It is fairly common for organizations to outsource their needs to companies that specialize in providing incentive travel solutions. An incentive travel program is comprised of several moving parts,so it’s no surprise that many organizations choose outsourcing to save on their resources and avoid the typical hassles associated with this incentive scheme.
Even in organizations that have ample resources to spare, outsourcing enables them to allocate those resources toward operations that truly matter to it. Plus, the experience of companies that specialize in travel incentive can be leveraged to the advantage of the organization in order to guarantee the success of the program.
The conventional approach most organizations use in choosing a partner for their incentive program is to get recommendations from each prospective company in terms of the destinations they can provide.
However, if you have found marginal success with your current solutions provider and yet you still believe in the benefits of a travel incentive program, there is one unique approach that you can use.
Instead of selecting your partner company based on the destinations they offer, consider basing your choice on a few other critical factors.
Start off by looking at the creative ideas each prospective company can offer. Beyond destinations, you would want your partner to provide your program participants with quality program content that provides value for your money and enables you to achieve your larger goals.
Next, consider the capabilities of the company. Although financial stability is one factor that is worth looking at, equally important is the quality of the staff the company has under its employ. Ideally, the company's staff should be driven toward creativity and innovation.
Why are these worth considering?
For one, it's not just about the trip — it's the destination. For organizations, that means not only taking your employees to exotic locales. Beyond that, you are also probably targeting measurable results like increased sales, a boost in employee morale, loyalty and motivation, and other benefits.
Almost every travel incentive player can take you to a good destination. However, this will pale in comparison to a well-designed program that your valued employees will enjoy upon reaching the destination.
At the end of the day, you should choose a company based not only on their ability to take you to your destination of choice, but more importantly, on the strength of their organization and their ability to provide a high level of service to your organization and your employees.