What you hand out to vendors, clients, employees, and others you come strike up a business relationship with, does matter. If you hand out something they have no functional use for and do not want to use, then you are tossing your money in the trash. That is exactly what they are going to do with it: toss it in the trash. If you do not want to throw good money into the trash, consider some of these corporate gifts perfectly tailored to those in the travel and tourism industry.
1. Fabric Shopping Bags
This is an eco-friendly gift that anyone working in a kitchen or restaurant will use. Even someone running a bed and breakfast or working in a hotel may make use of this. In fact, anyone who eats will at some point find a use for a fabric shopping bag. You can find these in attractive colors and patterns, such as colorful strips. Throw on your branding and location information and you have a corporate gift that will be used time and again.
How many miles does a room service worker walk a day? How about a customer service agent or a bell hop? When you hand out pedometers, you will encourage employees and clients to put their activity level to the test and start thinking about their fitness. This is something many people are now purchasing in stores, so it will get some good use when you hand it out to clients and employees. This is also a corporate gift that makes a great giveaway or prize at company parties. You may even use it as a reward for friendly competitions held between employees or departments.
3. Small Notepads with Cover and Pen
This is such a simple corporate gift, but it is something that anyone in the tourism or travel industry can always use. How many times have you been away from your desk or on a phone call when you needed to write something down fast? Those are the instances when having something small with a pen attached is very convenient. Your clients and employees will always find a reason to whip this out and make a note.
4. Wheel Clock
This is a unique corporate gift that you will not find selling through every gift retailer. You shouldn’t have to look too hard for it, but it isn’t the most common item available. That is a good thing, because it means everyone else in your industry is not purchasing them as well. When you do find them, these clocks are perfect for anyone involved with the travel or driving end of the industry. It will especially be appreciated by those who drive a truck, shuttle bus, or other vehicle for a living.
5. Passport Holders
This is perfect for anyone in the travel industry! You spend so much of your time dealing with passports, whether it is checking them or helping someone find one that has been lost. This is a great corporate gift that can be handed to guests, employees, clients, or anyone else you come in contact with on a daily basis. It is also a very affordable corporate gift.
You work in a very unique industry, so you should be handing out very unique corporate gifts. This list should give you some idea of what is out there for you.