As reported in Northstar Meetings Group News, Northstar Meetings Group's Global Incentive Summit online event pointed to signs of the industry's gradual recovery domestically and internationally. Incentive travel organizers are booking international reward trips everywhere from Boston to Bora Bora, according to planners who participated in Northstar Meeting Group’s Global Incentive Summit, which took place online Nov. 5-6.
Northstar's two-day event brought together 77 planners with 58 international suppliers, who met in one-on-one appointments and attended educational sessions.
Three incentive professionals who are currently sourcing and planning programs shared their challenges and successes during the "Planner's Turn" panel. Kathy Gibbons, experience design manager for Creative Group, has a much-anticipated program in the works for 25 participants in April at the Four Seasons Nevis. "The hotel was an amazing partner to work with because they listened and they understood [our concerns]. That made it a lot easier to have some of those difficult conversations, especially about penalties and damages," she said.