Brexit: Is the UK the Future of Incentive Travel?
The uncertainty surrounding the triggering of Article 50, and the two years of Brexit negotiations that will follow it, has made the pound look shaky against the dollar and other currencies in recent months.
The good news is that the pound’s relative value is only relevant if it’s being spent outside the UK - that’s one reason why we’ve seen a huge increase in domestic and short haul incentive bookings.
And there are more good reasons to stay closer to home – while unique and exotic destinations may provide more reliable sunshine, the UK is a world-class destination that can deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences with the very best of them.
Why Choose UK Incentive Travel?
Range of Offering - The UK is one of the best incentive destinations in the world, with some of the planet’s most inspiring cities and landscapes, best-known cultural landmarks, and most varied activities.
Budget – UK incentive travel is a budget-friendly alternative to long-haul trips. There is less outlay on travel and, with the pound currently weak against the dollar, allocated budgets go much further at home than abroad.
Distance & Time – Another consideration for Sales leaders is the amount of downtime in workflows for incentive trips. Domestic incentives mean less time off for outbound and returning travel, and no buffer time to allow for jetlag.
Getting There – Transport options for domestic incentives are quick and cost effective. The UK has comprehensive rail and road links, and attendees can even choose to drive their own vehicles.
Where to Choose for UK Incentive Travel
London: It’s all here for incentive visitors, from world-famous venues to unrivalled cultural attractions, and from relaxed days enjoying the city’s open spaces to blood-pumping high speed powerboat rides on the Thames. All on the doorstep of some of the world’s best hotels and restaurants. Read our London article now for more details.
Edinburgh & St Andrews: Luxury cruises on the Union Canal, private tours of whisky distilleries and some of the world’s best comedy at one of the world’s most famous festivals, then just a short drive out to St Andrews for some of the world’s best golf? Incredible.
Belfast: A short hop from the UK mainland by boat or plane, Belfast is vibrant and welcoming. Stacked with traditional pubs and ideally placed to explore NI’s great outdoors, activities could include a helicopter flyover of the Giant’s Causeway and a private Game of Thrones locations tour.
The Cotswolds: For a quieter take on UK incentive travel, the Cotswolds offer a picturesque and relaxed setting. Attendees can enjoy beautiful scenery, a digital-free retreat and reboot, or a stay at the historic Foxhill Manor hotel (just a 10 min walk from dinner at the award-winning Garden Room Restaurant).
We would love to help you get the most out of your UK incentive travel experience. Get in touch now via our contact page or call +44 (0)161 482 8222 to talk to us about how we can help create a memorable, high-impact trip that delivers on your objectives.