You’ve probably heard a million times about the famous incentive trip, but you don’t really know what it is. Well, at G20, as experts in corporate travel, we explain everything you need to know about this type of trip.
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What is an incentive trip?
Incentive travel consists of offering employees a reward in the form of a trip as a reward for having achieved certain objectives or for carrying out an innovative project. In short, it is about rewarding certain employees with a trip as an incentive for a job well done.
It can be done individually, but it is most commonly done in groups of workers, such as a department, as the main objective is to strengthen ties and relationships between employees. This, as well as rewarding them, motivates them to continue to grow and improve every day, setting more and more ambitious goals.
There are many benefits to be gained from an incentive trip, but it’s not just the employee who benefits. Here you will find out how the company will also get real benefits from taking these trips.
For the worker
- Motivation will be even greater when he realises that the company to which he belongs values him and expects more from him. Every day that he sits at his workplace he will work even harder, because he knows that the company trusts him.
- Unique and enriching experiences that many employees can only afford through the company, as it is almost a requirement for incentive trips to meet expectations to offer trips to attractive or exotic destinations.
- Sense of identity, as the employee will feel much closer to his or her colleagues at work. Creating a feeling of cohesion and team spirit.
- Reduced stress in the workplace after the incentive trip and a few days off.
For the company
- Talent retention, because if the company really offers innovative and attractive experiences, it will be an important reason for the employee not to look for job offers in other companies.
- Business productivity will increase because employees will become an integral part of the company’s mission and vision, everyone will be pulling in the same direction and thus the company’s goals will be achieved more quickly.
- Improvement of the company’s image. Not only for the employees, but also to strengthen the brand in the eyes of customers, partners or even suppliers.
Examples of Incentive Travel
You’re probably wondering what experiences and destinations we are referring to in particular, aren’t you? The truth is that each company must choose the destination according to its vision and values, but here are some ideas to inspire you.
- Cultural visits: London is perhaps one of the most repetitive destinations due to the wide range of cultural and leisure activities on offer. From cultural tours of the city, to mystery escape games or boat trips on the River Thames.
- Sightseeing: Morocco can be a real paradise, with coast, mountains, oases and desert. There are many attractive activities, such as getting to know a new culture in depth, camel riding or trekking through the wonderful landscapes.
- Adrenaline trips: these are always a good option, as sports or activities of this kind encourage companionship. For example, on the Costa Brava, in the Pyrenees or in Galicia, it is very common to parachute jump or take a hot air balloon ride. In addition, rafting, paddle surfing or hydrospeed are also great fun if done as a team.
- Rural tourism: you may be thinking that it has no appeal, but that’s not true. Accommodation in the middle of nature, offering all kinds of comforts, can be a real success. Of course, you should organise multi-adventure activities in teams and offer spaces for absolute relaxation. The Sierra de Gredos or the Picos de Europa can be a great alternative.
Organisation of Incentive Travel
As you can understand, these benefits are not easy to achieve, as it requires a good organisation that takes into account all the details of the trip in order to achieve certain objectives.
A truly worthwhile incentive trip should include a host of details:
- What activities to carry out
- What is the ideal destination
- Transport of employees
- Accommodation services
- Planning what they can do each day.
In addition, and most importantly, everything that takes place on incentive trips, down to the smallest detail, must go hand in hand with the corporate culture of the company, its mission and vision, so that employees can take on the values of the company as their own.
We know how complicated this can be, because if not properly planned, this reward can turn into a real waste of time, money and effort.
But don’t worry, G20 provides solutions to your problems!
With just a detailed explanation of your company and your objectives to be achieved, we can organise an ideal incentive trip. Striking a true balance between the two main factors that motivate these rewards, firstly, providing a unique and engaging experience for employees and, at the same time, forging strong interpersonal relationships.
The human factor in any company is arguably the key to its continued growth but, as is often the case, if they are not valued, their performance is likely to plummet.
Give your employees confidence and incentives in the form of travel!