We’re deep into planning mode here at CWT Meetings & Events, with many kick-off events and incentives under way to plan for the year ahead. Why not get a head-start on your own events planning and look at your next event destinations with some of these ideas. After all, the sooner you book, the better the rates you can get locked in. And we all know that incentive travel not only plays a significant part in driving business, but also staff retention and recognition within all companies.
Gone are the days however, when incentive travel provided the opportunity to visit a classic destination. As time moves on, and as companies look to draw new talent, unique cultural activities and extraordinary opportunities lead as the ideal characteristics of an incentive destination, allowing attendees to try new things.
Here are 4 more unusual destinations for 2024:
- Lapland, Finland
Lapland’s unique environment and arctic conditions have made it a mystical destination, providing exciting opportunities with its unique twists. The Finnish Lapland resembles a real fairytale Winter Wonderland, especially with the striking natural sight of the Northern Lights. Hop on board a snowmobile and ride through the pristine-white forests or experience a husky sleigh ride for something truly different. If you prefer to recharge your team, try out one of the authentic Finnish saunas or take a walk out in nature and forest bathe. Lapland is the perfect incentive destination for attendees who wish to experience somewhere distinctive, leaving attendees with memories to last a lifetime.
- Punta Cana
For something more tropical, the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana coastline has a beach that stretches for 32 glorious kilometers with the best-connected Caribbean airport, just a 30-minute drive away. Visitors can choose from 50,000 hotel rooms at sun-soaked resorts like Radisson Blue resort & Residence and Paradisus Palma Real Golf and Spa, both fully geared with world-class conference facilities. For a truly unique event, booking out a property will give you endless options for that memorable experience.
Offering state-of-the-art facilities, world-class dining and entertainment, and an unmistakable creative energy, the rough diamond of Germany is now attracting a new kind of traveler. Look around the city, and you will see the newly instated head offices of corporate and investment companies, and slick tech start-ups interspersed with independent cafes and gritty street art.
If you want more of a Berliner style experience, hop on a Segway or into a mini hot rod. There is something for everyone. For art lovers, Berlin is where you can find some of the most eccentric graffiti painted on the sides of buildings like the East Side Gallery as well as hundreds of galleries and museums.
A Canadian resort town known for its mountainous surroundings and clean, crisp air; nothing will motivate attendees more than a view out of a meeting room in Banff. Gather around an open fire or dip into the natural hot springs, a great way to get warm and for colleagues to get to know one another, whilst overlooking the glacial mountains – how surreal!
Turn that annual meeting or project get-together into an eye-opening experience. It’s the ideal balance of boutique-hopping along Banff Avenue and wild walks through the emerald forests of Banff National Park, created in 1885 and ranging over 6600 square km. Most delegates know the usual venues set aside but take their expectations to a whole new level by visiting Banff.
To book any of the above destinations, or for further inspiration, contact us today.