Incentive Travel....in Places You've Never Heard of

VanuatuI am a huge fan of the TV show House Hunters International. It focuses on real estate at exotic locations but it is also a great way to discover incentive travel destinations off-the-beaten-track. Here are two examples:

Vanuatu

Vanuatu, a tropical South Pacific paradise, is a cluster of 83 islands. It is a 3-1/2 hour flight from Sydney, Australia and a 2-hour flight from Auckland, New Zealand. Vanuatu is served by 3 international airports: Whitegrass, Pekoa and Bauerfield. The largest islands include Efate, Tanna and Aniwa. Waterfalls, volcanoes, lagoons, hot spring trips, gardens and mountains create a varied and lush landscape.

Farea Pacifik Convention Centre can accommodate conferences for up to 900 theater-style. It is located at Warwick Le Lagoon Resort and Spa on the island of island of Efate. The Grand Hotel & Casino on Vila Bay, opposite Iririki Island, has 74 rooms.

Corporate groups can build their itineraries from scuba diving, river kayaking, para-sailing, eco-tours, caving, mountain biking, horse riding, visits to the casino and much more. Melanesian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Chinese and French cuisine have left their imprint to shape what has been described as the South Pacific's culinary capital.

Ljubljana

LjubljanaLjubljana is Slovenia's capital. International flights to Slovenia fly into Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport.

Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Center has 24 multifunction halls that can accommodate conferences and trade shows for over 2,000 people. Ljubljana has 20 hotels. With 173 rooms and suites, Hotel Lev Ljubljana, a 13-story glass hotel, is the city's only 5 star hotel. It has a congress hall that can accommodate 400.

Activities for corporate events include hydrospeeding, rock climbing, caving, ziplining, horse riding and rafting. Austria Trend Hotel Ljubljana is a major congress hotel with 214 guest rooms. With traces of civilizations dating back 5,000 years, architecture in Ljubljana displays Roman, Renaissance, Art Nouveau and Baroque influences.

Photo Credit: kiwi_vic, chris yunker

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