Setting Up an Employee of the Month Program

by Ty Collins on June 24, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

Businesses face high levels of employment competition both locally and globally. For long-term success, business leaders must foster a team environment that regularly inspires peak performance levels. Otherwise, star talent will leave for greener pastures. According to statistics gathered by Deloitte, companies that have highly effective employee recognition programs have 31 percent less turnover than … Continue reading “Setting Up an Employee of the Month Program”

VIKTOR Travel Pulse: When will we travel?

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 18, 2020 in Articles

The impacts of COVID-19 on incentive travel have been widespread and profound. While the situation remains dynamic and ever-changing, evidence is emerging that travel is about to rebound. Here are a few recent news items that reflect growing confidence in travel:  Incentive Research Foundation’s recent survey, COVID-19 and Disruption in the Incentive Travel, Meetings and … Continue reading “VIKTOR Travel Pulse: When will we travel?”

Remote World Recognition

by Ty Collins on June 3, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Team Engagement

Workplace culture is constantly evolving. With the influx of Millennials and Gen Zers into the workforce, workplace behaviors have experienced some distinct changes. One major shift is a growing emphasis on engaging employees recognizing their contributions to the company. Today’s employees grew up in a fast-paced world. They want to work quickly and efficiently. They … Continue reading “Remote World Recognition”

5 Ways You Can Adapt to post-COVID-19 Loyalty Marketing

by Ty Collins on May 28, 2020 in Articles, Employee Loyalty, Group Travel, Team Engagement

2020 began like every other year with experts making predictions about how the year ahead would play out. Experts looked into their crystal ball to explain how retail, tech, education, and other major economic areas would change because of disruptive transformations in the marketplace. Nobody, however, foresaw how COVID-19 would bring about unprecedented changes almost … Continue reading “5 Ways You Can Adapt to post-COVID-19 Loyalty Marketing”

Defining Employee Engagement and Making a Case for Nurturing It

by Ty Collins on May 12, 2020 in Employee Engagement

What do we mean by “employee engagement”? Employee engagement means that employees are committed to their companies. Employee engagement isn’t the same as employee satisfaction. It also means that these employees are connected to their organizations. In today’s world, a business will fail if its employees are not engaged, but it will succeed if the employees are fully … Continue reading “Defining Employee Engagement and Making a Case for Nurturing It”

8 Incentive Ideas for Remote Workers

by Ty Collins on May 3, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Incentive Travel

The coronavirus restrictions have forced many businesses to make changes in their daily operations, and an increasing number of companies are turning to work-from-home options. Younger workers are especially eager to embrace this idea, and many actively look for companies that offer this incentive. Now, numerous companies are feeling the pressure to offer meaningful benefits … Continue reading “8 Incentive Ideas for Remote Workers”

IRF Reports Incentive Trips Postponed, Not Cancelled

by Jillian Fehrenbach on April 23, 2020 in Articles

According to a new IRF Report, the majority of 2020 incentive trips are being postponed, rather than cancelled. Their recent survey gauges our industry’s pulse on the impact that COVID-19 is having on this year’s incentive travel award programs. More than 250 incentive providers participated in the survey during the first two weeks of April. … Continue reading “IRF Reports Incentive Trips Postponed, Not Cancelled”

Defining Employee Satisfaction and Why it Matters

by Ty Collins on April 19, 2020 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

There is a strong correlation between employee satisfaction and workforce productivity. When your employees are content at work and they are engaged, they are more likely to feel motivated to work hard to achieve a high level of output. Likewise, employees who are dissatisfied tend to do the minimum, and highly dissatisfied employees may eventually … Continue reading “Defining Employee Satisfaction and Why it Matters”

Measuring the ROI on Incentive Travel

by Ty Collins on April 5, 2020 in Incentive Travel

When measuring the effectiveness of their incentive travel program, many company leaders struggle with how to prove they have recouped their investment. Higher profits are usually the primary goal and the easiest to determine. However, quantifying other important outcomes, such as engagement and motivation of the entire team, is more elusive yet critical to gauging … Continue reading “Measuring the ROI on Incentive Travel”

