Incentive Travel

The Top Three Spa Resorts in the World

by JuJuB

Thinking about taking your next retreat in one of the top rated spas in all the world? Good for you! When you choose to take your next vacation centered around a spa resort, you can expect to experience a great deal of luxury.

Top Three Spa Resorts in the World

The below list includes the top three spa resorts in the world as of today.


1. BodyHoliday, Castries, St. Lucia. This top spa resort is one that places a large focus on overall wellness. Every suite is designed to offer guests a private sanctuary experience, with the ocean views suites offering panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. These luxury suites also offer guests tropical garden views, giving them choices. The resorts food philosophy is centered around healthy eating, and includes organic fruits and vegetables grown in their own garden.

The Wellness Centre is considered to be a true sanctuary, as it offers a variety of soothing treatments that were specifically created to help guests return to a place a wellness. A focus on helping guests reach their optimal health is a priority, and includes using relaxation therapies as well as a variety of pampering spa treatments.

2. Chablé Resort & Spa, Chocholá, Mexico. This top luxury spa resort offers guests deluxe villas, of which all include their own private pool. The overall atmosphere is one that immerses guests into the rich culture and history of this part of Mexico, allowing them a true blend of exotic nature and comfortable luxury. The culinary offerings are like no other, as one of the best chefs in the world designed the menu. With a total of only 36 suites, guests will enjoy this luxury experience while enjoying their privacy.

The Chablé Spa focuses on combining ancient healing techniques with modern science. The spa gets its natural energy from a power source created by the Mayans, allowing for the ancient healing the spa is well-known for.

3. Andronis Concept Wellness Resort, Santorini, Greece. This top spa resort is located on one of the more romantic coastlines in the world. Guests can expect to receive the personalized service they deserve, all while relaxing in one of the luxurious suites. Many of these suites include an infinity pool, which are built in a way that allows guests to enjoy the setting sun over the Aegean Sea. While this top luxury spa resort offers guests all the amenities they can imagine, the overall atmosphere is one that is sophisticated, warm and welcoming.

The Kallos Spa is located within the resort and offers guests beauty treatments, health enhancing treatments, therapeutic relaxation treatments, yoga sessions, detoxing meals and a variety of holistic therapy techniques that support one’s overall well-being.

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Sheldon Chalet

by Tammy


The Sheldon Chalet is everything luxurious comfort is all about. The more than a mile high elevation allows for the most spectacular breathtaking views, making this a truly unique environment that any luxury traveler will enjoy and appreciate. Whether you’re someone who is looking to take your next luxury vacation for leisure reasons or for adventure reasons, the Sheldon Chalet can easily accommodate you and your particular wants and needs.

Ready to find out more about the Sheldon Chalet that’s located in the middle of Denali National Park in Alaska?

North America’s Highest Mountain

At an elevation of 6000 feet, the Sheldon Chalet sits perfectly in the Sheldon Nunatak. The Chalet itself is a fascinating structure and includes 5 bedrooms that are able to accommodate up to 10 guests at one time. This makes for a very private luxury vacation, which is something that many luxury travelers are looking for nowadays.

The inside of the Chalet includes a full kitchen, a wet bar that is fully stocked, a sauna for relaxing, and a large fireplace that quickly warms when coming in from the cold outdoors. The surrounding deck allows for relaxing outdoor views, including views of the Aurora Borealis when available. Each extremely spacious bedroom includes lavish beds for extreme comfort, as well as a sitting area to enjoy the panoramic views of Alaska mountains.

Experienced Staff & Personal Guides

Experienced staff is available for every guest and can provide them their requests. Personal guides are available for guests who are looking to seek adventure and can guide them through all of the beauty that can be found in the Alaska mountainside. Options guests can choose to participate in include skiing, sledding, building igloos, digging snow caves, fancy picnics and going for long luxurious walks to observe and enjoy the absolutely stunning scenery.

Aurora Borealis

The Aurora Borealis can be seen during the winter months, which are best seen when the sky is clear as well as dark enough to provide the proper background.

Fine Dining

Fine dining is available and all meals will be created by a private chef in the onsite restaurant. This means all guests will get to enjoy the most exquisite cuisine, all paired with the perfect fine wines. Wine tasting events are also available.

The Sheldon Family

The Sheldon Chalet is privately owned by the Sheldon family and is the only holder of private land in the park.

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Now that summer is almost officially here, travelers are looking for the best all-inclusive hotels to spend their summer vacation! This means that there’ll be a lot of vacationers looking for the best beach vacations, and all over the world. Because it’s summertime, this also means that families are looking to take their family summer vacations, making finding a family-friendly hotel a top priority for vacationing families.

