SITE Crystal Award Case Study: Most Socially Responsible Incentive

The annual awards program run by SITE (Society for Incentive Travel Excellence) recognizes outstanding incentive programs in a variety of geographic and solution-driven categories. In the category of "Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Travel Program," Next Level Performance was tasked by their client, a financial services technology provider, with creating an employee volunteer activity during a March 2023 President’s Club trip to the Bahamas.

SITE Crystal Award Case Study: The Power of Experience

The Portugal Travel Team crafted a world-class incentive travel experience for their Canadian wealth management client by presenting attendees with top- level, personalized experiences at every step. This program marked a significant change for Portugal Travel Team’s client, with the client opting to plan and execute their prestigious Chairman’s Council program in-house for the first time.

Dining In is “In”

According to the most recent Incentive Travel Index, incentive planners are seeing programs changing toward more on-site meals and activities, as well as events to convene a dispersed workforce. Many agree there was a shift toward programs with more on-site meals and activities in 2023 (52%) compared to 37% in 2022.

And The Award Goes To…

Think you can’t reward your incentive qualifiers as if they were Hollywood movie stars? Think again. Not all the items in the “Everyone Wins” gift bag the top stars get for showing up at the Oscars cost big bucks.


Marriott Bonvoy and SpringHill Suites by Marriott announced a multiyear agreement with the U.S. Soccer Federation. With exclusivity in the hotel lodging, accommodations, and hotel loyalty category, this strategic relationship unlocks new benefits for fans and creates unforgettable experiences around a variety of U.S. Soccer events, including U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches, SheBelieves Cup, SheBelieves Summit, and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

New Tool for Measuring Performance

Software measures the impact of HR, marketing, and other engagement efforts Incentive managers and consultants in sales, customer service, and other areas involved with people engagement no longer need guess about the impact of their efforts. The People Value Impact Calculator (PVIC) from New York-based Enterprise Engagement Alliance and Minnesota-based compensation firm TM Evolution makes […]

City Lights

A new SITE e-Book explores the benefits of urban incentives Choosing between a city destination and a resort area for an incentive program can definitely be a tough decision for incentive planners. Each has its pros and cons. On the one hand, a city incentive offers culture and history, diverse cuisine, vibrant night life and […]

New Florida Keys Eco-Experience Connects Groups to Environment

Attendees can discover the island chain’s unique eco-attractions by using the free Florida Keys Eco-Experience Trail Pass.

From Boomers to GenZ, Which Incentives Work Best? A New Study Has the Answer

A new study by Incentive Research Foundation (IRF), Generational Expectations of Incentives, examines the changing priorities of this workforce and which types of incentives and rewards motivate early, mid, and late career employees.

Whale Watching Off Santa Barbara

The area between the Santa Barbara Coast and the Channel Islands offer some of the best whale watching in the world. The Condor Express is one of Santa Barbara’s most modern whale watching, dinner cruise, party cruise, and private charter boats.

Speaker Trends: Content is King

According to the Freeman 2024 Trends Report on attendee intent and behavior, When it comes to keynotes, content comes first. Attendees want substance, not celebrity. A thought- provoking, relevant topic will outweigh even the most prominent speaker.


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