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Get Paid to Travel: 15 Companies That Will Give You Money to Go On Vacation

by Ty Collins on March 25, 2020 in Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

When employees start a new job, they often receive a couple of weeks for vacation time. Often, they use those days to extend weekends here and there. A vacation day might go to catching up on personal errands. With luck, they may take a week off to enjoy a family vacation. Travel feels rushed and … Continue reading “Get Paid to Travel: 15 Companies That Will Give You Money to Go On Vacation”

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"Pay-At-Risk" Compensation Plans Aren't Unconditional Bonuses

by Ty Collins on February 29, 2020 in Employee Loyalty

Pay-at-risk pay is also called variable pay; the model connects employee pay to the financial health of the company, paying out more when the company is doing well and less when the company is struggling. Across the country, up to 90 percent of companies are using some form of pay-at-risk compensation plan. The intention is usually to … Continue reading “"Pay-At-Risk" Compensation Plans Aren't Unconditional Bonuses”

What is Incentive Travel?

by Ty Collins on February 20, 2020 in Articles, Employee Loyalty, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

What is Incentive Travel? Incentive travel is an important subset of the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. It is effectively a travel perk used to incentivize or motivate employees or partners. It is often tied to company goals or top performers. In this report from the University of Central Florida Rosen College of … Continue reading “What is Incentive Travel?”

Rewards and Recognition Programs Guide

by Ty Collins on February 12, 2020 in Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel

A tight job market in a healthy economy creates a dynamic that affects business owners and employees similarly, but both groups have different objectives. Each side hopes to get more out of the other. A middle ground does exist in employee reward and recognition programs though; it benefits small businesses through employee engagement, and employees … Continue reading “Rewards and Recognition Programs Guide”

62 Great Ideas for Celebrating Work Anniversaries

by Ty Collins on January 16, 2020 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Work anniversaries are a big deal in today’s job market, where half of all employees are leaving their jobs before they hit the five-year mark. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and their most recent Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary, 3.5 million people in the US quit their jobs every month. … Continue reading “62 Great Ideas for Celebrating Work Anniversaries”

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”

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20 Corporate Perks You Must Offer in 2020

Corporate culture has changed a lot when it comes to employee retention and perks. Gone are the days of Christmas bonuses and gold watches. Now, the competitive climate of recruitment is rethinking the way businesses handle corporate perks. There are 20 corporate perks that are essential for 2020. Creating a strategy for corporate recognition that … Continue reading “20 Corporate Perks You Must Offer in 2020”

7 Tips for Building a Corporate Rewards Program for Millennials

by Ty Collins on September 11, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

The modern workforce is increasingly populated by millennials. They have the IT skills, creativity and energy to keep modern corporations growing successfully. However, keeping these young workers interested and properly motivated can be challenging. Unlike older workers, these young professionals need more than financial incentives to keep them interested in a company. Consistently implementing unique … Continue reading “7 Tips for Building a Corporate Rewards Program for Millennials”

18 New Sales Incentives to Improve Performance

by Ty Collins on September 6, 2019 in Articles, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Team Engagement

What are sales incentives? Sales incentives can be any kind of compensation or reward provided by an employer to drive productivity, more specifically, the selling of goods or services. And sales incentives have evolved over the last 25 years, as all things to do. If you could take a time machine back to the 1990s … Continue reading “18 New Sales Incentives to Improve Performance”

Guidelines on Conducting a Successful Meeting

by Ty Collins on September 4, 2019 in Articles

Does it ever seem like you’re spending way too much time in meetings, burning through valuable time that you could’ve used to actually work? Do you leave these meetings confused and unsure what you’re next steps should be? You’re not alone. Executives report spending an average of nearly 23 hours per week in meetings. But … Continue reading “Guidelines on Conducting a Successful Meeting”

6 Reasons Why Corporations Should Care About Employee Loyalty

by Ty Collins on September 1, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

One of the biggest misconceptions about company loyalty and employee retention is that he or she is loyal because they have worked for the company for many years and thusly advocate the employee brand. This is the first mistake that most companies and business professionals make. An employee who has been working for your company … Continue reading “6 Reasons Why Corporations Should Care About Employee Loyalty”

