Mountains & Mozart – Splendor in Banff, Canada

It is the goal of everyone at Incentive Travel Solutions to exceed expectations.  Our destination partners are very important to our success and we welcome their suggestions, experience and local relationships. However, even the best destination suppliers can get into a habit of presenting the same concepts over and over. Therefore, we take pride in custom designing every function, tour and group activity that we present our clients.

In 2014, Incentive Travel Solutions had the honor of creating a client incentive trip for their 180 winners and guests to Banff, Canada. During a site visit, we toured a local ranch that could be used for horseback riding during the day or host groups for a traditional western style dinner show in the evening. The venue was fantastic and the setting was beautiful. However, the Incentive Travel Solutions Team was looking for a real wow, something that the guests would remember for a lifetime.

In speaking with one of the ranch hands, he mentioned a field atop the mountain that he would take the horses to run. He offered to show us the location. There was only one way to visit the area, so the ITS Team mounted horses and began the journey. Upon arriving, it was clear that the scenery from this mile-high location was unique. The 360-degree view across the Canadian Rockies was spectacular. The field however, was a bit raw and would require quite a bit of grooming. The ranch hand was proud of his secret location and was anxious to help us in any way.

So the day arrived.  This was to be a signature event and everyone at the ranch was excited to witness the occasion first hand.  The client’s winners and guests arrived and were greeted by the ranchers and local artisans.   Outfitted in western attire, the group traveled by horses and wagons. Accompanied by cowboys, and a riding western trio, the group blazed a trail into the mountains.  Soon, the group entered the clearing atop the mountain. The setting was breathtaking. Before their eyes, was the amazing view of the Canadian Rockies. At the end of the summit was a marquee tent adorned with summer flower centerpieces, crystal stemware, and servers in black tuxedos to greet the group. Outside the tent, an orchestra performed tunes from the Sound of Music. The client, his top performers and their guests were speechless. They were wow’ed that all of this was created just for them. White and red wine was being poured and the first ever white glove western bar-b que was underway.

An incentive trip must be memorable and inspiring.  Taking something ordinary and turning it into a once in a lifetime memory is what the team at Incentive Travel Solutions challenges themselves with each and every day. Contact Us today to get started.

An Incentive Trip Will Improve Sales Team Performance

It can be argued that the most stressful type of job in any industry is sales. Salespeople often do not have a set pay; they often do not work for a salary, only strict commission. This means that sales representatives are only paid if they are successful. That is only part of the stress, as sales representatives have to travel often, must solicit business, make cold calls, perform public speaking (which is often rated as one of the most feared scenarios voted on by people), and work much longer hours.

What was just described above is not an intermittent schedule; it is the norm for a sales representative’s workweek. As you might have guessed, it is easy for a sales representative to feel or become “burnt out,” and sometimes, the performance of a company’s sales representatives, or sales team might slump, especially if figures and quota numbers are down. Though business executives try to compensate with high dollar commission incentives, this is often times not enough. Sometimes, salespeople just need a vacation or want to get away.

An incentive trip will improve sales team performance.

The statement above is quickly proven as a general fact, as more sales reps are lauding all expense paid vacation getaways so they can rest, relax, recuperate, recharge, let off some steam, and have fun. An incentive trip provides an outlet for pure, unadulterated, and uninterrupted stress relief. More tests and analyses are showing that the performance of both individual sales reps and sales teams surge after returning from an incentive trip. Also, those same tests prove that sales representatives and sales teams maintain a consistent level of success for longer period, not only after returning from an incentive trip, but also when compared to receiving a monetary bonus.

Incentive Travel Solutions is a company that can arrange a perfect incentive trip for your salespeople. Our destinations are unique and exotic, and are guaranteed to satisfy to satisfy even the most fussy and unsettled of sales reps at your business. We promise that securing an incentive trip through our company will improve sales team performance.