Return to Incentive Travel:  5 Must-Know Tips

Return to Incentive Travel: 5 Must-Know Tips

Are you and your team ready to get back to incentive travel? Then dust off your suitcase and pull up a chair for a discussion on the must-know tips you’ll need to plan your next incentive trip. Our panel will include the perspectives of event planners and hotel conference managers so you’ll get a 360-degree view on incentive travel from those in the know.


Get a front row seat to a discussion on:

·       How to give attendees a VIP experience while making your dollar stretch

·       Tips for contract negotiation and efficient communication with hotels

·       Ways to build a progressive experience that wows



Raffaella Tasca

Regional Director of National Accounts West Coast

AM Resorts

Ms. Tasca brings nearly 25 years of vast sales experience in the hospitality industry by representing

hotels around the world. She began her career as a meeting planner handling corporate meetings

and incentives and quickly moved her way into the sales force. Prior to joining AMR™ Collection, she

represented a global network of approximately 200 quality hotels, resorts and destination management

companies. At AMR™ Collection, she is the Regional Director of Groups for the West Coast and services

her territory with the utmost care and attention through dedication, honesty and friendship. Ms. Tasca

lives in San Francisco, California with her husband, daughter, and the family dog.

Nilofar Wardrup

Vice President of Sales

Global Gifting

Nilofar Wardrup is a corporate and sales professional with 20 years selling and marketing experience in the incentive/gifting space for Fortune 500 clients. Curating and sourcing the best gifting experience for companies looking to celebrate their most important assets- their people. While providing exceptional service, she has a passion for sourcing unique and on-trend brands to curate the best gifting options and experiences. Passion for traveling to any destination domestic or international to provide the ultimate gifting experience for guests.

Kayla Sommers

Senior Meetings and Event Planner


Kayla is a Certified Meeting Planner and Senior Meeting & Event Planner with eight years of experience. As part of the event design team at Cvent, Kayla is a master of logistics for in-person, virtual, and hybrid events. Kayla has led numerous event programs with a consistent priority to up-level each experience, whether it be a conference, executive summit, live awards show, or incentive retreat. She has an immense passion for creative event design that evokes an emotional connection among audiences by way of impactful production and storytelling. Kayla has won awards for her leadership and team-centric work ethic. She currently leads Cvent’s event production strategy and executes marquee event programs.


Return to Incentive Travel: 5 Must-Know Tips
Recorded 10/28/2022  |  60 minutes
Recorded 10/28/2022  |  60 minutes
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