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Top Reasons to Outsource Your Incentive Travel Program

by Trisha Neff on August 27, 2019 in Announcements, Articles, Communication, Group Travel, Incentive Travel

Have you ever asked (or answered) the question, “Should we outsource our corporate incentive travel program?” If so, then you know that organizing an event of any size requires more than just choosing a destination and motivating participants to hit their goals. Success depends on careful planning—all while evaluating performance and managing the behaviors of … Continue reading “Top Reasons to Outsource Your Incentive Travel Program”

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9 Ways to Grow Your Email Database

by Ty Collins on August 22, 2019 in Communication

An email database is a fast, effective marketing and sales tool. Though returns are not as robust as direct mail, email marketing is much more cost efficient. Businesses can see up to $44 for every dollar they spend on email marketing. And a user-friendly, feature-rich database lets you provide valuable information to customers, prospects and others with … Continue reading “9 Ways to Grow Your Email Database”

8 Employee Retention Tips

by Ty Collins on August 17, 2019 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty

According to the Wall Street Journal, hiring the right people is the single best way to reduce employee turnover and ultimately nurture loyalty and a better bottom line, but in an increasingly mobile workforce, many young employees have little desire to follow the once standard career path: starting with a company at a young age … Continue reading “8 Employee Retention Tips”

15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting

by Ty Collins on August 9, 2019 in Announcements, Communication, Meetings, Team Engagement

How to Run a Painless Meeting There are two ways to run a meeting. The first is probably the most common—you sit at the head of the table, open the meeting, and then the meeting just starts, the same way it did last time, and the time before that, and the time before that. This … Continue reading “15 Meeting Management Tips: How to Run an Effective Meeting”

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The Power of Communicating Performance Data to Your Team

by Stephanie Roppolo on July 23, 2019 in Articles, Communication, Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Communicating business performance data to your team is fundamental to helping them collaborate and engage, and to helping you reach your business goals. The most important data will center around operational and financial budgets, sales incentives and revenue goals, and customer and employee satisfaction; and ultimately tie that data back to your email database. High-performing … Continue reading “The Power of Communicating Performance Data to Your Team”

VIKTOR: 45 Years in Business

by Jillian Fehrenbach on July 22, 2019 in Announcements, Articles, Communication, Employee Loyalty

So much has happened in 45 years at VIKTOR, the company we aptly named after Viktor Weyand who celebrates 45 years with the company today! The year was 1974. Richard Nixon was in the White House and William Milliken was Michigan’s governor. The Watergate scandal hit a peak and Nixon resigned under pressure of being removed … Continue reading “VIKTOR: 45 Years in Business”

What Is Direct Mail Marketing And Is It Effective?

by Ty Collins on June 26, 2019 in Articles

Silly Question: What is Direct Mail? Not silly at all. We forget most of the “letters” that show up in our mailbox are marketing collateral. Direct mail is promotional content sent to people via postal mail. The restaurant flyers, real estate postcards and local business circulars that arrive on a daily basis are all forms … Continue reading “What Is Direct Mail Marketing And Is It Effective?”

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Driving Revenue Through Referrals

by Stephanie Roppolo on June 21, 2019 in Articles, Communication, Meetings, Team Engagement

People are more likely to buy when referred by a friend. Start your referral program today.

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Why Non-Cash Rewards are Better for Incentive Programs

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 11, 2019 in Articles

When it comes to motivating employees, everyone prefers cash, right? In fact, the opposite is true. The use of non-cash rewards by U.S. companies has recently exploded. A recent Incentive Research Foundation study estimates that the number of firms using non-cash rewards has risen sharply from approximately 25% in the 1990s to more than 80% … Continue reading “Why Non-Cash Rewards are Better for Incentive Programs”

New Government Travel Ban Rules Out Incentive Trips to Cuba

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 7, 2019 in Announcements, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

As you may be aware by now, the Trump Administration has reinstated travel restrictions to Cuba for U.S. travelers. A recently reenacted government ban, as described in the U.S. Department of Treasury’s official statement, effectively eliminates group travel to the island indefinitely. Although it includes a “grandfather provision” for pre-paid people-to-people tours, exact details about how … Continue reading “New Government Travel Ban Rules Out Incentive Trips to Cuba”

