Incentive Trip Tips and Trends 2024: Interview with Senior Corporate Event Planner Missy Bass

Missy's Incentive Trip Insights

Top Destinations for Incentive Travel in 2024

 

1.     Los Cabos, Mexico

2.     Lanai, Hawaii

3.     Austin, Texas

4.     Park City, Utah

5.     Charleston, SC

 

Notable Incentive Trip Trends in 2023

 

1.     Event hosts leaving an impact on their local community – The “Give Back” component

2.     Hosts using local vendors for their gifting choices – unique and impactful

3.     Hosts opting for a smaller pool of winners for a more intimate experience

4.     Greater focus on on executive/employee facetime interactions

5.     Hosts opting for minimally scheduled time and more at leisure time for attendees

 

Pro Tips for Incentive Trip Planning in 2024

 

1.     Know and understand your pool of attendees

2.     Giving back to your local community can leave a lasting impact on both your employees and the community alike.

3.     A smaller amount of gifts that are quality > a larger amount of gifts that are throw aways

4.     Verifying registration information several times leading up to the trip is key.

5.     In some destinations it may make sense to allow your guests to arrange their own transportation (Uber) upon arrival, than providing a planned car service. (Due to budget and timing ease)

 

Software Tools/Hacks for Easier Incentive Trip Planning

 

1.     RSVPify for registration tracking and attendee details management

2.     Extend a broad search for properties in the region you are looking for

3.     Consider altering your trip by 1 day for potential cost savings

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