This was the fourth consecutive year we were asked to create an overseas incentive travel programme for our client. The destination had to appeal to a young and energetic group of high performers and be within a 3 hour flight from the UK.
Lisbon’s attraction was varied, including a wide selection of engaging experiences, a flourishing restaurant and hotel scene and a fantastic climate.
The group stayed at the very smart, stylish and central BessaLiberdade Hotel – perfectly matched to the audience and perfectly located for travel by foot across Lisbon’s hot spots.
On the first evening, guests took to Tuk-Tuks for a Craft Beer Experience around central Lisbon – a great opportunity for them to get their bearings (and for some lose them pretty quickly) before stopping for a private dinner at one of the fashionable restaurants housed within the historic industrial complex, the LX Factory.
The following day, the group headed to the coast - to Sesimbraand the Arrabida National Park. This was the day for fun and adventure. Guests had the choice of 3 activities - coasteering, kayaking and a Jeep Safari. Lunch – and recovery - was at a private beach, before waiting speedboats whisked them back along the coastline.
The final evening is always a special one and in Lisbon we had the run of a private palace – Palacio Virtvs.
The venue offered opulent surroundings and stunning views of the Lisbon skyline. But naturally, some would want to party on, so a private area was pre-arranged at the hugely popular Urban Beach nightclub.
"Just a quick note to thank you and Zoe for looking after us so well this weekend.
Excellent all round. Well done and well played!
Let’s get our thinking caps on for next year."