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”

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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”

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”

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”

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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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”

The Top 500 People In Events

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”