Let us guess, you’re looking to really ‘wow’ your top brokers for your next incentive trip with a unique destination. Paris, London, New York, and Monaco are always top choices for incentive trips but what happens when you have already explored all those options?
2024 is looking to be a promising year: we are seeing more and more clients push the boundaries with their incentive trips, many of whom are willing to venture off the beaten path to find the most ‘bucket-list worthy’ location or hotel. We’re always on the lookout for new and exciting destinations that will truly level up your next trip, and allow you to treat your team to something out of the ordinary and truly unforgettable.
Check out our Top 10 Travel Incentive Destinations for 2024!
If you want to truly impress your top brokers, look no further than Ibiza, Spain’s most happening destination. Known as the party capital of the world, Ibiza is a city buzzing with life, excitement, and adventure. Alive with top DJs, fabulous nightclubs and all-night parties, you may think this island destination is only glitz and glam, but make no mistake, Ibiza has so much more to offer.
Located in one of the Balearic islands, this heavenly Mediterranean destination is a place where you can let you can truly let your hair down and relax beachside with a cocktail in hand. With luxury shopping and high-end dining, this is the perfect destination to really splurge on your incentive trip planning.
Private Yacht or Cruise Charter
We know what you’re thinking: do I really plan my company incentive trip on a yacht?! As the travel experts we’re here to tell you - YES!
There is nothing like a yacht or luxury cruise to evoke images of opulence and bespoke luxury, and there is no better location for your company’s incentive trip than on a yacht! These exclusive maritime journeys promise a fusion of nautical elegance and personalized extravagance, making it the epitome of high-end incentive travel.
Where to Stay (or, Float): A rising star in luxury cruising, Ritz-Carlton's private charter offers not only a unique experience but also a level of sophistication that befits your Top Broker team. Their newest boat, the Ilma offers not only a luxury experience but 224 stunning cabins suited for even your fanciest of guests!
If the allure of ancient traditions blending seamlessly with cosmopolitan flair captivates your imagination, then Mexico City is your ultimate destination. Nestled in the heart of Mexico, this metropolis promises a cultural treat for your next company incentive trip.
Wander through the historic Zocalo, where Aztec ruins harmonize with colonial architecture. Savour the diverse culinary delights in a city home to some of the world’s best cuisine - from street tacos to innovative fine dining. Dive into the rich tapestry of Mexico City's art scene with a visit to the iconic Frida Kahlo Museum or embark on an adventure to explore the ancient Teotihuacan pyramids. With a perfect fusion of history, art, and cuisine, Mexico City guarantees an incentive trip rich in culture and sure to leave you wanting more!
Where to Stay: Full of artsy and uniquely designed hotels, Mexico City has no shortage of memorable accommodations. For larger groups, look no further than the luxurious Four Seasons Mexico City, while Condesa DF is one of the city’s best boutique hotels and a great choice for smaller groups.
Dubai & Abu Dhabi
For a truly out-of-the-box incentive trip destinations, visit Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Just an hour's drive away from each other, these two sun-drenched glittering cities offer glamorous playgrounds for luxury travellers. Boasting hotel lobbies gilded in gold, endless activities and skyscrapers that don't just beat but obliterate previous height records, you’ll have no shortage of sights to see and things to do!
Overflowing with Michelin-star dining, designer shopping and beyond 5-star service every step of the way, you’ll be gifting your team with a luxurious and opulent experience. You can take a thrilling safari through the desert, go sky-diving, head to the top of the Burj Khalifa or even attend the F1 Final in Abu Dhabi. These UAE destinations are a mecca for once in a lifetime experience!
If you love the idea of the Greek Isles, French Riviera or Amalfi Coast but want something a little more off the beaten path (and way less overrun with tourists), then check out Bodrum, Turkey. This unique destination has been rising in popularity over the last few years, and offers numerous luxurious activities, dining and accommodations, making this the perfect destination for your next company incentive trip.
Sun-drenched Bodrum sits on Turkey’s Southwest coast and is the perfect spot to enjoy a private yacht adventure on the glittering Agean sea, beachside relaxation at a glitzy beach club or shopping to your heart’s content! This unique destination is sure to top everyone’s bucket list!
Where to Stay: The Macakizi Hotel Bodrum is the perfect seaside destination to wow your team for your next incentive trip.
