Corporate Travel & Incentives

  • Six easy-to-implement employee recognition initiatives

    It’s not what is inside the gift box that matters, but what it represents: Your genuine appreciation. Peer-to-peer recognition is among an employer’s most powerful and cost-effective tools for engaging employees. When employees are actively encouraged to notice and appreciate the behaviors of their colleagues who contribute to the company’s success, you as a leader will create an environment that is guaranteed to excite and inspire your team to give their best every day. Being nice…

  • J.D. Power and Associates reports: As guests return to hotels, rates increase and industry fundamentals improve, hoteliers are falling further behind in meeting guest expectations

    While the hotel industry continues to gradually recover from the economic downturn, guest satisfaction with the underlying hotel experience continues to deteriorate as hoteliers fall further behind guest expectations, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study released today.

  • GBTA sees business travel in developed economies slow while emerging markets soar

    The GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), recently released the fourth annual comprehensive report analyzing the current state of global business travel spend and growth projections for the next five years. The GBTA BTI™ Outlook – Annual Global Report and Forecast, Prospects for Global Business Travel 2012-2016, sponsored by Visa Inc., found that business travel spending growth in developed economies is slowing compared to previous forecasts, but emerging markets continue to grow rapidly.

  • Carlson Wagonlit Travel forecasts 2013 global travel prices

    Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) today released its 2013 Travel Price Forecast, which indicates that prices in most areas of travel spend are expected to grow modestly around the globe next year, with the most significant inflation expected throughout the Asia Pacific and Latin America regions.

  • Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway opens

    The 154-room Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway showcases the brand’s “best for business” proposition for travellers seeking great hotels at great rates. Among its hallmarks are stylish and functional guest room workspace, free in-room internet, free WiFi in public spaces, and local craft beer through the brand-wide Best Brews program. Five meeting rooms provide 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

  • How to be cool with your event promotions during a heat wave

    Ugh! Though some areas of North America weren’t as affected, many of us have been absolutely scorched during this summer with temperatures in the triple digits and drought conditions. And if you have a summer event or conference going on, you, as an event professional, could be in the hot seat if you’re responsible for making sure everyone stays as comfortable as possible.

  • Use this checklist to create an incentive program your clients will never forget

    Another year means another incentive program. The constant challenge is how do you make it special and better that what may have happened the previous year? How do you create that unforgettable sales incentive trip (LINKS TO: or employee appreciation award program that your clients will never forget? These folks have worked hard for their organization, and need not only to be treated extra special, they need to be blown away by the experience. Here’s a checklist of great incentive ideas to give your clients the incentive trip of a lifetime.

  • First ALT Hotel outside of Quebec opens at Toronto Pearson International Airport

    The first ALT Hotel to be built outside of Quebec is now open and welcoming guests at Canada’s leading airport, the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The modern 13-floor, 153-room hotel occupies a prime location adjacent to the airport terminals at the end of the LINK train line that runs every five minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Metro Toronto Convention Centre to Offer Free Attendee Internet Access

    The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) has just announced that they will now be providing free wireless Internet access to enhance the experience of event attendees. This is just one of many technological upgrades being addressed by the Centre as they undergo a major renovation project to modernize the Centre and upgrade customer service.

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