Last week, my company got another one of those inquiries that puzzles me.
"We don't need any tours. We just want to relax on the beach."
Particularly in a tough economy, why would companies fly employees halfway across the world to lie on the beach and get drunk at the bar? Companies can do that closer to home at a fraction of the cost.
Incentive travel provides an opportunity to broaden the horizons of employees and expose them to a different culture. To travel to a foreign destination and learn nothing about the culture or history is a wasted opportunity. Why go to a foreign country and never see it?
Here are a few examples of interesting and engaging cultural attractions, historical sites and communities.
- Six Nations
- Quebec City
- Museum at Buxton Settlement, one of Canada's oldest Black communities settled by former slaves who escaped through the underground railroad.
- Black Creek Pioneer Village
- Edo-Tokyo Museum Interactive exhibits and miniature and full-size replicas of traditional buildings.
- Sarawak Cultural Village. Explore traditional homesteads of the 7 major ethnic groups that shaped Malaysia's culture.
- The Outameni Experience Travel back in time to explore the 6 ethnic groups that have left a cultural imprint on Jamaica.
- Dubai Heritage and Diving Village.
- Bait Al Zubair Museum, located in a traditional Omani house.
- Nizwa Fort and Nizwa Souq.
What cultural attractions and communities would YOU add to this list?