Corporate Rewards & Recognition and Customer Appreciation Programs | AMA Travel

Corporate & Incentive Travel

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Nothing builds team morale and customer loyalty like corporate retreats and getaways!

Travel holds a motivational power like no other business incentive. Is it a part of your employee recognition program or customer engagement strategy?

We have developed custom company trips that not only stay on budget, but also wow! Golf trip? Beach Getaway? Excursion through wine country? Let us know what your dream destination is, and we’ll create a group incentive trip, complete with some intriguing options. The possibilities are endless!

Travel Rewards are great to:

Recognize top performers
Motivate, retain, and reward team members
Reward customer loyalty and trust
Engage your team and customers with your business vision and goals
Provide quality networking opportunities

Some of the Amazing Experiences We've Arranged

A sun-soaked cruise to Tahiti and the Cook Islands, featuring an 8 course dinner at an exclusive restaurant
Island getaway in Turks and Caicos featuring team-building events built around a ‘Reality Show’ theme, topped with an extravagant farewell party headlined by a Canadian rock band.
Taking a bite out of the Big Apple, featuring 4 nights of great theatre in New York
Chartered a yacht for 7 days in the Caribbean making it an exclusive experience
Competing side-by-side against your coworkers on one of the most exciting race boats in the world! The America’s Cup
Meeting a chef and his team in a Paris market and picking up the freshest ingredients for lunch, then heading to a chateau to prepare the meal. Surprise hot air balloon experience over the Loire valley after lunch.
Private dining and dancing event under a tropical night sky with live music and cold rum punch culminating in a fireworks display at the end of the evening

Where to Start:

Contact us to start your plan!

Our team has over 30 years’ experience in planning corporate travel and incentive programs! They’ll work closely with you to create that ultimate incentive trip. Let us take care of all the details, even the ones you haven’t thought of.

Meet our Corporate Rewards & Incentives Group Specialists

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Irmy

With over 30 years in the travel industry, Irmy takes groups of friends and family members, corporate employees and loyal customers, and creates trips that go beyond your typical getaway – with a dose of her signature WOW Factor, they’re unforgettable experiences that exceed client expectations.

Take for example a friends-and-family anniversary trip to Montana, taking in Glacier and Yellowstone Park with a stay at a five-star all-inclusive dude ranch. Or chartering a yacht through the Caribbean over the course of a week with 150 guests onboard. Or fashioning a reality-TV-show themed team-building event in the Turks and Caicos with extravagant outdoor parties (headlined by a Canadian rock band, no less).

In her own travels, Irmy enjoys activities that are a little calmer: walks on the beach, exploring her destination, and people watching. Because after all, her clients already take her on some of the most exciting trips imaginable.

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Tammy

As a groups specialist, Tammy works with corporate incentive travel, customer appreciation trips, and multi-generational family vacations. It’s a job that requires a broad spectrum of skills, but with 25 years of experience in the travel industry and having escorted 28 tours herself, Tammy is more than able to make it the most memorable trip you’ve ever taken.

The itineraries of tours she escorted are adventurous to say the least: Whale watching in Cabo, Catamaran sailing in Huatulco, spelunking in the Harrison Caves in Barbados are just a few of her favourite memories. And she retains that excitement when on her own travels – just ask her about seeing the Big Five while on safari in Africa.

If you need an exceptional trip planned for a large group, Tammy will do it with such gusto you’d think she was going on vacation herself. And she’ll be there before, during, and after the trip.

NEED HELP SETTING UP YOUR REWARDS AND APPRECIATION PROGRAMS?

Setting up employee rewards and recognition and customer appreciation programs can be tough! Not only is it a lot to organize and handle, but it needs to fit your organization and budget.

We can help you set up employee recognition and customer appreciation travel programs. Our relationship begins with an in-depth review of your needs. We’ll work with you to review your objectives for your incentive travel, and the criteria for meeting them, and prepare options that fit your team, culture, and budget.

We offer a variety of products, services, and travel options, and we’ll work with you to create the best package for your needs. These are some ideas that we’ve incorporated into our client’s programs:

  • Teambuilding conferences
  • Executive retreats
  • Individual trips
  • Travel vouchers in any denomination

WHY PLAN YOUR CORPORATE & INCENTIVE TRIPS WITH AMA?

