2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

An effective motivator and thrilling reward for employees, studies confirm that business performance can be positively impacted through the use of travel incentive reward programs. 

In an experience-driven world, travel increasingly serves as status and currency. From flaunting out-of-this-world travel experiences on Instagram to sampling local delicacies and learning from far-flung cultures, incentive trips are big business for many companies. 
 
Jo Kelly, events operation director for CR Worldwide, writes in the latest edition of C&IT Magazine: 

"Two factors – experience and Instagram – mean the idea of what makes a trip effective is changing. Together, they are becoming intrinsic to incentive travel’s success. We are moving from incentive travel to ‘Instatravel’...Incentive travel is no longer just an exciting trip abroad. It is a trip filled with incredible experiences.

Experiencing the raw and authentic flavour of destinations is a huge part of this and over the past few years, we’ve seen a steady rise in clients looking for cultural entertainment that is not only enlightening but visually spectacular. 

We take a look at 2019’s hottest destinations for incentive trips and the breathtaking cultural entertainment you can discover there. 

Honolulu, Hawaii 

 

A boisterous Polynesian capital, Honolulu delivers the chance to discover the real Hawaiian culture and spirit of aloha.  

 

A vital art form that blends storytelling with rhythm and motion, hula dancing and chanting was how native Hawaiians connected with their land and their Gods. Now a worldwide symbol of Hawaiian culture, hula is top of our list for incentive travel entertainment in Honolulu. Delve deeper and appreciate the traditions and beliefs beneath the mesmerising movements, learn about the history and even try out some moves yourself! 

 

Hawaiian Entertainment 

 

Hire performers that will share their cultural heritage and traditions with guests for immersive and inspirational hula entertainment.

 

2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

Beijing, China

 

The cultural heart of China, Beijing is on the pulse of the country’s cultural scene as well as traditional performing arts. 

 

Whether it’s the mystique of Peking opera, tumbling acrobats or the graceful lines of Chinese classical dance, you’re spoilt for choice in China when it comes to incentive travel entertainment.

 

Kung Fu Shaolin

 

Showcasing Kung Fu skills, exquisite ballet, dance, music and acrobatics, this beautiful show will dazzle, inspire and mesmerise audiences.

 

With carefully designed sets, lighting and highly skilled performers, it’s an exhilarating performance that pours new vitality into high-level Chinese art.

 

2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

Athens, Greece

Amid magnificent ruins, this temple city built in the 5th century BC serves as a daily reminder to Greeks of their heritage. Layered in history it’s difficult to not feel inspired by ancient mythology, philosophers and civilisations. 

 

Traditional Greek Drummers & Greek Priestesses

 

A creative meet and greet act for incentive trips, our stunning live drummers can perform as a roaming act or stage show. Highly impactful when combined with these Greek Priestesses, the two ensembles can perform a dance show with traditional music based on rituals from Greek mythology.

 

 

2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

Mexico City, Mexico

Shaking off its maligned past, Mexico City is increasingly tempting visitors away from coastal destinations with a vibrant metropolis of culture. With an exploding culinary scene, old-school cantinas, intriguing museums and a wealth of festivals and fiestas, Mexico City ticks many incentive travel boxes.

 

From Mariachi and Day of the Dead to Aztec art and Lucha Libre, there’s plenty of tradition to discover in Mexico City.

 

Mexican Dance Show

 

A visual feast that combines both the traditional and contemporary, this energetic stage show features more than 20 dancers and a combination of original compositions and traditional Mexican folk songs.

 

2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

Zürich, Switzerland

 

With an ancient centre complete with winding lanes and tall church steeples, Zürich offers one of Europe’s wealthiest metropolises with an artsy, post-industrial edge. Head south a few hours and you’ll find yourself in the Swiss Alps where outdoor pursuits and traditional culture are rife. Ski in winter or hike in summer, the stunning surroundings and clean air make a sensational backdrop to wellness-centred incentive trips.

 

Alphorn Player

 

An eye-catching wooden instrument, the alphorn is several meters long and was once used by mountain dwellers in the Alps. This Alphorn Player offers a cool mix of tradition and modern music when combined with live looping.

 

2019’s Hottest Destinations For Incentive Trips… And How To Entertain Your Guests With Local Acts

Destinations for Incentive Trips

 

With bountiful cultural entertainment across the continents, you’re sure to find exceptional local talent working hard to keep the traditions of their ancestors alive wherever you choose to reward your team. 

 

Bringing together unique experiences, immersive cultural travel and the discovery of local crafts, employees are sure to return to work energised and ready to work hard for their next trip!

 

Looking to book cultural entertainment for incentive travel? We can help you source authentic world acts that will blow guests away. Contact us to find out more.

__By Freya Britton

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