GROUP TRAVEL

with Going Places

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INCENTIVE TRAVEL

No matter what industry you're in, you can help your teams build bonds and make memories with company retreats, off-site kick-offs, and President club programs. Reward top performers with an unforgettable escape from the day- to-day. We have the expertise and relationships to help you plan and execute an incentive travel program that employees will love — we’ll make sure it meets your budget.

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"The Going Places team has excellent negotiating talent, and they work hard to understand the culture of our programs and to meet (and exceed!) our expectations. You’ll be impressed.”."

– Don K, VETS

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"We have worked with Going Places since 2008 to assist with our VIP travel needs for over 125 meetings each year. They have freed up valuable time for our staff and make booking easy and efficient while following our corporate guidelines."

– Heather S, NW Anesthesia

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CORPORATE TRAVEL

We’ve helped companies big and small to manage their corporate travel budget and make sure their employees and VIPs travel with ease and comfort. We can do the booking and tracking for you, or be there to help your teams with self-booking, expense management, and corporate reporting through a system like Concur. Whatever level of service you need, we’ll make sure everything runs without a hitch.

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CUSTOM REWARD PROGRAMS

We’ve developed a white label rewards program that has shown nearly 100% engagement and conforms to any budget. Provide travel certificates so employees can travel when and where they want — or let them skip the travel and access a secure custom platform to shop for top brands. It’s easy to personalize and implement, so you’ll reward employees with minimal effort and maximum value.

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"Going Places has successfully managed our travel program with an average redemption rate of 84%, which makes this program one of the most utilized rewards in Yokohama’s associate dealer incentive program."

– Cami D, Yokohama

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"What is the first thing you should do when your company tasks you with organizing an offsite for 800 people in Mexico? Call Going Places! Their team made a complex event with many moving parts and 'things that could go wrong' seem smooth and easy."

– Jordan N, Fivetran

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MEETINGS & EVENTS

We help our clients source the ideal hotel for everything from off-site meetings to annual get-together events. We have established relationships with trusted suppliers on every continent and we’re constantly finding and vetting new partners to make sure your program stays relevant to employees. By sourcing with us, you can relax while we work hard to negotiate contracts at the most competitive rates.

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"Over the years at Disney and ESPN, Going Places flawlessly managed our annual groups that ranged from 10–12 clients traveling to high profile sporting events to 40-50 clients to exotic adventures to places like Argentina, Thailand, French Polynesia, Ireland, etc. In addition to competitive/fair pricing, their attention to detail and sourcing of phenomenal local resources and DM partners in destinations makes them a clear choice for our incentive needs. When clients ask, 'How are you going to top yourself next year?' I just call Going Places."

– Matt M, Locked On

Meet Our Group Travel Team
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Kevin Saxe

Co-founder, Managing Partner

Having grown up and worked in my family's travel business for nearly 23 years, I have travel in my blood. This lifelong experience as a globetrotter helped me recognize how incredible travel experiences can scale. If I deliver unforgettable moments to entire groups, I can bring joy to many people all at once.

So I honed my skills in three key areas of the travel industry: Incentive/Meeting planning, Corporate Travel, and Leisure Travel Agency Management.

I've developed trusted relationships throughout my career by focusing on the needs of my clients, and making sure to meet them every time. I set strategy, business direction, and drive sales for the business — all while recruiting experts in travel to deliver something special for each and every traveler that puts their trust in us.

As Co-Founder of Going Places Travel, I see the opportunity to help more companies and individuals get travel right. By rolling up smaller brick and mortar agencies into our new company, we offer greater savings and more value for our Going Places travel clients.

Favorite destinations: Hawaii, Mexico, Asia, Island travel

Travel Specialty: Incentive travel, Group travel, Corporate travel, Hotel Contract Negotiations , Luxury Island Travel,  Experiential Luxury Travel

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Ting-Yi Shih

Co-founder, Managing Partner

Growing up in the island country of Taiwan, if we wanted to go somewhere, we had to get on a plane. I had the good fortune of experiencing international travel with my family early in life, and that gave me an enduring love for going places.

As I continued exploring the world as an adult, I developed strong travel planning skills and was soon helping friends and family turn their travel into the experiences they'd always dreamed about having. Realizing that my career in advertising and marketing was actually getting in the way of my passion for building and planning getaways, I decided to use my talents in an industry that moved me.

Learning to find the best destinations, great values, and new opportunities changed the entire world for me — making it so small and so incredibly large all at once. I love to help others travel and make it easier for them to experience the world outside of their comfort zone.

I take great pride in our big-at-heart boutique travel agency — and treasure each time we help transform a customer into a happy traveler.

Favorite destinations: Asia, Hawaii, Europe, Australia

Travel Specialty: Group travel, Incentive travel, Family adventures, Urban explorations, Island fun.

Additional Languages: 繁體/简体 中文 / 台語

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How we're keeping you safe

We are diligently monitoring the ever-changing regulations and guidelines for safe traveling during Covid and in the post-Covid world, and we want to assure you that our agents are fully equipped to assist you not only in your trip planning but protecting your vacation investment.

If you have any questions about traveling during Covid, feel free to reach out to us at any time!