The Eden Roc is an all-inclusive 4-star Miami Beach hotel and has been recently updated. This top vacation spot is perfect for both couples and families who enjoy the beach cosmopolitan lifestyle, which is what the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami is all about.

The Eden Roc All-Inclusive 4-Star Miami Beach Hotel

The Eden Roc is now an updated all-inclusive family-friendly hotel as it has recently undergone some huge transformations. While the Eden Roc has always been a popular hotel choice for those vacationing in or around the Miami Beach area, the $250 million they spent modernizing the hotel ensures every guest experience will be one they will never forget.

One of the many reasons why the iconic hotel has been so popular over the years is because it isn’t located directly on the beach, which allows for a more relaxing vacation. The Eden Roc also offers many of the modern room packages vacationers are wanting nowadays, making it easy for them to choose a package that’s going to best meet their wants and needs.

While all-inclusive vacations are a top choice for couples who are looking to take a luxury summer vacation, they’re also a top choice for vacationing families as it simply makes everything so much easier.

Eden Roc Rooms

Rooms now include private balconies that offer the most spectacular ocean views, high speed wi-fi, a flat screen TV, radio speakers, coffee machine, rainfall shower heads, 24 hour room service and more! There are four different pools to choose from so any age is easily accommodated when staying at the Eden Roc Hotel.

Fun Things to do!

Guests who stay at the Eden Roc all-inclusive hotel in Miami Beach are able to:

  • Enjoy organic farm to table poolside dining
  • Book a private yacht charter
  • Participate in water sports, like jet skiing
  • Visit the Bass Museum of Art
  • Visit the Miami Children’s Museum
  • Visit the Miami Seaquarium
  • Play golf on the Bayshore Golf Course or the Miami Beach Golf Club
  • Get full body massages, spa treatments

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Looking to tour Europe this year? Excellent, because there’s so many amazing places to see and things to do. Right now, the hottest tourist destinations are Amsterdam, Paris and Rome.

Amsterdam: Tourists are flocking to the capital of the Netherlands and there’s good reason why: It’s absolutely beautiful. It has numerous canals and bridges, and buildings that are uniquely propped up on wooden poles. The country is filled with rich history, from Anne Frank, whose story of being a Jewish girl who went into hiding to escape the Nazis you can see at the Anne Frank Museum. There’s the Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, who was born in the Netherlands and known for such paintings as Starry Night. You can tour the Van Gogh Museum and enjoy Museum Night every November. Amsterdam is also the home of the Heineken beer and, of course, the Royal Palace, which is active and can be toured.  Last, but not least, is the government monument, The Vondelpark, named after a Dutch poet, Joost van den Vondel.

Paris, France: You’ll say oui, oui to Paris! Why? If you really need a reason, let’s start with the fact that France is considered one of the most romantic destinations in the world. It’s called “The City of Love” after all. You can toast your love by touring houses of such great champagne producers as Domaine Pommery, where you can tour the Elizabethan-style estate that includes an exhibition of contemporary art. Visit Moët & Chandon, one of the most popular champagnes in the world and take a 45-minute traditional tour followed by a tasting of Moët Impérial, a champagne that was created in 1869.

Nothing goes better with champagne than chocolate and the Salon du Chocolat, a three-day festival held in October at the Porte de Versailles in Paris, is a must-see. Paris is also one party town so enjoy some nightlife at Le Montana, The Buddha Bar, and the La Locomotive. If you aren’t a club hopper and prefer theater to happy hours, visit Moulin Rouge, a troupe of 80 artists and many international acts who perform to music. Of course, there’s the Eiffel Tower, too.

Rome, Italy: A trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without stopping in its capital, Rome. Here you can visit the Colosseum, built around 75 A.D and originally called the Flavian Amphitheater. It served as a venue for bloody gladiator matches. After touring, make sure you sample some gelato, especially at Giolitti, a short walk from the Pantheon, which was founded in 1900.

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When isn’t a trip to Italy a good incentive? It would be very hard to convince anyone that a trip to Italy isn’t worth working hard for, but if you need some encouraging, how about this:

Wine and Food: Food, wine and Italy all go hand in hand and you can’t go to Italy without a sip of wine or a taste of pasta and pizza. Stroll the Mercato San Lorenzo food market where you can shop for your favorite Italian spices and other delicacies as well. Make sure you also try bigoli, the pasta of Venice. Wine connoisseurs will love the fact that Italy has 20 major grape growing regions, so leave room for a wine tasting in your tour schedule. Stop by Perche’ No, which has been owned and operated by the same family since 1939, and enjoy some gelato.

