Top 10 Incentive travel destinations for 2017

Posted by Dan Kelly

As employee incentives go, incentive travel is at the premium end of the spectrum. And the more desirable the experience, the more effective it should be in motivating and driving results from your staff.

Selecting exciting, aspirational incentive travel destinations for your rewards programme can be the key to getting the best out of your team. With this in mind, we’ve put together ten of the best incentive travel destinations to consider taking your top performing staff this year.


This stunning winter wonderland National Park in Canada can make the perfect incentive travel trip to experience in the winter. A trip to Banff could feature exciting activities, like dog-sledding around the spectacular Lake Louise or an ice walk through Johnston Canyon. Or perhaps your staff could experience an exhilarating plunge down Mount Norquay on an inflatable snow tube.


The ‘Windy City’ is famed for live music, legendary architecture and a fabulous food culture. Your employees could take in the city skyline from the Willis Tower Skydeck, enjoy the city by night with a Segway tour, or kayak on Lake Michigan before enjoying drinks on the lakefront. For food-lovers, the Chicago Town pizza tour is not to be missed!


A cultural meeting of old and new, Jaipur in India is a historical city of royal architecture, set alongside buzzing streets, beautiful landscapes and majestic islands. Your staff could explore the city on an elephant safari, take a bird’s-eye view from a hot air balloon over Udaipur, or stroll through the bustling bazaars of the Old City.

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The ‘land of fire and ice’ can make a spectacular incentive travel destination to take your staff. Boasting snow-topped landscapes and a cosmopolitan city, Iceland’s capital is steeped in culture and history. Your employees could enjoy a husky ride through the snow, drive quad bikes or 4x4s across glaciers, or race snowmobiles through the lunar landscape. For some down time, don’t miss the Blue Lagoon and the magical Northern Lights.


Italy’s iconic capital city of beauty and history, provides so much to see and explore, from the Vatican City to the Colosseum, while Michelangelo’s renowned art is a must-see in the Sistine Chapel. Also famed for its culinary delights, your staff could enjoy private dining in a secluded cellar at the Pantheon, or a private cooking lesson in the countryside. They could also visit Ponza Island to experience snorkelling, see the caves and enjoy a relaxing boat tour.


One of the most stunning Greek islands with its breath-taking blue waters, idyllic beaches and guaranteed sunshine. Your top employees could take a boat cruise to see a volcano in the sea or relax in hot springs, before discovering the taste of Greece at a local vineyard or waterfront seafood restaurant. You can even try your hand at scuba diving, waterskiing or kitesurfing.


The birthplace of flamenco dancing, Seville is a vibrant city that captures the traditions of old Spain, alongside a contemporary art, food and music.

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Your staff could enjoy flamboyant flamenco lessons, take a boat trip along the Guadalquivir River, or wander the narrow lanes and serene plazas. They also won’t want to miss the authentic tapas bars that can be found throughout the city.


Modern and multicultural, Singapore is a must-visit incentive travel destination, with its high-end shopping, fine dining and contemporary architecture. The Botanical Gardens offer calm in a bustling city, or you could visit the ancient rainforest, while the Gardens by the Bay feature the world-famous stunning supertrees. Your employees could even take in panoramic views from the elevated walkway or the tree-top bistro by Marina Bay.


The capital city of Sweden, Stockholm consists of 14 islands, connected by more than 50 bridges along the Baltic Sea archipelago, which makes a breath-taking boat tour. Your staff could stroll along the cobbled streets, take in the Gothic Cathedral and Viking history, or explore the stunning forests surrounding the city. In the evening, they could try a cocktail masterclass or relax in the bustling bars and clubs that make up Sweden’s vibrant nightlife.


From cowboys to cheerleaders to its cult TV and films, the culture of this US state is big and bold. Your employees could enjoy an American football experience at a Dallas Cowboys game, watch a rodeo, or take to a horseback Texas trail ride. They could even don a Stetson hat and cowboy boots to spend a day on a Dallas ranch. Or, if cars are more their thing, they could hit the track for a motor speedway driving experience.

Helping you provide unforgettable incentive travel experiences

Incentive travel is one of the most memorable and unique ways that business can motivate their employees. With so many spectacular destinations to choose from, the only limit is your imagination.

With the right planning and implementation, your business stands to benefit from a newly-revitalised and motivated workforce. This is where CR Worldwide can help. Our incentive travel services are:

Easy to implement – We tailor our services to your business and your needs, which means they’re quick to set up and easy to implement.

Engaging – Incentive travel is a fantastic way to enhance employee loyalty fast, which helps you create a workforce that feels connected to you as a business

Easy to manage – Because our services are hosted by dedicated managers, you can be sure that you’ll experience a wide range of exciting and memorable activities throughout the trip, turning your itinerary into an unforgettable trip

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As a founding partner of CR Worldwide in 2002, Dan helped develop the company from a start-up business into the multi-million global brand it is today.