October 2018: Our team is knocking it out of the park!
October! Colors are changing, there’s a sharp crispness to the morning air, and the Destinations team is staring down a Oktoberfest-Brätwurst-Sized month with big events, big moves, and fun challenges ahead.
If you think this post is a simple “humble brag” about the Destinations Team, you’d be completely wrong. This is an all-out brag because this month is our World Series, and the team is stepping up to plate and knocking things out of the park.
Our team is in their element! In October 2018, the Destinations team will execute 10 events and serve nearly 10,000 guests in Mexico, Ireland, and the US respectively. The team has been preparing by working with our client partners to plan every last detail—from airline seat assignments, menu selections, entertainment, audio-visual requirements, and everything in between. The team has fielded hundreds of phone calls and responded to thousands of emails with questions and requests from our guests like, “Is there a hairdryer in my room?” or “What’s the dress code for our gala dinner?” and “Help! My anniversary happens during the trip and I haven’t planned a thing! Save my marriage!” No worries. We’ve been fielding these inquiries like easy grounders to 2nd base.
But being on site…that’s when the real fun begins and sometimes the challenges never seem to end. Weather and mechanical delays or cancellations. Hotel and cruise issues. Unforeseen guest health emergencies. Changes, problems, difficulties. Luckily, we play our best ball with two outs, full count, and runners on base! That is what they’ve trained for and what the team thrives on. You look into the team’s eyes and they seem shout back to you…BRING IT ON!
While the kiddos are picking out Halloween costumes, we’re experiencing a transformation of a different kind. After nearly 19 years in the same building, Destinations is busting at the seams from some incredible growth and will find a new home in a new office. Like gluttons for punishment, the remodeling of our office space will take place this month, and the team is getting involved in the details. The paint, the fabric, the soft touches, and the office branding all hand-selected to reflect the culture our team loves, our travel adventures, with some special details that reflect our funny and weird personalities. Our move will take place near the first week of November 2018. More elbow room will be AMAZING!
Up and Coming All-Stars
Since the beginning of 2018, we’ve hired 8 new team members with 3 of those starting in just the last few weeks. We’ve sharpened our training programs and structure, and it’s better than ever with a weather-eye on making more improvements. Each team member is taking on multiple personal development and industry training courses, getting live reps on the planning of current client events, and traveling to new and exciting destinations.
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