The Brilliance of Group Travel for Meetings

Posted On: August 25, 2016

Is your company in a rut? Are the employees just going through the motions of their jobs? If your company needs a reboot and your employees could use a reminder of why they first joined your team, then an off-site meeting may the solution. 

Getting your employees out of the office and even out of their comfort zones can help co-workers resolve issues, refocus their energy and be more productive. With over 30 years of experience, Docherty Incentives & Meetings plans thoughtful, world-class, off-site meetings for teams of employees that benefit companies year after year.

Out of the Cube. Out of the Box.

You know meetings are a necessity, but that doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Allow Docherty to take your employees out of the cubicle to give them the space to think outside the box. Off-site meetings can strike the perfect balance between discussing the mission of the company and long-term goals while giving employees a chance to spend time together and really get to know each other as friends, not just as colleagues.

The ROI of embarking on a successful off-site meeting will garner surprising benefits. We see it time and time again. In addition to boosting morale, an off-site meeting can inspire employees to have a fresh perspective and help them brainstorm new ideas that could propel your company to higher heights. Removing everyday distractions can also enable employees to focus solely on the meetings, to learn about the local people and culture and to think of creative ways to tackle challenges. Your company’s future success is worth the investment in creative, empowering meetings that take place away from the office.

Travel is Part of the Experience.

Traveling with co-workers can be an enlightening experience. As anyone who’s traveled with a friend or partner knows, you can learn a lot about someone based on how they deal with lost luggage or delayed flights. Being away from the comforts of home may bring out the best and worst in your employees, and how they work together to support each other can tell you a lot about the culture of your company.

At Docherty we handle the travel plans so everything is as organized as possible. What your employees bring to the travel experience is even more special: traveling often forces people to draw on experiences and use skills they haven’t needed at work but ones that could positively impact the company. Getting away from headquarters may give your employees a fuller picture of their colleagues and their broad skill sets.

Consider the Ideal Location.

Of course, you don’t have to go far to get away. Many places in the United States and Canada are perfect destinations for groups and offer great meeting facilities as well as a range of cultural activities. While cities such as New York, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are ever-popular spots for group travel, destinations such as Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, Washington, D.C., Toronto and Montreal have the perfect mix of a number of hotels and cultural hot spots to help your employees make the most of an off-site meeting. Our resources and connections in the US allows us to offer clients access to a broad range of meeting planning services from booking beloved venues to securing engaging speakers—services available only through meeting and event planners.

For music fans, Nashville, Austin and New Orleans are great destinations. With so many small music venues and a number of annual music festivals, these cities are the perfect choice for a music-focused team meeting. New York, Chicago, D.C., Toronto and Montreal are ideal spots for companies that want to expose their employees to diverse cultures, world-class museums and thriving downtown areas. Looking for some glitz and glamour? Then Las Vegas or Los Angeles may be the best bet for your company.

If you’re looking to expose your employees to not only diverse cultures and cuisines but also to different languages, then a European destination may be the answer. We have planned exquisite and exciting group travel for meetings in cities such as Paris, Barcelona, Dublin, Madrid, Berlin, Prague and Dubrovnik that will challenge your employees’ communication skills while giving them the chance to explore iconic tourist sites and tours we organize at locations such as the Eiffel Tower, the Prado Museum or remnants of the Berlin Wall.

For a more laid back atmosphere, we plan meetings for groups in beautiful tropical destinations. Meetings in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Vallarta or the Turks and Caicos islands can give your employees the incentive to focus on meetings in the morning with the promise of sun and sand in the afternoons. With world-class fishing, beautiful beaches and a variety of activities such as parasailing and snorkeling, these tropical destinations can push your employees outside their comfort zones and into a newfound sense of adventure with the programs we create.

Off-site Meetings are a Necessity.

A memorable, productive off-site meeting organized by us can help your employees be their best while benefitting your company’s bottom line. To learn about the variety of programs we offer and to share the pulse of what your employees may need in terms of group experience, contact the team at Docherty Incentives & Meetings. We carefully plan every detail from vacation checklists and flight plans to entertainment sourcing and on-site event management.

We want you to have a productive, loyal and inspired team of employees. Group travel for meetings is one of the most effective ways to encourage a team. Docherty Incentives & Meetings will help your employees and your company get the most out of group travel.