• Hands Up Incentive Offers Team-Building Experiences Across the World

     
    POSTED May 10, 2017
     

Hands Up Incentives, a two-time winner of the IMEX Commitment to the Community Award and award-winning division of luxury volunteer tourism provider Hands Up Holidays, is finding new ways to give back to the community and the world. Now combining American and Canadian business travel with team-building itineraries in more than 30 destinations around the world, companies can engage in volunteer activities in countries such as China, Belize, Kenya, New Zealand and Bali.

"For companies to attract top talent today, they need to offer more than good salaries and benefits. I believe employees are looking to be part of corporate cultures that value altruism and sustainability," says Hands Up Incentives founder Christopher Hill. "Our trips are a chance for companies not only to engage staff in meaningful work that uplifts communities, but to reward employees, build cooperation between team members, and build loyalty to the company."

On the corporate team-building retreats and incentive trips, top company performers will experience adventure and relaxation, all while fulfilling corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) objectives. Trip activities and projects range from updating medical clinics and school classrooms to building disabled-access bathrooms in private homes.

Incorporating sustainability into all aspects of its trips, Hands Up Incentives provides eco-friendly accommodations and events. All hotels, resorts, restaurants and activities are carefully chosen for minimal carbon footprint. Free materials are also provided to help various departments within companies.

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

The future of the travel industry depends on becoming increasingly more sustainable. 

That’s according to Tori Emerson Barnes, executive vice president, public affairs and policy, for the U.S. Travel Association.

“The industry’s existence depends on it and a whole-of-industry approach will be required to enable travelers to move through the travel ecosystem in a climate-conscious way,” Barnes says.

 

Everybody loves to talk about welcoming change. Then change happens, and whew, it’s tough. After the past few years, meetings and events professionals certainly appreciate that feeling, but they’re also feeling energized by so many new ways for attendees to gather.