Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Love

by Ty Collins on October 22, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

The Big List of Employee Activities Is your team’s esprit de corp starting to flag? It could be time to invest in quality team-building activities. Taking a day to refresh your team’s spirit can improve overall performance, which directly affects corporate results. A single day of fun and frolic might not solve every issue, of … Continue reading “31 Corporate Team Building Activities Your Employees Will Love”

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Top Incentive Travel Destinations for 2020

by Ty Collins on October 3, 2019 in Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

Incentive travel is a powerful tool used by company leaders to encourage top performers to keep up the good work. But without an impressive, bucket list-style destination, your best salespeople might not recognize how highly they are valued. MICE travel is an increasingly effective way to show your top performers you appreciate their hard work. … Continue reading “Top Incentive Travel Destinations for 2020”

Proven Techniques in Driving Distribution Loyalty

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 1, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Your customers are your most important asset, and that’s why it’s worth taking some time to examine your customer loyalty initiatives and how they might be adjusted to drive incremental profit. When distributors hear “contractor loyalty,” they think about travel destinations, employee loyalty, or reward types—and that can be an expensive approach. Achieving contractor customer loyalty … Continue reading “Proven Techniques in Driving Distribution Loyalty”

Employee Recognition Programs and Examples

by Ty Collins on September 24, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Any good manager will tell you their employees are the lifeblood of their organization. They’re what makes the machine of business, the interface between the customers and the company, and the face of the product. Yet employee retention can be a problem. The top reason people leave their jobs? It’s not necessarily the lack of … Continue reading “Employee Recognition Programs and Examples”