On March 6, 2008, 700 people attended the first-ever private cocktail party in Rome’s famed Colosseum. Traveling from two different continents, the attendees were brought together for an incentive trip rewarding the top performers of a major US cell phone provider. The trip was set in Rome; a favorite for corporate and individual travelers alike. With over 200 incentive trips to Rome each year, the challenge for Incentive Travel Solutions was to create an experience that was both extraordinary and unforgettable.
Incentive Travel Solutions set the scene with lodging at the beautiful Hilton Cavalieri Hotel. Among other fascinating activities the itinerary listed dinner at La Fattoria, an old Italian farmhouse converted into a traditional pizza restaurant. To the guests delight, after boarding busses, they began their journey through the streets of Rome toward the Colosseum.
Traditional flag-throwers, horn-blowers and Roman circus performers welcomed the guests as they arrived at the Colosseum. In the light of the setting sun, everyone enjoyed Italian champagne inside Rome’s most famous landmark. For nearly one and a half hours, the guests reveled in the knowledge that they were sharing a one of a kind experience.
Incentive Travel Solutions also arranged for the guests to attend the Papal Blessing at St. Peter’s Square and enjoy a private tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel.
An event well-planned, sites known around the world and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity are all the trademarks of an Incentive Travel Solutions experience.