Make a motivational trip highly desirable: choose France!
Here are 5 recommendations that work perfectly for an incentive trip:
Regularly used as a motivational tool, travel programs encourage and mobilize employees. And to really boost performance, rewards must be desirable. Incentive trips take you to new heights, because there is nothing more desirable than an opportunity to visit a destination of choice!
It is an ideal way to reward high-performing employees and can provide extreme motivation over a period of time, for example to achieve sales objectives.
The choice of your destinations is an essential element in the development of your incentive travel program. There should be key considerations in the decision-making process that will assist in planning. Budgets are obviously an important factor and will be the key to your final decision in many cases. Be realistic and stay within your budget at the beginning of the process so that you can make an informed decision about which destinations are within your means.
You may also want to consider the options available to you in terms of how to allocate the budget. For example, scalable options are possible, which gives you the ability to match exclusive and trendy destinations with higher levels of achievement. Alternatively, you have the possibility to send more people on cheaper trips, so that more people benefit.
Decide what should be done
Your objectives must also be clearly defined from the outset – what you would like the trip to represent or achieve.
– Is it simply for fun, rest and relaxation so that your team arrives home refreshed and ready to take action?
– Should it include team-building activities to stimulate cooperation and team spirit that can be brought back to the office for a new enhanced approach?
– Or would you prefer to include educational elements, perhaps guided tours of urban destinations to stimulate the spirit and curiosity of your participants?
All these considerations can be incorporated and will have a significant impact on your choice of destination.
The needs of your group
An idea of the number of people who will participate in your trip will also make a difference. Intimate groups of ten to twenty people will have very different needs than groups of more than 100 people. Similarly, the age of your travellers will be relevant, so that you can organize activities or entertainment accordingly.
If some participants have already experienced a motivational trip, remember where they have been to keep the experience fresh and exciting for everyone. If you invest in a reward for your employees, make sure they feel good and the itinerary is attractive.
Once you have chosen a destination, don’t forget to check the weather. The climates differ and summer does not fall at the same time everywhere. This may seem obvious, but it can make a huge difference in experience and affect the value of your investment.
You can’t expect to please everyone, as your travellers are likely to have different hobbies and preferences. Your best choice is a compromise. Plan a varied schedule that offers flexibility and the opportunity to participate or not in the program.
Some may want to enjoy the day trips and immerse themselves in the local culture, others may prefer to lie by the pool and relax. A combination of free time and organized activities is always the best practice for this type of trip. And if you have allowed partners to accompany you, your employees may prefer to spend free time together rather than always participating in group exercises.
If your trip has been planned as an educational getaway, including training and company updates, be sure to compensate it with recreational activities to make the most of your staff and help maintain your focus and commitment.
Your destination can boast of having a landmark or iconic experience that is truly out of the ordinary. It is always worthwhile to offer to make the corporate trip truly memorable and create an emotional bond with your team. If you can offer people the chance to get involved in something they would never normally visit or experience, then it will be a story to tell over and over again, reliving the wellness factor created by you and your company.
Trips to make your motivational trip more exciting
Finding the right destination can help make a trip to the plant an event that staff have been talking about for a long time. Something that stimulates motivation and interest in your next incentive program.
Understanding your staff and finding the right place to attract them can be a huge boost for your team, their efforts and productivity before and after the trip.
At french-events.com, incentive travel is part of the event services we offer. We design, develop and implement incentive travel events that offer a range of benefits for you and your staff.
Our events are:
Attracting – Quickly increase loyalty and performance, create an emotional bond with your brand and increase corporate awareness.
Fast to implement – Our events are quick to set up and are tailored to your staff, needs and business objectives.
Easy to plan – Managed and hosted by dedicated managers, who provide exciting activity and experiences schedules and help you execute your incentive travel itinerary.
Resource and time saving – Only professionals can bring this to you.