Are consumers interested in travel incentives?
Ensuring you have a product that is valuable to your email list and social following is a must! Trips, cruises, vacations or getaways, especially those that provide an all inclusive approach are very intriguing to consumers who might not otherwise get the chance to take their own vacation. For some, saving up to take a big vacation (such as travelling by plane to a foreign destination) just isn’t possible, nor is finding the time away from work (paid leave). For those winning a cruise could be quite a pleasurable escape from reality.
Why travel incentives over other rewards?
It’s obvious from industry surveys provided by the Incentive Federation that companies choose travel incentives over other rewards such as gift cards, attraction passes, cash and electronics because travel is the most widely appealing incentive. Vacation incentives can be one of the most powerful methods of attracting new business.
How to pick the best travel incentive company?
We partner with a number of travel incentive companies depending on what type of reward you are looking to give away, whether it be trips, cruises, vacations or getaways. The company should be able to tell you about success stories other clients have had in a variety of industries, and what worked for them and their staff in terms of advertising, promoting, usage, and presentation. Travel incentive companies that really want to deliver results and deserve a long-term relationship with you will offer solutions that meet your needs!
Travel Incentives vs. Cash
Of course everyone would take a cash prize but research on the effectiveness of incentives concludes that many entrants quickly view cash bonuses as an entitlement and will use incentive dollars to pay down debts.
Trip and travel incentive sourcing
We have partnerships with many companies that routinely source prizes for competitions for TV, radio, web, print, on-pack, mobile partners, film (product placement) and interactive. If you’re a company looking to run a contest or sweepstakes and need to source a trip, a getaway or anything else for that matter, we can help!
American Express Incentive Services asked over 1000 recipients how they spent their cash reward or bonus:
Our prize fulfillment services make your life easier, and ensure satisfaction from your contests, promos, and sweepstakes. Once winners have been selected, it’s important to have a system in place to dispatch the prizes. Whether you have a single high-ticket, large scale prize or multiple smaller packages, use a professional prize fulfillment service to save you both time and money. It’s more important than ever to have order tracking in place, including the proof of dispatch and proof of receipt. We ensure all prizes are dispatched quickly and with the necessary insurance, and maintain contact with the winner to ensure they’ve received their prize. If needed, we’re able to store prizes in a secure warehouse, and we have the ability to dispatch goods to hundreds or even thousands of winners in a timely manner.
Suggested travel incentives
1. OCEAN ADVENTURE – Winner and one companion on a 5-day/4-night cruise in an entry level cabin based on double occupancy from one of 3 cruise ports including: Port Canaveral, Florida; Miami, Florida or Long Beach, California.
2. LAS VEGAS – Winner and one companion receive roundtrip airfare from a selected major international airport to Las Vegas, NV plus 2-nights of accommodations (one room based on double occupancy).
3. ONE WEEK GETAWAY – Winner and one companion receive 7-nights of resort accommodations (one room based on double occupancy) at one of over 3000 resorts across the world including: Canada; USA; Hawaii; Mexico; Caribbean; Atlantic Island; Central and South America.
4. THEMEPARK GETAWAY – Winner and one companion receive roundtrip airfare from a selected major international airport to one of the nominated theme park cities within your flight zone; 2-nights of accommodations (one room based on double occupancy) ; maximum of two one day theme park passes to one of the nominated theme parks.
5. MEXICO GETAWAY – Winner and one companion receive roundtrip airfare from a selected major international airport to one of Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, or Mazatlan, plus 3 nights of accommodations.
6. VIP TICKET PRO – Winner receives one set of event tickets (2 tickets) to a vast array of sports and entertainment events throughout Canada and the United States. Events may include but are not limited to: NFL; MLB; NBA; NHL; College Sports; Concerts; Broadway shows; Musicals and more.
7. FLORIDA GETAWAY – Winner and one companion receive roundtrip airfare from a selected major international airport to one of: Orlando, FL; Miami, FL plus 2-nights of accommodations (one room based on double occupancy).
8. MANHATTAN GETAWAY – Winner and one companion receive 2-nights/3-days of accommodations (one room based on double occupancy) on the Island of Manhattan, NY. Accommodations may include hotels such as: Marmara Manhattan; Hojo Manhattan; Fairfield Manhattan Downtown East; Seton Hotel; Tribeca Blue Hotel or similar types of properties.
Drawing winners for your contest, sweepstakes, or promotion may sound easy at first. However, depending on the number of winners, value of the prize, and location of the winners, this can end up being a large and time-consuming task. RAVEN5 offers winner management services, including drawing, contacting, verificiation, providing release forms, filing appropriate tax forms, and delivery of prize(s).
Awarding a trip? No problem – we’ll ensure the winner(s) full booking and travel arrangements are in place for their vacation.