Find a destination that will please everybody
Your challenge is to develop a program that is suitable for everyone
During their stay in France, some people may want to go swimming by the sea or the pool and relax, others may want to discover and explore the beauties of the city and still others may want to experience thrills and do something exciting that they might not have done otherwise.
For bigger groups with similar populations, chances are they will all like the same things – but you should always check.
However, it is becoming more and more common, especially in large groups, to offer a list of activities so that participants can adapt their own trip during their stay – and gather in the evening for dinners or networking sessions and share their experiences of the day.
There are advantages to this approach:
– Some activities are much better in small groups where you can make sure that everyone gets the same level of experience.
– Accessibility and space can sometimes be prohibitive with more people, so your activity options that you can offer will increase.
– You can often provide more authentic experiences with smaller groups.
If you are new to the Incentive Group Organization, survey participants – ask them what they would really like to do and structure the program around them. It will also help you choose the destination – you can exclude the beaches of Normandy if your delegates want to sit on the beach in April or May – but it would be great if they want an all-in-action experience and wonderful food.
Here is an example of an activity menu if you have chosen Paris as your destination:
- – For fit & active, why not offer a great Segway ride with a challenge on your seminar site or around it to Segway-Polo or Segway-Soccer?
- – For the greedy ones, a walk through the alleys of Saint-Germain des Prés and Ile Saint-Louis while tasting the delicacies, cheeses and typical pastries of Paris.
- – If they just want to relax, make sure you choose a hotel with a good spa and maybe some free time to shop.
You are always looking for inspiration, structure your research by asking yourself and your french dmc the question: how to make a motivational trip highly desirable?