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Top Ten Elements Every Incentive Trip Should Include

In 2022, incentive travel has become vital for all corporate industries. Employees suffer from Zoom fatigue and lack of appreciation. Cash rewards go towards bills and are forgotten the moment they are received. Planning and operating an incentive trip (President's Club, Circle of Excellence, etc.) shows your employees they are appreciated, creates an experience that is memorable, engages partners / spouses in the employee's success, allows for personal interaction between the employee and the C-Suite of the company, and encourages the employee to work even harder the next year so that they can earn this trip again. The success of incentive travel is much more measurable compared to other types of incentives.

You've decided to host an incentive trip for your sales force or dealers. Now what? Here are the top 10 elements that every incentive trip should include:

1. An experienced company to manage your incentive trip

An incentive trip is a very large investment, ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 per attendee. An experienced and reputable incentive travel management specialist will cost you approximately $250 - $300 per attendee. However, the BEST planners will save you approximately $400 - $500 per attendee because they know how to negotiate discounts in pricing, have relationships with the best suppliers, offer fully transparent pricing with zero upcharges, and will document savings so that you can see the value of their services. Therefore, trying to save money by handling the planning in house will often cost you money! Also, an experienced planner will provide expert registration assistance to your attendees, making sure that all of their questions and concerns are answered.

2. An incentive destination that WOWs!

3. Event marketing during the pre-qualification phase, the event planning phase and post event

4. A positive arrival experience using the best onsite operations partners

5. Group experiences that are unique and leave lasting impressions

6. Professional photography!

7. Gifting

8. Hospitality Desk

9. A teaser for the next year's trip

10. Evaluation form

Global Eventures is a full-service incentive travel and meeting planner. As a certified WBENC woman-owned company, hiring Global Eventures supports a minority owned business. Owner, Robyn Davis, CITP, is a 20+-year veteran incentives and meetings planner and is one of approximately 300 Certified Incentive Travel Professionals (CITPs) worldwide. Programs managed by Robyn and her team have earned prestigious industry awards such as the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) Crystal Award and the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) Circle of Excellence Award. Robyn currently serves on the SITE Southeast Board of Directors as VP Events. Global Eventures prides itself on offering white glove service to each of its valued clients. Our pricing is fully transparent and we always strive to save our clients more money than they pay us. Planning a program with Global Eventures is streamlined using project management software, keeping timelines and documentation at everyone's fingertips. Contact Global Eventures today to start planning your group travel program! Email or call us at (770) 954-6711 ext. 1001. We always respond immediately; so, contact us TODAY!

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