SITE Crystal Award Winners

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A 700-person program that included a visit to Edinburgh Castle won “Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program.”

Since 1980, the SITE Crystal Award Winners have been considered to be the top names in the incentive field.

The SITE Crystal Award Winners for 2019 were honored at a luncheon during the association’s Global Conference in Vancouver, Canada, held January 24 to 27. Award categories cover the gamut of incentive program design, from marketing to corporate social responsibility to ROI.

And the 2019 SITE Crystal Award Winners are:

Excellence in Incentive Travel: North America: MFactor Meetings—Rewarding partners with a Crystal Ravel Ship to Vienna and Budapest.

Most Impactful Effort Toward Corporate Social Responsibility as Part of an Incentive Program: Streamlinevents, Inc.—A program that included building an additional space for the Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii.

Best Destination-Based Experiential Incentive Travel Program: Spectra in Scotland—A 700-person trip to Scotland including a trip to Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia.

Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America & Caribbean: Travelieer—Immunotec Life’s trip to Bogota for 1,050 winners.

Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia/Pacific: Travelieer—A 15-night trip for 270 to Bangkok and Hanoi.

Excellence in Incentive Travel: Europe: Odyssey International DMC—The largest incentive to Ireland for a U.S. based insurance company.

Excellence in Incentive Travel: Africa/Middle East: Arabian Adventures MIE—Rewarding top performers with a trip to Dubai.

Most Effective Incentive Marketing Campaign: Creative Group—The strategy to design a highly relevant and impactful theme that would deliver maximum engagement.

A record-breaking 640 incentive travel professionals from 42 countries came together for the SITE Global Conference this year. 2020 President Jenn Glynn, CIS, CITP, managing partner of Meeting Encore, said: “ ‘Limitless’ was the theme of this year’s conference and I couldn’t be prouder of the limits we pushed with the event design under Tahira Endean, SITE’s head of events.”

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.