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Selecting the Best Team to Manage Your President’s Club Trip

A President’s Club Trip is a status symbol only the top employees achieve throughout the year or season. It takes a significant amount of work to obtain this reward and it holds a special status in every industry. These trips are only as successful as the team who plans them. To ensure your next President’s Club Trip is a success, it is essential to choose a team capable of putting their best foot forward.

Additionally, the planning elements may vary depending on what department or team you are rewarding. Many companies are beginning to reach outside of sales to recognize their top developers, customer service representatives, and other key performers. The best team will be able to make recommendations based on who is participating as well deliver a memorable experience to each key performer.

Why is an Experienced Team Important?

What does your company need to do to deliver the best President’s Club Trip? Are there any best practices or specific steps to take in order to achieve success? The first step is to determine if your organization or company is ready for this type of incentive. While every trip varies, the right team will provide the following benefits:

  • Ensure Proper Incentives and Goals are in Place – The purpose is to reward the top performers while providing motivation for employees to reach this status. Goals and incentives must support this.
  • Get the Best Travel Deals – A savvy team is able to deliver exceptional deals for amenities, hotel stays, flights, and excursions during planning. Better deals ensure the most fun for the budget!
  • Deliver a Unique Experience – A great team will be able to pool from shared resources and individual experience to deliver an unforgettable trip that encourages other employees to increase their performance.
  • Fast Results with Reliable Planning – Professionals do this type of planning every day. The process is easy for them because they know who to call, what details need to be lined out, and how to quickly get results without sacrificing quality.

Vast industry knowledge, networking connections, and everyday planning experience make a professional team your best choice for any President’s Club Trip. At Incentive Travel Solutions, our goal is to deliver an exceptional, once in a lifetime experience to every individual awarded the President’s Club Trip. Our team will work with you to ensure all aspects are covered from plan initiation to reward fulfillment. Contact us today to get started!

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The World’s 50 Most Beautiful Cities

Incentive Travel Solutions is proud to announce our President and Owner, Kevin Devanney, was one of a handful of travel experts from around the world to take part in this annual listing of the 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World conducted by Flight Network. It brings together some of the most iconic destinations in the world and we at Incentive Travel Solutions have experienced all 50 in our more then 100 years of combined experience on our team. Kevin’s top pick on his list was Venice which came in at #4.

Let us know your favorite and how we can help you plan your next award trip for your employee’s, customers or dealers! We’re here for you, at Incentive Travel Solutions, to elevate your companies revenue and create memories!

 

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Incentive Travel Trips: Adventures Abound

Incentive travel trips are precisely what they sound like: excursions that employees take as a group after they accomplish an incentivized goal, typically one that involves charting new financial territory, such as beating last year’s sales goals, adding a record number of new clients to the client roster, signing a record number of clients to new contracts, etc. As management would expect, the trip serves as a motivation to achieve such goals, as much as it serves as a reward.

The More Adventurous the Trip, the Better

Incentive travel trips are as diverse as the achievements that set them in motion. But, in each case, the goal is to plan a trip that the travelers will remember — if not literally for a lifetime, at least until next year, when a new trip is planned for achieving new goals. There are plenty of adventurous trips that fit the bill, including: hot air balloon trips above breathtaking scenery, trips to remarkable historical places, and trips to luxurious spots such as wineries, to name a few.

If this all sounds rather expensive, make no mistake: it is. However, companies that plan incentive travel trips pay far less for the trip than the dollar amount of the financial achievement that the trip rewards making incentive trips a sensible investment in business growth. In fact, some companies find that rewarding employees with incentive travel trips along with raises and bonuses is more affordable that using raises and bonuses alone, especially in the long run.

For the Best Deals, Use an Experienced Travel Planner

Incentive travel trips may be costly in their own right, but using the services of a travel incentive trip planner will help mitigate the expense. In addition to working with destination providers to get group deals on travel, lodging, and entertainment options, special events for the trip can also be planned with your company’s travel budget in mind. Ultimately, the trip doesn’t decide how much you spend. Rather, you decide how much you spend on the trip; you remain in financial control.

Controlling the cost of incentive travel trips while giving your top performing employees everything that they could hope for in a company trip is what we specialize in at Incentive Travel Solutions. Whether the size of your company and its travel budget are small, medium, or large, we can put together an adventurous trip that reminds your employees of the enjoyment that lays in store for them, as they work hard to trigger the incentive of the next trip, and then the next.

If you need a new, cost-controlled way to reward your employees for achieving business goals, call us today to speak with our experienced planners of incentive travel trips. We look forward to helping you plan trips that reward your hard working employees, and keep them working hard!

