When you need to plan an incentive trip or meeting for senior staff it can be a real challenge. How do you still impress these VIPs who literally have seen it all: travelled the world, visited top-notch accommodation and shows and dined at the best restaurants? Fear not. Here are some tips to guarantee your success:
Ø Piece of paradise
Go for the unexpected and choose a country manor instead of a 5-star hotel. These places have the most exclusive facilities and service and are the ideal way to spend working intensely followed by recharging ones batteries amidst beautiful surroundings.
Ø ‘Been there’ syndrome
Beat the ‘been there’ syndrome and organize activities that are impossible to do when you travel solo. For instance book a dinner at a museum or plan an encounter with a local celebrity.
Ø Direct to the heart
Plan sustainable activities that will speak to their heart and are aligned with their companies’ CSR objectives. These life-changing experiences will stay in their minds forever and will have a positive impact on the local community.
Ø Get mundane
Authenticity and being able to feel like a boy scout beat luxe every time. If people can go beyond their comfort zone they might be positively surprised.
Ø Sense of achievement
If you know that some people do like a challenge, then go climbing the Kilimanjaro, trailing along the Sahara or surviving in the Yukon…
Ø Know your VIPs
Try to find the special touch that will make them feel like they are at home. For frequent travellers a taste of home like a favourite tea or a special scent is always appreciated.
Ø Meet and greet
What about a customized pick-up from the second your VIPs land at the selected destination? Or organize a branded welcome booth at the arrival gate.