And the winner is… Victoria Falls

This program has been rewarded at the ‘’Grand Prix Kréa 2014” held every year by the Groupe Industrie Services Info company which publishes the magazine Meet>In.
Grand Prix Krea intended to promote creativity and business expertise in the tourism and events industry.

Type of event: Incentive with Award Ceremony
Number of Participants: 150 guests
Destination: Zambia, Livingstone
Hotel: The Royal Livingstone Hotel 5*
Duration on site: 3 days / 2 nights
About the client: A leading international company has decided to organize a challenge between the different sales teams of over 45 different countries in Africa and Middle East. As a reward the client wanted an original program in an exceptional destination, for an exceptional team… and guess who was on top of the podium?

HIGHLIGHTS

Victoria Falls Incentive

ROYAL CRUISE FOR PRIVILEGED GUESTS – Zambezi river cruise
Royal welcome by the captain himself, before boarding on the African Queen, which meanders slowly upstream, and lets you enjoy an old world style river cruise on the waters of the mighty Zambezi River in Zambia.

Victoria Falls - Steam Train

A SPECTACULAR SUNDOWNERS SPOT! – Steam train ride
Embark on a timeless journey aboard the authentic Steam Train, and experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World whilst sipping champagne on the Victoria Falls Bridge. A red carpet has been set in front of the train. You experience unparalleled views of the Victoria Falls and the turbulent water in the gorge below you. This breathtaking sunset journey was voted by British Airways Horizons Magazine as the 6th Most Spectacular Sundowners Spot in the World!

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4×4 OR CRUISE SAFARI? … LET’S BE GREEDY, LET’S DO BOTH – Chobe Safari Trip
Chobe National Park is a combination of a spectacular, game-rich wilderness interspersed with patches of swamp land and stands of Mopane.  The game provides ample prey for predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs. The Chobe Riverfront is the park’s most densely game-populated area, and it may seem that the word ‘wildlife’ is synonymous with ‘elephant’: as an estimated of 73,000 elephants inhabit Chobe National Park. One of your highlights is the cruise on the Chobe River because it gives you a unique opportunity to come very close to the animals like hippopotamus and elephants playing in the river.

Royal-Livingstone---sundeckGALA DINNER & AWARD CEREMONY – Royal Livingstone hotel
This gala, with a spectacular staging, closed this exceptional Incentive travel with the awards ceremony. The dinner was held in the sumptuous surroundings of the magnificent Royal Livingstone Hotel. This evening was lively entertained by the presence of two South African groups who came for the occasion: Della Tamin & Coda.

FEEDBACK client:
After this epic edition, I would like to say thank the XO Team for the care, the partnership and the work provided on this project. We are all well aware of the difficulty of this exercise in order to get to a successful event, thus being before and during the trip.
After many twits and turns on this file, you managed to be experts on the destination, and appreciated active and reactive partners.

by Hervé Bindé