Fantastic Incentive Destinations right on your doorstop

Written by Hannah Thomas, June 23, 2021

Choosing a destination for an incentive travel programme historically has been somewhere outside of the UK, somewhere with sunshine, a beach, great choice of activities and nightlife, and the like.  The glitz and glamour of Dubai, the skyscrapers of The Big Apple, the snow-covered slopes of Whistler, but now it’s time for the UK to showcase the incredible destinations that lies within its shores.

For now, travelling outside of the common travel area has it’s draw backs with having to take multiple covid tests throughout the trip, quarantining on return and that’s without even considering what restrictions may be in place at the end destination. So we wanted to show you just a few of our favourite incentive destinations within the common travel area to provide you with some inspiration for your next programme.

The Fish Hotel – Back-to-nature bolt-hole with a little touch of luxury – Cotswolds

Located on the 400-acre hillside playground that is The Farncombe Estate, The Fish has a beautiful Cotswolds location, stylish surroundings, great food and loads to do. And, of course, state-of-the-art conference, meeting, and event facilities. The Fish Hotel is living proof that corporate events, business meetings, or away days don’t have to be dull. ​

The Fish’s contemporary bedrooms are located on the hillside and are spread throughout various individual buildings in the grounds. For the more adventurous we offer our collection of shepherd huts in Hilly or Hideaway form kitted out with all mod cons including their own hot tubs plus 3 Treehouse retreats.

The Fish Hotel - Cotswolds

Cliveden House – There are country houses…and then there’s Cliveden House – Berkshire

Cliveden is unique…No one could resist an invitation to Cliveden; From Churchill to Chaplin, Lawrence to Lennon. Fortunes have been made, plots hatched. History changed…​

​One of the world’s finest luxury hotels, this grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent National Trust managed Grade I listed formal gardens and parkland. Cliveden has wonderful panoramic views over the River Thames.​

​This tradition of fine hospitality and entertainment continues today. Never out of fashion, Cliveden remains elegantly decadent. Its refined grandeur makes a memorable backdrop​.

Cliveden House - Berkshire

The Balmoral – An Edinburgh Icon at an Unparalleled address – Edinburgh

 The Balmoral, 1 Princes Street, where Old Town meets New, a legendary hotel and landmark clock tower: a symbol of its city

A welcome in bespoke Balmoral tartan; Hebridean blues, heather hues and classic Scottish art; whisky ambassadors with 500 malts – The Balmoral is a love letter to Scotland. Looking up to Edinburgh Castle, savour Michelin-starred dining, French-Scottish bistro fare, award-winning afternoon tea and a serene urban spa at the city’s most majestic spot.

The Balmoral Edinburgh

The River Lee Hotel – Multi-award winning, and Cork’s best known city centre hotel – Cork

Set on a picturesque bend in the river, just a short walk from Cork city centre, The River Lee hotel occupies a unique position in this charming historic city. Ireland’s ‘second city’ is a lively cultural hub with an opera house, independent art galleries, museums and theatres, vibrant nightlife and a growing craft beer scene and hosts several festivals throughout the year – notably culinary, music and film. Additionally, it boasts a thriving foodie scene centred on the famous English Market and is ideally placed for visits to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, the historic fishing town of Kinsale and the rest of Ireland’s ruggedly beautiful southern coastline.

The River Lee Hotel Cork

Le Hayle Manor – 5* Luxury and world-class service – Jersey

Take your own private plane to Jersey enjoying luxury and champagne in the skies! Depart from Farnborough Airport (or an alternative airport) for your 50 minute flight to Jersey. On arrival at Jersey you will be met by chauffeur-driven cars and taken on your Jersey Michelin Star lunch experience! The Manor, with its stunning Georgian façade, dates back to 1796, and has been lovingly restored and tastefully decorated for you to enjoy today. Step inside and enjoy a décor inspired by a bygone era; high ceilings, freestanding baths, chandeliers and plantain shutters add to the charm and elegance of our accommodation.

Le Hayle Manor - Jersey

Belmond Royal Scotsman Embark on a Grand Highland Fling – Scotland

From the moment you step onto Royal Scotsman, you are swept up in a world of myth, legend and timeless luxury.

Delve into a land of soaring peaks and deep valleys, mirror lochs and looming castles. Enjoy a tasting in a world-famous distillery, then enter the forest for an exhilarating clay pigeon shoot. As night falls, mingle with fellow guests over candlelit dinners and live ceilidhs—a fine finale to the day’s adventures.

Belmond Royal Scotsman - Scotland

And that’s just six of our favourites. There’s so much more on offer so what are you waiting for?

Get in touch with us via email at info@destin-8.com or call us on +44(0)1452 739 289 to discuss your next incentive programme.