Written by Lynne Embling
May 7, 2015
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, get bored sitting on the beach, 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 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
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.
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.
A great benefit to this approach is that some of these activities are much better in smaller groups. Accessibility and space can sometimes prove prohibitive with larger numbers and you can often provide more authentic experiences with smaller groups.
If you were to choose, for example, Istanbul as the destination your Menu could include:
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?