Incentive travel rewards for corporates could soon be back on the table following the opening of Australia’s international borders. The Society of Incentive Travel Excellence Australia and New Zealand Chapter says corporates haven’t spent incentive travel reward budgets over the past two years and they’re ready to do so now.
Unfortunately for venue-hunting EAs, this could mean securing some venues will be challenging. With New Zealand’s border only recently opened and many corporates not wanting to travel too far from home, at least for the first half of 2022, some of Australia’s most popular high-end properties could be in high demand. Venues including Hayman and Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, and some five-stars in Cairns and Port Douglas are already experiencing high levels of enquiries.
Your other challenge? Getting your exec to their destination. Following the reopening of international borders in February, there has been a significant reduction in air capacity domestically and globally. That will, of course, impact where and when people can travel.
Tourism and Transport Forum CEO Margie Osmond remains positive, however: “Our industry has faced so many challenges over the last two years, but it is renowned for being resilient and I have every faith it will bounce back better and bigger than before.”