Creative Corporate Retreats

We Create Custom Retreats, Offsites & Incentive Trips Around the Globe

Meet Moniker

We are an award winning corporate trip planning agency, focused on helping companies put together imaginative incentive trips, retreats, and off-sites around the globe.

Our mission? To create and operate unforgettable experiences and memories for our clients and their teams in a fun, transparent, and collaborative way. And we’re bloody good at it too.

Our Story

Moniker’s roots began in the corporate world, where our “Eureka!” moment of what inspires people to love their workplace and click with their colleagues led us to quit our jobs and trade in our cubicles for carry-ons.

The goal was simple. Focus on creating bucket-list worthy retreats for other companies around the world, helping them brainstorm in inspiring places, celebrate achievements, or spend some time kicking back and bonding in incredible settings and locations.

So far, so good.

Company Retreat in Canada
Team building activity in Italy
Company Retreat in Colorado
Sales Incentive in Nashville
Company Retreat in Colorado
Incentive Trip in Toronto
Company Retreat in Denver
Sales Incentive Trip in Nashville
Company Retreat in Italy

Our Approach

We take care of all the research and planning, leveraging an amazing team of curious and creative travel professionals dedicated to each program. No stone is left unturned in the dogged pursuit of finding the right destination and home for your group and ensuring each day (and night) is chock-full of incredible moments worth tweeting home about.

With a fully cloud-based platform and 100% transparent philosophy, our systems ensure you are kept up to date and deeply involved throughout the process. You'll have 24/7 access to the latest versions of the budget and documents no matter where you are or what time zone you're in.

Agenda booklets

What We Do

Services
Travel Logistics

Travel Logistics

We take care of the high level details like Flights, Hotels, and Transportation and provide 24/7 travel support to get you where you want to go (and back again!)

Event Planning

Event Planning

With a keen eye for the details, our team takes on everything from managing your meetings to overseeing the team-building and social events, from A/V to Z.

On-Site Staffing

On-Site Staffing 

Our professional staff guide every program we plan, ensuring on-site execution is flawless so you can actually enjoy your trip knowing everything is taken care of.

Full Service Corporate Retreat Agency

We tend to wear many hats, but at our core we pull together our expertise to plan, produce, and operate complex trips for companies around the world. Whether it's hosting your Kick-Off Meeting in Montréal or an All-Hands Retreat in Reykjavík - rest assured, we've got you covered!

Our promise is world-class service every step of the way, with a well-structured and thoughtful approach to planning. Everything is transparent so you know what you’re paying for and what it will cost, meaning no surprises (except the ones we plan!)

  • Site Selection
  • Destination Insight
  • Graphic Design
  • Theme Development
  • Transparent Pricing

Some inspiration for your next trip...

Company Retreat in Barcelona
Company Retreat in Morocco
Company Retreat Costa Rica
Incentive Trip Croatia
Company Retreat Iceland
Company Retreat Montreal
Incentive Trip Australia
Incentive Trip Brazil
Company Retreat Italy
Company Retreat Thailand

How It Works

Process

Step 1. Intro Call

Every program begins with a phone call. We'll discuss your objectives, ask a few questions, and maybe even throw around a few ideas to begin. We'll explain what we actually do, how it all works, and how we might be able to help. From there, we'll send you a summary by e-mail and if all looks good - get started on a proposal.

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Incentive Trip Agency

Step 2. Research & Proposal
(Complimentary)

We're firm believers in knowing who you're dealing with before a single dime gets spent. Based on our initial conversations, we'll start digging through our mountains of resources to prepare a complimentary proposal for you, outlining at least 3 destinations with hotels, activities, and other elements we think would add some color to each option.

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Step 3. Letter of Engagement

After seeing our proposal, you'll decide whether you want to engage us to plan your program. If you do, we'll ask you to narrow down your top choice(s), sign a simple agreement and make a small deposit.

From there, we'll get cracking on diving deeper into the finer details, ultimately putting together a very detailed budget and itinerary for your final approval.

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Step 4. Contract & Planning

By this stage, we've more or less figured out (A) the destination, (B) where (and when) you're going, and (C) the general outline of the day-to-day agenda.

Only after you're happy with the budget and itinerary from Step 3, will we finalize the process by signing a contract. After that, the real fun begins as we roll our sleeves up and get elbow deep in to the heaps of planning that lies ahead. (But don't worry, we'll be doing most of it!)

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Step 5. On-Site Execution

Our staff will be in the forefront (while simultaneously in the background, clipboards and all), ensuring everything runs seamlessly and your guests' every need and whim is attended to.

Think of us as your butler, concierge, and Bat Phone all rolled into one – except instead of Alfred, call us Moniker.

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Some of Our Clients

What Clients Say About Us

Testimonials

Absolutely flawless

Everything was flawlessly planned from beginning to end. Can’t thank you guys enough for the help and creativity you brought to the Uber Canada Winter Retreat!

