What Are Incentive Travel Programs?
We all know what an incentive is. It’s something that motivates us to behave in a certain way in order to experience the benefit that is the incentive. This is the basic psychology behind incentive travel programs, which offer a highly desirable trip to a unique destination, plus lots of exciting activities, to people who meet the condition that triggers the incentive.
Who takes incentive travel trips?
Incentive travel trips are usually taken by high-performing professionals, who play a major role in bolstering their companies’ revenue. The trips are commonly taken by executives. It’s also common for a particular group within a company — such as a sales team — to take incentive travel trips.
How do people qualify for the trips?
It varies from company to company, but the qualification generally involves a financial goal, such as increasing the bottom line by a certain percentage within a certain period of time; or a business goal that positively impacts company finances, such as breaking last year’s goal for transitioning leads into clients.
How long do the trips typically last?
There is no set length, but anywhere between one and three weeks of total travel is roughly the norm. In addition to the distance of the destination from the starting point, activities on the way to the destination or during the return have the biggest impact on a trip’s duration.
What kind of destinations are chosen?
Destinations are typically chosen for one of three reasons: natural beauty, culture, or historical significance. Many times, you’ll find all three distinctions within the same trip, but one of them usually serves as the primary reason for selecting the destination, as well as the travel route.
What kind of activities are selected?
The best incentive travel trips entail exciting, unique activities that are native to the destination and/or created by the trip planner to provide a unique experience. Regardless of the “unique” activities that are planned, shopping, dining, and sightseeing as one pleases are often a part of the itinerary, as well.
What tasks do trip planners perform?
It depends on which planner you use, but a full-service trip planner does the following: coordinates all official travel and lodging arrangements, plans special activities that amaze travelers, performs a cost analysis to ensure the trip stays within budget, and sends a retinue of travel staff on the trip to assist travelers and take care of any details.
About Our Company
Incentive Travel Solutions is an experienced incentive travel trip planner that’s helped numerous companies reward top performers with unique trips that create lifelong memories, and bring colleagues closer together as a team through shared travel experiences. We plan trips to some of the most naturally beautiful and historically cultured destinations in the world.
To inquire about our services, please call us today at (704) 540-1482, or send us an email using our contact form. We look forward to helping you plan the trip of a lifetime in celebration of the accomplishments of your company’s finest human resources.