To help you think of exciting new destinations for your incentive trip reward prizes in 2015, our award-winning Events team have put together their top five destinations, including ideas on what your incentive winners can do once they are there, all taken care of by our Events Managers.
Riga is called “The Second City that Never Sleeps”. Blossoming as a creative centre for arts and culture, Riga is a thoroughly modern city with a highly developed infrastructure and opportunities for a variety of activities and entertainment.
Adventurous groups can try their hand at bobsleigh at the Sigulda Luge Track, the training venue for Latvia’s Olympic team. 1,420 metres, 16 curves and a 200 metre long braking distance can be experienced by every visitor. According to Condé Nast Traveller, the world’s 4th best day spa is in Riga. Dinner in the Sky is a fun, high-flying fine dining experience in a most unique setting that offers unparalleled views of magical Tallinn and the Baltic Sea.
Voted the number one destination in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards on TripAdvisor.co.uk and a former Capital of Culture, Istanbul combines ancient history with modern life, from the city’s mosques and hammams to the many restaurants and nightlife, diversity can be found in every corner.
A visit to Istanbul wouldn't be complete without seeing the Grand Bazaar, the largest covered market in the world with more than 4,000 shops. And for a traditional Turkish Bath, the Cagaloglu Hamam which was built in 1741 by order of Sultan Mahmut I, can be hired exclusively.The diversity of Istanbul is also reflected in potential dinner venues. Choose between a private yacht on the Bosphorus, the Marmara Esma Sultan, one of Istanbul’s rich cultural heritage mansions on the Bosphorus, or 360 Istanbul which is placed on Galatasaray Island in the middle of the Bosphorus and commands a 360 degree breath taking view over the water in serene surroundings.
Miami has blossomed into a sophisticated community that offers a combination of the trendiest nightspots, most sought after beaches, rich ethnic neighbourhoods and a mix of world-class shopping boutiques. The coastal municipality of Miami Beach will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in March, making 2015 a good year to join the party.
Miami comes to life when the sun goes down. The city is world renowned for its opulent, high-energy nightclubs, and also features a thriving local bar and lounge scene. From glittering mega clubs to intimate lounges to day clubs on the beach, Miami hot spots draw an impressive line-up of musicians, performers and DK’s week after week making the temptation to party all too much to resist. For a slower pace, Donald Trump recently opened the new Blue Monster golf course at Trump National Doral offers a beautiful experience for golfing groups, and the Betsy Hotel spa and wellness garden in South Beach offers an all-outdoor spa, perfect for relaxing in Miami’s tropical climate.The largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, the Everglades National Park lies an hour west from Miami. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Everglades offers visitors the chance to spot alligators and manatees on an airboat tour, camp or taste dishes like gator bites.
The pearl of the Mediterranean is undoubtedly Montenegro. It is a jet-set destination, situated in the sapphire Adriatic Sea offering white beaches, exciting casinos, old walled towns, blue rivers, dramatic cliffs and great scenery.
The canyon Nevidio is available for enthusiasts and tourists willing to take on a challenging adventure. Experienced guides will help you cross every obstacle in a morning which is guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. Rafting on the River Tara, through the second deepest canyon in the world, is an experience worth of living. This magnificent river, with limpid green, drinkable water will give you an exciting but not dangerous rafting experience through its unique oasis of silence, untouched nature and beautiful mountain scenery. Take part in wine-tasting at the Sipcanik wine cellar. This unusual venue opened in 2007 to the east of the Montenegro capital Podgorica with views over Lake Skadar. The cellar houses more than 28,000 bottles of wine and can offer formal dinners with a tutored tasting of five different wines.
Ireland’s “Wild West” is relatively undeveloped for incentive groups, however it’s remoteness and beauty lend it a particular charm for visitors. Festivals of music, literature, film and arts run throughout the year, and the August racing and September’s Oyster festival are additional highlights.
You can’t go to Ireland without coming into contact with the nation’s love of horses, and Galway is the place to discover this. The Point Pony Trekking and Horse Riding Centre in Galway can take groups of up to 10 people to discover the West of Ireland on horseback. The riding centre is situated right beside the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Connemara Championship Golf Links. With the Twelve Bens as a backdrop, the Atlantic Ocean at your feet, the picturesque fishing village of Roundstone and the colorful town of Clifden only a few miles away, it doesn't come any more scenic than this! Forty minutes north of Galway lies the five star Ashford Castle. Dating back to 13th century, the hotel has 83 bedrooms, a spa and offers a range of activities including classic pastimes such as clay pigeon shooting, fishing or falconry, to more modern activities such as golf, cycling and kayaking.
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