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Why Plan an Incentive Trip in Barcelona?

Here are our top reasons why you should host your next incentive trip in Barcelona:

  • Tons of Direct Flights: A popular destination, meaning it has tons of direct flights from major hubs
  • Access to the Beach: The beach is incredible, with tons of activities and restaurants lining the shores
  • Great Entertainment Options: It is a very lively city and offers endless opportunities for entertainment and socializing
  • Impressive Art Scene: The art scene is legendary, with works from Gaudí, Picasso, and Joan Miró
  • The Food! Paella and Sangria, need we say more?

Rewarding your team with an incentive trip in Barcelona is sure to be an impactful experience, fostering collaboration and creativity in one of Europe's most dynamic and inspiring cities. Take a walk down Las Ramblas and grab some tapas (especially the patatas bravas!). Marvel at the cathedrals towering above, embellished with the most remarkable details. Be moved by listening to the flamenco music in an ancient concert hall. In this city, amazement lies around every corner! If you need any more convincing, here are some top points:

Quick Facts about Barcelona
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Top Incentive Trip Venues in Barcelona

Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona

This design hotel offers a great location right next to the Plaza Catalunya and is boutique enough for a potential buyout. The 91 fully equipped guestrooms feature avant-garde decorations, marble bathrooms, and a European atmosphere brimming with natural light which make the space something special. Their rooftop sun terrace is the perfect place to enjoy views overlooking the city center.

The Hoxton Poblenou

This property will take you away from the ordinary to discover real Barcelona flavor. Designed to capture the spirit of the area, guests are welcomed into eclectic interiors, unique common areas, and colorful spaces that are both trendy and luxurious. A stunning incentive trip venue in Barcelona, there are casual eatery options and a rooftop pool to make your stay relaxed yet sophisticated. 

Nobu Hotel Barcelona

The Nobu Barcelona is another wonderful addition to the iconic Nobu brand. The aesthetic of the public spaces and rooms is sleek, understated luxury. The hotel has panoramic views from the rooftop terrace and pool, making it a tranquil oasis amidst the urban landscape, ideal for soaking up the Mediterranean sun or sipping cocktails at sunset.

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How We Can Help Your Team in Barcelona

Hotel Accommodation
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Top Incentive Trip Activities in Barcelona

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Barcelona

One of the highlights of any incentive trip is the opportunity to engage in activities that will create life long memories. In Barcelona, the options are endless. Whatever your interests may be, this city offers a wealth of unique experiences to bring your team closer together.

Catamaran Trip to Sitges

What better way to experience the beauty of the Mediterranean than on a sleek catamaran, gently slicing through the azure waters on a journey to the charming coastal town of Sitges. Once ashore, meander through the winding alleys of the Old Town, pausing to admire the colorful facades of centuries-old buildings. Sail back to the city filling up your camera roll with photos of sunsets and smiles from your group. 

Tapas & Sangria Cooking Competition

One of our our top recommended incentive trip activities in Barcelona. Roll up your sleeves and get ready for a little friendly competition! Try your hand at making some of the most iconic dishes and drinks in Spain. The group will be divided into teams and challenged to whip up an array of tapas and create a refreshing sangria. When all the teams are done with their masterpieces, a jury will critique their work and announce a winner before everyone digs in.

 F1 Experience 

Maybe your team would like to suit up and step into a Lamborghini or Ferrari to do a speedy few laps around the famous Barcelona F1 track. After an adrenaline-filled drive, everyone can enjoy lunch in one of the box seats overlooking the track. But maybe your team is the biggest F1 fan and would like seats to the actual race! We can definitely help with that too!  

Moniker's 'How to Plan a Retreat' Guide

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Top Tips for an Incentive Trip in Barcelona

Expert Advice for an Incentive in Barcelona

Whether you're marveling at architectural wonders, savoring culinary delights, or basking in the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona offers an experience like no other. We have a couple of ways to make sure it all soaks in:

1. Learn Some Basis Spanish: Provide your team with some basic Spanish phrases that may help them navigate simple interactions.

2. Enjoy Spanish Culture: Embrace the vibrant culture and spirit of Barcelona by incorporating elements of local cuisine, music, and traditions into your incentive experience.

3. Visit During the Shoulder Season: Consider visiting during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and fall (September to November) to avoid the crowds and enjoy pleasant weather.

4. Visit Sitges: Take a relaxing day trip to the lovely coastal town of Sitges and walk around the seafront promenade. 

5. Take a Hike Outside the City: If your team is into getting their heart rate up, there are many beautiful hikes to take in city views from new heights.

Any Other Considerations for an Incentive in Barcelona

The city is considered overall safe, however, there is always a need for caution while traveling. Be aware of theft, stay alert in crowded areas, and have a buddy during the nighttime. On the beach it is important to watch your belongings and take care while swimming.

FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. 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.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. 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.

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