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Corporate Incentives Explained - Perhaps print this page !


The basic explanation of an incentive is a reward provided by an organisation where certain employees have shown an excess to their commitment within a work environment.

As a key decision maker you have identified the need to have your company make profits. In-order to do this, many try to re-energise staff to be more positive. So what can they do ?

Whether its a hospitality box at a major sport or music event or even a part of a planned overseas conference, we are able to inspire groups both before and after an event, we can offer full hospitality packages that includes flight & event tickets, hotel accommodation and roundtrip event and airport transfers.

Our emphasis is on being able to offer your delegates/staff/guests with a unique experience. Why not ask us about our gift voucher packages ! We have the ability to cater for all sizes and budgets, large and small.

Better communication = Better working environment = Better profits

Studies show that travel is the top choice for corporate incentives looking for memorable experiences. A well designed travel programme is one of the most effective ways to encourage team spirit and corporate loyalty.


The following shows how an incentive works well and also covers issues that are related to reasons why many organisations that don't host any type of incentive, simply fail.


1: Pre-Trip Excitement (The build up)
Make sure each candidates has enough time to digest the fact that he or she is really going and have enough time to tell as many friends and colleagues that they have been selected as one of the winners.

2:The Journey Itself
We are happy to design tailored packages that meet your criteria and budget (Free design service).
With an emphasis that is always based on TEAM BUILDING AND FUN

3: The Gossip That Follows Upon Their Return
Well, this is human nature!

The gossip is your fuel as CEO to enhance this positiveness by asking a simple question....

Who wants to qualify for the next trip!


Travel is often the most popular non-cash incentive that has proven to be a vital tool that increases any corporate sales productivity.
The need to have employees spend less time on idle coffee breaks and more time feeling like a valued team player, being a "proud contributor" of the company.

Assume you are a CEO of an organisation 100 plus employees wants to increase profits through getting more out of staff rather than cutting jobs. But can't afford to implement a corporate incentive for everyone



Imagine announcing that you are offering a luxury all-expense paid 3 days at a health spa or short break holiday for the top 20 high achievers with their partners. Your start line is where you have been year in and year out...

As a key director, you can imagine everyone at the starting line waiting for this incentive program to begin...

One thing you will see when you look at the diagram is the first 20 at the finish line, (These are the only costs you incur). What you should also see are the 80 that did not make the finish. This is the group that will be paying for the 20. These 80 have generated enough extra revenue for you to be able to arrange this event.

The above event can also be targeting by department or a select group.

Restrictive Budgets - Useful information
For those on restrictive budgets, please note that by selecting a long haul exotic destination and top branded hotels may well eat into the overall event budget (if restricted) and leave very little or no room for fun activities that go on to enhance events. If budgets are an issue, remember that you can always down grade airline seating and also stay away from those commercial 5 star internationally branded hotels. Many of the branded 5 star hotels have pre-fixed pricing set to western rates regardless of their location. We accept that there may be some marginal discount but this is always subject to location.

Asking for professional advice always pays dividends.
Our agency status allows us to obtain cheaper rates on event management which are passed on to all our clients regardless of location. This is only due to both our experience and buying power...

Its why we excel at what we do !

Longer incentives programmes (from 3 to to 7 days) may also be designed subject to flight distance and budget - Just Ask !


Flight time: 2 -4 hours 1 - 3 day agenda

Flight Time: 4 - 8 hours 3 + day agenda

Flight Time: over 8 hours 4 + day agenda

Is incentive travel for sales organisations only?

No... Incentive travel has also proven successful in the following types of non-sales programmes:

Helping reduce staff turnover, increasing corporate loyalty and improving overall productivity

How to motivate your team

Success in business is rarely down to technical skills or knowledge alone. Getting the most from your team is the sign of a successful manager and can lead to a successful business. The key to this is motivating people and giving them space to develop themselves to their full potential.

Being able to motivate your team successfully starts with wanting the best for people. If you care to find out about them and their needs and ambitions, you will find what motivates them. This will keep them performing at their best.

Motivation is open, positive and instils energy into your team. For instance, rather than commanding 'Do this', motivation entails showing why someone should do something and how they will benefit.

How can you motivate your team?

Here are some suggestions for motivating your team:

You have to be motivated yourself to motivate others.

Motivation needs to be focused on clear, specific, realistic and achievable goals.

Seeing progress towards those goals gives a sense of achievement and helps revive motivation.

Motivation never lasts - there are always hurdles along the way that drain energy or distractions that take your eye off the ball.

Everyone has different motivations - you just need to find what they are. They may well be different from yours and will give you useful insights into what drives people. Ask your people what they want from their job, and for the business as a whole. Also what do they want for themselves in life overall?

Your staff may say money is a motivator - but look closely and you will find that it is a stepping stone to another goal. For instance, a desire for power, recognition, early retirement or travel.

A sense of belonging motivates - the smaller the group to which someone belongs, the stronger the loyalty, motivation and effort.

Participation motivates - people feel more motivated when they feel their involvement in a project is important and valued. Often we exclude our greatest assets - the people around us, from decisions in which we could include them.

Challenges motivate and people often rise to the occasion. However, it can also be demotivating if they are unobtainable, or conversely, too easy to achieve.

Motivation needs recognition and reward - even something as simple as a thank you.

What causes demotivation?

Constantly moving goalposts - people lose sight of goals, or feel they will never reach them and so cease to care about them anymore. Not knowing what is going on. If you do not bother to tell people what is happening, you can demotivate and possibly alienate them too. Uncertainty is a very destabilising emotion in a group. Not showing faith or trust in people. Arbitrary decisions which are not consistent for all members of staff, and humiliating people in front of their peers. Pay, work conditions or available facilities can affect motivation and often small changes can bring large differences.

Some signs of demotivation

Increased absenteeism/sickness.

Incomplete or careless work.

Lack of concentration.

Motivate yourself

Before you can inspire others to extend themselves, you need to develop your own sense of motivation. Here are some tips to help you.

Build your confidence and develop self-belief. Success doesn't always go to the strongest person, but to the person with the greatest conviction. If you work alone, identify an understanding person with whom you can talk through business issues and who will encourage you. A mentor can help here. If you feel overwhelmed by a daunting task, such as sorting out your tax or personal finances, it tends to affect the rest of your attitude. There are three ways you could deal with a large task:

Divide it up into smaller chunks and start immediately on the first chunk.

Use an independent specialist who can relieve you of the anxiety of dealing with the task and will have more knowledge on the subject than yourself. Delegate the task to a member of your staff. Delegation can be a great motivator - but dumping an unwanted job on someone isn't. Assess, plan, act. Write a plan for yourself for the next year, both in business and personal terms. Set tough, but realistic objectives with timescales. We all react positively to these.

Also write down why you want to do something, even if the reasons hardly seem valid. Something as simple as 'I want a clear desk so I don't have to start the day in a mess' is valid. Clean it up tonight and start tomorrow afresh.

Use picture power or imagination to 'fix' your goals. Have you ever seen something in a shop window and longed for it? It is easier to visualise having something that you can see, so visualise the result you want. Savour the emotions you will feel when (not if) you land that order. Also, collect pictures that summarise these emotions - your dream house, boat, car or holiday - and pin these round your desk to remind yourself why you are doing it all.

Tell people what you are going to do - it will make you feel more committed. Compile a record of past successes. When you feel you are achieving nothing, review your records to remind yourself what you have achieved! Finally - give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it for having the strength of character to go out and make things happen. Solutions guides

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