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28/1/2020
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Wild Card Incentive Travel Destination of the Week: Colombia

Wild Card Incentive Travel Destination of the Week: Colombia

Colombia is an inspiration and it has so much to offer its visitors.

From the authentic Hispanic architecture of Cartagena and the tranquil, still waters on the Caribbean Coast to the innovation and culture of Medellin and the cool mountain ranges of the coffee regions, Colombia’s diversity is endless and offers a bit of everything for a cultural and unique incentive travel trip.

Guests can feast on fresh barbecued seafood on a deserted Caribbean island, learn to salsa at a local Colombian discoteca, pick their own coffee beans in the scenic coffee region and play a crazy game of tejo with the locals – search this game and you’ll want to travel to Colombia just to give it a go.

Colombia is vast however, the fast, cheap and efficient internal flight services make orienteering internally easy and direct flights from London to Bogota mean an overnight flight can prevent losing any time when you’re there.  

We love Colombia and feel it’s an exciting wild card destination for a travel incentive trip to get your employees inspired and talking. 

The low-down

-  11-hour direct flight from London to Bogota with Avianca (internal flights take 1 – 2 hours)

-  GMT -5 hours

-  Dry season is between December and March

-  Speak Spanish

-  No visa required for British citizens

Why Neon think Colombia is a great destination for a travel incentive trip

"Colombia is a treat for its visitors in SO many ways. It's exotic, beautiful and diverse and has a Latino spirit like no other country in the world. You can lap up the sun on a Caribbean island, pick your own coffee beans in the misty mountains and salsa the night away at a bar with the locals. Colombia is a wildcard destination, which is why we think it is a great incentive spot to get your employees intrigued and talking!" Lydia Giles, Events Team

-  It’s so diverse – you can experience the humidity of the Caribbean coast and the picturesque scenery of the coffee regions all in one trip

-  There are so many cultural experiences to be had

-  There is the potential to volunteer in communities and schools

-  Exciting nightlife – the Colombians know how to party

-  Coffee, chocolate and rum tasting

-  It’s different so is likely to spark conversation around the incentive

Neon’s Colombia Bucket List

-  Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cartagena on the Caribbean Coast by horse and cart

-  Go island hopping off the coast of Cartagena on a luxury catamaran and enjoy a seafood BBQ, rum cocktails and snorkelling

-  Learn about the history of Medellin on a walking tour and explore the resilient Comuna 13

-  Go on a graffiti tour of Bogota and create your own ‘masterpiece’ on one of the walls of the city

-  Have a salsa lesson and practice your new moves at a local club

-  Go on a jeep tour of the breath-taking coffee region. Pick your own coffee beans and sample some of the best coffee in the world

-  Experience an authentic cowboy experience in Los Llanos

Do you think Colombia is the travel incentive destination for you and your employees? Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss how you can increase your return on investment by recognising and rewarding your hard-working employees with an amazing trip to Latin America.