PUNEET B.
OFFICE MANAGER, UBER

Critical to our culture

The trip literally brings the group together. Most importantly people are connected, which helps make it clear what we want to accomplish as a company.

KEITH V.
CEO, PLEX

Incredibly organized

It was an incredibly well organized trip – from memorable adventures to great restaurants and lively bars – my god was it fun. Thanks for all your hard work and helping us spoil our clients, ultimately continuing to be a best-in-class company

ALLISON M.
DIRECTOR OF LEASING,
DREAM REALTY

An Absolute Dream to Work With

Moniker is an absolute dream to work with - from their proposal creation, to swag and execution of our Spring Retreat. They exemplify a true all-hands-on-deck attitude, and were willing to do anything and everything to ensure we had the time of our lives. I can't wait to work with them on our next retreat!

Caroline Y.
PEOPLE & CULTURE, BOMBAS

Ready to chat? 👉Let’s work together!

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Some Examples of Our Work

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Company Retreat Tuscany
Theorem: Tuscany, Italy

70 employees from around the globe took over their very own 13th century castle in Tuscany for a week of strategy, meetings, and teambuilding as part of this Cali based company's retreat.

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Dragon Boat Racing under the Ponte Vecchio, “The Italian Job”, an custom-built Amazing Race styled bank heist challenge racing Fiat 500s throughout Tuscany, and some fun games mixed into a week filled with incredible team dinners backdropped by even more incredible scenery. 'La Dolce Vita' indeed!

Company Retreat Switzerland
PlexCon: Gstaad, Switzerland

A fully distributed media company brought nearly 100 employees to Switzerland for a "007 Special Agent Training" themed annual retreat.

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From the moment they arrived in Geneva until the end of their week in Gstaad, the team was put through a series of trials to test their investigative and logic skills, competing in custom designed Escape Rooms, Scavenger Hunts, culminating with a final 80's themed Apres Ski farewell party in an Alpine Lodge high atop the Swiss Alps.

Meet the Crew

Behind the Scenes
Sean Hoff
CO-Founder & MANAGING PARTNER

Legend has it, Sean started out his career as a Banker but cast off to start Moniker after being an attendee on a number of "President Club' trips and believing he could do it better. Fast forward several years, some amazing adventures around the globe, and a talent for creating magic from a blank canvas.

Sean plays the role of creative devil's advocate, always asking "why not" and figuring out ways to squeeze in that little extra personality to create truly bucket-list worthy programs for our clients.

SYDNEY PENMAN
OPERATIONS LEAD

A native of Simcoe, Ontario, Sydney brings some serious operational chops to the Moniker team from almost a decade managing hundreds of high-school & university programs across North America with our sister companies, I Love Travel & Breakaway Tours.

Her eye for detail and logistics make her a perfect fit for coordinating all the behind-the-scenes planning that go into our programs, ensuring no detail is overlooked and on-site execution is flawless. Known for her dry-wit and love of Bud Light, in her free time Sydney enjoys Karaoke and impressing the world with her Celine Deon impersonation.

ALEX HANDA
CO-Founder & president of ilovetravel.com

Alex and Sean met many moons ago, when Sean joined him as employee #8 in helping build out a new division for his Youth Travel company. 10 years later, with over 200 employees and steering the helm of one of Canada's fastest growing companies, it's safe to say that Alex knows the travel industry inside out.

Alex champions the strategy and growth of Moniker while maintaining his role at ilovetravel.com, ensuring the lessons and experience he's learned in his journey are instilled in Moniker's core - a commitment to focusing on the guest experience, and always striving to surprise and delight.

STEPHANIE HARPER
GROWTH LEAD

A straight West Coast'er, Steph's laid back demeanour makes for a sneakily good sales lady who truly appreciates nature, both above and below sea-level.

As head of Growth, Stephanie oversees our efforts to share the joy (and wisdom) with companies around the world, as well as see through the design and execution of all the hare-brained ideas the rest of the group comes up with. Custom-themed agendas? No problem. Travel-Themed Adult Colouring books for our clients? Now we're talkin'!

ASHLEY MACARTHUR
OPERATIONS LEAD

Landing in our Toronto office after a few layovers in Paris, Vancouver and New Orleans, Ashley is our air traffic controller of Moniker. She's in the eye of the storm calling the shots, making sure everyone's retreats are on course and on final descent for a smooth landing.

Overseeing all of the project management, Ashley is the one keeping the train(s) on travel, ensuring all our T's are crossed and I's are dotted. A Francophone by training, in her spare time, Ashley can be found with her gloves on the boxing ring or cutting a rug with the locals on the dance floor during her travels.

CASEY COGAN
head of TRIP PLANNING & RESEARCH

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as head of the Trip Planning & Research, talking care of our destination outreach and proposals.

With a keen eye for digging deep and researching the diamonds in the rough, she'll ensure your team finds the perfect place to stay and play. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Her kind nature and always-smiling demeanour keeps the office in good spirits, and her on the front lines on answering the office telephone!

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Toronto office
1207 King St. West, Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 1G2
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