It’s never too early to begin securing venues for incentive trips, especially around the holidays. There are a number of reasons why booking early is an important factor in the success of an incentive trip. First and foremost, it gives you time to really put some thought into it and explore options. Next, booking early ultimately allows you to secure the set venue you have in mind without any difficulty. And of course, you may even score a discount if you book early enough. When you think of top winter travel incentive destinations to reward your employees, there’s a few places and experiences that instantly come to mind—Iceland’s northern lights, the ski slopes of Switzerland, or festive shopping in New York. But there are many other exciting destinations and activities that make winter incentive travel experiences unforgettable for attendees—because after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year. Here are some top picks for winter incentive trips:
1. Denver, Colorado
Denver is home to the brand-new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, which happens to sit on 85-acres of gorgeous scenery and is a short 10-minute drive from Denver International Airport. Overlooking the city of Denver skyline, framed by the Rocky Mountains, this resort is a one-stop shop, offering ski slopes, a spa, and fine dining.
2. Bruges, Belgium
With its cobbled streets, frozen canals, fairytale-style gingerbread architecture and chocolate shops, Bruges makes a magical destination for winter incentive travel. Treat your team to some delicious Belgium chocolate, enjoy some outdoor ice skating, or browse the Christmas markets of Simon Stevin Square. There’s even an annual Snow and Ice Sculpture festival to top off the experience.
3. Whistler, Canada
Nestled in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, this picturesque Canadian town is a real-life winter wonderland. This destination is ideal for winter sports lovers and adrenaline seekers—offering one of the largest ski resorts in North America, as well as other activities including dogsledding and snowmobile cruiser tours.
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