Ancient landmarks merged with modern cities. Desert landscapes contrasted against azure seas. Intoxicating cuisine and possibly the world’s best coffee… the Middle East is trending as one of the most desirable regions for incentive travel – this according to Charlotte Gwilliam, our recently appointed Thompsons Meetings and Incentives Manager.
Stretching from the Black Sea to the Arabian Sea; from the Mediterranean to the mountains of Iran, this land of 1001 Arabian Nights contains within it 1001 experiences to ignite inspiration – not forgetting its irresistible combination of luxury, culture and great weather – which makes the Middle East the perfect choice for a corporate reward trip.
Middle East incentive trip destinations
Where to choose? With Turkey, Israel, Cyprus and Morocco on the menu (not to mention the UAE and Egypt), you have your pick of Middle East destinations. Here are a few of Charlotte’s favourites:
“Dubai is one of the world’s most unique cities and a great option for incentive trips,” says Charlotte, who adds that there’s no lack of things to see and do in Dubai. “From exploring the city’s futuristic architecture and enjoying its vibrant nightlife, to epic adventures in the desert, there’s plenty to keep your top achievers or valued clients entertained.”
“Turkey has been a popular incentive trip destination for a while and looks to remain a top choice for a while still,” said Charlotte. No surprises considering corporate travellers have so many inspirational sights and experiences to look forward to, from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace to Cappadocia – a location famous for its hot air balloon rides.
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From the bustling markets of Marrakech and Casablanca to the dramatic beauty of the Sahara Desert, Morocco promises an unforgettable and immersive experience. “Morocco is an exciting and deeply soulful destination, which is why we recommend it for small-group corporate reward trips,” said Charlotte.
Plan your incentive travel with us
Going big and abroad? Get in touch with us to handle the planning and logistics of your next incentive trip. Whether in the Middle East, Mauritius or Margate – we have the industry-proven expertise to make your corporate incentives inspirational and unforgettable.