Incentive programs have long constituted a vital part of doing business. Pretty much every aspect of success and performance can be influenced on at least some level. Through raising employee satisfaction, incentives are an organic, effective strategy for businesses to implement to keep their employees productive and competitive in a professional atmosphere. It’s essential, however, to note that incentives come in a range of sizes and shapes. Moreover, not all incentives are created the same! Read through our ultimate guide to corporate incentive travel and events to see how you can begin to incorporate incentives into your own company!
Are they effective?
If properly executed, incentive trips and events should both reward and motivate. Well-executed incentive events can be a much-deserved reward for employees who reach specific goals and an inspirational factor to push other employees to reach them. While incentive travel varies depending on the organization, or even the year, the most effective incentives are always those that are sure to pique your employees’ interest. The first step to planning an incentive trip is to ensure that it provides enough incentive. The second step is to spread the word about eligibility criteria, such as sales goals.
Find a destination that most people would not usually go to on their own travel time. By working with agencies like ours, we can use our relationships with hotel partners to help with things like budgets & concessions, which allow your attendees to go to destinations that may have been out of the question before.
5 Locations For Your Next Incentive Trip
Executing an effective incentive trip takes much more than just location and entertainment.. As a professional corporate events and planning agency, DUNAJ AGENCY understands how to match your company goals with the ideal environment to promote productivity. Take a peek at some of our favorite business destinations below.
Originally a small fishing village, Los Cabos is now a well-established, trendy destination for corporate incentives and meetings. Offering warm weather, a plethora of resort meeting venues, and plenty of bang for your buck, Cabo San Lucas is the spot, and DUNAJ AGENCY is your go-to planner. Some locations your executives and employees can enjoy include the beautiful Four Seasons Cabo, Nobu Cabo, and Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal.
Our unique luxury corporate getaway in Costa Rica is perfect for your next sales, executive, or mid-level management annual incentive trip, or even for out-of-the-box brainstorming sessions! Reward your employees for their exceptional service with a unique experience bathed in sunshine, world-class beaches with spectacular sea fishing, or even a round of golf.
Four Seasons Nevis offers a gorgeous venue to boost your business and inspire your employees. DUNAJ AGENCY works with Four Seasons Nevis to offer exclusive luxury amenities and complete privacy for an experience tailored to your company’s needs. Ensure the future is planned, great business happens, and success is built without everyday life distractions.
Bordered on three sides by a sparkling aquamarine ocean, Punta Mita has long been known for the beauty of its unpolluted waters and pristine beaches. DUNAJ AGENCY works with Four Seasons Punta Mita to offer a truly luxurious experience for your employees.
Situated on the famous Seven Mile Beach, Kimpton Grand Cayman is Grand Cayman’s first-ever lifestyle resort. Sea and sand are in sight the moment you arrive, with an open-air design combining the pleasures of the indoors and outdoors. Harness the serenity of secret sanctuaries, winding gardens, and the Caribbean Sea and create company magic for your next event.
Looking to plan your next corporate incentive trip or event? Work with the DUNAJ AGENCY today!
If you have already rewarded your team by traveling to the same location in the past, make sure you switch up activities to allow for repeat winners to have new experiences. Here are some tips to planning an effective incentive program:
Take advantage of your chosen location to immerse your attendees in something unique to the area. If your activity or event is planned in a vineyard, for example, then a wine tasting experience is a great way to get everybody involved and interacting. If your incentive travel program is international, immerse the group into local culture through experiences and food! Having a localized activity will allow employees to experience and learn something new together, encouraging a more substantial team-building experience.
Nielsen released a survey stating that 67% of respondents prefer to work for more socially inclined companies. Deloitte also released a study reporting that nearly 70% of millennials surveyed said their decision to work somewhere was directly influenced by their company’s commitment to giving back. DUNAJ Agency gives back by purchasing gifts for attendees from local businesses and supporting small business owners. Working for a socially responsible company is a top priority for employees, and letting your employees know that the event they are attending supports local businesses allows them to give back. This not only helps them think of the company in a positive light, it is also an excellent opportunity for building bonds as they work towards a shared cause.
High-end gifts are perfect for work anniversaries, loyalty programs, gifts for top clients, or incentives for top performers. Packaging matters- having somebody’s name engraved on a wallet, for example, will have much more impact. On average, a person will keep their branded gift much longer if it is memorable and useful. Keep your brand at the front of their mind while showing your employees you appreciate them with high-end, branded gifts. One great idea is to create a “boutique” during an incentive trip or company event to mimic a “shopping experience.” Some people who receive quality gifts from employers use them for decades and still look at them fondly.
Event apps are not just for sales meetings! As much as we want to disconnect, most people will have their phones on them – and most resorts have complimentary wifi, which is essential. Event apps are great for incentives as reminders of activity times, changes to dinner reservations, and the best part – photos of everyone’s fun!
DUNAJ AGENCY is dedicated to creating authentic experiences that last a lifetime. We take care of every aspect of your corporate incentives and events. Make memories and bond with employees when you work with DUNAJ AGENCY!
Looking to plan your next corporate travel or retreat? Work with Dunaj Agency today!