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Advanced Topics In Tourism. Incentive and Meeting Planning Travel. Incentives. What are they Award Programs Executive Programs VIP/Concierge Programs Client/Sales Programs. Define. Group Incentive

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Advanced Topics In Tourism

Incentive and Meeting Planning Travel

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  • What are they

    • Award Programs

    • Executive Programs

    • VIP/Concierge Programs

    • Client/Sales Programs

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Group Incentive

  • Group travel is the traditional format of choice for many companies to deliver incentives. On a group program the entire group participates in the same itinerary at the same time.

    Individual Incentive

  • Individual Incentive programs allow participants to choose their own reward based on the parameters you set.

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Group travel offers many advantages:

It is predicable; you know exactly when your group will be out of the office, and for how long

  • You have control over the experience – you can reinforce your company brand and message

  • With all your winners in one place company meetings and seminars are easily arranged

  • Group travel experiences can build great camaraderie between team members and between participants and senior management as well

  • Group travel programs can be very cost effective as many participants are sharing the organization and management expenses

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Examples of group programs:

Your 100 top sales performers go on a culinary tour through Tuscany.

Your 16 best performers go to a remote fishing lodge in Alaska and take daily float plane excursions to the best salmon streams.

Your top 50 product reps go to Hawaii to enjoy a five star resort and participate in a variety of daily adventures, ranging form hiking the volcanoes, to bicycle touring, and sea kayaking.

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Individual incentives advantages:

  • Participants can choose their own reward. This is often the preferred method for recipients.

  • You don't have all your performers out at the same time.

  • Recipients can travel when it is most convenient or attractive for them based on their individual needs and/or responsibilities.

  • Participants can participate in their own personal version of an adventure.

  • Individual travel rewards are more popular with accompanying spouses/guests.

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  • Full proposal and itemized costing developed in line with the brief and budget

  • Development of specialized marketing programs to complement and raise the perception of incentive campaigns or conference

  • Regular client meetings with Action Plans and Contact Reports, keeping the client fully up to date with project development

  • Development of a Payment Schedule advising deposit requirements and critical payment dates and management of payments to all suppliers

  • Inspection Visit to confirm all aspects of the program

  • The production of a complete Travel Information Pack containing pre-departure registration form, general travel notes, itinerary and bag labels, with full co-ordination of copywriting, design and dispatch

  • Registration system enabling the production of all manifests

  • Dedicated 'hotline' facility if required, where participants speak directly to the client’s travel headquarters

  • Organization of Travel and Event Insurance where required

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  • Dedicated travel staff to accompany the group and co-ordinate all aspects of the program, including airlines, hotels and destination management companies

  • Dedicated Hospitality Desk in each location - a constant point of contact for all guests

  • Advance inspection of all venues and services to ensure the required standard of readiness

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  • Production of a detailed Final Account according to client specification

  • Management of all final supplier payments

  • De-briefing meeting with client

  • Production of attendee questionnaire and analysis if required

    • Innovative Executive Retreats

    • Cruises

    • Awards Weekends

    • Associations and Clubs annual excursion

    • Educational and Cultural Trips

    • Spas

    • Adventure Trips (Heli-skiing, climbing, etc.)