Date:  18/05/2021

The best incentive travel venues on the green list

On 17th May the list of green countries were announced with 12 confirmed destinations set out. As Portugal and others start to open up their borders to UK travel, we’ve picked out our top venues that are ideal for an incentive travel trip. All with stunning architecture, a range of group experiences and top food and drink options to match, these venues in Portugal, Israel, Iceland and Gibraltar will ensure a group trip to remember. As an incentive travel agency that has delivered trips all across the globe and are well versed in navigating all of the COVID restrictions, then do contact us if you think we can help.  

PORTUGAL incentive travel venues

Six Senses, Douro Valley

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If you’re looking for stunning landscapes, a venue steeped in history and vineyards on your doorstep, then Six Senses is the place to choose for a relaxing incentive trip. There are a range of dining options on site including their Vale de Abraao restaurant which serves up market-inspired tasting menus through to alfresco dining on warm summer nights in their garden. For a more casual dining experience their wine library serves the best of local wines alongside plates of tapas. The venue offers a range of activities for an incentive travel group, including helicopter tours over the Douro valley, wine tasting experiences, classic car excursions or alchemy drinks workshops. 

Sublime Comporta

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This beautiful 17 hectare resort has everything you need on site for an incentive travel trip, whether you’re looking for wellness, activities, good food or relaxing by the pool. Nestled amidst cork and pine trees and sand dunes, the resort has 22 suites and rooms and 22 villas with private pools. With both indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and tennis courts there’s plenty of activities to keep an incentive group entertained. Guests can enjoy an extensive golf course, oyster and wine tasting, surf or sailing trips or a picnic at a private lake or deserted beach.

The Lumiares, Lisbon

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Located on the cobbled streets of the Bairro Alto region in Lisbon, The Lumiares is a perfect incentive travel venue to explore Lisbon. This 5* hotel has sweeping views of Lisbon’s rooftops where guests can enjoy a drink overlooking the skyline and the Tagus river. This urban oasis prides itself on sourcing local and authentic ingredients for their menus. After a day exploring the sites of Lisbon, guests can relax in their boutique spa. The portuguese capital is packed full of activities to entertain an incentive group, from Michelin star dining at the likes of Belcanto and Alma, through to segueing around the city. 

Iceland incentive travel venues

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s finest hotels. Boasting superior architecture, gourmet dining and proximity to some of Iceland’s best sites, The Retreat is the ultimate destination for an incentive travel group. All their suites have stunning views over lagoons or mossy vistas and guests can enjoy a culinary Icelandic adventure at their Lava Restaurant which has been built into an 800 year old lava cliff.

ION Adventure Hotel

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One of the most widely photographed hotels in Iceland, ION Hotel is only an hour from Reykjavik. The perfect spot for guests to catch the Northern Lights, this hotel has a natural spa and outdoor hot pool, and a huge focus on sustainability. Guests can enjoy a challenging trek across an ancient glacier, or a day of fly fishing or visit the Thingvellir National Park. Treat your incentive group to a snowmobile expedition followed by a hot drink and a taste of Icelandic cuisine. 

Kvosin Hotel

Kvosin hotel is a small boutique hotel in Reykjavik, ideal for smaller incentive groups. Designed as more of a stylish apartment than a hotel, this hotel has a luxurious homely feel. WIth a 20th century modern look, the hotel is a stylish base for groups to enjoy what Reykjavik has to offer. Located next to the pretty Austurvöllur park, the hotel has a cosy Aldamót bar, where guests can enjoy classic cocktails and appetisers. 

Israel incentive
travel venues

Six Senses Shaharut

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This hotel located in the Negev Desert opens in early August 2021. Set in a dramatic cliffscape, the hotel has jaw dropping views where guests can enjoy stunning sunsets with their evening drinks. As with any Six Senses hotel there is always a focus on wellness, and it’s no different with Six Senses Shaharut where they have both indoor and outdoor pools, six treatment rooms and a nail and alchemy bar. Guests can go on a variety of adventures throughout their incentive trip, from camel trekking, wine tasting to snorkelling in the red sea.z

Beresheet Hotel

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Combining a desert landscape and stunning architecture, Beresheet covers 12.5 acres with a fine dining restaurant, a spa, and villas with private pools. Winner of ‘the coolest pool in the world, their infinity pool looks over the Ramon crater – a stunning place for your incentive group to enjoy sunset drinks. Guests can hot air balloon across the desert, enjoy camel treks, or spend time in their Carmel Forest Spa.

American Colony Hotel

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The American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem is steeped in history. Each bedroom has character features, with their restaurants and bars offering excellent food and drinks for guests to enjoy during their stay. During the summer months guests can enjoy the Palm House garden or Summer Bar, or relax away from the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem by their beautiful pool.  

Gibraltar incentive travel venues

Sunborn Gibraltar

For something a bit different why not plan an incentive trip aboard a 5* superyacht. The accommodation offers a range of dining options including the Aqua Bar with stunning views of the Rock, Sapphire Bar for your morning coffee and The Barbary with a range of dining experiences. Moored in the marina, Sunborn is the perfect base for guests to enjoy the beach, a spot of shopping, or to see Gibraltar’s medieval town centre. 

The Rock Hotel

The Rock Hotel has 94 guestrooms and suites with each having beautiful views towards Africa. Sporting an exceptional location, the Rock Hotel overlooks the Botanical Gardens and their pool. Their dining options have hints of Morocco and Spain and guests can enjoy an afternoon tea or evening drinks on their Wisteria Terrace. From dolphin watching, to a traditional Tangier experience, there are a wide range of experiences suitable for an incentive trip. 

Eliott Hotel

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Inspired by its mediterranean surroundings, the Eliott enjoys breathtaking views of the Strait of Gibraltar. Located only 2km from the airport, the hotel is only 10 minutes from the marina and just a short stroll to the shops and restaurants of Gibraltar. Guests can dine with a view at their rooftop restaurant, or enjoy private dining in the Rock Salt Restaurant. The highlight of this hotel is their rooftop pool, with views over the Rock, the old city and the harbour.

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