Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Italia Connection Named Travel Partners of the Year by Dittman Incentive Marketing

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess and Italia Connection Named Travel Partners of the Year by Dittman Incentive Marketing

July 15, 2016

Release date: 05/14/2015

Dittman Incentive Marketing has been an incentive travel specialist for over 35 years, ensuring that the quality and individuality of the travel experiences they create stand out from the competition. This can only be achieved with partners who deliver exceptional levels of service.

Dittman Incentive Marketing is pleased to recognize the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess as their Hotel Partner of the Year, and Italia Connection as their DMC Partner of the Year.

Dittman works closely with their travel industry partners to exceed clients’ goals and expectations. Jennifer Mazza, Senior Manager, Travel Accounts, praised the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. “We have hosted many incentive travel programs at the hotel, and each has resulted in the highest level of guest satisfaction. The friendly, accommodating staff and the attention to detail makes this a premier destination for our clients.”

The hotels chosen for Dittman’s programs have to be special; creating a warm, welcoming environment, and making the guests feel like the VIPs that they are. A participant on one of the trips to the Fairmont Scottsdale praised the hotel by saying, “Service was fantastic, the resort was outstanding (clean, updated, best fitness center I’ve seen at a hotel), and every detail was well organized. Love it.”

The hotel displayed their high-level of service on one trip, specifically. With a three hour time change from their home city, the majority of the guests were arriving before noon when check-in was 3pm. The hotel worked hard to turn over the rooms in time to allow check-in before the General Session began. Over 95% of the rooms were ready before noon, after a very full house the night before.

Rome and Venice-based DMC Italia Connection helped execute tricky logistics during one of Dittman’s complex trips. A major electrical supply company rewarded their best customers with a trip for two nights to Venice then on a 7-day cruise of the Greek Isles. Since the only form of transportation in the city of Venice is by water, moving 550 attendees in seamless style by boat from the airport to the hotel was where Italia Connection really went above and beyond.

Participants arrived on flights from all over the USA. Italia Connection, under the supervision of President/Owner Alberto Neri, retrieved all participants’ luggage (over 1,300 bags), tracked down delayed items, and transferred them all to two separate luxury hotels for when guests arrived – all by boat. On their way home, with different departures and post extensions, no attendee missed their flight despite significant time constraints between the ship’s docking and flyer departures.

Italia Connection worked with Dittman to make sure all of the excursions in Venice ran smoothly as well. The DMC managed all attendees on their custom excursions of Venice, including gondola rides for everyone. The Dittman Difference ensured there were no more than 16 guests per guide.

Marty Doyle, Senior Director of Travel Experiences says, “Alberto and the Italia Connection team ran everything with enthusiasm. They were fully invested in the success of the program and executed everything flawlessly. Their dynamic personalities radiated throughout their whole staff, and we could not have provided such a tailored VIP experience without Italia Connection.”

About Italia Connection
Italia Connection is a professional and dynamic Destination Management Company specializing in organizing Incentives, Congresses, Conventions, Meetings, Exhibitions, Groups of Interest, VIP services for Corporate and Private Clients. With more than 30 years of experience in exceeding the expectations of the incentive travel industry, the Italia Connection team is the destination expert in all of Italy.

About Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Fairmont is a leader in the global hospitality industry, with a distinctive collection and a worldwide reputation for excellence. Our diverse portfolio includes historic icons, elegant resorts and modern city center properties. The AAA Five-Diamond Fairmont Scottsdale Princess has come to reflect the dynamic environment that surrounds it — where sun-washed stone and bright green cottonwoods rise up to meet the pale-blue sky and majestic purple mountains.