Just Think Why not make your top incentive qualifiers celebrities in their own home towns? For a recent President's Club incentive for Intracorp, a division of CIGNA Insurance Co. in Philadelphia, the company asked attendees if they would mind having a press release and photo sent to their local newspapers. Ninety-nine percent of the winners got their pictures published in the paper, reports planner Harith Wickrema of Harith Productions, Oreland, Pa. Not only were they pleased, but the company got some positive PR as well.
Need a Read? It helps to have everything you need to know in one place, and that sums up Travel Planning on the Internet, by Ron and Caryl Krannich, PhD's (2001, Impact Publications, Manassas Park, Va.). Need travel health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for an upcoming trip to South Africa? It's in here. A place to look up the time in New Zealand? You can bet there's www.timezoneconverter.com. Weather sites? There must be at least 10! - and this book will tell you which ones are the best. Combine these critiques with leads to hundreds of sites for your own personal business travel use, and this one's a keeper.
New Sensation Described as "part roadside diner and part industrial warehouse," the newly opened Gallery Evason in Singapore recently received a Merit Award from the Singapore Institute of Architects. Located in the trendy Robertson Quay entertainment district, the 223-room hotel is being positioned as Singapore's version of the W hotels in the States. Its amenities include a one-of-a-kind, cantilevered, glass-sided lap pool; free Internet access in every room; 24-hour room service; and, of course, its "see-and-be-seen" lounge. The hotel has four meeting and function rooms that accommodate 100 people.
BookMark There's nothing worse than calling an airline to find out if a flight is delayed or when it will be landing. Yahoo's Flight Time page, http://travel.zyahoo.com/t//travelocity/air/yfinal_fltchk_simple.html, gives you FAA information on more than 300 airlines, showing flights between major cities within the United States that are flying, have recently flown, or are about to take off. Or search by arrival and departure cities if you don't know the airline. Don't know the flight's departure or arrival time? That's OK, too - either will do.