6 Great Incentive Travel Destinations

When it comes to rewarding your team, it doesn't get much better than whisking them off to a spectacular destination for some sightseeing, thrill-seeking and some wonderful memories to reminisce on long after your return to the office.    

Incentive travel is a great way to increase productivity within the work place. Memories created can forge lasting imprints that will be forever associated to your company, which in turn increases personal value, loyalty, dedication and engagement. Something that lasts much longer than a cash bonus alone.  

So, we chatted to our DMC partner Nikki Mitchell, to find out six of the most popular incentive travel destinations, and we’re delighted to be able to share them with you. 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates 

Direct access
Average flight time: 7hr
GMT: + 4hr

A leading city of the world, Dubai is a destination that blends a unique concoction of modern culture with rich history. Known for it’s shimmering skyscrapers & lively cosmopolitan lifestyle, Dubai offers an abundance of world-class luxury hotels, top-notch shopping destinations and a vibrant nightlife regularly featuring world-renowned DJs. With guaranteed sunshine throughout the year, Dubai offers an endless array of outdoor activities. From skydiving over the Palm Jumeirah, dining in the Al Hatta desert and experiencing the heady aromas of the traditional spice Souk markets, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice. 

Things to do… 

  • Get pulses racing at the Dubai Autodrome

  • Dine in the heart of the Al Hatta Desert

  • Go dune bashing in a 4×4

  • Take a breezy catamaran cruise

  • Take a cultural city tour with a historian

Iceland

Direct access
Average flight time: 3hr
GMT: + 0hr

Dubbed the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ Iceland is like no other place on earth. Famous for its hot springs, thunderous geysers, active volcanoes and dramatic landscapes, Iceland provides the perfect playground where countless adventures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences await. From ice caving to stargazing, husky sledging to whale watching there’s an activity to tickle everyone’s fancy. Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland and the most northern capital city in the world, enjoys a vibrant nightlife with independent bars and an up-and-coming restaurant scene that’s putting Iceland on the culinary map. Whether it's adrenaline pumping adventures or soaking in the spectacular scenery, Iceland will ensure a truly special stay. 

Things to do… 

  • Sip on a glass of fizz while unwinding in The Blue Lagoon hot spring

  • Take a tour to the Golden Circle and discover the Gullfoss waterfall & geothermal Geyser’s

  • Race across Iceland’s awe inspiring landscape on skidoo’s

  • Taste hearty Nordic cuisine

  • Witness the magical Northern Lights (best time between November and March)

Portugal

Direct access
Average flight time: 3hr
GMT: + 1hr

If diversity is something you’re looking for, Portugal with its variety of regions in a small territorial space is a great place to go. In a single day, you can hop from lush green mountains to white sandy beaches, to historic towns. With easy access to a variety of landscapes, a warm Mediterranean climate and long hours of sunlight, Portugal offers a vast array of outdoor activities.  Experience the bustling capital city, with its cobbled streets, attractive shops and cafes, or take a soothing dip in a natural spring, trek adventurous trails and visit charming towns on the Madeira Coast. Providing an excellent choice of contemporary luxury hotels and conference facilities, with all its historical charm, Portugal remains a firm favorite.

Things to do… 

  • Sample Portugal’s excellent gastronomy and wine

  • Play golf on the world’s most desirable courses in the Algarve

  • Explore Lisbon in style on a Segways

  • Catch some waves! Learn to surf in the Algarve

  • Drink cocktails on the beach while watching spectacular sunsets

Prague, Czech Republic

Direct access
Average flight time: 2hr
GMT: + 1hr

Dubbed ‘the City of a Hundred Spires’ Prague is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. With its easy access and excellent value for money, Prague has become the go-to destination for incentive travel. With many magnificent UNESCO listed monuments such as Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and Charles Bridge, and many cozy streets to explore occupying hip bars, restaurants and shops, there are many gems to be discovered. A mix of traditional, modern and quirky hotels, as well as excellent conference facilities makes Prague a destination that will ensure every taste is catered for.

Things to do… 

  • Explore hidden Prague with an underground tour

  • Experience a concert in the Illuminated St. Vitus Cathedral

  • Sample Prague's world class beers and ales on a beer tour

  • Get into the festive spirt at Prague’s traditional Christmas market (From the start of December to January)

  • Marvel at the intricate 600 years old Astronomical Clock

Krakow, Poland

Direct access
Average flight time: 2hr
GMT: + 1hr

With its old-world ambiance, rich tradition and budget friendly facilities, Krakow is a fantastic destination for a weekend get away. Located in the heart of Europe, Krakow enjoys easy access from most European countries & direct flights from over 40 international countries. There is plenty to engage incentive groups in and around the city with two Unesco World Heritage sites, the Wieliczka Salt Mine and Auschwitz-Birkenau, while the old town of Krakow buzzes with independent restaurants, historic churches, shops, and lively music venues. Besides being an historical hot spot, Krakow has a well-developed infrastructure, with renowned hotels, great public transport, modern conference venues and world class Polish hospitality.

Things to do… 

  • Explore the incredible Wieliczka Salt Mines

  • Immerse the senses with a private concert of Frederic Chopin’s music

  • Take a guided visit round Oskar Schindler's Factory

  • Hop on a horse drawn carriage for some sight seeing

  • Taste traditional Polish food in Europe’s biggest market square

St. Lucia, Caribbean

Direct access
Average flight time: 8hr
GMT: + 4hr

Referred to as 'Helen of the West Indies’, St Lucia is the jewel in the Caribbean. With its iconic Piton Mountains, lush rainforests, sublime bays, stunning palm-fringed beaches and sparkling waterfalls, St Lucia’s stunning scenery, along with its year-round tropical climate, offers the perfect backdrop for an abundance of unique excursions and outdoor adventures. With an array of luxurious resorts, plenty of sumptuous dining experiences, warm hospitality and a laid-back vibe, St Lucia is a slice of paradise that will truly appeal to all the senses.

Things to do… 

  • Take an energising dip in St Lucia’s famous mineral mud baths

  • Hike the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Pitons

  • Go zip-lining through the lush rainforests

  • Mingle with the locals at a Friday night street party

  • Tickle you taste buds with a rum tour around the island

If you're considering an incentive trip and are not sure where to begin, our initial no-obligation consultancy service might be the place to start. You do tea, we bring cake... now that's an offer you can't refuse, and it might just get you to your destination a little faster!