Top 5 incentive travel destinations for 2024 

Incentive travel isn’t just about rewards; it’s about igniting passion, creating connections, and memories that last a lifetime. Let’s explore five excellent destinations that promise to pack a punch for your next travel experience. From the sun-kissed shores of Gran Canaria to the ancient wonders of Sicily, each destination offers its own unique qualities, which we want to share with you.

Gran Canaria, Spain 

Gran Canaria is the third largest island of the Canary Islands. With its diverse landscapes, from golden beaches to rugged mountains and lush forests, this is a destination that is begging to be explored. It’s warm climate all year round makes it an ideal destination for enjoying outdoor activities. For a small Island Gran Canaria has so much to offer as an incentive travel destination. Guests can embark on a thrilling camel ride adventure through the Maspalomas Dunes, where the golden sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see. Take breathtaking hikes through the lush rainforest of Doramas Forest or the stunning Tamadaba National Park.   Why not navigate the islands windy roads and scenic trails in a VW buggy tour, set sail for a dolphin and whale safari and witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Or enjoy some water sports with your teams along its pristine coastline. For one small Island there is so much to do here. No visit to Gran Canaria would be complete without exploring its iconic sites, such as the monumental Roque Nublo (one of the highest points of the Island) where you can enjoy a picnic at sunset as you are seranaded by local musician, the quaint fishing village of Puerto De Mogan where you can reax on the beautiful sandy beaches or take exclusive use of a local taverna , or Las Palmas the vibrant capital, captivates visitors with its blend of historical charm and modern amenities. From its bustling markets and lively streets to its stunning colonial architecture and pristine beaches, Las Palmas offers a delightful mix of culture, relaxation, and excitement, making it a must-visit destination on any trip to Gran Canaria. 

Gran Canaria

Riviera Maya, Mexico 

The Riviera Maya is situated along Mexico’s Caribbean coast, it is a paradise of sun-drenched beaches, ancient ruins, and natural wonders, perfect for an incentive trip. Explore the region’s rich history with visits to iconic sites like Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and the coastal Mayan ruins of Tulum, perched atop limestone cliffs overlooking the turquoise waters below. For a journey into the natural wonders of the Yucatan Peninsula, explore the underwater caves of Rio Secreto and Aktun Chen, where crystal-clear waters reveal stunning geological formations millions of years in the making. If you have any thrill-seekers amongst your teams, they can take part in reef snorkelling adventures, immersing themselves in the vibrant marine life of the Great Maya Reef, while eco-adventurers can discover the wonders of Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park where history, culture, and nature intertwine seamlessly. The Riviera Maya not only offers captivating experiences but also boasts an array of luxurious accommodations where guests can indulge in unparalleled comfort and relaxation. From lavish beachfront resorts to secluded boutique hotels, there’s something to suit every taste and preference. Many of these exquisite properties feature in-house spas, where guests can pamper themselves with rejuvenating treatments. After a day of exploration and adventure, there’s no better way to unwind than with a soothing massage or a dip in a tranquil pool overlooking the azure Caribbean Sea. Every moment in the Riviera Maya is an opportunity for discovery and delight, promising an unforgettable incentive experience for all who venture to its shores.  

Riviera Maya Mexico

 La Fortuna, Costa Rica 

 La Fortuna is the home of the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica, it is a haven for adventure seekers and nature lovers. This incredible destination is far short from activities that will challenge and inspire. Zip-line through the lush rainforest canopy and absorb its breathtaking views of the incredible scenery and cascading waterfalls. Discover the La Fortuna Waterfall, where you can take a refreshing dip in the crystalline pool below or simply admire its beauty. For a truly immersive experience, float down the Peñas Blancas River, where you can spot exotic birds, monkeys, and other native wildlife from the comfort of an inflatable raft. Or, for the adrenaline junkies, white raft down the Toro River.  After a day of exploration, you can unwind and rejuvenate in the natural thermal waters of Tabacón Hot Springs, surrounded by lush tropical gardens and the sounds of the jungle. Also, don’t miss the chance to marvel at the towering Arenal Volcano itself, a stunning backdrop to the town’s vibrant streets and charming colonial architecture. Mistico Park’s hanging bridges offer panoramic views of the rainforest canopy and more opportunities for wildlife sightings. One other thing, make sure you sample authentic Costa Rican cuisine in the traditional town of La Fortuna, where local flavours and fresh ingredients come together that are guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. In La Fortuna, adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty await at every turn.  

la Fortuna

Sicily, Italy 

Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean, bursts with history, culture, and natural beauty, offering a wealth of experiences for incentive travellers. Tackle the heights of Mount Etna on exhilarating excursions, where you can marvel at the panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and partake in an unforgettable wine-tasting tour amidst the volcano’s slopes. Immerse yourself in the island’s many historic sites, like the ancient Greek theatre of Taormina and the majestic Valle di Templi, taking you back in time.  Wander the charming streets of Taormina, where medieval alleyways and panoramic vistas converge, capturing the essence of Sicilian life. Discover the intricate mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site showcasing the island’s artistic heritage. No visit to Sicily would be complete without exploring the vibrant markets of Palermo, where the tantalizing aromas of local specialties like arancini and cannoli call you to taste the sumptuous Sicilian cuisine. In Sicily, every corner unveils something magical.  


Mykonos, Greece 

Mykonos, the “Island of the Winds,” also known as the one of Greece’s top party Islands. With its intoxicating blend of cosmopolitan charm and serenity, it will ensure a fun and relaxing incentive programme. First, we can’t fail to mention the island’s legendary nightlife, where beach clubs’ pulse with vibrant music and energy, which continues into the early hours. However, its not all about the partying. You can find serenity amidst the Aegean Sea with private yoga sessions and indulgent spa treatments, allowing the gentle breeze to soothe your soul. Wander the cobblestone streets of Mykonos Town, where whitewashed buildings and vibrant bougainvillea create a stunning setting for exploration Visit the iconic windmills overlooking Mykonos Town, a symbol of the island’s rich maritime history, and explore the archaeological wonders of Delos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the mythical birthplace of Apollo. Don’t miss the enchanting waterfront of Little Venice, where colourful buildings perch on the edge of the sea and offer breathtaking views of the sunset, creating a perfect setting to end the day. If you’re seeking for an unforgettable experience, why not hire a private catamaran to explore the azure waters, where you can bask in the sun and swim in secluded coves with friends and colleagues? 

Mykonos Greece

These five incentive travel destinations for 2024 offer a blend of adventure, culture, and relaxation, ensuring an unforgettable experience for every traveller. Whether you’re drawn to the pristine beaches of Gran Canaria, the ancient ruins of Sicily, or the vibrant nightlife of Mykonos, each destination promises to leave you inspired and rejuvenated. So, what are you waiting for, pack your bags and get ready for a journey of a lifetime! If you would like the Black Book team to help with your next incentive trip, contact us via our website.  


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