On Thursday 15 December, the time had come. We went on an educational and inspiration trip with the entire team of UNIGLOBE Alliance Travel and goMICE. This year, Munich, Bad Gastein and Salzburg were on the programme.
Setting up a remote office
On Thursday 15 December, I flew to Munich with 10 consultants. The remaining 30 employees would get on the plane the following day. The reason for this was as follows. To avoid inconvenience for our relations due to our partial absence on Friday, we set up an office at the Novotel in Munich for 10 consultants.
The rest of the team flew in on Friday, and the 10 consultants took over the work for this day. Everything went flawless. After all, our priority is to provide our customers with the best service, and we did!
For an incentive trip to Munich, it is important for our consultants to know the city and airport well. As such, we explored Munich airport and visited various restaurants. Want to get an impression of Munich in under two minutes? Then watch the video below.
Restaurant tip in Munich
If you find yourself in Munich, we highly recommend going to the Ratskeller, under the Rathuis (town hall). We had a great dinner there. A super cosy restaurant that is perfect for both local individual guests and for groups. They serve delicious German dishes and the atmosphere is very ‘gemütlich’.
From Munich to Bad Gastein
In the late afternoon, it was time to leave Munich. We picked up our hard-working colleagues and left for Bad Gastein. With 4 emergency phones on our bus, a few travellers and relations were helped with emergency questions. With phones in hand and laptops on laps, questions were answered and flights were rebooked. Of course, it is great to see how this is possible in the digital age.
We arrived in Bad Gastein around 19.00 PM, and it was time for a drink at the bar. The hotel Mondi Bellevue is a pleasant hotel with both rooms and apartments for 1 or multiple persons. They offer comfortable rooms that are fully equipped.
The next day was all about getting acquainted with the ski rental, ski school and multiple hotels and restaurants. In addition, there were 4 guides waiting to take us on an exploration on skis or snowboards.
After this journey, we knew everything about the area and the slopes. Which is great if you send many groups here every year. Bad Gastein is an area we have sent many groups to, varying from 10 to 200 people, for many years now. Perhaps you should try it? Then feel free to contact goMICE or read our blog about a group trip to Bad Gastein.
The evening in Bad Gastein
On the way, we visited several restaurants and had lunch on the terrace of Rossalm. The weather was great, so we could sit outside in the sun. We definitely enjoyed that!
Bar tip in Bad Gastein: Visit the Silverbullet bar. A fantastic, atmospheric bar with live music!
The Christmas dinner
That evening was all about the Christmas dinner. On top of a mountain, only accessible via a single chairlift, we left for the restaurant Bellevue Alm around 20.00 PM. There is a unique vibe there, and if you add a fantastic menu to that, you are in for a fantastic experience.
Because we appreciate all our employees so much, we also arranged for a Santa Claus. He handed out Christmas gifts to all the employees. And the gifts for all the employees’ children are an annual phenomenon. Small gifts, but great for mom and dad to come home with.
And we don’t forget the ones who stay behind when we go on these trips. On Friday, in about 40 places in the country, chocolate Christmas puzzles were delivered. After all, the home front has to do without their mom/dad/partner for a whole weekend. After the dinner, there was another surprise for everyone. The chairlift was replaced by sleds, and the descent by toboggan could begin! It was a hilarious and fantastic way to end the trip! Perhaps it could also be a great conclusion to your next group trip?
The following morning, it was time to leave again. After a last stop in Salzburg, including exploring the city and restaurants, we went back to the airport of Salzburg.
After a delicious lunch at restaurant Gablerbrau, the trip finally came to an end.
On the way to the airport, I looked around the bus and saw happy and tired faces, full of new inspiration. Inspiration we will use to serve you even better!
The next day, we were completely surprised when a Santa Claus stood at the door of our house at 6.30 AM in the morning. He came to bring us a gift, a poem and all sorts of treats to thank us for the great educational weekend.
A beautiful gesture that we really appreciate!