Travel Incentives are known to boost motivation and productivity amongst employees. Who wouldn't want to be awarded an all-expenses paid trip. Incentive Travel should provide a 'One in a Lifetime' experience, something that people cannot get elsewhere. A trip to one of the Seven Wonders of the World is something they are sure never to forget! Although the ancient wonders are no longer in existence, in 2000 The New Wonders of the World were established and here they are, seven fantastic incentives that people will recognise and talk about forever:
The Great Wall, China
The Great Wall was initially built to defend off empire invasions, but today it welcomes tourists from all over the world! This wonder is the oldest on our list, it measures over 13,000 miles and would take approximately 18 months to walk it all. Climbing the stairs and the slopes of the Wall will be a challenge but it'll be worth it for great views and photo opportunities for those adventure enthusiasts.
This historical city in Jordan, is in fact a UNESCO world heritage site. It runs from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. Petra is the most famous place in Jordan. Here you'll find Roman style theatres and streets. In Petra you will find Al-Zhazneh, which is one of the most elaborate temples. If you're a fan of the Indiana Jones franchise, then here is your perfect photo opportunity as this was one of the filming locations for The Last Crusade.
The Colosseum, Italy
If you're looking for authentic Rome, then look no further. This amphitheatre has stood the test of time, built in 70-80 AD and was thought to be able to hold between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators. It was used for gladiator contests, animal hunts, executions and then entertainment in the early medieval era. But later it was reused for housing, workshops and for a religious quarter. It has been damaged partially due to earthquakes, but it still stands as an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome.
Chichen Itza, Mexico
This wonder of the world has been standing for almost 2000 years. This is a complex of Mayan ruins on Mexico's Yucatán state. The Temple of Kukulcan which is a huge step pyramid gets a lot of attention, but the site has much to offer from Cenotes to rumbling Ruins. It has been appointed by UNESCO as a world heritage. If you head there in an evening you will get to experience a display of light and sound to reproduce the illusion that the sun makes of a snake ascending or descending the stairs.
Machu Picchu, Peru
When visiting Peru, a trip to Machu Picchu is on the bucket list of many! The arachnological site is the best-known on the continent. This ancient city was forgotten until early 20th Century, now there are over 2000 people visiting each day. Depending on which mode of transport you choose to take, it could take a few days to reach it if you are walking, 1 or 2 days by train and 2 days by bus, but the views and the 'Lost City of Inca' are well worth the travel, and just think of the adventure you can have leading up to it. Located at 2430m, it's the most famous set of ruins in the world – and you guessed, a UNESCO World Heritage.
Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is built by the banks of Yamuna River. It is probably the most famous and most recognised monument in India. It dates to 1630, it contains a tomb with the body of Mumtaz Mahal who was the wife of Shah Jahan, she died during child birth and this magnificent building was created as an ode to his love for her. The monument is made from marble and took over 21 years to complete. Depending on the time of day the sun can transform it to many different colours, you can even buy special tickets when there is a full moon and eclipse. Many celebrities have visited here, and many memorable photos have come from that, including those of Princess Diana, George Harrison, Jackie Kennedy and Oprah. The perfect Instagram moment for the avid traveller!
Christ the Redeemer, Brazil
The statue of Jesus Christ can be found in Brazil, looking over Rio de Janeiro. It has many names from Christ the Redeemer to the local name of Cristo Redentor. The striking architectural design and construction is what draws people to it. It is supposed to be a symbol of peace, and in 2006 a small chapel was built below at the base, so you can even get married there if you wish! The statue is 36m tall and is often struck by lightning. Something that should be on your bucket list to see!
All these places are mesmerising and is an incentive trip that won't be forgotten in an instant. If it sounds like something you're interested in pursuing something out of the ordinary, then why not get in touch and let us help! Contact us here for information: [email protected]