Amid the current environment and the challenges the world is facing, a brief reminder of the beauty, appeal and value of travel to which we look forward in days to come. We are pleased to feature a recent favorite program to imagine and consider for your own top performers.
290 days a year of sunshine – more than any other European city. A temperature that rarely drops below 60 degrees. Gourmet dining, rich history and
cultural experiences in abundance. And a renowned hospitality that welcomes visitors as family. Lisbon is an unexpectedly fresh destination for an incentive trip.
Our client chose the luxurious Four Seasons Lisbon as their home base for an exclusive and intimate incentive program for top-tier global performers. An increasingly popular vacation destination, Lisbon is a city that is new and unique for incentive travelers and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many employees.
How to spend your days in Lisbon? Taking full advantage of the sites and sounds of one of Europe’s oldest cities. Weave through the streets in a vintage motorcycle sidecar, with a local photographer on hand to offer tips and tricks for capturing the unique and colorful beauty of the city’s most evocative scenes. Lisbon is famed for his historic tram lines. Board Tram 28 for a journey along steep, cobblestone roads into the old Alfama district where you can wander a part of the city that dates back to 711 and gave birth to Fado – the traditional music of Portugal.
Spend an afternoon exploring one of city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Monastery of Jeronimos, a massive landmark nestled close to the Tagus River. Hungry? Gourmet options are plenty – from Michelin starred restaurants to the market in Praca da Figueira serving up traditional Portuguese sausages. And a trip to Portugal would never be complete without sampling the national drink – port! Take a break from the adventure and relax at one of Lisbon’s unique bars – many come with an extraordinary view thanks to Lisbon’s seven hills. Fun fact – Lisbon was the first place in the world to import Guinness outside of the UK – if port isn’t your thing – you’ll find plenty of incredible options in this cosmopolitan city.
Ready to journey outside Lisbon? From the scenic and vibrant town of Cascais to UNESCO world heritage town of Sintra to Belém, a waterfront tribute to Portugal’s Golden Age of nautical adventures, the area offers adventures in every direction.
The takeaway? A smaller and more intimate incentive program highlights the top-tier performance of a select group within your organization in a very special way. The Four Seasons Lisbon offered the opportunity for this global group of savvy travelers to gather and spend time together in a relaxed setting, celebrating their success, strengthening relationships across the organization and making memories that will last a lifetime.
About Us: SDI Meetings & Incentives is the global-yet-boutique incentive travel and strategic meetings partner that creates travel and meeting experiences to reward performance and fuel growth. Founded in 1992, SDI taps decades of expertise to deliver custom solutions defined by our clients’ goals and managed from concept through execution by one tenured point of contact. We’ve produced programs around the world, for groups from 10 to thousands, and we start with strategy and planning and follow-through to the wrap-up and evaluation. Find out more and contact us at www.sditravel.com.