Our dedicated team will help you plan customized trips for 25 – 150 people or more. We’ve been in the travel business for almost 100 years – so you get the benefit of our experience and so many perks! Because of our long-standing relationships with travel suppliers, we can negotiate prices and perks you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Custom touches that wow: Want to make your event stand out? Have a theme in mind? From simple to extravagant we’ve done it all. Create themed team building events? Charter a yacht? Fireworks? Rock concert? We can arrange truly special events and activities for you and your guests. This trip will be one you’ll remember for the rest of your lives!
  • Cost and time savings: Booking group travel with AMA Travel can bring cost and time savings! We can get you the best value on your group vacation, and help keep you on budget.
  • Support: No matter where your trip takes you, we’re here to support you – you have a dedicated travel professional available to provide exceptional support planning your trip, while you are on your trip, and even after!

WHY USE TRAVEL AS AN INCENTIVE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Because it works. Travel holds motivational power like no other incentive. Particularly a group incentive travel program, which is considered the gold standard for effective rewards and motivational tools.

Let us help you provide a once in a lifetime travel experience designed to inspire and recognize your employees for meeting exceptional levels of performance, in support of your company’s goals.

Team travel takes people out of their everyday – it is such and efficient way to engage team members and customers. It is a fresh and immersive way for your team members and customers to network, get to know each other, learn more about your company, meet the executive team, and make new connections.


A REWARDED TEAM MEMBER IS A HAPPY TEAM MEMBER

Rewarding your top performers, motivating your middle performers.

Invest to retain your top employees – it’s commonly known that 80% of your company’s profits will be generated by your top employees, but this is your actual performance.

What about your potential performance? How much money is your company leaving on the table because you are not effectively motivating your middle performers? Your greatest potential comes from motivating the middle 60% employee base of your company. Even small movements in this large group can realize exceptional success for your company.


REACHING YOUR GOALS

Travel incentives can be used for a variety of corporate objectives and strategies. Incentive travel comes in all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s a small gathering, or a giant All-Hands getaway, we can help you put it to work to reach your business goals.


TEAM TRAVEL

You can use your incentive trip:

  • To introduce new company services and products
  • To rollout business strategy and plans
  • As a recruitment tool
  • As an employee retention tool
  • To reinforce your company’s brand and message
  • To build comradery

INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL

Reward your top performers with a more individualized travel experience. There’s a variety of options to build the right plans to make this a cost effective yet special trip to recognize your key contributors.


TRAVEL CERTIFICATES

The most flexible option, your team members and customers can redeem their certificates towards the travel activity of their choice.


WHAT YOUR TEAM TRAVEL EXPERIENCE CAN LOOK LIKE

Before you go

  • We can send reminders and updates to your employees and /or significant other to keep the motivation and excitement going.
  • We can throw your group a send off party at a restaurant, club, or even the airport.

Departure day

  • We can meet and greet your guests at the airport
  • We can arrange a group check-in at the airport to help save you time

You've arrived

  • Enjoy a private car or coach transfer to your hotel, resort, or cruise ship
  • We can arrange beverages on the coach on the way to the resort
  • Check-in together at the hotel while enjoying a refreshing beverage and appetizers
  • Treat your guests like VIP’s – we can plan cocktail parties, entertainment, group dinners, team building events or sightseeing tours
  • Pamper your guests with a gift on their pillow on arrival, or each night of the trip
  • Enjoy the personal concierge services of an AMA Travel representative during your entire trip
  • Have a photo taken and give as a commemorative keepsake for each of your guests

Returning home

  • Enjoy a private car or coach transfer to the airport
  • Check-in as a group at the airport
  • Have a thank-you announcement to your guests during your flight
  • Send a welcome home thank-you to each of your employees

We have been using AMA for our travel needs for over 10 years. Annually we hold a company "team building" trip to various locations in Mexico and the Caribbean. These excursions involve in excess of 180 participants, who require care, guidance and organization. AMA continually recommends exciting, luxurious and safe travel options every year. The onsite service they provide us during the trips is exceptional. They organize exciting day excursion options for our group, arrange and help facilitate our team building events, set up an Awards dinner and care for any and all other requests we may have. Irmy and the team at AMA have become a valued member of our company’s family.

— Al R, Corporate Retreats to Mexico and the Caribbean

Irmy has been our corporate travel agent for 3 years. She has provided us with professional and knowledgeable travel support for all our staff, including the executive members of our organization. We work closely with Irmy who helps us arrange everything from customer trips to our annual sales incentive trip with efficiency, and a 'can do' attitude. Irmy is always there to do whatever we need and thinks of the things that we do not which ensures a memorable travel experience for our groups. Irmy has the ability to make seemingly impossible corporate travel situations possible, and we have no hesitation in recommending Irmy’s services to others. Thanks for all you do for us, Irmy!

— Garrett G, Customer Trips and Annual Sales Incentive Trips