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Nearly 40% of U.S. businesses now use incentive travel to reward and recognize their top-performing employees, salespeople, and channel partners, according to the Incentive Research Foundation. In fact, according to Aberdeen Research, 100% of “best-in-class” companies (those with the highest customer retention and sales growth numbers) offer group travel to recognize year-end sales success. You too can use incentive travel programs to serve as a top motivator, fueling the desire to exceed goals. The emotional bonds generated during travel experiences create loyalty among your participants. And let’s not forget the value of mentoring and networking that occurs when people travel together.
Despite its popularity for sales teams, incentive travel can be used to reward other employees and partners too. Of companies that run awards programs, 53% use travel to recognize sales, 43% to recognize employees, 33% to recognize channel partners, and 27% to recognize customer loyalty (Incentive Federation).
And, according to a 2017 Incentive Research Foundation study, the number of U.S. businesses using non-cash rewards has risen from 26% in 1996 to 84% in 2016. The benefits of incentive travel are proven. And understanding how to structure the program and deliver the most motivating and memorable experiences will help you optimize your incentive spend. For over 50 years we have delivered exceptional experiences in the most exciting destinations around the world. We are passionate about providing inspiration for people to meet their goals and create lasting memories that leave them eager to reach their goals again. Our programs are custom-designed to entice and engage your specific audience using our proprietary i|xperience® methodology.