More than 330 travelers representing the Watkins Wellness family of brands traveled to Hawaii in February to celebrate their success and achievements over the past year.

The trip was the finale of the 2016 Watkins Wellness Incentive Program, which rewards dealers who excel in the industry and reach their annual goals. This year, the trip sent dealers on an all-expense-paid trip to a “Pacific Paradise” at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina, in Hawaii.

In addition to snorkeling, hiking, golf, sun and fun, North American and international dealers soaked in the rich culture and history of the Hawaiian Islands with visits to the Dole Plantation, the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor and an evening aboard the USS Missouri.

An Opportunity to Give Back

A highlight of the trip was a unique opportunity to give back to local children. As part of a teambuilding project and community outreach, the group of travelers crafted soft, colorful blankets for the pediatric unit at the Queen’s Medical Center, West Oahu.

On the final night of the trip, dealers were inspired to hold an impromptu auction, and three of the blankets were sold. The auction raised $10,000 for the hospital’s pediatric unit. Other dealers later contributed online to the hospital.

“These annual trips are a celebration of our dealers and their amazing accomplishments for our brands, as well as the spa industry,” says Mike Dunn, executive vice president of Watkins Wellness. “These dealers did an outstanding job in 2016, and we are grateful for their dedication.”

Dealers are already working toward the next Watkins Wellness Incentive Program trip. The “Caribbean Treasure” incentive trip will take successful dealers to Grand Cayman in February 2018.