• ADMEI Awards Revealed

     
    POSTED March 8, 2017
     

On January 21, the annual Associate of Destination Management Executives International Achievement Awards Gala took place in Barcelona, Spain, with Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular, and The Destination Manager receiving numerous awards. The three US-based DMCs took home all three categories in Achievement, Excellenc, and Recognition. Robert Lee of Spaintacular won the Joanne O’Connor President’s Award for exhibiting over the top professional skills and enthusiasm.

Destination Nashville won five out of the eight awards given to the Global DMC Partners Member, and took home the most awards out of all the DMC winners at the gala.

“These four members continuously exude innovation, creativity and dedication to superior customer service as well as the DMC industry," says Catherine Chaulet, president, Global DMC Partners. "We are so honored to have them as a part of our global network and extremely proud of them for receiving all this recognition. Winning eight awards makes it a record year for Global DMC Partners, and I’d like to give a special congratulation to Destination Nashville for taking home the highest number of awards.”

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

The key to maximizing success (and limiting risk) is for marketers to better understand how their audiovisual team works. 

It is almost event day. You are excited, but you are also stressed.

You have spent the last few months preparing for your live stream: that big product launch, quarterly Town Hall, or video conference that your boss needs to go well. Your marketing and communications teams have been working hard, and everything appears ready.

 

Everybody loves to talk about welcoming change. Then change happens, and whew, it’s tough. After the past few years, meetings and events professionals certainly appreciate that feeling, but they’re also feeling energized by so many new ways for attendees to gather.