today's environment, it's not always easy for businesses to motivate and
retain their most talented associates. We believe travel is the best
incentive reward because, as with cash, the prospect of earning a
place on a customized trip to an exciting destination greatly motivates
people. But, unlike cash, an incentive trip's value is not quickly
spent and forgotten. In fact, studies have shown that travel is the
single most popular non-cash incentive reward, and that a travel incentive
program can increase sales productivity by as much as 20%.
improvement is not the only return on investment in an incentive
travel program. When well-planned and tailored to the client's needs,
group incentive travel can educate, improve
morale, build team spirit, increase loyalty and provide quality
time for management to network with top performers. At Schron Associates,
we realize that it's not really about booking some airline tickets and
making hotel reservations, but about creating a valuable teambuilding
and social exercise that can help our clients motivate and retain
their best employees and clients. We provide not just a trip, but
a customized experience with opportunities for participants to interact
and share ideas with each other at private functions and unique events
throughout the program. While we can organize incentive trips of any type
and size, we particularly specialize in employee appreciation and
client loyalty trips of under 100 guests that require a high touch,
have decades of experience in incentive travel not only within the U.S.,
but also to international destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico,
Europe and on cruises. Naturally, we have a
detailed knowledge of incentive options in our hometown,
New York City. We can also arrange incentive trips linked to larger
exhibitions, business education
programs, and sporting or entertainment events, as well as thematic
incentives. While we are happy to arrange unescorted programs, our reputation
over the last 25 years has been built largely on our personal on-site
management and oversight of incentive trips, based on our high
standard of client care. Read more about this in on-site
services. Also, check out the recent
programs and sample
programs pages to see what we can do for you.
addition to arranging all aspects of incentive travel itself, we offer
clients assistance in designing incentive program criteria so that
participants achieve the business objectives desired. After all, the ultimate
goal of any incentive program is to generate qualitative or quantitative
results. While the goal of most programs is to increase overall
volume, we can also help you create a program that targets improving market
share, raising customer satisfaction, reducing employee turnover, etc.
Below are some thoughts to consider when deciding if a custom-tailored
employee or client group incentive travel program is right for your business.
Group Incentive Travel?
We are often asked why we think a customized group incentive
trip produces a better return on investment than giving away
individual trips or travel gift certificates to incentive program
winners. Here are some of the benefits of group incentive travel:
1). Sponsoring a customized group program establishes and promotes
your corporate identity. To the participants, it's a reward
for their hard work or loyalty, something they earned, and a customized
group program gives you the opportunity to remind them how much
you value their contribution to your business. It's not a generic
travel package that anyone could purchase online, but a unique,
branded experience that would not be available to the general
public. The entertainment, the activities, in fact just about
everything can be customized to reflect your corporate culture
and promote your organizational goals.
2). Bringing your people together in an exciting, enjoyable venue
builds relationships, and relationships drive business.
Interaction is promoted between participants and the host company,
as well as between the participants themselves and their spouses
or guests. Ideas are exchanged, friendships are made, confidence
is built, etc.
3). For a private group, very special arrangements can
be made that are simply not available for individuals, or at least
wouldn't be cost-effective for them. For example, you can sponsor
your own golf tournament, or perhaps have your awards dinner in
a unique venue that is open just for you that night. In the end,
your people will feel more valued, and that means increased
loyalty to you.
Group pricing often means lower cost per person. Negotiated
group rates are available for airfares, accommodations, cruises,
ground transportation, activities, etc.
Personal Service, Competitive Pricing