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Electric Brixton
The Science Museum
Cirque Le Soir

Distinctive venues in the capital city for a team-building event or your next annual conference. Are you bored of the same old venues? Ever wanted to find somewhere a little bit different to hold your meetings? Well, look no further! Funky, corporate, historical, immersive, scientific, urban. We have them covered! Funky Electric Brixton electricbrixton.uk.com In the heart of Brixton, you’ll find the multi-purpose venue, Electric Brixton. Dating back to 1913, this Edwardian building has been host to everything from an avant garde cinema to a punk music venue and, more recently, a nightclub. The fusion of modern and historical is evident in the features – some original (the blue and gold decor lends itself to an era gone by) and some Read more

The Dubai skyline at night

Dubai is, without doubt, a main player as an incentive destination. The ‘millionaire’s playground’ delivers everything you could hope for: year-round sunshine; glitz and glamour; culture and world-class cuisine; luxury and style; captivating deserts and exciting water parks. It looks like the billions in investment poured into the city has paid off, creating a world-class infrastructure. Its airport is now the world’s busiest international airport (statistics showed Dubai hosted 18million passengers between December 2013 and February 2014, compared to 14.9million at Heathrow, 6 October 2014). Dubai’s past and present Dubai is one of seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although rich in history and tradition, Dubai is also a relatively recently emerged cosmopolitan metropolis, whose steady growth Read more

Team event trends for 2015

A great team really can be the difference between success and failure. Is your team doing all it is capable of? If not, why not? Could a team event help you to improve the cohesiveness? As Helen Keller once said: “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” What makes a successful team event? Do you have the important elements that make a successful team? Decision making Problem solving Planning Adaptability, and probably the two most important elements, Communication, and Trust. If the answer to that is no, then perhaps you should consider a 2015 team event. You’ve probably been on one of these before. You know the sort of thing… you all travel to some Godforsaken part Read more

Halong Bay

Planning an incentive trip? Here are our top 5 destinations  for 2015. Based on enquiries we have received, the places we have visited recently and where we are taking clients to in the coming months, we have compiled our top 5 en vogue destinations for incentive travel in 2015, including our tips for where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you are there. There are trends in just about everything, from baby names to what people are searching for on the internet this week. Incentive travel is no different. These trends come from the most visited incentive destinations, new destinations emerging, or a previously popular destination becoming a bit of a has-been! So…here are our recommendations… 1. Cape Town Read more

Given the choice, most people would probably choose money as an incentive reward, and you can understand why. But is this the best option?

Given the choice, most people would probably choose money as an incentive reward, and you can understand why. But is this the best option? In our experience, cash has masses of appeal and should not be ignored as a motivator, but can sometimes just go towards paying bills and day-to-day expenses. Offering a travel incentive or gift can offer something rather more memorable. “Travel is still King.” Graham James, Director, AYMTM Incentive travel, especially aspirational, money-can’t-buy trips, still have the strongest impact. These once-in-a-lifetime, all expenses paid experiences hold enormous personal value as they offer the winner an unforgettable memory. What value do you place on that? However, these types of trips do require a healthy budget. As a cheaper Read more

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour
Red Rock Mountains
Hakkasan Nightclub and Restaurant

Las Vegas is the ultimate ‘bucket list’ destination – it seems to have it all in terms of incentive travel. Who wouldn’t want to experience the luxury and glamour, the casinos and the nightlife, all without the expenses that ride with it? And great weather to top it all off – up to 106⁰! So, is ‘Sin City’ really everything it’s cracked up to be? Well, yes, for all the reasons above and more! As American comedian and TV presenter, Drew Carey, once said: “Everything and anything you want to do, you can do in Las Vegas.” With three incentive trips for three different clients in the first half of 2014, Las Vegas has truly proven to be a popular Read more

Events organisation from AYMTM

Entertainment to engage your audience Getting it right is critical to the success of any event, so the pressure is on! The entertainment you choose is a major factor in getting people talking and tweeting long after your event is over, ie. engaging… Should you choose ice-breaker entertainment, such as a comedian or magician, to interact with your guests as they arrive, or a staged show, such as a musical act, a pyrotechnic show or a dance troupe? Do you choose both? You need to be sure that your entertainers are professional and effective, as well as providing excellent value for money. There’s little benefit in hiring the latest no.1 boy band to sing at your event if the majority Read more

Subaru Impreza WRX STI Pro-R

Three years on and it is great to see the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Pro-R that we designed & branded still being used. This week Drew Pritchard from Discovery’s Number 1 show globally, Salvage Hunters and Jules Truss, Editor of Fast Car magazine used the Pro-R track car to get his MSA race license at Thruxton Circuit after being tutored by BTCC and British GT ace Tom Onslow-Cole. Thank you to Jules from Fast Car magazine and Paul Cowland from Pro-Motiv for the images.  

Foxhill Manor, Worcestershire
Ham Yard Hotel, London - Bowling alley
ME London

London is renowned for its five-star, luxury and designer hotels. But surely they exist outside of London too? Well, of course they do, and with the recent news that hotel rates in London have increased by 10% in the last three months (www.citmagazine.com, 4th August 2014), you may be looking at venues in other areas, so here is a selection of the best for business and incentive use (including a few in London too. Well, we did say the best!). Foxhill Manor, Worcestershire With features like the ballroom and the drawing room, Foxhill Manor will transport you back to 1909, the year of its creation. The manor is part of Dormy House & House Spa, just two miles up the road Read more