In previous articles we’ve discussed the different ways travel incentives can motivate employees, but you may find yourself wondering if travel will motivate your employees. Perhaps you can envision travel incentives working in some industries, but have a hard time believing that such incentives would be effective for your line of work. Well, fear not—we’ve compiled a list of major industries and detailed ways that travel incentive programs can be effective for a variety of different industries.


The sales industry is enormous, comprising of everything from medical-related products and services to consumer goods. Travel incentives work especially well for salespeople, because there are a number of obvious ways to make a program work. One of the most common uses is utilizing a travel incentive to increase overall sales or the sales of a specific brand, product, service, etc. However, it can also be used to increase brand recognition, or sell more product at a higher mark-up.

Technology Support

Those in the technology industry could benefit from travel incentives in a number of ways. People working in support centers can be rewarded according to their success in reducing callbacks for unresolved problems. Additionally, employees who have most improved their efficiency in the resolution of support issues could be awarded with a travel adventure. Or, for a different kind of program, you could reward those who receive the best and most satisfied customer feedback.

Nursing/Medical Care

More than ever, hospital and nursing home care is becoming increasingly important.  Many hospitals, to remain competitive, are using traveling nurses (or contract nursing staff) to fill the daily needs. One of the ways that may help counteract issues that arise while also helping to correct quality issues with care is to provide travel incentive programs for nursing staff.  Travel incentives can improve productivity and efficiency as well as provide better patient experiences and outcomes.


In the manufacturing industry, travel incentives can effectively motivate line crews. For example, the trip can reward those who make the fewest mistakes. Or, as an alternative, those who reduce waste caused by improper assembly can receive the reward.

Customer Service

Travel incentives can also motivate customer service reps. For example, the trip can reward those who answer their clients’ questions fastest. Similarly, you can reward those who receive the most positive feedback from their customers. Or, on a different note, employees who identify common problems or issues with their product or service could win the trip.

Call Centers/Dispatch

Efficiency is of the highest importance for those working in the call center and dispatch fields. This is a prime target for travel incentive programs. Use travel to encourage employees to take orders faster and more accurately. Alternately to handle more calls in less time but do so with efficiency.


Warehouse jobs have many elements that travel incentive programs can improve. For example, an incentive program can encourage reducing the number of returns caused by incorrect shipments. Similarly, a good travel incentive can motivate employees to reduce overstock (or understock) of items. Finally, an incentive program can be used to encourage workplace safety, rewarding those who abide by safety rules and regulations.


Travel incentive programs consistently prove their worth, showcasing their unique ability to motivate and inspire. The appeal of an exciting, memorable destination transcends the differences between industries, motivating top salespeople and warehouse workers alike.

If you think a travel incentive is right for your organization, contact Gavel International to learn how outsourcing travel incentive programs can help save you money and lead to great outcomes!

Jim Bozzelli