“You’re on mute.” “Can you see my screen?” and other pandemic-related, overused work phrases were replaced last week with “It’s so good to see you!” and “Can I hug you?” by employees on an incredible incentive trip to the island of Nassau in the Bahamas.
The Brownell Incentive Travel team worked with a successful professional services company to help them execute their first incentive trip since 2019.
Around 100 attendees traveled from all over the U.S., Europe, and even India to experience the phenomenal Rosewood Baha Mar, one of Brownell Travel’s Preferred Partners. This bespoke property falls on the quiet side of the eventful resort of Baha Mar.
Located on stunning Cable Beach, with its sugar white sands and crystal clear waters, Baha Mar has something for every attendee. From multiple pools, a beautiful casino, a brand new water park, flamingo sanctuary, and multiple delicious gastronomy outlets, Baha Mar has it all!
The Rosewood Resorts are known for staying authentic to each location, and the Baha Mar property did not disappoint. Top-notch service, sincere Bahamian hospitality, thoughtful Caribbean décor, and well-appointed guest rooms helped make this trip a unique and special experience. As guests of the Rosewood, the attendees not only had access to the pools at the resort, but also to many of the pools at the neighboring Grand Hyatt and SLS Resorts.
On the evening of their arrival, one of Brownell’s most creative and experienced Program Managers planned a beautiful welcome reception for the guests, which was set on one of the property’s premier lawns, surrounded by lush, green vegetation. While the food was delicious, décor, and setting were all incredible, the highlight of the event was the arrival of the special guests – three flamingos from the sanctuary who made their rounds greeting guests during the cocktail hour.
The pools and beach were stunning, the activities exciting, and the flamingos delightful, but the best part of the trip was seeing the pure joy and excitement of each attendee. They were truly so excited to be together again, to celebrate their successes, and to see each other in person for the first time in so long. In fact, their final event, a dance party on the beach accompanied by a band of junkanoo performers, was extended by over an hour! They really didn’t want the trip to end.
The trip was an overwhelming success and the accolades expressed by the attendees were sincere and heartfelt.
It has been a long two-plus years for those of us in the travel and hospitality industries. This successful program was a refreshing and welcome reminder of why we do what we do, and a testament to how strong and effective the power of travel still is and will always be.