As participants are being better traveled, better educated and maybe more likely to try something new; incentives are seeing some great and unseen destinations.
While costs and travel time will always remain top of mind, below are some countries that can be quite reasonable and will offer experiences of a life time. According to Incentive Magazine, here is a list of the top emerging incentive destinations and some of the key points of interest.
Since China hosted the 2008 Summer Olympics, it remains top of mind. It is easy and fairly inexpensive to fly within China to see all it has to offer. A lot of factories are located in China and could be incorporated into your program so participants can see first-hand what they can/have invested in or tour the company they work for to see the production plant. For companies looking to do a bit of work and play, this is a destination to explore! Some of the top attractions include the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, The Bund in Shanghai, Beijing and Hangzou, also nicknamed ‘Paradise On Earth’.
To do a safari is high on the bucket list for most people. In South Africa, you can experience an ancient past, but still have the option to check into a 5 star hotel such as the One & Only. Visit the award winning Winelands, Capetown and Peninsula, Kruger National Park and if your participants really like getting off the beaten track, there is always the Wild Coast that offers a lot of natural activities and adventures.
Argentina and Peru
Both countries have so much to offer, of course there is Buenos Aires in Argentina, but also Iguazu Falls, the Andes Mountains, and the winemaking region of Mendoza.
Again, another bucket list for many people is Machu Picchu in Peru, although there is so much to more to do there. Think of the fun of sandboarding on giant dunes, visit the Amazon Rainforest, try surfing or visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Although this has been a popular destination for leisure travelers, companies are now using it a lot for incentives. This country has so much history as well as modern attractions and then there are also rural areas with natural wonders like Cappadocia.
Regardless of the age or demographic of your group, Dragonfly Meeting Solutions Inc. will provide ideas that will work within your group’s criteria and budget.
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