Inspired Incentives

3 Reasons Why Group Incentive Travel Is Right for You

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Tue, Jun 27, 2017 @ 11:30 AM

Back in 2010, the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) released a white paper entitled “Anatomy of a Successful Incentive Travel Program,” which detailed what an effective incentive group trip might look like. Based on this research, the IRF concluded that there are 5 key ingredients necessary for incentive travel to be successful. These ingredients are as follows:

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel

Fulfillment Partner vs. Strategic Partner

Posted by Kate Cardoso

Fri, Jun 23, 2017 @ 10:44 AM

Fulfillment Partner vs. Strategic Partner

There are plenty of decent fulfillment partners out there for your meeting/event/group incentive travel needs. A fulfillment partner provides support and executes based on the specific instructions you provide. Those instructions might include the following:

  • Book 100 rooms for the nights of April 3 – 7
  • Find a buffet menu for 200 people for $150 or less
  • Book airport transportation for all attendees
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Topics: Group Incentive Travel, Outsourcing

What Incentive Destination Are You?

Posted by Chris Largent

Mon, Jun 19, 2017 @ 12:20 PM

Have you ever asked yourself, "where should I travel with my top performers?" This can be a hard question. You want to bring them on a trip they'll remember and feel rewarded by, but where should you go? 

Well, we've put together a 5 question quiz so you can find out! Enjoy!

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel

3 Reasons to Outsource Your Group Incentive Travel Programs

Posted by Chris Largent

Thu, Jun 08, 2017 @ 02:21 PM

The Perks of Outsourcing  

At one point or another, you’ve probably had to tackle this question, “Should I outsource?” Whether it’s your marketing efforts, your HR department, or a big IT project, there are arguments both ways.  

You may already be allocating the job to internal staff. Is it being sufficiently handled? Are you truly satisfying the participants of the program, or could it be better?

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel, Outsourcing

HMI's New App Gets an A+

Posted by Chris Largent

Tue, May 09, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

HMI’s Group Incentive Travel Programs See Fantastic Results with New App

Here at HMI, we’re always asking ourselves how we can further improve our clients’ onsite experiences, whether it’s an incentive travel program, meeting, convention, or special event.  If you’ve ever run one of these programs, you know how difficult it can be to communicate last minute changes and updates with your participants, especially last minute changes. 

This is why we decided to implement a mobile app into all of our group travel programs. This app, TripBuzz, is used as a seamless communication tool between the attendees and the administrators of the trips. It makes the trips even more engaging, as it provides attendees with an exclusive forum where they can network, share photos, and get all of the important trip details.

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel, App

Planning an International Incentive Trip or Event? Buyer Beware. . .

Posted by Kate Cardoso

Fri, Nov 25, 2016 @ 02:56 PM

Managing an international meeting, incentive, conference, or event (MICE) takes a lot of work. A LOT! You will undoubtedly confront certain challenges in the planning process, even with a domestic program. For those planning international events, there are some additional complexities. Take it from me: at HMI we organize MICE in destinations all over the world, and each time we’re faced with a set of unique challenges that force us to bring our strategic “A” game. Based on these experiences, I’ve come up with a set of essential, common sense suggestions that should help prepare anyone interested in organizing an international meeting, incentive, conference, or event:

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel, Meetings & Events

Small Company Achieves Higher Profits with Group Incentive Travel

Posted by Mike Dey

Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 10:15 PM

In previous posts, we have discussed how beneficial performance incentives can be for all types of companies, no matter what industry they are in or how big or small they are. To illustrate that point, we recently gathered information on one of our programs, a group incentive travel program that we administer for a large supplier of industrial supplies and materials. While the program itself was company-wide, we thought this local branch was a great example of the benefits of doing group incentive travel incentives.

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel

Group Incentive Travel Pipe Dreams

Posted by Abby McMillin

Sat, Oct 22, 2016 @ 06:16 AM

Extraordinary achievements deserve exceptional rewards. Group incentive travel programs can reward your top achievers, loyal customers or stellar employees with experiences that create positive, lasting ties to your company, product, and brand. Each trip can be custom designed to excite your audience.

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Topics: Group Incentive Travel

Trending up: What's new for group incentive travel this year

Posted by Abby McMillin

Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 01:55 PM

Every year, the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) conducts a survey in conjunction with MeetingsNet to help keep its pulse on the latest trends in incentive group travel. This year's survey gathered the opinions of 182 incentive travel planners, and highlights a few significant industry-wide trends such as growing budgets, a spike in popularity for unconventional destinations, and tailored program apps. As incentive travel planners continue to look for ways to meet participants' demands for "authentic, unique, personalized experiences," it seems that the industry's resurgence is offering numerous ways of achieving this.

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Topics: Incentive Marketing Strategies, Group Incentive Travel, Travel Destinations

The Performance Incentives Consultant - Group Incentive Travel

Posted by Devin Ferreira

Thu, Aug 11, 2016 @ 05:07 PM

We call this our “Performance Incentives Consultant” blog series, and its motto is Know Before You Go……

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Topics: Performance Incentives, Group Incentive Travel