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Gladiators School in Rome

 

Gladiators School has become a fun team building activity for corporate incentive trips and student programs to Rome.
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This zany team building activity consists of a 2 hour course, which includes a visit to the historical educational museum of Roman legionnaires divided into two sections: military and civilian. Then, participants are taught the art of gladiatorial combat in a mock contest using traditional gladiator weapons.  At the end of the activity each participant is given a certificate of Roman citizenship.

Contact us for more information on this and other fun team building activities for your next corporate incentive trip or student program.

 

Visit our destinations on board of a Trabant car

The Trabant is a low cost car produced by the manufacturer VEB Sachsenring Automobilwerke Zwickau, Saxony. It was once the most common vehicle in East Germany, and was also exported to other countries outside the Eastern bloc. Currently, they are used to visit and learn in a fun way some of our destinations like Prague, Budapest and Berlin where a career in Trabant T2 takes you to explore in detail each city on board of these legendary cars. This a great idea for your next leisure or incentive trip.

Visit our destinations on a Trabant

Visit our destinations on a Trabant

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Team building in soccer

What is required for a sport team?

There are several types of team sports used to increase team-building; however, soccer is the most famous and well-known for its technique.

Team building with soccer

Hands of the soccer team members together over the soccer ball

This popular sport requires striving communication and coordination skills among all team members. As in the business world, in a soccer match it is also very important to maintain a fluent communication to achieve goals successfully when executing strategic plans.

Therefore, team building activities used by soccer coaches during trainings can be implemented in the business world to pursue common goals.

Here is a brief list of the benefits acquired by the participants when performing these soccer training exercises. Isn’t it a great idea to implement them in your incentive trips as an efficient team building tool?

Improves team work and strengths communication skills

Coordination is an important skill in the business world to know-how to organize large groups. This skill is also very important in soccer, where all eleven players have the responsibility to watch for each other on the field and off it.

Leisure activities out of the business atmosphere promote the way to approach communication among each team member in a more relaxed and fun way. To improve communication, it is important that all team members have the chance to socialize with their colleges and know each other in a more personal way to find and share common interests that facilitate closeness. A fun way to break the ice is playing a soccer match where both leisure and strategy can be applied. One of the main benefits gained during an incentive trip when a team sport takes place is the improvement of the communication and coordination skills when executing strategic plans.

Goal setting and alignment

Both concepts are linked together and they should be implemented to achieve goals. After a few days practicing soccer and applying both concepts to score and win a match, it is easy to appreciate the improvement of both skills among team members. Same way is applicable while reaching business goals.

Training and recovery

An excellent quality training should work on weakness, strengths and abilities to develop expertise. As for soccer players discipline and training are important abilities, they should be for your business team. It is important to recognize failures and learn how to overcome them. Sharing ideas and experiences among team members of different departments in an honest communication atmosphere, helps to widen the view of each team member and facilitates the way they approach obstacles.

Results improvement

As communication skills and team performance are important in soccer, so it is the leader or coach guidance. To identify opportunities and make quick and right decisions, good leaders should know by heart the strengths and weakness of each team member. This truly helps to make the right decisions on how to enhance the game depending on what position they play. During an incentive trip that includes soccer activities better leadership skills can be developed.

Team building in soccer

Soccer team members celebrating the victory

There are several examples on how soccer coaches have contributed significantly in the improvement of results. For instance, Pep Guardiola, who is currently coaching the Manchester City F.C. and was the former F.C. Barcelona coach said the following sentence regarding the management of a team in one interview:

“We tend to be very ruthless with the results. Satisfactory results mean you have done it correctly, and bad results mean you have done it wrong. And that is not fair, because there are people who performs well but results come in the long term” – Pep Guardiola – and those results last longer than fast/short term results.

Shared benefits between soccer and business

Score a goal

Improve sales.

Reduce stress

Improves communication, develops better coordination and reduces costs. Take advantage of the competitor’s weakness to innovate, gain market share and launch new products.

When to pass the ball

It is necessary within a company to know when and how to delegate tasks and responsibilities according to workloads and expertise areas.

When to celebrate victories

Victories should be celebrated and shared with the team, as results are reached by the interaction of different departments. These types of celebrations motivate those involved to get better results.

Therefore, remember that there are many benefits of including soccer team building activities during an incentive trip. If you have an upcoming incentive trip, do not hesitate to contact us for more information regarding team building activities at info@premiumincoming.com. We will answer to all your questions.

