3 Unique Holiday Destinations for Incentive Groups
Holiday travel is a unique experience. Whether your holiday trip grants the sights and tastes of nostalgia from the old world or breaks from tradition with an escape to the exotic, changing things up over the holidays has its rewards. We've hand picked some delightful and distinctive destinations that we're sure will leave your delegates inspired and brimming with holiday spirit.
Where else but in Argentina would traditional Christmas dinner be a barbecue feast? An outdoor barbecue or Asado, is enjoyed with family as a picnic or poolside in South America's hot summer season. On midnight of Dec 24th families flock to the streets to watch the fantastical fireworks light up the sky that can be heard crackling until the wee hours of dawn Christmas day. And dancing until dawn is another Argentine tradition. Those feeling the holiday heat head to the boliches, parties known to rival New Years Eve with their spectacle, drawing out hundreds of Argentinians, expats and visitors for a night of revelry.
What to do?
Take your incentive group off-the-beaten path with a tour hosted by The Outdoor Vibe. Explore colourful Buenos Aires and its cultural delights, then venture northeast to the province of Salta from which your group can embark on a 10 day 4x4 adventure through 1710km of the surprising and challenging landscapes of Puna de Atacama. The route starts in the Yunga Jungle, winding through the foothills of the seven-colour mountain to the arid region of the Humahuaca Gorge. Then, continue to Tolar Grande to visit Ojos de Mar, home to stromatolites over 3.5 billion years old! Explore the salt flats of the Altiplano, volcanoes and villages on this unique excursion through Argentina's otherworldly terrain. Whatever your group desires, be it trekking, fishing, rafting, The Outdoor Vibe are experts in providing custom tours to meet your incentive group's needs.
The Christmas Markets! Denmark could easily be called the capital of Christmas markets as the country explodes with vendors serving up traditional Danish delicacies as early as November. Take your time shopping for that perfect Danish-designed gift while warming up with a cup of Glogg and snack on Pebernodder. Dane's celebrate the holiday season with parties almost every weekend throughout the month of December. At the party or Julefrokost, guests toast with a glass of snaps every half hour! From Christmas-themed beers to superfluous spreads of smoked fish, cheeses and desserts, the cuisine and libations alone are reason to visit this Nordic wonderland for the holiday.
What to do?
Take your incentive group to Copenhagen to tour the famous Tivoli Gardens. Founded in 1843, it's the oldest amusement park in the world and northern Europe's biggest Christmas market with 20 acres of rides and festive treats. Visit the Royal Danish Playhouse where Christmas vendors dot the picturesque Nyhavn canal. Then, attend the Royal Copenhagen's Christmas Tables, a unique tradition since 1963, royals, artists and celebrities set the tables with beautiful collectables and porcelains every year. Groups can also get a backstage tour of the Modern Opera before boarding a private boat tour of the canal with a jazz band. Afterward, buckle up your blades for an evening of ice-skating at Frederiksberg Park under the twinkling lights.