Top 5 Incentive Travel Solutions For Successful Recognition Of Your Employees

Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich, Western Highlands, ScotlandA pat on the back. A salary raise. A significant promotion. Recognizing the quality work that your high-performing employees do can become a crucial element in improving your business. When your best workers are recognized and rewarded well, you retain their loyalty and, even better, encourage other workers to emulate the same sort of work ethic.   But in addition to a verbal praise, increased pay, and a better position in the company, you can incorporate incentive travel as part of your employee recognition program. Here are five incentive travel solutions you can apply for successful recognition of your employees.   1. Know your target audience. Before you can develop an incentive travel plan, you need to be aware whom you’re designing it for: Is it for adventure-type seekers or is it more for employees who need relaxation? The needs and wants of your target audience will allow you to come up with a tailor-fit program so your investments do not go to waste.   In some companies, the incentive travel plan also includes loyal clients. After all, the program is meant to convey deep appreciation, and showing such appreciation to loyal customers would go a long way toward gaining more business.   2. Deliver a unique and compelling experience. The travel experience dictates how well your employees (or clients) respond. If the experience and the destination are not appealing and fantastic, your incentive travel plan might fail to encourage improved performance (or discourage further participation).   So when formulating your incentive travel plan, guarantee engagement by offering fun and sunny destinations, relaxing schedules for unexpected leisure activities, and providing meaningful endeavors.   3.Ensure a smooth and organized implementation. Every good plan will fail without the right execution. Traveling can already get pretty complicated, what with security measurers in airports. Traveling with a group of high-performing middle management or VIP clients can get even more complex.   Your goal should be to minimize incidences of stress and to make sure that each stage of the itinerary is implemented well. You can achieve this by getting professional incentive travel organizers.   4.Create a fair qualification guideline. Provide a fair and transparent qualification guideline for your incentive travel program and you will prevent any issues with other employees. Make sure the evaluations for performance are accurate, and that qualifications for making it into the program are attainable. Rewarding only, for example, the top 5 percent earners in your organization could discourage other sales employees from doing better at their jobs.   5. Don’t keep it a secret. Finally, make sure everyone is aware that a travel incentive program actually exists in your company. This will ensure wider and more constant participation.

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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

    "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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