What makes a place an incentive destination? One might assume white-sand beaches, exotic history or a remote location would be required. But incentive planners say that’s not necessarily the case.
Domestic cities, even those that are familiar and don’t require changing time zones, can not only offer cost savings and logistical ease compared to more far-flung options, but, if planned right, can offer immersive incentive-level experiences that will motivate participants as much as any posh getaway.
What does it take to provide an incentive-level experience in a U.S. city? For the latest episode of Eventful: The Podcast for Meeting Professionals, sponsored by Visit Seattle, we discussed that issue with the following professionals:
- Joy Lewis, manager of purchasing and design in travel and events for incentive company One10
- Mindy Hazlik, senior solution designer at BCD Meetings & Events
- Michelle Couch, founder, and Keely Kraus, director of event strategy for Event Experience, a member of DMC Network
Listen in for their advice on how to elevate an urban event to make it feel luxurious, exclusive and tailored to your specific group.
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