Prague, Vienna, Budapest | June 2016 | 7 DAYS | 6 NIGHTS | 4 DELEGATES
Brief: Our client, a London based recruitment company, were looking to reward high achieving employees for their hard work and loyalty to the firm. The top four employees to achieve the highest sales commission were rewarded. The company wanted a proposal with options for adventure within Europe with the potential to explore multiple destinations. It was essential for the trip to include activity.
Programme: We conducted a great deal of research for this proposal to include two or three different locations for our client. We decided on 2 days in each destinations and minimal travel time also. The trip included 2 days in Prague, 2 days in Vienna and 2 days in Budapest. 3 countries in one week. Our client flew out to Prague and then met with a VIP transfer to their accommodation situated in Old Town. The guests enjoyed an early dinner at Kolkovna, with traditional Czech dishes including duck and dumplings. Guests then took a night walk to Charles Bridge to see the evening views. The bridge originally known as Prague Bridge or Stone Bridge was renamed after the Holy Roman Emperor of Bohemia in 1870. The following day was enjoyed walking through old town and appreciating the beautiful architecture and landmarks. The guests settled at Hotel U Prince for some cocktails before dinner at Como. The following day in the afternoon, the delegates took the train to Vienna in Austria. After spending a significant amount of time on Mariahilferstaße (the main shopping strip!) the guests joined an improv class in the city to improve leadership and team skills. This was very successful for the team and the feedback was that they felt stronger as a group. The rest of the time in Vienna was spent eating delicious cheese cakes, gelato and tapas. The guests then took another train to Hungary where they spent the final part of the trip exploring Budapest. They were sure not to miss taking the Funicular to the Buda Castle, afternoon tea at New York Cafe, shopping on Vaci Utea and lunch at the Raqpart.
Challenges: We weren't sure on the group demographics until just 6 weeks before the travel date. This is quite common for incentive clients but we always prepare for potential changes in schedule due to guests having alternative interests.