by Alex Palmer | January 15, 2019
Top incentive travel programs were recognized for their design and execution with the Society of Incentive Travel Excellence Crystal Awards held on Jan. 11. The seven winners, representing travel programs held throughout the world, were honored at the SITE 2019 Global Conference, held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, last week.
 
According to SITE, the recipients "excel in the design of unique, memorable group-travel experiences that deliver measureable results for their clients." Having used criteria based on the creativity of program's design, marketing and return on investment, the organization noted that the honorees exemplify how incentive travel can bring value to clients and organizations via increased sales and more engaged workers, as well as by spotlighting an organization's values and reiterating its long-term goals.
 
Here are this year's winners:
 
Excellence in Incentive Travel (North America): PRA Orlando Inc. 
Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive
Program: Carlson Wagonlit Travel 
Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program: Destinos India
Excellence in Incentive Travel (Latin America & Caribbean): ECO Destination Management, Latin 
Excellence in Incentive Travel (Asia Pacific): Meridican Incentive Consultants
Excellence in Incentive Travel (Europe): Ovation Global
Excellence in Incentive Travel (Africa/Middle East): Walthers Destination Business Solutions Africa