4 Key Goals to Achieve Through Corporate Incentive Travel

The COVID-19 pandemic halted leisure travel, as well as incentive travel that companies had been offering to their employees. For employers using travel to motivate and reward their teams, this was a challenge. Fortunately, corporate travel is poised for a resurgence as leisure travel rebounds. Offering employees a break from the daily grind is a meaningful gesture. At Costa Rica DMC, we provide valuable tips on planning high-quality, memorable corporate incentive travel trips, from defining travel goals to engaging destination experts and crafting exceptional experiences for your team.

1. Team Building Through a Unique Opportunity

When we think of corporate incentive travel, one of the primary objectives is team building, and this aspect holds even greater significance today. Whether your team faced the pressures of essential work during challenging times or adapted to remote work over the past three years, workplace relationships underwent strain. Providing your employees with a chance to step out of the office or home and into a fresh environment is an excellent way to re-establish that connection.

Consider this: novel and stimulating surroundings can broaden your team’s horizons and stimulate their creativity, a crucial goal of incentive travel. Picture this—they’re together, in a new destination, shedding workplace stress, sharing meals daily. This dynamic does wonders for strengthening bonds and fostering spontaneous brainstorming sessions, surpassing the impact of any Zoom call.

Moreover, in the era of social media, the positive publicity your organization can gain is invaluable. Expect a flood of images on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, showcasing the benefits of working for your company, casting a positive light on your corporation, and possibly sparking clever new hashtags.

2. Work With a Reputable Destination Management Company

Once you’ve chosen your destination, the subsequent logical move is to locate a destination management company (DMC) to help organize your trip. While it’s possible to handle the planning, logistics and execution of incentive travel internally, it can be quite daunting, and it’s often more prudent to entrust this task to seasoned professionals. Naturally, you’ll want to be diligent in your research when selecting a DMC. Look for one with a strong reputation, a history of success, affiliations with respected travel consortia, extensive experience in managing group trips, and a commitment to delivering top-notch service.

3. Unique Destination Experiences

Once you’ve decided on the destination and the destination management company, the next phase involves ironing out the specifics. Since you’ve opted to collaborate with a DMC, your role in the task is minimal. Typically, your responsibilities entail providing key details, such as the trip’s duration, the number of attendees, their origins, preferred meeting or seminar dates, and when free time should be scheduled.

The planning of the activities during this free time such as tours, shows and events, falls within the expertise of the destination specialists. At Costa Rica DMC, we can assist you in selecting the ambiance, character or essence you desire for your trip. To streamline the process, we’ve categorized options into three of the most popular themes.

Classic Experiences

When it comes to corporate incentive travel in Costa Rica, there are several classic experiences that stand out and are highly sought after by participants. For example, you can arrange private tours to explore the country’s iconic attractions, such as the Arenal Volcano, Manuel Antonio National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the stunning beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

Additionally, you can incorporate visits to local communities, wildlife sanctuaries, and coffee plantations to provide a well-rounded and authentic Costa Rica experience for your attendees. Keep in mind that Costa Rica’s natural beauty is ever-present and most attractions are within reasonably close proximity. You can plan day trips to captivating regions like Guanacaste, the Central Pacific or the Arenal region, allowing participants to further explore this diverse country.

Innovative Experiences

Now, let’s delve into the realm of innovative experiences for your corporate incentive travel in Costa Rica. Costa Rica DMC offers a plethora of unique adventures and experiences. Imagine organizing an engaging team-building activity such as a scavenger hunt at a renowned location like the Arenal Volcano area – how awesome does that sound? Alternatively, you can opt for private surf lessons at some of the most spectacular beaches in Costa Rica!

In the city of San Jose, Costa Rica DMC offers your team a captivating, night-time exploration of historical landmarks. To cap off a productive day of meetings, perhaps a beachfront fiesta? Our beach parties ensure a lively evening, and unforgettable memories!

One-Of-A-Kind Experiences

Costa Rica DMC specializes in curating extraordinary experiences. If you’re considering a corporate incentive journey to Costa Rica to commemorate a significant company milestone or a similar occasion, we have the expertise to design a remarkable encounter that will leave a lasting impression on your employees. This can manifest in various ways, including a grand event at a resort or even a lavish gala. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further information on how to craft a truly unforgettable trip!

4. Travel Flexibility and Thorough Assistance

It seems almost unnecessary to mention now, but the events of the past two years have undeniably emphasized the importance of booking travel arrangements that provide flexibility, allowing changes without significant penalties. This applies whether you’re reserving a simple hotel room, a flight, or a rental car for either a leisure or business trip, or managing a complex corporate incentive journey involving employees from various regions, or even countries.

While we may not anticipate a worldwide shutdown akin to what occurred in 2020, it’s crucial to be prepared for unexpected alterations and challenges that can accompany any business travel. To proactively address potential issues, collaborating with a travel professional offering a flexible travel policy is a smart move.

When selecting a destination management company to partner with, ensure they meet specific criteria. Firstly, they should offer comprehensive, seamless services encompassing transportation, accommodations, meals, experiences, and offsite events. Secondly, they must be both proactive and responsive, guiding you from the planning stage through execution to the completion of the journey. Lastly, their accessibility is vital – they should be available whenever you require assistance, without restrictions on the day or time. Flexibility is the key to a successful travel partnership.

Contact Us for Corporate Incentive Travel in Costa Rica Today!

Costa Rica DMC can plan the perfect corporate incentive trip for your employees. We are at the very top of the industry, and you can trust us to provide you with a truly unique experience. Contact us today!