Four Incentive Travel Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Incentive Travel

How well do you know incentive travel? We’re willing to bet that you didn’t know these four incentive travel facts:

Employees prefer travel to material rewards

By now, you’ve probably heard that people become less satisfied with material things over time, whereas remembering positive experiences continues to make them happy. Companies are taking note and offering travel as a reward—incentive travel programs are in place at 38 percent of U.S. companies with over $1 million in annual revenue.

Long-haul destinations are in

While U.S. destinations remain popular for incentive travel, other top destinations are in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, showing that companies are returning to places that are further away.

Wellness matters

Although there has been a lag in implementation, both planners and employees rate wellness highly in incentive travel. Wellness features include active activities, healthy snacks, access to fitness areas, smoke-free facilities, low-calorie drinks and frequent breaks. Why not incorporate a yoga class or hike the next time your company offers incentive travel?


Incentive travel can easily be customized. Any company, big or small, can offer incentive travel opportunities.

For nearly four decades, professional group travel experts Judy and Skip Meyers at HPM Associates have planned and produced incentive travel programs for organizations of all types and sizes. We’ll find the perfect destination for your group and will manage logistics from hotels to airfare to events and more. Contact us to find out more or request a free proposal now!