How to pick the right incentive travel for your team
This white paper provides a list of things you might want to consider when planning a deserved incentive travel for your team, from the destination to activities.
Choose amazing travel experiences
Incentive events and travel are designed to reward top performers with unique destinations, providing an escape or a recharge for teams after a major strain or just letting your team socialise in an informal environment and get pumped up for the next sales cycle. Some take this opportunity for organising specialized training sessions.
Choosing a destination should be first on your list. Croatia offers a wide variety of nature, history and gastronomy, is well connected, safe and close, in the south of Europe. Let participants learn about the country’s food, culture and tradition but always keep an eye on the purpose of the event when selecting experiences and activities.
Content enhances the experience
Stimulate employees with an activity designed and planned to motivate and reward people who have achieved certain goals in the company. Let them be kings or queens, warriors and leaders. Go for a treasure hunt with them and let them beat you to create a special moment, an emotional tie to the company and the work.
So when you think about organizing an incentive trip, think about what you would like your team to do at the destination of all the suggested activities. Research says that using stories for immersion in the local culture can help add personal value to a participant’s experience.
Every destination offers multiple unique experiences, but before you invite your guests, you need to know who they are. Who is likely to be attending your event and what do they love? A group of young, energetic sales professionals will probably want something different from a group of senior managers.
Think about the gender breakdown of your group, as well as age, when choosing your tailor-made programme. Include every sub-segment.
Trust your agency
Incentives are tailored to your delegates preferences. If your company has tennis, golf or sailing as their company sport, let the travel agency know this in advance as not all destinations support every type activity. Some places don’t have golf. Others don’t have helicopter tours. Your agency should present all of the pros and cons of a location.
Maybe you dreamt about your company having beach party gala dinner organized, if an experience during your inspection trip and your agency agent think otherwise? Stop thinking about your instagram page—think about the best fit for the team.
When given a memorable experience, they will share stories of their adventures and inspire their colleagues.