FMI are a specialist travel incentive agency with over 20 years of experience delivering group travel incentives for global brands both in the UK, EMEA and Worldwide.
We recently returned from Cancun and the Riviera Maya, so let’s explore the benefits of running a travel incentive trip to this stunning and exhilarating Mexican Caribbean destination.
Running an incentive programme in Cancun and the Riviera Maya offers several benefits for both companies and their participants. Here are some key advantages:
Stunning Natural Beauty: Cancun and the Riviera Maya boast breath-taking landscapes, pristine beaches, and crystal-clear turquoise waters. The region is home to the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef system in the world. The mesmerising beauty of this destination creates a serene and visually appealing environment that can enhance the overall experience of participants.
Accessibility and Infrastructure: Cancun is a well-developed tourist destination with modern infrastructure, including international airports and a wide range of accommodation, from large luxury resorts to boutique hotels. This accessibility makes it convenient for participants to travel and navigate the area comfortably. The region also offers a variety of activities, such as water sports, eco-tours, and historical sites, ensuring there are diverse options to suit different interests and energy levels.
Climate: The tropical climate of Cancun and the Riviera Maya provides favourable weather conditions for most of the year. With warm temperatures and abundant sunshine, participants can enjoy outdoor activities and take advantage of the region’s natural attractions. This climate is particularly appealing for incentive programmes that involve beach or water-based activities, creating a relaxing and enjoyable environment. Remember to pack your bio-degradable suncream to protect nature’s finest!
All-Inclusive Resorts: The area is renowned for its all-inclusive resorts, which offer comprehensive packages that include accommodation, meals, drinks, meeting space and various recreational activities. These stunning resorts, such as Hard Rock Cancun, Hard Rock Riviera Maya and Unico 20°87°, provide a convenient and hassle-free experience for participants, allowing them to focus on networking, team-building, and enjoying the programme’s activities without worrying about additional costs or logistics. This cost-effective destination coupled with an all-inclusive package is a win for your travel incentive budget and guest management.
Diverse Activities and Excursions: Cancun and the Riviera Maya offer a wide range of activities and excursions to suit different preferences and team-building objectives. Participants can explore ancient Mayan ruins like Tulum and Coba, visit natural wonders such as cenotes (natural sinkholes) and underground rivers at Rio Secreto, embark on jungle adventures, experience driving speedboats through mangroves and snorkelling in the vibrant coral reefs, or simply relax on the picturesque beaches. This diversity ensures there are ample opportunities for team-building exercises, group bonding, and individual enjoyment.
Cultural Experience: The region is rich in cultural heritage and offers participants a chance to immerse themselves in Mexican traditions, art, and cuisine. They can enjoy local delicacies and extraordinary cuisine at Mamazzita in Bohemian Square and experience vibrant nightlife at the jungle bar Confessions or participate in cultural events and festivals such as Day of the Dead. Incorporating cultural elements into the incentive programme can foster cultural appreciation and create truly memorable experiences for participants. A Quesadilla with Rajas Poblanas is a must try delicacy (if you like grasshoppers)!
Motivational Setting: The combination of natural beauty, luxurious amenities, and a relaxed atmosphere creates a motivational setting that can enhance the overall impact of the incentive programme. Participants are likely to feel inspired, rejuvenated, and valued in such an environment, which can boost morale, encourage teamwork, and drive performance. Connecting companies with people in this way will deliver highly effective brand engagement, not to mention the excitement in the run up to the trip itself!
Networking Opportunities: Incentive programmes often bring together employees, partners, or clients from various locations. The relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere of Cancun and the Riviera Maya provides an ideal setting for networking and building relationships. Participants can engage in informal conversations, share experiences, and strengthen professional connections while enjoying the programme’s activities and events. Nothing creates a stronger team bond than swimming and guiding one another through an underground river – just don’t touch the rocks!
Overall, running an incentive programme in Cancun and the Riviera Maya offers a combination of natural beauty, convenience, diverse activities, and a motivational setting. This combination creates a unique and rewarding experience for participants, promoting team-building, networking, and motivation, while allowing them to enjoy the stunning surroundings and immerse themselves in the local culture.