History: From the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church to the Colosseum in Rome and such famous artwork as Michelangelo’s David and the Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Italy is filled with history. The Vatican Museums have an entire history of the pontiffs as well. Soccer also plays a big part in Italy’s history and is an important pastime in Italy. There are also many architectural sites to visit, including the Climb the Duomo and Bell Tower, where you can climb the 476 stairs and see a view of the entire city. The Uffizi Gallery is one of the most famous museums in the world and has collections of paintings of the fourteenth century and especially from Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

Romance: Ah mi amore! Italy is all about the love and romance and one of the most romantic places in Italy is adore Amalfi, which includes nine other beautiful towns. Visit Saint Andrew’s Cathedral, and the Paper Museum or explore the passages of Positano. Tuscany’s beautiful landscapes are beautiful enough to enjoy with your loved one and, when you are done, take a dip for two in Saturnia, one of Tuscany’s thermal baths, with sulphurous waters.

Tuscany: One of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Tuscany’s winding country roads and the rolling hills are breathtaking. Here you can enjoy cooking classes, a lush landscape and amazing art at The Duomo.\

So much to do, so little time, so enjoy Italy!

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Employees want to feel appreciated when they are working hard. They want to know that their bosses like the work they are doing and the hard work they are putting in. You should want to show your employees how much you appreciate and value them too. Maybe they pulled in a big fish who wants to have a family reunion with hundreds of his closest relatives, or maybe they landed a huge corporate client and you will be handling all of the travel arrangements. If you’re looking for more of a reward than an honorary certificate or an ‘Employee of the Month” picture and applause, there are several ways that you can do it:

Money: Everyone likes cash, but it really is just temporary. When the money is gone, the reward feels like it’s over. Unfortunately, it has been known to backfire too. For example, while you might think that employees could always use more money, employers that use straight cash to motivate employees might find that their employees think that money matters more to employers than anything else. However, money can be used in different forms as a rewards. Think of gift certificates to local restaurants, movie theaters, or stores.  Want to think larger? How about a gift certificate for a weekend away?

Gifts: Sometimes a small token of appreciation is the perfect way to reward a job well done. Perhaps the latest in music technology, a television, a big batch of books from their favorite author, a Netflix subscription, box of decadent Swiss chocolate or a beautiful bouquet of flowers is just enough to say ‘thanks,’ without breaking the budget.

Trips:  Being in the travel industry it would make sense to give a trip as an incentive reward to your employees. These trips do not have to be luxury trips to a private island or a 15-day cruise around Europe. If your employee deserves a big reward for a job well done, then perhaps a weekend getaway to a bed and breakfast, or an overnight cruise to nowhere might be appropriate. An all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas, depending on your location, could be an option or even a night in a luxury hotel with room service and an in-room massage could be exactly what your employee needs after putting in hours upon hours helping you to grow your business.

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Employees work to earn money and put a roof over their heads, clothes on their back and food on the table. In this day and age, money is a primary motivating factor. Employees can also use their income to enjoy things they want to do while also pursuing personal hobbies and passions.

Employees also like to be rewarded for a job well done. There are two types of compensation for hard-working employees: direct and indirect. Direct compensation consists of things like cash money and bonuses, while indirect compensation consists of non-cash incentives, such as trips, which they say are becoming much more popular.

Giving your employee a trip doesn’t mean you have to set them up on a high-end resort island with top-of-the-line amenities, especially if that’s not in your company budget. There are more affordable ways to provide a trips as incentives:

Think close to home: Is there a bed & breakfast in your employee’s hometown? A close weekend getaway is a more affordable option than a vacation package that includes airfare. Throw in a gift card for a few meals. Vacations to national parks with tours of the local towns are another low-budget option that provide great memories. How about a themed vacation, such as a weekend winery tour, amusement park tour, or beach getaway?

There are some cities that are much more affordable than others thanks to free attractions. For example, free attractions in Washington D.C. include the Smithsonian National Zoo, the National World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum, Jefferson Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Library of Congress.

Still not convinced that a travel incentive program is right for you? Call Elite Travel and we can answer any additional questions you may have.

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Hawaii, with six main islands, beautiful landscape and foliage, dormant volcanos, beaches with multi-color sands, and its deep history, makes for an amazing location as a travel incentive trip.

