Imagine your employees work overtime to meet their sales goals. They design beautiful sales decks and make themselves available to prospects whenever needed. They come up with creative ways to combat objections. And guess what—they exceed sales goals.
You take the team on a well-earned trip. But after all that hard work and dedication, the trip is lackluster, at best, and instead of feeling rewarded and incentivized to keep hitting sales targets, they feel so-so about it.
Or, you can work with a rewards provider like Madison Travel to deliver an unforgettable experience employees talk about for years. Not sure where to start? We've rounded up three tips to help you truly recognize and reward your team's hard work.
1. Treat them like royalty—from the get-go
Trips are fun, but what if you gave your employees an experience? It starts long before you land at your destination and carries throughout the entire travel experience. Here are a few simple ways to give them the royal treatment:
·Fly your employees business class. Not only do they get priority boarding, free drinks, and desirable amenities, they might just find more motivation to continue delivering outstanding results for your company.
If first class isn't in your budget, give them a business-class experience by gifting everyone luxury travel kits to make their flights more enjoyable. Neck pillows, headphones, blankets, snacks—they deserve the works.
·Get them reservations at the top hotels and restaurants. Are you able to book a five-star hotel? Do it. Is there a Michelin-star restaurant at your destination? Treat them.
·Celebrate them with a hotel staff greeting (complete with drinks and hors d'oeuvres). It's a simple act that goes a long way.
2. Leave them with a memorable souvenir
What better way to remind your employees of that remarkable trip than with a take-home souvenir? We're not talking about an airport tee or a generic gift. Instead, get creative and do some research. What's unique to your destination, something they can't get anywhere else?
It's a small reminder of a great trip and a gentle reminder of why your team should stay motivated to exceed goals.
3. Deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience (or two!)
Different locations—especially new countries—are full of tourist destinations. But what about everything else they have to offer?
Imagine treating your team to a private pasta-making class in Italy. Or hot air ballooning over Egyptian ruins. These are the experiences your employees want... those unique, probably won't happen again events that stick with them for years to come.
Go beyond the tourist hot spots to deliver remarkable experiences. It's all about getting creative with how you incentivize your team.
Motivate your team the right way
Whether you want to create even better incentive trips or need help getting started, Madison can help. We specialize in unforgettable corporate trips that keep employees motivated to overdeliver and continue growing your business.
Contact us today to learn how we can create an elevated trip for your next corporate outing.