For an incentive trip beyond compare, venture into the untamed wilderness of African Safari Destinations, whether in Kenya, Tanzania, or South Africa. Witness breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife while bonding with your team amidst the raw beauty of the continent.
The beauty in taking your company incentive trip to Africa is in the smaller, more intimate experiences. Marvel at the Serengeti migration on an exhilarating game drive, or push the envelope and experience the exclusive safari in Kenya or Botswana. An African safari promises not just a trip but an awe-inspiring adventure that brings your team together in the heart of nature's untamed wonders.
Where to Stay: Africa is teeming with unique bucket-list incentive destinations, however, some of our standout hotels are Cottar’s 1920 Camp in Kenya, the bespoke &Beyond properties in Botswana, and the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa’s famed Kruger Park.
Step into the enchanting world of Copenhagen, a city that effortlessly blends Nordic elegance with cutting-edge innovation. As your team immerses themselves in this Scandinavian gem, they'll discover picturesque canals, modern architecture, and a globally acclaimed culinary landscape. Home to some of the world’s best Michelin-starred restaurants (see: Alchemist, or Noma), Copenhagen’s dining scene is a perfect highlight for your next company incentive trip.
From the iconic Tivoli Gardens to the charming Nyhavn harbour, Copenhagen offers a perfect balance of tradition and modernity. Explore the city's bike-friendly streets, visit the futuristic Copenhagen Opera House, or delve into the historical charm of Rosenborg Castle. Hop on a canal cruise to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s sustainability movement, or gaze at the unique and modern architectural feats. Copenhagen's sophistication and innovation provide an inspiring backdrop for an incentive trip that combines luxury, exploration, and Nordic charm.
Another Turkish destination tops the list of most unique travel incentive destinations: Belek. On the country’s Southern coast on 16 kilometres of sandy beaches in the Antalya Province, Belek offers an ideal spot for sun-worshippers and luxury travellers. The vibrant colours of lush greenery, sparkling blue waters and white sand beaches come together to create an unforgettable trip for you and your team.
While the historic city’s many beach clubs are perfect for relaxation, Belek also offers stunning golf courses, luxury thermal spas and even river rafting or hiking! So if you want a once-in-a-lifetime destination to sweep your President’s Club off to, Belek is the place for you.
Where to Stay: We highly recommend the Kempinski Hotel The Dome for a truly unique and luxurious experience.
Turks & Caicos
If you’re looking to whisk your team away to a beachy Caribbean destination, but want something a little more unique, try Turks and Caicos. Its pristine white sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters and lavish resorts are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what this destination can offer.
Boasting the third largest barrier reef in the world, Turks and Caicos is the perfect spot for a luxury yacht cruise with snorkelling, swimming and colourful cocktails in the sun. This little island country is ideally remote and less overrun with tourists, making it the perfect spot for true relaxation.
Where to Stay: Take it one step further and consider taking your top brokers to a private island, to truly level up their experience. COMO Parrot Cay is a 5-star private island resort and offers 61 luxe private suites, villas and estates scattered throughout the island.
Escape to the magical charm of Cartagena, a Caribbean destination that seamlessly weaves colonial history into tropical allure. Stroll through the cobblestone streets of the walled city, where vibrant buildings and lively street performers create an enchanting atmosphere. Immerse your team in the rich history of Castillo San Felipe, indulge in fresh seafood along the coast, or relax on the white-sand beaches of Islas del Rosario.
It’s no wonder this seaside escape is growing in popularity - surrounded by bustling nightlife and upscale beach clubs like the Makani Beach Club, there is no end to what Cartagena has to offer. Its blend of historical marvels, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes make it a top company incentive trip destination, while the friendly people and warm hospitality will be sure to make your company incentive trip, one for the books!
Where to Stay: We at Moniker are big fans of Cartagena and its plethora of lovely hotels. Our personal favourite hotels are the Sofitel Santa Clara and the Charleston Santa Teresa - both are incredible 5-star hotels steeped in Colombian history!
Taking your company to one of the above destinations for their incentive trip is a sure-fire way to impress your guests, and set a high bar for your team’s retreats. Bucket-list destinations are always shifting, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: check out some of our other blog posts for great travel destinations like Boston,Nevada, and unique destinations in South Africa or Europe! Don’t forget to check out more of our recommendations, ideas and venues for your next executive retreat! Happy travelling!