Written by Lynne Embling
September 3, 2014
How do you make sure everyone will enjoy their Incentive Travel Program?
Do your delegates feel obliged to go down that zip wire, will they get bored sitting on the beach, do they want to visit another market, or eat something they don’t recognise!
It’s the job of a Travel Incentive organiser to ensure that everyone enjoys their travel incentive program, they leave with great memories and want to qualify again for next year.
However, if your delegates are from different countries, different age groups and different cultures, it may be a challenge to please everyone.
A typical Incentive Program structure will include an Iconic destination, a stunning hotel, a group activity where everyone is expected to take part and a Gala dinner
Your challenge is to develop a program to suit everyone.
Some people may want to sit on the beach and relax, some people will want to explore and get the flavour of the destination and some people may want some thrills and spills and do something exciting that they might not otherwise have done. For smaller groups of the same demographics it will be a fairly safe bet that they will all like the same things – you should always check…
However, it’s becoming more popular, in larger groups especially, to offer a Menu of activities so that delegates can almost tailor their own trip during the day – and come together in the evening for dinners or networking sessions and share their day time experiences.
There are benefits to this approach:
If you are new to organising Incentives, do a poll of the delegates – ask them what they really would like to do and structure the program around them. This will also help to select the Destination – you can rule out Iceland if your delegates want to sit on the beach in February or March – but it would be great if they want an all-action experience and wonderful food.
Here is an example Menu of Activities if Istanbul was your selected destination:
You will find other ideas on our Destinations page
Is now the time to think about Abu Dhabi as an alternative to Dubai as a destination for your next incentive?
Are you trying to please everyone? Your delegates have won their place on your Travel Incentive and are excited about travelling to an unknown destination. But are your employees apprehensive? Do they feel obliged to go down that zip wire, … Continued