SITE Crystal Award
Eco Destination Management Services Honored with SITE Crystal Award
Eco Destination Management Services of Aruba and Curacao was recognized by Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) with a Crystal Award for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Latin America & Caribbean at the Crystal Awards Recognition Ceremony held during SITE Global Conference 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Considered the highest honor in the Incentive Travel industry, SITE Crystal Awards recognize creative, practical, and truly memorable incentive programs that not only keep employees engaged, but also drive business results and improve a business’ bottom line.
“As the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence it’s only fitting that we have our own reward and recognition program to highlight excellence in incentive travel. The Crystal Awards program is a long-standing SITE tradition, part of our association since 1980 and a hotly contested, much anticipated annual event. It confers the highest honor in our industry to incentive travel professionals who have clearly demonstrated how incentive travel leads to business results,” commented SITE President 2018, Annamaria Ruffini, CIS, CITP, CMP.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, ECO DMS incorporated a one-of-a-kind incentive program that truly raised the bar. A yearlong countdown of special monthly events culminated in a fantastic, hosted experience in its island destination to thank the company’s top 30 clients for their support.
Highlights included authentic and cultural experiences such as an extravagant Carnival parade, a cooking class, a painting class with a local artist, an off-road UTV excursion, a luxury snorkel sail and a fun, educational CSR event to give back to the community. The
event culminated with an awards gala for 350 local and international attendees and government officials, filled with surprises.
“We are proud to receive a SITE Crystal Award for the ECO DMS 30th Anniversary celebration. What was originally planned as a one-night event, became a celebration spread out over 12-months,” commented Maoreen Every, CIS, CITP, DMCP, managing director and COO.
“In the end, the 5-day celebration was an extraordinary way to recognize everyone that had made, and continues to make, ECO DMS a success story; all while giving thanks for the past 30-years, as well as embracing the world of possibilities for the next 30-years,” commented Wichita Villacres, CIS, president and CEO.
About the SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program:
Since 1980, the annual SITE Crystal Awards Recognition Program has provided industry acclaim for world-class organizations that excel in the design of unique, memorable group travel experiences that deliver measurable benefits for their clients. Today, the awards serve as a benchmark for incentive travel programs and are regarded as the highest honor in the motivational events and incentive travel industry. Incentive programs held between May 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 were eligible and an independent panel of judges evaluated entries.
The Crystal Awards Program is sponsored by IMEX Group, the worldwide exhibitions for incentive travel, meetings and events.
SITE, the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence, is the only global organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting the incentive travel industry. We connect incentive travel to business results. For our members, we provide professional development, certification and business connections. SITE members help companies maximize workforce output by creating and delivering incentive travel programs that inspire people to exceed expectations and transcend their goals. Our research proves the ROI for incentive travel, which is a powerful business tool that strengthens employee retention, improves performance and fosters a culture of thoughtful motivation and sustained success. Over the last 45 years, SITE has grown to over 2,300 members in 84 countries with 29 local and regional chapters. www.SITEglobal.com.