Incentive Travel Programs are powerful motivating tools with dramatic effects on revenue and morale. When properly executed they involve the perfect destination combined with private group activities. The goal is to create an experience, unlike anything your employees would ever do on their own.
Before choosing a destination, you will want to consider the following questions and factors.
QUESTIONS TO ASK:
- Who are you trying to motivate?
- Are children invited?
- What is the age range of the group?
- Where do they live?
- What have you done in the past?
- Are there any significant events to include in the planning? (Ex: Olympics, World Cup, Masters)
- Weather conditions
- Cost effectiveness
- Local holidays
- Ease of access
- Security issues
- Exclusiveness of activities
With so many destinations to choose from, it can be overwhelming selecting a location to meet all of your needs. Here are our favorite spots for January, February, and March Incentive Travel Programs.
Best January Incentive Travel Program Destination – Caribbean Islands
January marks the start of the dry season for this tropical paradise. With highs in the upper 80’s (F) and lows in the mid to lower 70’s (F), it is no surprise why people from all around the globe flock to this part of the world during the month of January.
Made up of nearly 7,000 individual islands and 28 nations, the Caribbean is hands down our number one destination for a January Incentive Travel Programs.
Tell your team to hang up their coats and grab their bathing suits. This year they will be vacationing with Hollywood’s A-List. Charter a boat to explore the intimate port of Gustavia, St. Barths. Visit St. Martin and experience their rich French-Dutch culture. Tee off at the famous Punta Espada Golf Course in the Dominican Republic. Dance in the streets during the St. Kitts Carnival at the beginning of January or Dominica’s Carnival in mid-January. Delight the music enthusiasts in your group with a trip to Jamaica’s Jazz and Blues Festival. Whatever you decide, The Caribbean offers the perfect setting for January Incentive Travel Programs.
Best February Incentive Travel Program Destination – Arizona
Start the trip by hitting the slopes in the northern part of Arizona. Near Flagstaff, you’ll find elevations as high as 12,633 ft. Average temperatures this time of year range from the mid 40’s (F) to the low 20’s (F). Ski season will be in full swing offering breathtaking views of the snow-lined Canyon rim.
Then take in the stunning scenic landscape as you work your way south to the beautiful sunny and warm city of Phoenix. You’ll find highs in the 70’s (F) and lows in the 40’s (F) with a plethora of luxury golf and spa resorts to choose from. Oh, and did we mention Phoenix is the closest metropolitan city to the Grand Canyon? That’s right, your team will be a one day trip away from crossing this world wonder off their bucket list.
Best March Incentive Travel Program Destination – Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is our go-to for March Incentive Travel Programs. March kicks off autumn and the start of the wine harvest. It’s the perfect time to visit as the crowds begin to thin out from the summer months and daytime highs cool to the mid to low 70’s (F).
Ride a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain National Park for spectacular views of Cape Town. Take a stroll through the tree top walk at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Visit the shops at Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Tour the Winelands. Relax at the Clifton Beaches, or journey 4 hours outside of Cape Town for an overnight Big Five (lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant, leopard) safari adventure. Whatever you choose, it is sure to be an experience unlike anywhere else in the world.
Until next time!
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