Companies have the power to change their direction by running successful incentive groups. The company will then reap the rewards of increased productivity and employee loyalty. Your team will be motivated and in turn, rewarded for meeting financial targets. There are many factors that have to be taken into account when organising a group travel program.
Take into account the number travelling in the group, fares and the type of accommodation. Also decide upon the number of inclusions to be included, such as meals, excursions and activities.
Every travel incentive must be of the highest quality, and it is up to the management to ensure that happens. Onsite staff should be on hand to make every individual feel welcome. Make sure that a post program evaluation report is done.
Themes can be fun and keep participants interested. Choose your location and then organise a suitable theme. Event management can help with this, as they have access to the latest technology and have the ability to secure unique items. Promotional t shirts and caps can be printed for group attendees to wear.
Determine objectives and what the company wants to achieve. Decide if this program will be educational as well. Work out what will motivate the participants. The main objective is to increase employee performance to achieve goals and strengthen relationships within the organisation.
Print or email a program detailing daily events and what the incentive rewards will be. Prior to your travel, forward participants enticing photos and snippets of information about their destination.
Locations are limitless. A short cruise, a stay overseas or interstate, whatever location is chosen, just make sure it has some unique qualities about it, so the participants will be eager to attend and will be left with a lasting impression.
Length of Time Away
Most incentive group travel lasts between 3 days and one week. Take into account how much you really need to cover.
For groups, an action-filled weekend of bridge climbing, white water rafting or zip lining could be organised. Golf, tennis, massages or beach parties can be used to relax attendees.
Groups or Individuals
Assess the company situation and decide whether you want to organise a group program or individual programs. For individuals, weekends away or accommodation certificates could be utilised.
Promotional welcome gifts are always well received. A company’s dilemma is often what to give. Cash is easy but is usually a poor motivator. Cash has no defined shelf life and may be subject to tax.
Merchandise, a trophy or travel incentive is a memorable incentive that will last for years. Make sure an award structure is developed.
Travel incentives as a reward gives the company the opportunity to get to know the top achievers. You are also giving participants a memory to last a lifetime and informing them of what the company has in store for them over the next year. Travel incentive programs must be of the highest standard and well managed. To make the participants feel like they are doing something exclusive, an incentive company travel program should best be able to deliver a promotional package of outstanding quality.