Short-haul Incentive


Dubrovnik, Croatia


40 guests


"It really was an extraordinary venue, well organised and with excellent company. I certainly feel very privileged to have gone!"


- Senior Conference Planner


The Brief

Our client, a large pharmaceutical company, wanted to reward their top performing sales team with a 4 night/5 day excursion to a luxury short-haul location within Europe. As the team members were invited to bring a guest, Penguins were required to provide engaging activities for couples. It was also specified that the agenda for this excursion needed a good mix of planned activities and free time; allowing the group to enjoy the destination at their leisure.

The client wanted to step away from a traditional reward programme, in order to capitalise on fun! The client required a four day agenda, integrating a plenary meeting and gala dinner whilst capturing the new company culture.


  • The client didn't want a conference. They specified to Penguins that they would like an impressively unique, large scale events with a twist, that would ensure all their staff leave on a high.
  • When selecting a venue, Penguins had to ensure it was a short distance from the airport.
  • Many of the guests were expecting a long-haul destination, therefore Penguins had the challenge of changing perceptions to demonstrate short-haul destinations can be just as luxurious and fun.


Most of the guests had never heard of Dubrovnik which was a great platform to wow guests from as they had little to no expectations. The beautiful Croatian city did not disappoint, guests enjoyed 5 full days of bright blue skies and crystal clear water during their stay. Guests were treated to a trip to a local olive oil farm for an exclusive farm dinner and a club night on the beach. Penguins organised exciting activities such as, kayaking and jet skiing but also incorporated lots of leisure time at the exclusive Villa Dubrovnik.
  • exciting team kayak around Dubrovnik coastline
  • employee recongnition trip in Dubrovnik
  • Relaxing getaway Villa Dubrovnik

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