Claire Whiteman, Globus family of brands, Samantha Milligan, C&I Travel Specialists at the recent DMS (Destination Management Services) event at SO/Auckland Claire Whiteman, Globus family of brands, Samantha Milligan, C&I Travel Specialists at the recent DMS (Destination Management Services) event at SO/Auckland

River cruising for incentives

Incentive travel organisers are being encouraged to consider a European cruise for a future event.

Claire Whiteman, MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) and strategic business manager for Globus family of brands, says the company has seen traction for incentives on its Avalon Waterways cruises out of USA and, more recently, Australia and New Zealand.

‘We have 16 ships operating around Europe and the largest capacity is 166 pax. So groups can take a full charter and we can tailor to their needs.’

Whiteman says four to seven nights is the ‘sweet spot’ for incentive programmes aboard the ships.

‘Customers get all their meals, plus wine and beer with meals, and optional activities. So much of the work is done by us for the organisers. We can arrange off-site dinners in castles and other interesting venues, along with various activities in the destinations we visit.

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