Visit the main sceneries of Game of Thrones in Spain

Good news for the Game of Thrones fans! Some of sceneries of the new season have been filmed in many medieval destinations in Spain.

As in the fifth season emblematic places such as the Alcázar of Seville, Plaza de Toros de Osuna, Roman Bridge Cordoba and La Alcazaba of Almeria were chosen for the producers of the series, now in the sixth season new Spanish destinations are part of the main stages.

Castillo de Zafra

Castillo de Zafra

We encourage you to visit these beautiful medieval Spanish destinations with one our thematic tours to follow the clue of your favorite series: The Castillo de Papa Luna in Peñíscola, The Gate Portal Fosc or Philip II, Plaza de Santa María, Artillery Park and the Plaza de Armas of the city Castellon, The Castillo de Zafra in Campillo de Dueñas in Guadalajara, the Natural Park of Bardenas in Navarra and Girona among others.

At Premium Incoming we offer a great variety of themed tours either for leisure or for incentive trips. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information at info@premiumincoming.com

Visit a a whisky distillery in Scotland

If you are planning a trip to Scotland, besides the beautiful landscapes and castles do not forget to visit  a whisky distillery.

Glenturret Distillery

Glenturret Distillery

Visiting a distillery is a fun activity to learn the process from the experts about this very Scottish drink. Among the most known is the Scotland’s oldest working distillery, Glenturret Distillery that offers a unique and authentic experience to visitors. Set in the heart of Perthshire, the distillery is only an hour from Glasgow and Edinburgh. Making whisky by hand and by heart since 1775, at Glenturret Distillery all visitors will experience the traditional handmade distilling processes that have been used to craft the whiskies for generations. Also,  this is a great opportunity to discover how the distillery’s Glenturret single malt is carefully blended with other grain and malt whiskies to create the UK’s No.1 whisky, The Famous Grouse.

At Premium Incoming we offer guided visits to different whiskey distillers throughout Scotland as part of a themed tour for leisure or for incentive trips. Contact us for more information.

 

Sales in Europe

Traveling is a great pastime and even better when you mix it with a nice shopping experience.

While strolling at any street in Europe, it is easy to discover great shops of the most exclusive brands. So, to live a great and joyful shopping experience in Europe you just need the support of a destination management expert, plan a getaway, lot of space in your suitcases and be eager to find the best deals.  At Premium Incoming we suggest the following 5 cities that will inspire your next shopping trip to Europe.

  1. Paris

Lafayatte Galleries in Paris

At Paris the world´s capital of Haute Couture, the sales season begins on July 22nd to August 2nd. Ancient flea markets offer chaotic atmosphere and fascinating treasures, plus a peek into the real personality of Paris. At Marais, Montmartre and Lafayatte Galleries you may be able to find great deals on Luxury brands such as Cartier, Chopard or Bulgari.

2. London

Camden Market, London

Camden Market, London

On the other hand, London one of the top european shopping cities offers sales during the whole year. When the warm weather arrives with the summer, popular stores such as Harrods’s launch their sales season for almost a month starting on June 27th. Also if you want a distinctive London shopping experience, head north to Camden Market and wander around Portobello and Oxford Street.

3. Rome

Piazza di Spagna, Rome

Piazza di Spagna, Rome

Italy has a great offer for shoppers. Rome sales season offer discounts up to 50% and usually begins the first week of July until the mid of August. The nicest shops are located at Piazza de Spagna and Vía del Corso and upscale fashion places are found at Piazza Mignanelli and Via dei Condotti.


4. Milan

Quadrilatero d´Oro

Quadrilatero d´Oro

As in Rome, Milan sales season starts the first week of July and lasts until mid-September. The must-go shopping places in the Italian fashion capital are Il Quadrilatero d´Oro and Via della Spiga where you will find the stores of the most renowned fashions brands.

5. Madrid

Las Rozas Village, Madrid

Las Rozas Village, Madrid

Though Milan has a long sales season, Madrid has the longest from June 21st to September 21st. The most popular places for shopping at the Spanish capital are La Milla de Oro, Preciados Street, Gran Vía, Las Rozas Village Mall and the emblematic neighborhoods of Malasaña and Chueca.

So for those shop lovers or to include in your next incentive trip as a fun activity, we invite you to live a unique European shopping experience. Premium Incoming has designed shopping themed programs to visit each fashion capital in Europe and catch the best deals on the most renowned brands. Contact us for more information.

