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Top Corporate Incentive Destinations in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a cultural melting pot that offers a wide range of options for corporate incentive events of every size, budget, and length of stay. Whether you are looking for 200+ rooms and a thriving nightlife or 15 rooms and a relaxing oasis, island options abound with beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and world class hotels and resorts.

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Is 2022 the Year Incentive Travel Makes a Comeback?

Incentive travel with all its benefits is expected to make a comeback in 2022, but there are some changes we expect to see in the industry as we move into the new year.

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Navigating the Latest COVID-19 Policies

Traveling this holiday season? The ever-changing COVID-19 travel rules and regulations have the potential to heighten holiday stress. With 2022 events right around the corner, our events team has been closely following updates to the CDC and U.S. government regulated policies.
Read for the latest information on vaccination and testing requirements for those entering the United States.

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Behind the Scenes of a Virtual Event

Ever find yourself wondering what goes on behind the scenes of a virtual event? Get an insider look on how execute a virtual event from one of Castle’s Senior Event Managers.

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Meeting Planners: Staying ahead of the ever-shifting COVID landscape

As meeting planners, it is essential to keep on top of the rapidly changing COVID restrictions, mandates, and policies (from state to state and across county and city lines) to ensure the safety and security of all involved – from attendees and sponsors to partners and planners alike. 

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5 Things to Remember When Working a Hybrid Internship

For over a year now, most of the corporate world has adjusted and become comfortable working entirely from home. We have learned the technology, invested in blue light glasses, and spent more time on Zoom than anyone thought possible. Thankfully, now that things are starting to get back to normal, many employees are getting back…

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Return to Live Events: Policies and Procedures

It’s important to note that every event is different when it comes to COVID-19 protocols. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to health and safety. A multitude of factors such as state regulations, attendee demographics, event format and more all play in to determining what procedures should be in place for each event. At the recent Global Meeting and Incentive…

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Return to Live Events: Attitudes and Outlook

Castle recently attended its first in-person industry networking event in more than 15 months. The Global Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) was hosted at the Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Since it was the first time many buyers and suppliers came back together, everyone in attendance was incredibly happy to be face-to-face with their peers again! Here are three major takeaways from the event: 1. Meeting professionals are beyond excited for…

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Top 5 European Countries for Incentive Programs

As people’s desire to travel returns, and as the need for recognition of stellar performance continues, companies are starting to think about their corporate travel plans for 2022 and beyond. Castle has begun planning several European programs for our clients and I am excited to see that some of my favorite destinations in Europe are…

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Hybrid on the Horizon

Although virtual events are now commonplace and can be highly effective in reaching your target audience, nothing beats the face-to-face connection of in-person events. Organizers of virtual events and attendees alike are digitally drained. We’re hearing from both sets of constituents that they can’t wait to get back to in-person events. It’s not a question…

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