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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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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”

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”!”

The Essential DMC

by Jillian Fehrenbach on August 22, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel

Our business is to provide you with the best trip, meeting, or event possible. Created around your specific needs to reward your top-tier producers, each project is executed by working closely with you. Often, we’ll also work in tandem with another important part of our team: the destination management company (DMC). A partner in the … Continue reading “The Essential DMC”

Incentivize and recognize

by Jillian Fehrenbach on August 9, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel, Team Engagement

Thanks for stopping by! You’ve probably heard that great experiences can motivate people and promote the success of your business. Put your staff on the path to meeting their sales and performance goals, and you’ll move closer to achieving your corporate objectives (ask us about ROI). Here at VIKTOR, that’s our business. We craft and … Continue reading “Incentivize and recognize”

Oh, the Places you’ll Go!

by Jillian Fehrenbach on June 5, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel

Location, location, location is a well-known real estate mantra. The incentive travel industry has a similar mantra, destination, destination, destination. Trying to come up with the perfect incentive destination can be quite time consuming. After all, to be a viable option, it needs to offer: Safety First class hotels A variety of interesting and authentic … Continue reading “Oh, the Places you’ll Go!”

Tips for Wine Tasting

by Jillian Fehrenbach on April 3, 2017 in Employee Engagement, Group Travel, Individual Travel, Team Engagement

If you’re taking a trip soon — and we know some who are! — there’s a good chance you’ll encounter a wonderful wine or two along the way…because good wine is everywhere! Whether you consider yourself a fun-loving enthusiast or a savvy connoisseur, the best way to incorporate a winery excursion into your trip is … Continue reading “Tips for Wine Tasting”

What’s in Store for the Hotel Market in 2017?

by Leslie Blair on March 29, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

While the hotel market continues to be somewhat bullish, signs are afoot that things are finally going to be slowing as we progress through the year. Not a big change, just a gradual slowing. Considering the industry has been enjoying the highest occupancies ever, at least in the 30 years it’s been measured, this news isn’t … Continue reading “What’s in Store for the Hotel Market in 2017?”

Viktor Weyand’s Career Spans the Slopes as well as the Globe

by Jillian Fehrenbach on March 24, 2017 in Employee Loyalty, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Wellness

Not many people get the opportunity to work with an icon in their industry, let alone an icon in two industries. Those of us who’ve had the opportunity to work for Viktor Weyand know what a force of nature the man can be; and there are hotel and incentive suppliers around the world that know … Continue reading “Viktor Weyand’s Career Spans the Slopes as well as the Globe”

Navigating Your Way through Trusted Traveler Programs

by Jillian Fehrenbach on February 22, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

Frequent fliers now have several options from which to choose when it comes to expediting their way through security lines. The newest of these programs is Clear, which is privately operated but sanctioned by TSA. I recently became a member, and so far, it’s been amazing.  The one drawback is that it’s only in 20 … Continue reading “Navigating Your Way through Trusted Traveler Programs”

2017 Meetings Industry Forecast

by Jillian Fehrenbach on February 16, 2017 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel, Meetings

I’ve had the opportunity to read several recaps on the trends predicted to impact the Meetings Industry this year. One of the best was in a recent webinar by Meetings Today and U.S. Travel featuring Michael Dominguez, SVP & CSO for MGM Resorts. Dominguez is a popular speaker in the industry, and for good reason. He’s knowledgeable, matter … Continue reading “2017 Meetings Industry Forecast”

IRF Releases Top Incentive Trends for 2017

by Jillian Fehrenbach on January 20, 2017 in Employee Loyalty, Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Team Engagement

If you have plans to launch an incentive program this year, you’ll want to know what trends are shaping the industry. The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has just released its 2017 Trends Study, which highlights the top ten trends for incentive travel, and reward and recognition programs for the coming year. It identifies key areas for change … Continue reading “IRF Releases Top Incentive Trends for 2017”

America’s Comeback City—Detroit

by Leslie Blair on January 12, 2017 in Group Travel, Individual Travel

Much as we enjoy touting the many wonderful aspects of our hometown, Traverse City, there’s another great city in our state that has been garnering quite a few accolades of its own lately. Yes, I’m talking about Detroit—the Motor City, Motown, or as it is fondly referred to these days, “The D”. After years of … Continue reading “America’s Comeback City—Detroit”

Event Planning: Food Trends and Allergies

by Jillian Fehrenbach on December 29, 2016 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel

As we say goodbye to the old year and look forward to the new one, we also anticipate the emergence of new trends. And nowhere are we more obsessed with the latest trends than when it comes to what we eat! Regardless of the content we include in our meetings and incentives, food will always … Continue reading “Event Planning: Food Trends and Allergies”

Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

by Stephanie Roppolo on September 9, 2016 in Employee Engagement, Group Travel, Incentive Travel

Now, more than ever, incentives are about creating experiences. You don’t necessarily have to go to the most exotic destination or stay at the most exclusive resort. Today’s incentive winners are looking for authentic and destination specific experiences that immerse them in local culture and provide great photo ops for social media posts! So forget traditional … Continue reading “Getting out of Your Comfort Zone”

Oh the Places You’ll Go!

by Stephanie Roppolo on May 5, 2016 in Group Travel, Incentive Travel, Individual Travel

Once you’ve made the decision to use incentive travel as a business tool, you have to decide where it is you’re going to go.  After all, the destination is the primary “carrot”, and you’ll want to use it to promote the trip and possibly even build a theme around it, so it isn’t a decision … Continue reading “Oh the Places You’ll Go!”