Virtual Experiences

Best Online Teambuilding Activities to Engage Your Remote Workforce

Normal before the pandemic is now a distant memory. We are all learning to navigate this time in the best ways we can, which includes finding creative ways to engage your remote workforce with online team-building.
January 22, 2021
Virtual Experiences

6 Festive Ideas for your Virtual Office Holiday Party

Get the snow(ball) rolling on ideas for your virtual office holiday party. Find creative ways to bring your employees together, even though we may all be far apart. Will it be a holiday whodunit or a seasonally-themed pitch-it competition? The options are as endless as they are exciting. In this article, we’ll share a handful of our favourite ideas that are sure to have everyone’s hearts growing three sizes this holiday season!
November 2, 2020
Travel Tips

How Travel Will Change after the Pandemic

As days morphed into months, travel became a distant memory for most - with people having little choice but to bunker down in the comfort of their homes to ride out the pandemic. Now, with the spiking numbers seemingly under control, countries are beginning to reopen their borders, shifting the conversation from will we travel again to when.
July 14, 2020
Company Culture

5 Unique Ways to Appreciate Remote Employees

Being mindful that recognition is crucial to the success of any team and even more so in remote teams to increase morale, loyalty, reduce turnover, and ensure employees don’t feel unseen. Check out some high impact ways in which you can keep your workforce engaged, inspired and connected. 
July 7, 2020
Virtual Experiences

How to Make Your Remote Teambuilding Activity (Actually) Fun

As a travel company recently turned virtual game developers, we’ve learned a lot over the past few months about bringing people together at a time when we must remain physically apart. You may have read in our past blog posts about keeping colleagues connected and corporate culture strong through remote teambuilding activities. We decided to put our money where our mouth was and develop our own series of virtual experiences that offer a much-needed change to the standard game of bingo or your tenth yoga session.
June 10, 2020
Virtual Experiences

How to Plan Fun Remote Teambuilding Activities

In this article, we’ll share the ins and outs of planning fun & engaging remote culture-boosting activities for your team. Because even when team-building is taking place from behind a computer screen, there are still a variety of aspects to consider in order to make sure your colleagues are excited to play!
June 3, 2020
Company Culture

How to Thoughtfully Reward Remote Employees

Work from home is here to stay, so it’s time to revamp the work perks and optimize your productivity while showing your employees you really care. Here are 7 creative ways to thoughtfully reward your remote employees.
May 28, 2021
Company Culture

5 Creative Ways to Engage Your Remote Employees in 2021

Move over 2020 work-from-home social trends, we know better now! Boost your company culture with these creative ways to engage your remote employees in 2021
May 12, 2021
Company Culture

5 Unique Ways to Appreciate Remote Employees

Being mindful that recognition is crucial to the success of any team and even more so in remote teams to increase morale, loyalty, reduce turnover, and ensure employees don’t feel unseen. Check out some high impact ways in which you can keep your workforce engaged, inspired and connected. 
July 7, 2020
Company Culture

Your Guide to Successful Remote Work: The Dos and Don’ts

In the wake of COVID-19, many of us are spending a lot more time at home than we bargained for, including our work hours. Morning commutes crammed on public transit to the office have transformed into hazily shuffling down to the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee. Office desks have been traded in for kitchen tables, couches, bay windows - wherever strikes inspiration, really.
May 20, 2020
Company Culture

Best Virtual Team Building Activities Keep Colleagues Connected While Working from Home

With the possibility of self-quarantine measures being in place for the next couple of months and an overwhelming amount of the workforce now working from home. For many, one main question prevails in this new workplace environment: “How do I maintain motivation, productivity, morale, and enthusiasm among my employees during this time?”. One unconventional answer may actually be quite simple: Virtual Team Building.
April 1, 2020
Company Culture

Some of Our Best Ideas for Company Retreat Team Building Activities

Make your next retreat memorable and the best one yet! Check out some of our favourite company retreat team building activities that are both fun & engaging.
July 10, 2019
Company Culture

Managing a Remote Company Retreat | Planning For a Distributed Team

When planning a remote company retreat, special considerations must be made. Here are some tips and advice on how to do it right.
April 16, 2018
Retreat Locations

Best Locations to Host A Company Retreat in 2021

After a year and a half without a whisper of adventure, it’s finally time to bring back the best work perk of them all... the company retreat. With wanderlust at an all time high, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you, so you can navigate all the Covid-19 restrictions to more easily choose an epic destination and get your travel on! These are the best locations to host a company retreat in 2021
June 25, 2021
Retreat Locations

Planning a Company Retreat in South Africa

A delightful tapestry of traditions, breathtaking landscapes and game-rich wildlife reserves are all seamlessly woven together to create a place like no other. Feel the pulse of Africa, from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town to a Big Five safari. With world-class hotels, shops and restaurants that easily stand up to their international counterparts - South Africa is the ideal destination for your next corporate retreat.‍
April 8, 2020
Retreat Locations

