Incentive travel is an unfamiliar term to many, but specially planned incentive travel trips to amazing destinations can play an essential role in making top business performers feel adequately compensated, and motivating them to perform at a high level to qualify for the next incentive travel trip. Employees benefit from the trips for the relaxation and pleasure they offer. Employers benefit from the high level of productivity that justifies offering the exciting journeys.
Benefits for Employees and Companies
Over the past five years, studies have revealed statistics from various organizations that point to the need for incentive-based travel that provides a much needed vacation away from the workplace, but incentive travel trips have important benefits for the companies that offer them, too. Below, we look at three benefits for employers and three benefits for their employees.
- For Employers: An Incentive Travel Planner Handles Arrangements
When we say we handle arrangements, we mean that we literally plan and oversee all aspects of the trip, from securing airline contracts, to negotiating hotel accommodations, to ensuring that enjoyable activities occur as planned, and much more. The same detail to attention also applies to the return trip.
- For Employees: Employees Develop Camaraderie With Coworkers
Your employees may already enjoy a good sense of camaraderie; otherwise, they wouldn’t work together well enough to qualify for incentive travel. But incentive travel trips can bring them closer together, as they share rich, cultural experiences that promote friendship and not just a sense of professional respect.
- For Employers: Dedicated Travel Staff Attend the Entire Journey
When you and your top performers embark on the amazing journey, you travel with a team of sidekicks who are our very own travel staff. These staff members attend to your wants and needs during the trip and resolve any unforeseen discrepancies in the travel itinerary. On a a standard vacation, you would do this on your own. On an incentive travel trip, they are handled on your behalf.
- For Employees: The Trip is Anything but a Common Vacation
Because incentive travel is offered to top performers, many of whom are well-compensated enough to afford their own phonomenal vacations, the key to up the ante and provide a journey that has two key characteristics: a world class destination that involves activities that would impress an international diplomat on his or her initial trip to the appointment’s destination.
- For Employers: Employees Return With a Renewed Sense of Vigor
It can be a bit of a shock going from leisurely back to the daily grind, but studies have shown that incentive travel doesn’t turn employees into beach bums who don’t want to lose their tan. Rather, it helps them return to work with a renewed sense of vitality that has a positive impact on coworker relations and morale. Your next travel trip promises the same results.
- For Employees: The Trip is a Novel Reward Compared to Others Trips
Performance bonuses, big raises, stock options, promotions: These are common ways that companies reward top performers. While “money talks”, as the famous saying goes, incentive travel can speak even louder when it comes to rewarding workers who seemingly “have it all” in the financial department. There’s a reason we say our trips “create memories that last a lifetime.”
Ready to Add Incentive Travel to the Employee Reward Program?
If so, partnering with Incentive Travel Solutions to develop an incentive travel trip puts your interests in the hands of a company that has extensive experience creating trips whose destinations, activities, and sense of luxury are highly distinctive. Over the years, we’ve found that the trips we create with the help of our clients provide a tangible reward for business success and serve as great motivator for employees whose compensation is tied to performance.
To get started on creating an incentive-based travel plan to reward employees whose success is imperative for the success of your company, call us today at (704) 540-1482, or use our contact form. We look forward to hearing about your wants and needs that will define your travels.