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Here’s Why Winning a Site Crystal Award Is More Than Glittery Sparkle

The team here at Meridican is proud to announce that we won the 2018 Crystal Award for Excellence in Incentive Travel: Asia Pacific! Of course, we all love basking in the recognition of winning the award, and tossing around a few bragging rights amongst our industry peers. But the real power behind the glittery sparkle of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Crystal Award, widely considered “the highest honour in our industry,” is the key message it conveys to current and potential clients. 

What’s the message? Simply put: Excellence and experience. That said, it’s not simple at all, as evidenced by SITE’s criteria for the Crystal Award:

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Are We There Yet?

If you are a parent, you have likely been asked “are we there yet?” This particular question is usually aimed at the backs of our heads by tiny voices, and the peppering typically starts 10 minutes into a multi-hour drive. The question is repeated with precision at 10-minute intervals and often becomes louder as the anticipation of what awaits at the destination becomes more intense. 

Of course, it would be virtually impossible to answer this pressing question if we weren’t aware of where we were going, or how long it should take to get there… perhaps it would help if we were more specific, and if we provided answers to a few questions in advance, such as:

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