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.
Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions is launching its 2021 small-ship voyages collection.
Excursions with the educational travel company include a team of experts, such as marine biologists, ornithologists, anthropologists, naturalists and historians, offering a one-to-one staff to guest ratio.
Planning trips that are distinct can help inspire top performances and loyalty. Grand American Adventures, which specializes in small group excursions for 35- to 65-yearolds, has launched a series of in-depth, guided tours in the Mountain West that also can work well for incentive trips. The excursions feature an element of luxury and accommodations in upscale boutique lodges, ranches, yurts and cabins.
Eleven Experience has unveiled Taylor River Lodge, a Colorado mountain retreat with rustic-yet-chic cabins situated on a pristine trout fishing and rafting river just outside of Almont. Rock climbing, hiking and more also are on the menu of activities offered.
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.
Incentive trips and meetings with time built in for fun are the perfect times to integrate mountain learning adventures that are uniquely Colorado. Here are just a few from our friends at the Colorado Tourism Office.