Rosalyn Giles, Director – Client Services, recently visited Adelaide, Australia during a venue discovery trip. Her comments may surprise you: “The perception that Australia is the other “end of the world” for high-end incentives couldn’t be further from the truth when travelling with Etihad Airways Business Class and great internal flights with Virgin Australia.
The 20 hour flight, broken with a hot shower and wonderful spa treatment in Abu Dhabi, to the excellent inboard service ensured that I arrived fresh and ready for a full day taking in the sights of Sydney – from Darling Harbour, to the Sydney Opera House and Bondai Beach and my onward flight to Adelaide! The internal flights with Virgin Australia were pleasurable using their Entertainment App to enjoy a film or two.
Adelaide, with its wineries, dramatic coastal scenery and friendly people opened my eyes to the many possibilities for hosting an incentive group. The culmination of a trip to Port Douglas/Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef left me in awe and wonder!”
When considering your next President’s Club or Top Achievers Awards then consider Australia and ask us for more details. As they say in Australia …… “Come and join us and enjoy amazing hospitality, culinary delights and spectacular sights”.
There is no doubt that Australia is a great destination for any recognition trip but only if your achievers have already been to those places closer to home. An incentive trip which involves a global audience could go anywhere aspirational which has good flight access but if the achievers are travelling from Europe, great care must be taken when selecting the right destination.
We spend a lot of time and expertise understanding where the achievers may be travelling from before recommending destinations to our clients. By gaining a thorough understanding of the target audience, we can help to ensure the success of a travel incentive.