Incentive trips are extremely important for boosting employee morale and performance, yet only a fraction of companies plan them. Not sure where to go? Here’s why you should consider Nice.
Corporate meetings and incentive trips in Nice
Nice is the number one conference and seminar town in France after Paris. As the capital of the French Riviera, Nice houses an international airport, which connects to almost 100 cities in 30 countries. Plus, the airport is very close to the town’s center. There are more than 100 three, four, and five-star hotels with meeting and event rooms, which means that you are sure to find an accommodation that meets the needs of your company and budget. Should you require a larger meeting space, you can take advantage of the Acropolis Exhibition Hall. It has 5 auditoriums that seat between 250 and 2500 people and multi-purpose meeting rooms.
When your employees aren’t in meetings, there will be no shortage of fun activities for them to enjoy. With the sea on one side and mountains on the other, they can enjoy water sports, a bike ride, or a hike. For those feeling less ambitious, there is always the option to curl up on a lounge chair with a book.
Although Nice is known for its laid-back Mediterranean vibe, it also has a rich and varied cultural heritage. For instance, you can enjoy the Nice Jazz Festival in the Cimiez gardens under hundred-year-old olive trees. Or, you can taste some of Nice’s fabulous gastronomy. We recommend trying the socca and pissaldiere specialties, which can be found in the Cours Saleya market.
Galas and cocktail events
Some business trips call for large cocktail dinners or celebration galas. Luckily, Nice has no shortage of stunning venues for you to pick from. However, planning a successful, luxurious event can be difficult and stressful, especially on top of planning the logistics of an entire trip. We recommend reaching out to a specialized, local event planner to make sure that your event goes smoothly.
For inaugurations, team building activities, parties, or product launches with a “wow factor,” we recommend checking out Eklabul Evenements. You should also check out Event Solutions, Yazakar Live Communication, and WTT.
How can you start planning a corporate trip?
When choosing dates, be sure to consider national and religious holidays. Depending on your sector, you may also need to check the dates of any upcoming business deals or big meetings to avoid unpleasant conflicts.
If one of your goals is to bond clients and employees from all over the world, it may sound counter-productive to split up during meals. However, depending on the number of people on the trip and your travel location, it might be necessary. Plus, it is actually easier for people to meet one another if they are in smaller groups! You can group together those who do similar work in different offices or employees with completely different roles.
A couple of months before your trip, check that everyone has all the travel documents (visas / passports) that they will need. Depending on where you are traveling, you should also make sure that everyone has the necessary vaccines.
Reservations and Accommodations
Make sure that you have arranged airport and inter-city transport for your guests. If employees are responsible for their own transport, make sure to give them recommendations. Double check that you are aware of any dietary restrictions and that you have taken them into account when planning dinners and cocktail events. Ensure that you have rented out conference rooms and work spaces as needed. If possible, book them in or close to the main hotel.
I hope that we’ve convinced you that Nice is a great option for corporate trips. If you want other ideas or help planning your business trip, reach out to us here at ParisByM. We have years of experience and expertise in organizing trips to France and would love to make your dream trip a reality.