TORONTO – Fresh from an “exceptionally strong” 2015, Vision Travel’s Strategic Meetings and Incentives (SM+i) division is already up 10% in 2016, with clients even booking 2017 and beyond.
Though programs are still finalizing, SM+i has reported 10% growth so far this year. Bookings for 2017 and 2018 are also doing well, with a number of clients already sourcing for 2019.
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) recently recognized two members of SM+i for their contribution to the growth and development of industry practitioners across Canada.
Diane Alexander received the President’s Award for her work in cultivating the development of the Young Leaders Program within SITE. She recruited 12 new members and increased events specific to Young Leaders throughout the year. She also spearheaded a mentorship program that allows veteran industry members to share knowledge and best practices with emerging leaders.
Christy Wright, meanwhile, was awarded Volunteer Champion of the Year for her contributions to numerous committees within SITE. Christy has contributed to several committees, including Young Leaders, Spring & Holiday Socials and Education Day. These events aimed at networking opportunities, fundraising and industry education. This is Christy’s second Volunteer of the Year Award, and she was also awarded the Site Scholarship for young Leaders, which allowed her to attend the SITE Global Conference in India.
“Meetings and Incentives is a core part of Vision Travel’s business, and we’re particularly focused on its growth this year,” said Brian Robertson, COO. “We are proud of the SM+i team’s achievements and grateful for the industry recognition. Our team’s recent string of awards is evidence of the source of their success – a true passion for the industry. Nowhere else will you find a team as creative, as resourceful and as dedicated when it comes to meetings and incentives.”