The Top 9 Incentive Travel Destinations of 2015

Here at On The Vine, we are constantly on the lookout for new and exciting incentive program destinations to offer to our clients. As 2015 starts winding down, several destinations have emerged for their beautiful locations, luxurious accommodations, and exciting entertainment. Here are our top nine favorite destinations this year:

Top Employee Rewards Program Destinations Durban South Africa

1. Durban, South Africa

Durban was not always a popular travel location. With recent renovations taking place around Rivertown, the upgraded beachfront and comfortable weather are drawing anxious travelers year-round. New attractions have also been added, including several local brand boutiques, popular markets, a beer hall, and new dining spots where visitors can try quintessential Indian and South African foods.

2. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

After the World Cup in 2014, and with the Summer Olympics planned for 2016, Brazil is poised to offer travelers exotic and memorable experiences. Rio de Janeiro is the ideal location for combining the beautiful Brazilian coast lines with its exotic Amazonian forests. With plans to double the city’s current hotel count, Rio de Janeiro’s new renovations will create greater opportunities for tourists to see more of this exotic and beautiful location.

3. Naples, Florida

Aside from its small international appeal, Naples, Florida remains a popular and expanding location for incentive travel programs all over the world. The Ritz-Carton’s recent redesign in Naples has produced several hundreds of new guest rooms, along with upcoming restaurants. Naples is identified as one of the top twenty culinary cities in the United States, adding delicious meals to its list of other amenities.


4. Sicily, Italy

For an island trip full of Mediterranean beauty, schedule your incentive event for Sicily, Italy. This unique location combines Mediterranean Sea, Grecian temples, and Roman theaters to pack a natural energy into beautiful locations and exciting accommodations. Choose from culinary tours, hiking and riding around western Sicily, or taking a closeup view of Mount Etna’s active volcano or enjoy the incredible food and adrenaline-packed activities that make Sicily a memorable adventure.

5. Hainan Island, China

Known as China’s Hawaii, Hainan Island is home to a number of relaxing beach-side resorts that display the island’s natural beauty. With activities and accommodations located centrally in Sanya, the island’s capital, Hainan’s deluxe hotels feature golf courses, pools, bars, and restaurants. As well as, lavish boutiques, restaurants, and entertainment throughout the island.

6. Cape Town, South Africa

Another South African location that is rising in popularity is Cape Town. With its beautiful coastline and breathtaking scenery, Cape Town also offers incredible luxury and style. Travelers enjoy sightseeing, water adventures, and other outdoor activities. For rest and relaxation, visitors can go wine tasting, dine out at exquisite restaurants, or treat themselves to luxurious spas. With a history of full and satisfying entertainment, Cape Town is the perfect place to make your business’ incentive travel plans.

7. Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is commonly and affectionately known as The Emerald Isle. Despite its size, this peaceful country is known for its powerful cultural exposure and gorgeous scenery. Increased interest and tourism in Sri Lanka has prompted the development of stunning new hotels and renovations to improve its infrastructure. The surprisingly affordable accommodations in Sri Lanka are coupled with a long list of activities and tours that unveil this country’s rich cultural heritage.

8. New Zealand

New Zealand is home to beautiful scenery, warm weather, relaxing beaches, and breathtaking mountains. With an endless list of activities and entertainment, our incentive travel experts would find little trouble planning an exciting and memorable vacation for your business. Take your team bungee jumping, rafting, hiking, skiing, or zip lining while enjoying New Zealand’s food, culture, and wildlife.

9. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic’s coastline city of Punta Cana holds great promise for incentive travel companies all around the world. With twice the number of hotel rooms in Puerto Rico, Punta Cana is home to the island’s main attractions and activities. Get out and enjoy the water by sailing, snorkeling, fishing, and boating, or take off on land-based activities such as hiking, safari tours, cave expeditions, and much more.  

If you would like more information on incentive travel destinations for planning an employee rewards program, we are here to make that dream a reality. At On The Vine, we plan and organize incentive travel events so that businesses can enjoy fun and memorable team-building experiences in new and exotic locations. To learn more, feel free to contact us by giving us a call or filling out our contact form.