Great experiences is what people remember. Experiential travel stimulate all of your senses to intimately explore a locale, allowing you to expand your horizons and exceed your expectations of a destination.
It is the explosion of bold flavors from a local Bangkok kitchen. It is the unparalleled excitement of driving a Ferrari at excessive speed on a racetrack. It means not being invisible – for as much as you are curious, you are also a curiosity. It is a never ending opportunity to connect. We know that there are sights in every city that ought not to be missed – and we wouldn’t think of omitting them from your planned itinerary. But, we would allow ample time for your guests to create unforgettable memories – experientially. The volume and intensity of these unconventional program experiences are only limited by the number of your guests – and their imaginations.
- Intimate personal experiences, Wellness and Food tourism are top incentive travel trends
- Incentives are back and budgets are increasing; quality over quantity with dollars going to air, activities, fun and gifts. More robust customized programs.
- US, Europe and Caribbean are still strong, but finally we have new destinations! South America, Brazil, Thailand, China, Vietnam are on the board.
- South Europe still strong: Italy, Spain and Greece.
- Fun, games, outdoor experiences still strong.
- Social media: nice to have…but….
- Corporate Social Responsibility still hot but losing steam
- Top 2017 trends according to the IRF (the Institute of Incentive Travel), MPI Outlook and Doc events proprietary surveys.
Whether enjoying a stay in Las Vegas, in Europe or simply exploring a nearby domestic city, Doc events will use available research tools and years of combined knowledge to determine the perfect destination and venue options to ensure a truly motivating experience.
Florida, California and Napa and now Hawaii are on top of the domestic list. Aruba, Bahamas, Costa Rica and Mexico still have a great appeal even if everyone has been there already – twice!
Europe is still strong, with Italy leading Spain and France. Lisbon, Prague and Dubrovnik are on the rise. In the Pacific Rim the hot spots are now Bali, Thailand and Vietnam. In Latin America, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Peru top the list.
Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) still strong for business.
Your incentive trip should be communicated with impact and able to be advertised every day of the year!
Not only will we design your trip, but we will transmit your message before, during, and after the event. We will create a social media campaign to engage your participants and generate awareness and curiosity. Imagine a companywide countdown to the trip date using Facebook or Twitter, with periodic updates on the destination, the program, and the logistics. Of course, we will also work with copy and designers to provide print communications and promotional materials to brand the trip. During the trip, we will document every function with still shots and video to create enjoyable and entertaining impressions of the entire adventure. Media will be used after the program to keep attendees engaged via Facebook or cloud-based photo albums, where they can download their memories.
Doc events specializes in “Business-to-Business Loyalty” focusing on group travel incentive programs that are designed to specific audiences and expected goals.
We partner with you to understand and define your incentive goals before creating an extraordinary results-driven program with predictable and measurable returns. From the assessment phase to post analysis, we guide and help manage every detail to ensure that your expectations are exceeded with an exceptional return on your program investment. A well-designed and managed Loyalty Incentive Program more than pays for itself with the increase in gross profit dollars through sales growth and captured market share.