Top Hotels in United States for Company Retreats

America the beautiful - home to bright lights and big cities, snow-covered peaks and white sand beaches. The country’s name alone sends abuzz a million different thoughts of culture, entertainment, adventure, cuisine, and so much more. Looking to plan a corporate retreat (read: party) in the USA? Check out and into a few of our top locations across the country.
March 25, 2020
Retreat Locations

Top Hotels in Canada for Company Retreats

If you’re planning a company retreat in Canada and are looking for the perfect place to stay and play look no further! Check out our favourite properties around the country
March 18, 2020
Retreat Locations

Best Hotels for Corporate Retreats in Europe

There’s so much to love about Europe: from the graceful canals of Venice to the cobbled stone streets of Brussels, the Renaissance art of Rome to the bustling streets dotted with double deckers in London, there is simply no way to travel across the continent without being completely awestruck. Looking to host a corporate retreat to Europe but aren’t sure where to stay? Let us share a few of our favourites to help get you started.
March 11, 2020
Retreat Locations

Our Top 8 Locations for Corporate Retreats in the Bay Area

Consider these unique corporate retreat venues in the Bay Area for your next team offsite. Just because you need meeting space doesn’t mean you need to confine your team to a stuffy hotel.
January 30, 2020
Retreat Locations

Planning a Company Retreat in New Orleans | A How-To Guide

From the sounds of brass bands to the smell of sweet magnolias on the breeze, New Orleans is a timeless gem of southern culture and charm in Louisiana, USA. With neighborhoods as diverse as the Garden District’s antebellum mansions, company retreat participants can easily be immersed in the soul of this captivating city.
September 4, 2019
Retreat Locations

9 Stunning Locations Near NYC for Your Next Company Retreat

There are some amazing locations for company retreats outside of NYC, which means you don’t have to drive far to have an incredible experience with your team. Escape the noise of the city and be surrounded by an inspiring nature-setting in less than 2 hours.
June 26, 2019
Retreat Locations

Top Incentive Travel Destinations | A Look at Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena is still considered undiscovered but is quickly becoming one of the top incentive travel destinations, here's Moniker's take on why you should make it your next destination.
May 30, 2019
Retreat Locations

Best Corporate Retreat Destinations | 5 Location Ideas

It can be tough choosing the perfect place to host your company's next retreat. Here are a few examples for every type of retreat to get the ball rolling!
March 3, 2018
Retreat Planning

How to Budget for a Company Retreat

Hosting a retreat for your team can mean the difference between a ho-hum workplace and a dynamic, interconnected company culture. While this sentiment may have many eager to jump right into the planning process, there is one crucial element that must be considered: the dreaded budget (dun, dun, duuun!). Let’s be honest, the moment math and finances are on the table, you might be ready to run for the hills. But hold your horses! Building out a budget and creating a realistic financial plan for your corporate retreat doesn’t have to be the nightmare it’s made out to be. Moniker has got you covered with your very own cheat sheet for how to budget for a company retreat.
July 12, 2021
Retreat Planning

How to Plan an Incredible Corporate Retreat In Tuscany

A look at one of our favourite corporate retreats we’ve run in the gorgeous countryside of Tuscany, Italy. With incredible food, beautiful landscapes, dragon boat races under the Ponte Vecchio - what more could you as for?
May 6, 2020
Retreat Planning

MoniKon 2020: How a Retreat Planning Company Goes About Planning Their Own Retreat

While we’re usually busy planning other companies’ retreats, Moniker has been hosting our own internal annual retreat for three years now. Here’s how (and why) an actual Corporate Retreat Planning Agency goes about organizing their own retreat.
February 26, 2020
Retreat Planning

Why You Should Plan Your Next Company Retreat in Belgium

While often overshadowed by its neighbours, Belgium is a gem hidden in plain sight. With its canals, cobbled streets and renowned chocolate scene, we’ll let you know why this location should be on your retreat location list!
January 7, 2020
Retreat Planning

Corporate Retreats In Colorado | Custom Americana Themed Retreat

Looking to plan a corporate retreat in Colorado? We’ve got you covered for inspiration on where to go and what to do. Check out an award-winning wild-west themed program we planned for a client.
December 5, 2019
Retreat Planning

Example of a Company Retreat Agenda | How to Structure A Retreat

What should your company retreat agenda look like to ensure a productive offsite? Arguably one of the important questions you should ask when you first set out to plan your next company retreat. Let us walk you through our planning process!
June 13, 2019
Retreat Planning

Planning a Corporate Retreat | Moniker’s 6 Tips for Success

When planning a corporate retreat, the devil is in the details. Set yourself up for success with a solid plan that will take full advantage of the budget you're working with.
March 28, 2018

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