TAKE A TEST DRIVE: 2019 Exploratory Retreats
January 18, 2019
“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.” – John Keats
There we were on a beautiful beach in Koh Samui, Thailand—a magical beach just below the Four Seasons Resort nestled neatly on a palm-tree covered hillside, spectacular views from every angle. We had just finished throwing each other around a ring in a genuine Muay Thai Boxing Class, the culmination of an incredible week experiencing Thailand for the first time as hosted Incentive Travel Buyers from the USA.
After some time on the beach, and as I sat exhausted at the pool, I asked one of our participants his thoughts on the entire week’s experience:
“I can’t say enough about how valuable travel like this truly is. When our team achieves their goals and they are awarded an experience, and they’re seeing the world, and they are living life the way it is supposed to be lived that’s when they feel motivated. I’m sure grateful that Destinations provides these educational travel experiences. I now feel totally confident in bringing my incentive group to Thailand.”
— Jake Rothfels, Sr. Marketing Communications Manager, Synergy Worldwide – Participant 2018 Thailand Retreat
We couldn’t agree more! Nothing motivates like memories, and the opportunity to explore a location is priceless.
We’re beyond EXCITED to announce this year’s retreat locations: Costa Rica, London & Paris, and the island of Kauai.
Wait? So this is for real?
Yes it is! It’s called Familiarization Travel (FAM for short) and is a tried and true way to get a boots-on-the-ground experience of resorts, hotels, cruises, and other venues. Decision makers, planners, and buyers of incentive, group, meeting, and conference travel have benefited for decades by making exploratory trips to evaluate whether or not a location is a right choice for their event. Firsthand experience makes all the difference!
We work with our supplier-partners in the hospitality and events industries to put on these retreats at little or no cost to you as a way to showcase our services and offerings. Decision makers like Executive Teams, VPs of Sales & Marketing, Meeting Planners, HR Directors, etc., with proven track records of past travel events are invited to apply and truly experience WOW moments. That’s what we deliver—unforgettable, jaw-dropping experiences—and we want to prove it to you!
So take us and our 2019 Retreat Locations for a test drive! Apply Now!