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European Beer Route

Beer, this refreshing gold liquid is the best companion for celebrations, gathering with friends and family or just to give us a sip of relaxation.
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Beer is part of the European culture. Each country and region has developed through centuries special kinds and flavors that vary depending of the kind of ingredients and processes. So if you like beer and enjoy tasting and discovering new flavors and beer traditions, the European Been Route has been designed especially for you.

We start in Germany known the world´s beer capital; and travel along Austria, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland and its famous beer pubs and Spain. Countries included at our destinations that have a strong beer tradition.

At Premium Incoming we offer special themed and gastronomic tours ideal for incentive programs or family trips.

La Nava del Barranco an exclusive paradise

La Nava del Barranco is a magical place, created to cater for unique private meetings and corporate events. Continue reading

New ideas for your event or incentive trip in Berlin

According to the ICCA Statistics Report of 2016, Germany holds the 2nd position in the worldwide ranking of number of meetings per country, totalizing 689 and 280.108 participants. Within the country, Berlin totalized 176 meetings, representing the 4th position of the same ranking per city! For these reasons, we bring you the following latest ideas to do a successful event or incentive trip in this European destination.

Berlin

Special Event Locations

CityCube Berlin

According to the Berlin Convention Office, one of the major changes in the city’s conventions was due to the CityCube Berlin inauguration.  In May 2014, enthusiastic visitors could attend the first major events at the CityCube Berlin.

It is a multifunctional venue for trade fairs, conferences and events, with two main floors, flexible wall partitioning, numerous conference rooms and the southern section of the exhibition grounds nearby. This venue provides the perfect setting for every imaginable event, being able to host up to 11.000 people.

CityCube

AXICA Kongress-und Tagungszentrum

Located on Pariser Platz, right alongside the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin city’s historic center, the AXICA Kongress offers incomparable experiences. Its architecture, designed by Grank O. Gehry, will give you the freedom that you need to come up with fresh ideas for all occasions, such as: gala dinners, receptions, product presentations, conventions, conferences or meetings.

AXICA Kongress is prepared to host up to 500 delegates.

AXICA Kongress

Zitadelle Spanadau

If you are looking for something unique, we suggest you The Spandau Citadel. It is a fortress in Berlin, one of the best-preserved Renaissance military structures of Europe.  It was designed to protect the town of Spandau, which is now part of Berlin.

Its atmosphere is unique and your conference members will be inspired all around.  There are indoors and outdoors available areas which are suited for the exhibition of products as well as team building activities.

Zitadelle Spanadau

Astonishing and unique Berlin Activities

Berlin is a magic place where you would find a mix among history, modernity and sometimes out of the ordinary activities that you will always enjoy.

We propose you a bunch of activities you must not miss.

Beer tour

Maybe you could think this is going to be the typical tour, since Germany is the beer’s Kingdom, along with Central Europe’s, of course. But our proposal goes farther. We will show you how Belin’s beer is reinventing in new breweries and brewpubs. They are renewing traditional beer styles, coming up with new varieties.

In this activity, we will explore Berlin’s beer history tasting beers and learning about how beer is made.

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Stasi Prison

It is a museum and memorial located in Berlin’s north-eastern Lichtenberg district, in the locality of Alt-Hohenschönhausen. It was opened in 1994, on the site of the main political prison of the former East German Communist Ministry of State Security, the Stasi.

Stasi Prison, is a place always worthwhile a visit. You will hear stories, sometimes from firsthand, because some of the guides have stayed at the prison themselves; they offer a good perspective of how it was and what it looked like.

When you get inside, a sort of creepy feeling comes over you History gets more real.

If you are searching for a unique opportunity to learn more about Berlin History this is your tour!

Stasi Prison

Hot rods in Berlin

The first hot rods were old prewar vehicles.  In the 1940s, these modified cars were given to the soldiers returning from World War II, so they could taste the thrill of high-speed racing. Today, hot rodding is a kind of automotive subculture that has left the 1950s’ lifestyle and attitude far behind.  Although hot rods are currently a bit smaller than 1940s ones, they still offer as much driving excitement as you would expect from a Hot rod.

Hot rods

Tank Driving: T55 o BMP

Tank Driving is an exceptional out-door team-building activity for all those looking for action and fun. After a security briefing and instructions about how to drive and handle the tank, the participants can proof their driving skills on the terrain.

Tank Driving

Looking for new accommodation?

Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the opening of Hotel Crowne Plaza Berlin – Potsdamer Platz this year.  It is close to governmental buildings and political party headquarters and just a 15 min walk to Potsdamer Platz, one of the most visited sights in Berlin due its shops, restaurants and bars.  This is a perfect choice for your stay.

Crowne Plaza

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