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How to Survive and Thrive on Conference Calls

by Ty Collins on May 24, 2019 in Communication, Meetings

Meeting management can be a bear. Conference calls can be all but impossible to run effectively. The list of woes is long. They never start on time. Someone’s always muted, and they don’t realize it, and inevitably there’s one person who can’t find the bridge, but, love them or hate them, conference calls and remote … Continue reading “How to Survive and Thrive on Conference Calls”

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Engage Your Audience with Video

by Stephanie Roppolo on April 22, 2019 in Articles, Employee Engagement, Team Engagement

What’s Your Plan to Pump Up Engagement in 2019? We invite you to consider video.  Companies’ sales and marketing departments are using video more and more to activate their message and engage employees, distributors and customers. Don’t leave video out of your marketing mix because, according to Forbes Magazine, video now accounts for up to … Continue reading “Engage Your Audience with Video”

IRF 2019 Trends

by Jillian Fehrenbach on January 30, 2019 in Articles, Group Travel, Incentive Travel

A sunny forecast is on the horizon for Incentive Travel, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. Their 2019 Trends Study revealed numerous positive findings, summarized here: Growth is supported by expanding budgets, increased participant eligibility, and improved internal and public perceptions of incentive travel programs, according to the 2018 Incentive Travel Industry Index. The average … Continue reading “IRF 2019 Trends”

Marketing Communications Strategy: What It Is and How to Tailor It to Your Company’s Needs 

by Ty Collins on January 26, 2019 in Communication

Businesses don’t become successful by chance. They do diligent research in order to create effective marketing campaigns. This allows them to break into new markets, establish a presence, and become a go-to source for customers. An effective promotional campaign driven by a rock-solid marketing communications strategy helps make this connection. However, it takes some planning … Continue reading “Marketing Communications Strategy: What It Is and How to Tailor It to Your Company’s Needs ”

Incentive Budget Design

by Stephanie Roppolo on December 12, 2018 in Incentive Travel

Gaining budget approval for your incentive program can be a challenge. In our latest article, we detail the steps to take to achieve upper management buy-in. 

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Mark Mazzone Joins VIKTOR’s Sales Team

by Jillian Fehrenbach on November 16, 2018 in Announcements

VIKTOR extends a warm welcome to Mark Mazzone, who has joined the Sales & Marketing team as Sr. Director of Business Development. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating customized meetings, sales incentive and rewards programs for VIKTOR’s new and existing clients. Mazzone brings 14 years of experience to VIKTOR, with an … Continue reading “Mark Mazzone Joins VIKTOR’s Sales Team”

Networking in the Midwest at GLES

by Jillian Fehrenbach on November 9, 2018 in Meetings

Recently, our travels took us to Madison, Wisconsin for a few days to attend the Great Lakes Educational Summit (GLES). This event was organized by the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) – a global association that uses innovative learning, collaboration and advocacy to connect the meeting and event community face-to-face. The summit covered a wide … Continue reading “Networking in the Midwest at GLES”

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Do you decant your wine?

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 26, 2018 in Wellness

Perhaps you were gifted a hip wine decanter, or even drawn to one at an estate sale, but do you regularly use it? Decanting wineis an age-old ritual that has recently regained popularity. An act no longer reserved just for vintage ports and aged Bordeaux, slowly pouring wine from bottle to decanter exposes it to oxygen, which … Continue reading “Do you decant your wine?”

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A Checklist for Choosing Rewards

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 18, 2018 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

There are many things to consider when selecting rewards that will engage your employees. Since a lengthy analysis means time and money, we’ve designed this handy checklist to help you choose the rewards that will truly motivate them to work hard and help your business grow.

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Increase Engagement with Aspirational Brands

by Stephanie Roppolo on October 8, 2018 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Team Engagement

Can you make your employees feel more valuable with aspirational brands? We think so! Learn how these brands can entice participants to work harder and grow revenue, with our latest article about increasing employee engagement.

