Tag Archives: group incentive travel

This City Became World Famous in 1978

30 Oct

What city did JR Ewing make famous in 1978? Guess correctly in the comments and I’ll send you a prize.

CLUE: Pictured below is  the Reunion Tower, the Hyatt Regency and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge (background).

CLUE: The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge was designed by  Santiago Calatrava. Construction began in 2007 and was completed in 2012.

CLUE: Although the observation deck is closed for renovation, locals and tourists alike enjoy the spectacular city views from a top of Reunion Tower at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck. Happy Hour begins at 5:30 Mon – Thurs.

CLUE: Reunion Tower’s white globe was replaced in 2012 with thousands of multi-colored LED lights, each one hand placed around the top of the tower.

REVEAL: Dallas, Texas Congratulations to our winners! I should have another photo challenge the week of Nov. 12th.

Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas

Claim token: 8AP8VFMA3FS9

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Name This Beach

24 Oct

Love beaches? Name the famous beach below for a prize. The first clue will come tomorrow.

Update: Well, no clues necessary because I got a winner. The photo is of Waikiki Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.

Where is your favorite beach? 

Waikiki Beach - Hawaii

Waikiki Beach

Believe It or Not, Boston is an Excellent Incentive Trip Destination

14 Jun

Boston is a great location for meetings and conventions, but it’s also an excellent destination for group incentives.  Earlier this month, I assisted our “sister company”, Crossing Boundaries, with a client’s incentive trip to Boston.   The Four Seasons did a superb job, as usual, and our Designated Management Company (DMC), Best of Boston, excelled.   The client treated their top independent insurance agents to private “buy-out” dinners at Fenway Park’s Right Field Roof Deck (pictured), where they enjoyed a beautiful evening watching the Red Sox play the Detroit Tigers.  Lobster rolls, anyone?

Following that, the group enjoyed a private evening at the JFK Library and Museum, and ended with an evening at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.  Daily activities included guided tours around Boston, and day trips up the North Shore; South to Newport, Rhode Island and one to Lexington and Concord.

As part of the trip, the top agents could choose from a number of optional activities including biking tours, walking tours, rowing on the Charles River, an “academia” tour of Harvard and MIT, art museum tours, and of course, Sam Adams Brewery.

These agents were definitely treated to the “Best of Boston”.   And, Boston is one of America’s best cities to visit.  Wouldn’t you agree? 

Now Hiring: Regional Sales Managers

11 Apr

Conlin Incentive Group is building a team of independent sales contractors to serve as Regional Sales Managers to acquire new clients for its meetings management, group incentive travel, sales promotions and loyalty programs business.  Reporting to the National Sales Manager, the Regional Sales Manager actively solicits, tracks and closes new business opportunities on behalf of the Company.

As an independent contractor, outside sales position, the RSM is expected to pull from their strategic and hands-on sales experience to develop and implement a sales plan, resulting in an increased sales footprint in the region, The ideal candidate is someone who has experience closing deals and exceeding sales goals, is self-motivated and has a passion for people, client-service and travel. This position can be full or part-time and is commission-based with potential earnings of $50,000-$100,000 or more per year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for researching and qualifying prospects, developing and executing sales initiatives to establish prospect interest and action to seek out RFP’s.
  • Responsible for direct contact with prospects and clients, and should maintain the relationship on a frequent basis.
  • Responsible for updating the National Sales Manager on sales activities, and to collaborate on strategies to acquire new business.
  • While working mostly independently, the RSM is expected to collaborate with home office team members who support marketing, proposals, contracts, reservations/registrations, on-site operations, and accounting.

Day-to-day Activities:

  • Work with the National Sales Manager, as the home office single point of contact, to develop sales strategies and priorities for prospects, for the production of proposals in response to RFP’s, and once selected, for the production of Letters of Agreement and client invoices.
  • Provide ongoing reporting of results, implications and recommended action steps.
  • On occasion, travel with clients to resort destinations for site visits to “walk through” their program agenda, and then again with the group for their actual program.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
  • Having traveled throughout the USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, and Asia would be helpful.
  • Previous business-to-business sales experience.
  • Client-focused with a strong sense of detail and urgency; Can listen and analyze prospect needs and respond accordingly.
  • Proven ability to communicate, both verbally and written, with people at all levels of an organization
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a team environment.

Fine Print:

This position is not for most.  As an independent contractor, paid on commission, it can take months to build up a successful sales funnel, and then longer before group travel programs, and payments, to occur.   Individual incentive travel awards, premium incentive merchandise promotions and loyalty programs have a shorter selling cycle and can provide more near term commission income.  As with many commissioned based jobs, generating income in the first year can be a challenge.  Once established, this position can be both fulfilling and fruitful. Please visit our website at: www.conlinincentivegroup.com for more information about what we do.

Ready to Apply?

Email a cover letter and resume to Steve Conlin.