How Incentive Travel Planners Can Help You

It takes great planning for any trip to be a success. If the travel opportunity happens to be an employee incentive, there are even more factors to consider. There’s cost and there’s effectiveness, to begin with. Travel is expensive, but if it can bring forth multiple the amount in terms of returns, then it’s a wise investment.

It’s not only about the bigger earnings, of course. A travel incentive program has many benefits, some of which are employee retention and loyalty as well as higher general standards for performance. As the employees engage in healthy competition with each other, they also learn to work as a team for greater results.

For incentive travel to achieve its purpose, you need to have experienced and efficient planners on board to put together a workable program. It would be good if they took a practical approach whether they’re planning business meetings or incentive travels for your company. There are many factors that figure into the work of incentive travel planners. They need to be knowledgeable of different possible locales, adept at contract and supply negotiation, meticulous about event planning, as well as extremely competent as a dedicated on-site travel manager.

Good incentive travel planners are all about creating unique travel incentives to reward, motivate, and educate your employees. After all, they’re coming up with a way not only to recognize people for a job well done but also to push them to better performance. Travel incentives can be offered through various means, such as through a sales contest, a President’s Club recognition of top performers, etc. In any case, the travel reward can be custom-crafted so that it will be an unforgettable experience.

An incentive travel planner does not stop work right after the planning stage. Planners are also organizers in every sense of the word. They often need to function as on-site travel managers as well, providing hands-on support, especially in terms of corporate group travel or company retreats. They’re present and hard at work from the beginning right up to the end.

They work to select the right sites, develop the incentive program, and customize rewards to have everything adhere to company values and objectives. They know how to optimize your budget so that you get the most out of your investment.

They take care of the nitty-gritty details – from booking hotel rooms and flights to putting together the itinerary, from negotiating supplies and managing deadlines to reconciling expenditures, etc.

Incentive travel planning involves plenty of details, hence the need for an experienced and connected professional for the job.

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  • Evan Polin
    Sandler Training

    "I've been working with Bruce and his team on two projects and they've been great to work with. Bruce has helped us set up a referral/incentive program for us to roll out with our clients and strategic partners. Bruce was great to work with. He's set up a 7 tier program that allows for flexibility and he's also helped us to market the program."

  • Kevin O'Keefe
    Vice President World Wide Sales, Maginatics, Inc.

    "Beverly arranged and managed the early Envivio Sales incentive trips for us. Each of our events was an outstanding and motivating experience Our Sales team appreciated the attention to detail and to fun. Qualifying for the "trip" was a motivating factor behind many end of year sales pushes. I will use Beverly again in the future."

  • Mickey Poorman
    Laird Technologies

    "Peak Performance’s attention to detail and personal service made me feel like I had a true corporate meeting planning partner that I could rely on throughout the planning process right up until I was on site. I look forward to doing more meetings with them."

  • Marco Lopez
    C& J Energy Services, Inc

    "I have used your services two years in a row and you all have made my vacation a great one. You have the most helpful and considerate employees. Always very friendly, respectful and willing to make my travel experience a good one. Thank you and keep up the great job."

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