SITE Crystal Awards 2018 Recipients
AWARD CATEGORY: Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program
WINNER: Destinos India working with Global Agency
CLIENT: Multi-Level Marketing Firm
PROGRAM NAME: Salad Master India 2018 Master Dealer Conference
A well-known, worldwide agency wanted an off-the-charts incentive travel experience for their global, multi-level marketing client. They turned to Destinos India, India’s newest Destination Management Company, led by Business Events veterans with over 200 years of combined experience, who selected a triple-city destination to provide the experience of a lifetime.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East
WINNER: Walthers DMC, South Africa
CLIENT: SKODA Cars UK
PROGRAM NAME: SKODA UK Retailer of the Year
SKODA UK’s annual incentive program is the pinnacle of its dealer network promotional activities and recognizes top-performing dealers. With SKODA’s evolving image and new slogan “Driven By Something Different” in mind, the team selected a new and unique destination – Madagascar – for a “bucket-list cultural experience.”
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia Pacific
WINNER: Meridican Incentive Consultants
CLIENT: US Foods
PROGRAM NAME: US Foods President's Cup 2017
US Foods, one of the country’s premier food service distributors, entrusted Meridican Incentive Consultants with its President’s Cup, the ultimate, annual reward for elite sellers – and motivation for all sales talent year-round. In 2017, 434 participants feasted on Sydney, Australia.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe
WINNER: Ovation Global DMC – Ovation Switzerland
CLIENT: Michelin USA
PROGRAM NAME: Michelin Premium Driving Experience – Grand Tour of Switzerland
Top-end tire manufacturer Michelin is directly linked to the Michelin Guide, a series of fine dining guidebooks. Michelin USA’s Premium Driving Experience incentive program connects the two sides of the business, allowing guests to experience Michelin tires and starred cuisine. For this event, loyal clients and distributors were invited to a driving incentive to experience Switzerland at its best.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America & Caribbean
WINNER: ECO Destination Management Services of Aruba & Curacao
CLIENT: Top 30 Clients That Contributed to Our Company’s Success for the Past 30 Years
PROGRAM NAME: 30 Years of Partnership
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, a company incorporated a one-of-a-kind incentive program that truly raised the bar. A year-long countdown of special monthly events culminated in thanking its top 30 clients for their support, with a fantastic, hosted experience in its island destination.
AWARD CATEGORY: Excellence in Incentive Travel: North America
WINNER: PRA Orlando
CLIENT: One10 Marketing
PROGRAM NAME: Major High-Tech Firm Elite Event
To incentivize its sales force and reward its top sales employees, a major high-tech firm wanted a new program unlike any in the industry, one that was exclusive, memorable and difficult to replicate. During the Elite Event, the top 20 sales performers were whisked from a sales meeting in the Bahamas, aboard a private jet, and on a 24-hour adventure.
AWARD CATEGORY: Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program
WINNER: CWT Meetings and Events with PRA
PROGRAM NAME: 3M Corporate Social Responsibility Program
CWT Meetings and Events was tasked with designing an incentive travel program to specifically reflect the core values of its client, global corporation 3M. Working with PRA and a host of local partners on the Hawai’i island of Maui, they identified an agroforestry initiative whose mission matched 3M’s desire to leave a lasting legacy and benefit to the local community.