Hanoi & HA LONG BAY | July 2015 | 6 Days | 7 NIGHTS | 14 DELEGATES
Brief: A client looking to reward sales employees for their hard work and loyalty to the firm. The company wanted to use the trip as a sales incentive, encouraging employees to continue the hard work throughout the year and consistently improve results. The company were looking for a programme based in a location they hadn't visited before, allowing time for exploring, relaxation and to creatively celebrate accomplishments. Taking time to get the know the team, we understood that the group were all quite well travelled. With ample budget, this was an exciting project to move forward with.
Programme: We researched events for the programme that pushed the boundaries, ensuring the activities were first time experiences for all of the guests. We flew out to Hanoi and put the team up in a grand hotel overlooking West Lake. All guests were escorted in luxury transfers. The first evening, after a long day of travelling, the team were taken to rooftop supper where they enjoyed Vietnamese cuisine and Saigon beers in the sunset. The following day we had the morning touring Hanoi, stopping at the St. Joseph's Cathedral, Văn Miếu - Quốc Tử Giá (Temple of Literature) and Đền Ngọc Sơn (Temple of the Jade Mountain). That afternoon we had the team booked for a Vietnamese class to learn how to cook local recipes. The following day the delegates had an afternoon flight to Danang. Guests were collected by luxury transfers and escorted to a hotel on the ocean front. Late afternoon consisted of golf at Danang Golf club with the option of R&R spa bookings, snacks throughout the day and cocktails. The next morning the guests were taken by junk boat to Ha Long Bay and spent the day fishing, exploring the caves, swimming and indulging in local cuisine. The final night was spent on board the boat and guests departed for London the next morning.
Challenges: The group had various interests and travel passions. We had to ensure the activities would be suitable for all ages and interests. The team also specified that they wanted a destination they hasn't visited before, which could be challenging with a larger group. Timings were also very tight as the flight was long haul.