Pacific World will expand operations to include Mauritius, Turkey and the Dominican Republic as new destinations for their incentive clients for 2017, encouraged by demand for experiential programmes and an expected increase in budgets.
â€śThe decision is a direct response to the growing demand that we have witnessed from our clients, who are increasingly searching for meaningful experiences that move their customers,â€ť said Selina Chavry, global managing director for Pacific World, adding that high-end adventures, authentic local experiences, CSR activities and wellness retreats rank among the most sought-after programmes among clients.
Flic-en-Flac, a seaside village in the district of Riviere Noire, MauritiusÂ Island
Chavry further pointed out: â€śItâ€™s clear that incentives are on the rise again with the latest SITE Index research confirming that almost half of incentive travel buyers expect to see their budgets increase over the next 12 months, and 60 per cent say they plan to increase incentive eligibility for their programmes next year â€“ the opening of these two new destinations give even more choices to our customers.â€ť
On how the chosen destinations could measure up to the demand trends, a Pacific World statement described Mauritius as a year-round incentive destination with picturesque beaches, off-the-beaten-track villages and ancients legends.
Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic boasts historic sites and opportunities to participate in socially-conscious travel activities; and Turkey offers varied experiences ranging from dining at 1,500-year-old Byzantine cisterns to partying at popular clubs.