Are you looking for destination ideas for your incentive travel in 2018? In our previous blog, we detailed how incentive travel plays a huge role in motivating and rewarding your employees, and why it is essential to match your incentives with your corporate culture.
Here, we bring you our top destination options to inspire your business travel planning in 2018.
A feast for the senses and ideal for adventure-seekers, culture vultures and food-lovers, this immersive and dramatic country serves up an astonishing diversity of experiences.
Russia’s capital city, Moscow is a fascinating metropolis which showcases some of the world’s best shopping, nightlife, restaurants and culture. Endowed with beautiful architecture, Moscow is home to the Bolshoi Theatre, the Kremlin, the Pushkin Fine Arts Museum, the Tretyakov Gallery and Red Square, which houses the colourful St Basil’s Cathedral, a breathtaking symbol of Russia.
Embodying the ultimate in artistic talent, Saint Petersburg is home to the magnificent Hermitage Museum and legendary drawbridges over the grand Neva River. If you are visiting Russia’s imperial capital in June, the famous “White Nights” will be sure to delight all the attendees in your delegation.
Why we love Russia: groups are becoming more adventurous with their destination choices and Russia ticks all the boxes for culture, history, unique experiences and adventure.
Treat your top employees or clients to a cultural journey that takes in unforgettable experiences, from surreal seascapes of limestone islands to exploring the spectacular cave systems in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
Vietnamese culture is complex and diverse, displayed in its ancient Chinese temples in the north and Hindu origins of the south, to its French colonial influence in the capital.
For travelling gourmands, Vietnamese food is subtle in essence and outstanding in its diversity, and typically features a mix of Chinese flavours. One of the best ways to experience the local culture is by mingling with villagers, sampling local dishes and sipping rice wine in Vietnam’s many regional markets.
Why we love Vietnam: this country is cost-effective and packs a powerful cultural punch. South African passport holders do require a visa to enter Vietnam, but fortunately, the process is relatively straightforward – and we can handle all these details on your behalf.
Everyone’s favourite tropical island destination, Mauritius never fails to delight visitors. Justly renowned for its sapphirine waters, powder-white beaches and luxury resorts, the island is an ideal destination for incentive travel.
For travellers seeking fun in the sun, highlights include kitesurfing, boat excursions to the beautiful islands of the lagoon, and world-famous diving and snorkelling. On land, decide between fabulous hiking, horse riding and even championship-standard golf courses.
Wildlife tourism in Mauritius is rapidly increasing in popularity. Mauritius has saved more bird species from extinction than any other country on earth, such as the pink pigeon and the Mauritian kestrel. Giant tortoises are another attraction, while dolphins, whales and sharks are just three highlights of the island’s richly biodiverse marine environment.
For food-lovers, Mauritius offers up choices of excellent cuisine as well as beachside snacks. The island’s famous curries and seafood owe their presence to influences from Mauritius’ Indian, Chinese, French and Creole communities.
Why we love Mauritius: a year-round destination with no visa requirements for South African passport holders makes Mauritius the ideal destination for last-minute travel plans.
4) Want to stay local? We suggest Cape Town!
Convenient, cost-effective and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, Cape Town is a first-choice destination for local incentive travel. From the awe-inspiring sweep of Table Mountain and the glorious white beaches of the rugged peninsula to the city’s unique culture, history, shopping, fine dining and excellent wines, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the Mother City.
Looking for that homegrown wow-factor? Check out our 3 favourite venues to host your travellers on a local incentive trip.
Chat to Thompsons Travel today and we will assist you with your 2018 incentive travel plans.