The Incentive for Excellence

An Industry Blog on All Things SITE. Your one stop shop for chapter news, industry events, trends, and tips from the pros.

SITE Young Leaders Conference 2017

SITE Young Leaders Conference 2017

Over the past few years our Young Leaders have been instrumental with the growth of our chapter not only with membership recruitment, but with exciting and fun educational opportunities, untraditional networking events, and volunteering with over 6 local grassroots charities that have been selected as our Holiday Event charities.

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Keys to Successfully Managing Group Transportation

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Managing group transportation can often be a bit of a headache. Manifests, logistics, signage, timing and overall people skills are necessary to ensure a streamlined, safe and comfortable transfer. Doing your due diligence and knowing the questions to ask when booking transportation will help ease the planning process. Here are a few keys to successfully managing group transportation:

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Reveal Your Story

Reveal Your Story
Jamie Oakley, President-Elect for the SITE SoCal Chapter, Reveals his story for 2017 and hopes you can reveal yours as well.

Jamie Oakley, 2017 SITE SoCal PresidentDear SITE SoCal Family,

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2017, a fresh look, and a new adventure. I am delighted to be part of this innovative chapter of industry professionals. Our chapter thrived in 2016, and in 2017 we will continue to raise the bar for our events, education, and networking. Our successes are consistently acknowledged not only by other SITE chapters, but by travel and event organizations around the world. And it is easy to see why—it is because of you, our dedicated members.

So this year we are focusing on YOU!

Our Theme for 2017 is REVEAL YOUR STORY

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5 Keys to Choosing a Destination for Group Meetings and Events

5 Keys to Choosing a Destination for Group Meetings and Events

Selecting a destination can be crucial in planning the perfect meeting or conference. The destination can set the tone for a successful conference and create memorable and lasting experiences. There are several ways that a meeting planner can capture the local flair of a destination. However, selecting a site often requires due diligence and can be quite time consuming. To help meeting planners design the ideal meeting or conference, we’ve outlined a few factors to consider when choosing a destination for group meetings and events.

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New Zealand: the ultimate incentive destination

New ZealandNew Zealand is a small country that is blessed with unique activities, state-of-the-art infrastructure, modern facilities and our world-renowned welcoming Kiwi hospitality. No matter where you are, you are never far away from a plethora of stunning natural landscapes; from glaciers to geothermal hot pools, vineyards to volcanoes, white sand beaches to lakes and rainforests to farmland.

One of the many great advantages of New Zealand is that these are all within easy reach. We don’t have the challenging travel times across cities that some other destinations face so you can combine many of these varied experiences and landscapes into one itinerary. It is easy for example to begin your day with a traditional Maori welcome at sunrise before a scenic heli to a remote mountain top for a champagne breakfast, a jetboat through native rainforest, lunch at a vineyard, followed by a round of golf in the afternoon surrounded by towering mountain peaks.

New ZealandNew Zealand is more accessible than ever, with around 180 direct flights a month on offer from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hawaii and Houston with capacity expected to continue as demand for New Zealand continues to grow.

To find out more about why New Zealand is the ultimate incentive destination or if you would like to speak directly to our LA-based team, Alexa Bennett or Emma Bell, please visit www.businessevents.newzealand.com.

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