The Essential Factors To Consider With International Incentive Travel

More mileage—this is what you want to look for in the international incentive trips your company arranges for top-performing employees. After all, with skyrocketing costs for foreign travel, you certainly want to secure sufficient return on your investment. But how do you guarantee that the international incentive trips your company organizes leave your business with favorable results?   Whether it’s the annual sales meeting or a full-on incentive holiday package for the rainmakers in your company, the key to international incentive travel is to plan it meticulously. And this begins by considering the essential factors that will affect the outcome and the overall experience for participants.   For starters, don’t be easily swayed into going where the rest of the incentive travelers are going. Trendy international destinations such as the Caribbean, the U.K., and Portugal may be exciting. But would it not make more sense for your company to go to a foreign destination that your business might be associated with or has plans of being connected to your operation?   You’re taking your team across the globe. You might as well use this opportunity to develop closer connections with your international suppliers, or to expand their understanding of the global marketplace.   When you choose a destination that your company has been doing business with, your schedule and activities for the incentive trip will be more productive — for everyone concerned. Instead of seeing your team head to the beach or hang out at a local bar, they can spend a fraction of their time by visiting your suppliers at their locations.   This visit not only allows your employees to forge better relationships with the foreign companies you do business with, but it also helps them have a better understanding of how the local culture and practices affect output.   It’s an opportunity for your company to improve business relationships while conveying appreciation for employees that have done well. So think about it.   Another great opportunity you can explore, when choosing international destinations that are relevant to your business, might be to try and give back to the communities that may have a hand in generating revenue for your company. You can merge your corporate social responsibility programs and improve your public image as a company at the same time.   And finally, consider hiring an incentive travel house to plan and execute your foreign trips. Yes, it is an added cost to your budget but in return, you guarantee that the trips will be highly organized, that no detail will be left unchecked, that participants will find the experience rewarding, and that the goal for the whole endeavor will be achieved — with little to no headaches.

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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."

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    Laird Technologies

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  • 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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