Volcanos: Get up-close-and-personal with Hawaii’s many dormant volcanos, such as Mauna Kea, on the island that stands 4,205 m above sea level, the highest point in the state. There’s also the famous Diamond Head Volcano State Landmark in Honolulu as well as also other beautiful sights to behold, including Waimea Canyon, on Kauai’s West Side, which has been described as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” that goes for 14 miles and is 3,600 feet deep.

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor: Hawaii is filled with a lot of rich history on the islands and of course much of it surrounds the attacks on December 7, 1941. The Pacific Aviation Museum is where you can see World War II-era planes, including an actual Japanese Zero and a Stearman N2S-3 once piloted by former American President George H. W. Bush, as well as exhibits and a 12-minute film that details the events. Pearl Harbor still remains an active military base and a National Historic Landmark.

USS Bowfin: Dubbed the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” the USS Bowfin, which is over 10,000 sq.-ft. and includes 4,000 submarine-related artifacts, was launched one year to the day after the events of December 7, and it completed nine successful patrols before eventually arriving at Pearl Harbor. Today, the Bowfin is a National Historic Landmark and museum ship where visitors can get a first-hand experience on what it was like to work aboard a World War II-era sub.

Humpback Whales: Relax on the islands, but also look in the ocean and watch the beautiful humpback whales. You can visit the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and head out into the water for a closer view.

Get Active: Kauai is known for kayaking and mountain tubing, while Oahu is the mecca of big wave surfing, canoe rides on Waikiki Beach and snorkeling on Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Hookipa Beach is also known as the windsurfing capital of the world and then there’s scuba diving in the Lanai Cathedrals. Molokai is known for sports fishing, while Hawaii hosts deep-sea sports fishing and tournaments. There’s so much to do on the beautiful islands.

Of course a visit to Hawaii wouldn’t be complete without sampling the cuisine, especially poi, a thick paste made from taro root that is steamed, baked or pounded, poke (raw fish), and fresh pineapple.

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eliteincentivetravelMany businesses have realized that good travel incentive programs for their employees usually pay for themselves. The workers will compensate all the expenses that a company incurs for arranging the trip in term of increased performance. Even your employer may be offering you and some other employees an incentive travel program after meeting a particular target or after a specified amount of time. However, it can be a challenge for you to leave your spouse/partner or children behind during the trip. Although your employer may not be willing to pay for your guest, here’s what you should do to bring a guest with you.

First, contact the travel agency that is handling the travel accommodations. Let them know the situation and ask them what the fees would be to bring someone along. In the event you can’t pay the fees up front you may need to inquire about how long you have to use your travel voucher. Of course, you’ll also need to go back to your employer and found out when you can take your time off.

Next, get to work coming up with the funds to bring your travel companion. Try not to use a credit card for the expense as you will end up dealing with interest charges making the trip even more expensive. Perhaps your travel companion can work a few extra shifts to pay their way or maybe there are a few things around the house you’ve been meaning to sell at a garage sale or on consignment anyway that could pay for the trip. Where there is a will there is a way!

If worse comes to worst it might be time to see if you can use your voucher for a cheaper trip. Ask your travel agent what options are available to you.


eliteincentivetravelAsk anyone why they work and odds are their answer will be either “because they have to” or “for the money.” Employees who work for the money are more likely to work harder if given the opportunity to earn additional incentives. Incentives motivate employees to work harder because they equate their pay to the amount of effort they put in. So, when employees feel as though they are being rewarded for their efforts they will naturally work harder.

A travel incentive feels more valuable than money because a dream trip is something many people wouldn’t ordinarily buy. Research shows that although cash bonuses are always an attractive reward, travel gifts top the list of most desired employee rewards. Cash can be spent, or even squandered in a heartbeat but an all-expense paid trip is something that people fear they can rarely afford, let alone have the time to take.

Several companies choose not to offer travel incentives to their employees because they find it difficult to justify adding vacations for their staff to the budget, but the truth is the companies that do offer travel incentives are better at recruiting and keeping productive employees that maintain higher levels of motivation.

Want to learn more about incentive programs for your business? Start here:

  1. Incentive Travel programs don’t cost you anything until the quotas you set are met. Read more about how your program comes with zero risk to you and your company.
  2. How to launch a travel incentive program, step-by-step.
  3. Where should you send your employees? Read this to decide between domestic and international travel.

Also see the best destinations article here.

  1. Your incentive program could be completely tax deductible. Read this to learn more!
  2. Learn how to budget for your travel incentive program here.

Still not convinced that a travel incentive program is right for you? Call Elite Travel and we can answer any additional questions you may have.


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