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Motivate Your Employees Through Incentive Travel

It’s been said so many times that a happy and motivated workforce is crucial to the success of any business. Yet some businesses are still reluctant to do this with their team members.

A big struggle faced by managers today is identifying the most effective methods of incentivising their team in order to achieve and exceed business goals. It is known that incentives can provide fantastic ROI for your business. So, we shouldn’t be scared of the idea, that it needs to always be a huge spend. 

Society for Incentive Travel Excellence

There are a variety of ways to incentivise your employees, for example these could be cash bonuses, healthcare, additional leave, memberships, or gifts etc. It can be difficult to pin point which method of incentivisation is the most effective in motivating your employees. But consider understanding the needs or wants of your team and tailor it to meet these.

The results have been proven to provide great reward for businesses. The ‘Society for Incentive Travel Excellence’ (SITE) has conducted research into why using travel as an incentive tool delivers results. The infographic details the benefits of motivating staff through incentive travel.

Viewpoint of the Incentive Travel Market

As can be seen, 87.5% of participants of incentive travel said the experience made them feel more appreciated, whilst 80% of participants said it increased their feeling of loyalty towards the company which aids in employee retention.

(The full report: The Participants’ Viewpoint of the Incentive Travel Market in the United Kingdom)

By Alison Norledge - Venue Consultant

"Companies have identified that this type of activity isn’t something they just do because they’ve done it for years. But it truly helps to support their business, but most importantly their staff."

From the projects we’ve delivered for our various clients and with years of experience of the incentive travel market, we have seen first-hand the benefits that can be achieved through a carefully thought out incentive travel programme. This is proven through our high customer retention rate and the feedback received from both organising companies and their attendees. Companies have identified that this type of activity isn’t something they just do because they’ve done it for years. But it truly helps to support their business, but most importantly their staff.

Definitely some food for thought!