5 reasons to choose Scotland as your next incentive destination

June 14, 2012 : General Team Building

Incentivising and rewarding staff is vital for motivating your workforce and stimulating sales and growth. And despite ongoing concerns about the Euro zone as well as tightening budgets, there are still amazing destinations which offer varied and appealing programmes which need not cost the earth.

Here are five compelling reasons why Scotland makes an attractive destination:

1. Value for money
If your company is UK based, staying in the country means you spend less money and less time travelling. Furthermore, with a poor exchange rate (1 Euro currently costs 81p), you’ll get much more for your money at home. If you’re based on the continent, the exchange rate works very much in your favour and again you’ll get much better value for money.

2. History and culture
Scotland is steeped in tradition, and while ever-popular Edinburgh usually features at the top of any “must go to” list, vibrant Glasgow buzzes with music venues, world class shopping and trendy clubs, Stirling has a castle to rival Edinburgh’s, and you can choose many themed itineraries such as whisky and Rabbie Burns.

3. Team building options
There are plenty of inspiring team building activities on offer throughout Scotland, ranging from Highland Games which incorporate pipes and drums, to a spy-themed Espionage mission in Aberdeen. Alternatively, your group could even recreate scenes from famous period drama at a beautiful stately home in a Take One filming event.

4. Unique venues and attractions
Ancient and contemporary, countryside and city centre, Scotland boasts an incredible range of world-class venues. For gala dinners Edinburgh’s National Museum of Scotland or Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow both impress. If you’d like to treat your group to a day of Country Pursuits, look no further than Dundas Castle, Kirknewton Stables or Hopetoun House. And be sure not to miss “must see” attractions such as Loch Ness, Edinburgh Castle and one of the many famous whisky distilleries.

5. Beautiful countryside
With a low population, there is plenty of glorious countryside to explore in Scotland, and it’s easy to combine city centre attractions with country activities in even the shortest incentive programme. An adventurous group would enjoy mountain biking or Country Pursuits, and a more sedate group could escape to a luxury 5* resort hotel for a round of golf or some pampering.Gleneagles, Turnberry and Old Course all enjoy beautiful setting and are guaranteed to make your guests feel thoroughly spoiled!

Maximillion designs Reward and Incentive programmes in the UK and overseas which aim to enhance performance through a well designed, structured and communicated campaign, culminating in a fabulous travel experience at home or overseas. Interested? Call us on 0845 901 1422 or send us an enquiry.

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