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Retaining Top Talent with Exclusive Incentive Travel

An incentive travel trip is unlike anything you could plan yourself. It takes an expert with global knowledge who creates a trip that includes the best foods, activities, hotel, atmosphere, entertainment, interest, and experiences. Experiences that leave travelers with a feeling they’ve done something they never thought existed. Experiences so memorable they secretly smile at every reminiscence. The type of trip that retains top talent and forges bonds between employer and employee.

While it would be nice if employees continued to work hard for the same amount of compensation year after year, that’s not how it works. People want to be valued for their work and one way is compensation. Top performers are motivated to reach new heights by more than just a passion for their profession. The prospect of receiving pay raises and bonuses also motivates them to break last year’s revenue targets, but these traditional types of compensation aren’t the only ones that motivate employees to perform.

Using Non-Monetary Incentives

Pay raises and bonuses are the most common forms of compensation for top business performers. As the old saying goes, “money talks”. However, some companies prefer to get creative, and offer non-monetary incentives, too, such as new luxury vehicles, luxury watches, and a variety of other unique gifts that are well off the beaten path of incentive-based rewards.

Some companies assume that offering the direct financial incentives of bonuses and raises is the best way to motivate top performers to translate their talent into business goals achieved. However, over time, non-monetary rewards, especially incentive travel trips, have proven to be quite effective, as well. Consider the following statistics from the Incentive Research Foundation.

  • Companies that offer non-cash rewards, such as incentive travel trips, experience average annual revenue increases that are three times higher than companies that don’t.
  • 100 percent of companies that are “best in class” offer incentive travel trips at year’s end to recognize the achievement of annual sales success and dynamic revenue growth.
  • Well-designed and skillfully deployed incentive travel trips can boost sales productivity by nearly 18 percent and yield a return on investment (ROI) of up to 112 percent.
  • Nearly 50 percent of U.S. businesses use incentive travel to motivate and reward various types of workers, including: salespeople, channel partners, and managers.

 

Need Help Planning an Exclusive Incentive Travel Trip?

If your company would like to make an incentive travel trip a part of its compensation package for top performing employees, Incentive Travel Solutions will help you plan your travels from start to finish. We handle the complexities of coordinating precisely the type of trip you desire, so you can focus on core business in the meantime, and then embark on your travels with leisure. From scheduling travel options to providing on site travel staff, we offer everything you need.

For assistance making your exclusive incentive travel plans a reality, call us today at (704) 540-1482, or fill out the contact form on our website. We look forward to helping you compensate your hard working team of business personnel in a way that they will remember forever!

 

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What is the Difference Between Incentive Travel & Travel Incentives?

Many people do not understand that there is a difference between travel incentive programs for any individual, and the offering of incentive travel programs through a place of business aimed at inciting greater action and effort from employees, improving sales motivation, and rewarding sales increases. Travel incentives involve the use of travel based programs through credit cards usage, special purchases, banking transactions or even retail shopping incentives just to name a few. People who participate in the program receive travel awards based upon their spending habits. These rewards then offer travel at a reduced cost, or sometimes even free, for people who have garnered the incentive, and are allowed to choose, based on preset destination options, from a wide selection of locations to which they can redeem their incentive. Travel incentives often allow people to travel to destinations and locations that they might not normally be able to afford, but the hidden cost is the price of using the credit card, purchasing certain items, or participation in the program.

Incentive Travel Trips as Employee Rewards

Incentive travel is a much different industry that appeals to businesses and corporations. Incentive travel programs are used for employees at a large or small corporation, who are most likely involved in sales, and can be attained based on meeting and achieving certain criteria previously agreed on, and will be articulately stated in the program details. The idea of incentive travel programs is that many people who work on a commission based payout – where accomplishments are directly rewarded, but the failure to obtain a certain number of accomplishments could mean the forfeiture of certain payouts – will feel the desire to push themselves harder in their field of work in order to attain additional perks provided by the company. Incentive travel programs have proven to be a valuable ally for businesses and corporations looking to improve and drive sales goals, as the presented opportunity to have an all expenses paid vacation to a wonderful destination has been well received by the majority of people involved in programs where such an incentive is offered.

Looking for a Great Way to Motivate Employees?

Incentive travel programs provide a simple and fun way to motivate employees. To learn more about how incentive travel programs can benefit your business or company, contact Incentive Travel Solutions (ITS). We provide incentive travel programs that will inspire and motivate employee performance. Help your employees reach their sales goals, by improving their drive and motivation to receive an incredible perk.

An Incentive Travel Solutions representative will be happy to go over how motivational travel packages work, the different kinds of places and locations that can be chosen from to offer as a travel destination, as well as how successful ITS incentive solutions have been. Contact us today!