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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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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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Traveling During COVID – What You Need to Know Before, During & After Your Trip

For millions around the world work from home days are long, daylight is shorter, and tropical backgrounds are becoming more enticing by the minute. The tourism industry is continuing to offer promotions, incentive deals, and innovative options to work from scenic locations and revamp your workweek. As appealing as those offers are, coronavirus travel restrictions…

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Top 10 Domestic Incentive Destinations in the U.S.

In a world where international travel comes along with ever-changing health and safety protocols, many of our clients are opting to host their next corporate incentive program closer to home. The United States offers some of the top incentive destinations in the world, and you don’t need your passport to get there. Domestic incentive programs…

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Piecing Together the Event Planning Puzzle: Five Questions with Emily Langlois

From passionate event planners to media relations specialists to crisis communications experts, our talented team of public relations and event professionals are the cornerstones of our success. Our top-notch employees provide effective event, marketing, public relations and social media strategies to our wonderful clients across a wide range of industries. Our Five Questions blog series…

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The Passionate Planner: Five Questions with Andrea Rhoads

Our seasoned team of public relations and event management professionals are the pillars of our success. From planning and executing special events around the world to developing social and digital media strategies that deliver results, our team does it all. Our Five Questions blog series aims to showcase the various skills and insights of our…

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The Creative Problem-Solver: Five Questions with Maria Ryan

At Castle, we believe the cornerstone of our success is our talented team of event management and public relations professionals. From creating compelling content for our PR clients to strategizing and producing effective event marketing materials specialized for each client’s unique needs, our team does it all. Each Castle team member brings special skills and…

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Corporate Incentive Event Planning: Key Considerations for a Successful Program

Corporate incentive programs undeniably help motivate employees to reach new levels of success, boost morale, and provide much-needed employee recognition. With the right planning and resources, basic recognition programs can be transformed into experiences that will be the talk of your company. Here are some key considerations to keep in mind when planning your next…

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