M&C/Asia, March 26, 2021, One thing's for sure, local corporates are "keen to get back onboard". One locked-in year on, cruise incentives still prove to be a huge hit for Indonesia's corporates, and, according to one planner, even more so than land-based incentives.
"It's been one year without incentive trips or rewards, it's time for us to give them a break again to travel and I think cruising is the best choice right now, said Irawati Victorio, who plans several incentive trips each year in her role as assistant sales manager, Synergy Worldwide Indonesia.
The robust trade and consumer interest in cruise holidays was palpable at CruiseWorld Indonesia 2021, which was held virtually on 25 March by Singapore Tourism Board (STB) in partnership with Travel Weekly Asia.
While land tours offer historical and cultural explorations, cruising is a "full service" experience highly favoured for incentive travel because we "just have to pay one price but visit many destinations, enjoy a luxurious lifestyle, shopping, entertainment such as live music, games and facilities — just like a five-star hotel," explained Victorio during CruiseWorld Indonesia.
Also, with team-building a core aspect of the incentive programme, Victorio said she works with agency partners to organise memorable experiences and treasure hunt activities to foster team bonds. "We'll do something unforgettable such as a bubble party, or Hawaiian-themed night," she added.