As a leading provider of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibits) tourism services for companies and groups who make Aruba their destination of choice, ECO DMS understands the importance of maintaining membership in a variety of professional organizations. Chief among them is SITE – the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence. This year’s SITE Global Conference was held November 5-7 in Panama City, and ECO DMS made quite a splash in and around the conference.
SITE was started in 1973 and is made up of 2,000 members and 28 local chapters. Its members are incentive travel professionals who know from experience that incentive travel works. The SITE global member community, representing more than 90 countries is on a mission to strengthen and inspire this incentive travel industry.
ECO DMS also recognizes the importance of playing a vital role in developing the next generation of leadership in the MICE and Incentive Travel industry. And what better way to do that than from within?
CEO and owner Wichita Villacres is constantly on the lookout for bright young talent, and keeps them moving in the career development pipeline: Rijuenne Tromp was recently promoted to Event Manager; Melanie Lacle was recently promoted to Program Manager; and Sergino Croes was recently promoted to Business Development Manager. These three rising stars are all taking the Certified Incentive Specialist (CIS) course that will boost their standing in the industry.
Rijuenne Tromp wrote the winning essay of the ECO DMS fifth annual contest that won her a full scholarship to attend the 2016 SITE Global Conference in Panama City. Congratulations!
We are proud to announce that ECO DMS owner and CEO Wichita Villacres was honored with the Kevin Forde Spirit Award. According to SITE, this recognition “…is given each year to a SITE member who exemplifies the traits that Kevin Forde was known and respected for: generosity of time and energy to those in the industry who needed help or advice; representation of the motivational experiences industry within a professional role endorsing one’s destination; volunteering with SITE and giving back to the SITE global community.” Congratulations, Wichita!
As you can see from the above activities, ECO DMS is a real “mover and shaker” when it comes to MICE and incentive travel for Dutch Caribbean destinations such as Aruba and Curaçao. We champion the cause of One Happy Island among all the professional groups to which we belong because when more companies all around the globe realize that Aruba is a superior MICE destination, then we all win! Ready to make Aruba YOUR next MICE destination? Contact us today!
Sherman loves writing for JZ Marketing and Communications and its many Aruban clients who, like ECO DMS, are all top-notch businesses on One Happy Island. Home base for Sherman is Keene, New Hampshire USA, where he spends his spare time acting, producing, and directing with several different community theatre groups in the Monadnock Region.