From wine tasting to jet sprints and a trip to the beautiful Milford Sound, this seasoned bunch of international incentive winners was wowed by what was possible close to home in New Zealand.
From 19 to 23 November 2020, 49 of Mitsubishi Electric’s top performers from Wellington, Christchurch, and Auckland headed to Queenstown, New Zealand, for an action-packed five-day incentive itinerary after the pandemic scuppered plans for Nashville, Tennessee, in 2020.
Optional activities included the adrenaline rush of Jet Sprints and a 4WD adventure at Oxbow, or more sedate spa treatments at the Hilton. A highlight was the helicopter transfer to the spectacular Fiordland National Park for an overnight cruise in stunning Milford Sound.
Guests dined out on New Zealand’s cuisine, including pre-dinner drinks and canapes in the Gibbston Valley Wine Cave, followed by a welcome dinner at Gibbston Valley Lodge; lunch at the Cargo Brewery Waitiri Creek; an Awards Dinner at Stoneridge Estate, plus a highly popular hoedown and BBQ at Moonlight Country. The ‘Nashville in Queenstown Dinner’ themed dress-up event was complete with live band and line dancing in homage to the event’s intended destination.
Trish Stenzel, marketing manager BDT-Mitsubishi Electric, says the experience received rave reviews from Kiwi participants awe-struck by the “incredible beauty” on their own doorstep. Many proclaimed it their favourite incentive trip, despite staying within New Zealand.
“We’ve been going on these trips for the last 15 to 20 years now and we’ve been all over the world, but I’m telling you, Queenstown can match any international destination,” said Trish. “Great food, entertainment and then these stunning views – who could ask for anything more?”
Catch highlights of Mitsubishi Electric’s five-day incentive travel in the video below.