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Mark Bondy makes BizBash’s Top 500 List

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 5, 2018 in Announcements

VIKTOR is honored to announce that BizBash Magazine has named our own Mark Bondy to its 2018 inaugural list of The Top 500 People in Events—a list “representing the best of the meeting and event industry across North America.” These recognized thought leaders influence the trade and consumer shows, brand campaigns, and large-scale event planning, all while empowering … Continue reading “Mark Bondy makes BizBash’s Top 500 List”

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The Best Must-Have Travel Apps

by Jillian Fehrenbach on September 26, 2018 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

Whether traveling for work or pleasure, there’s a good chance you’ll rely on an app or two to get where you’re going. We all have our favorites, but we’ve found a few we think are worth sharing. So whether you use an Android or iOS device, these must-have apps just could make your travels easier, … Continue reading “The Best Must-Have Travel Apps”

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A Shift in Incentive Travel

by Jillian Fehrenbach on September 21, 2018 in Incentive Travel

An incentive travel program is a vital tool for recognizing your best salespeople and incentivizing your biggest customers. You want to inspire them to go above and beyond, and to wow participants with a trip they wouldn’t normally take on their own. But how do you decide where to go? Fortunately, we’ve been there (literally). … Continue reading “A Shift in Incentive Travel”

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Welcome back Traverse City Film Festival!

by Jillian Fehrenbach on July 31, 2018 in Articles

The Traverse City Film Festival is back. Held every year at the end of July, this annual event was created in 2005 to help “save one of America’s few indigenous art forms—the cinema.” The mission of this non-profit organization, co-founded by Oscar-winning film director Michael Moore, is to show great movies that represent excellence in filmmaking; in … Continue reading “Welcome back Traverse City Film Festival!”

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Incentive Communications

by Stephanie Roppolo on March 5, 2018 in Incentive Travel

Why companies struggle, and creative ideas to make your next campaign easier.  Do you struggle to communicate your incentive programs? Read our latest blog article, which includes untapped resources to help your campaign stand out. Also, check out our article on marketing communications strategy.

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Wellness & Incentives — Part I

by Stephanie Roppolo on in Incentive Travel, Wellness

Build Wellness into your meeting planning today. Click here to read how.

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State Department Launches New Travel Advisory Program

by Jillian Fehrenbach on January 29, 2018 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

A first step in planning any trip abroad involves checking the travel advisories for your intended destination. If you’ve ever been confused about the difference between travel warnings and advisories, you’re not alone. Of course, if you’re traveling with us, we automatically monitor each location for any safety concerns. Even so, you may want to … Continue reading “State Department Launches New Travel Advisory Program”

Incentive Programs Work

by Stephanie Roppolo on January 3, 2018 in Incentive Travel

If you are looking for a special way to thank people who have done a great job – and motivate others to do their best – consider an incentive travel program. Not only are you giving your staff unforgettable experiences and life-long memories, there are enormous benefits for your business too: It’s much more motivationalResearch … Continue reading “Incentive Programs Work”

Move the Middle. Set Smaller Goals. (Part II)

by Stephanie Roppolo on November 27, 2017 in Employee Engagement

We believe that the greatest potential to propel your sales results lies in moving the middle 60-70% of your organization. Recently, we delivered recommendations on how to move the middle of your sales organization by coaching. Here, we’ll further explore this by focusing goals—baby steps, if you will—which can help your sales force gain incremental … Continue reading “Move the Middle. Set Smaller Goals. (Part II)”

Are You Engaging Your Attendees?

by Jillian Fehrenbach on October 24, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Employee Loyalty, Incentive Travel, Meetings

Engagement is certainly one of this year’s buzzwords. And there’s good reasoning behind that. The more engaged your customer, meeting or incentive attendee, or stakeholder, the more loyal they will be to your product, and therefore the more valuable they become to you. So, what are the best ways to engage your event attendees and … Continue reading “Are You Engaging Your Attendees?”

It’s Happening in the “D”!

by Leslie Blair on October 12, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel

We began 2017 talking about Detroit as a Comeback City, and as we enter the last quarter of the year, we’re going to provide an update on how that growth is continuing to accelerate. It’s led, of course, by the opening of LCA–Little Caesars Arena–in The District Detroit, a new sporting and entertainment area that … Continue reading “It’s Happening in the “D”!”