As post-pandemic travel stages a comeback, here’s everything you need to know to make your incentive trips successful.
If there is one thing we hear from friends, family and co-workers lately, it’s how much people are longing to travel again. We’ve all been shut in and shut out from so many fun activities and getaways—now that the tides are finally turning, and travel seems not only possible but essential in the coming months, here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your incentive trips for 2022 and beyond.
Plan Ahead / Demand will only increase in the coming months. Locking in your dates and venues early is more important than ever before.
Close to Home / International travel isn’t as appealing to people as it was in simpler times. Look into unexpected domestic locations as a welcome alternative.
Tweak the Treats / Instead of wholesale changes to your agenda, make a few common-sense concessions to a post-pandemic world.
- Forgo the welcome buffet and opt for an outdoor reception
- Plan small group excursions in lieu of massive tour bus options
- Schedule more free time for people to do as much or as little as they’d like
Secluded Luxury / Two things travelers are really longing for right now are pampering and remote locations that allow for easy social distancing and time in the great outdoors. We’ve compiled what we consider some of the best unexpected U.S. locations for your incentive trips in 2022.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
If rugged and remote with a touch of culture sounds appealing, consider Jackson Hole. Nestled between Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, you’ll find breathtaking scenery and amazing outdoor activities. Offsite mansions and an abundance of art galleries provide the perfect setting for private events.
More remote than Oahu and Maui, Kauai offers everything that people love about Hawaii without the excessive crowds and commerce. Stunning waterfalls, pristine beaches, breathtaking canyons and charming small towns will give your distributors an unforgettable slice of laid-back island life.
Palm Beach, Florida
Old-school opulence at its finest! Golf and glamour are two mainstays of any Palm Beach getaway. This time-tested destination is enjoying a resurgence—thanks in large part to its premium shopping and world-class cuisine. Your top performers will lap up the luxury.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe offers an experience unlike any other—southwestern charm, delicious cuisine, a thriving arts scene and unique Pueblo-style architecture combine to offer your field leaders something memorable and far removed from the traditional sun and sand options.
The majestic red rocks of the desert southwest are breathtaking, and you won’t find a better place to experience them than Sedona. Luxurious spas and gorgeous golf courses abound. Plan a day trip to the Grand Canyon, too—it’s just 100 miles away!
From the December 2021 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.