27 Oct How to Choose the Right Corporate Holidays for your Clients
Corporate holidays provide the perfect opportunity to cement existing relationships and create space to get to know your most valued clients. The right choice of trip can be a personal and professional success, as well as an experience to remember. The range of options is vast, with the only limits being your budget and the time you can carve out of busy schedules.
Corporate day trips
A lot can be achieved and enjoyed in a day when you pick the right kind of client event. You might consider some of the following:
- A day at the races
- The Henley Regatta
- Hyde Park concerts
A single day client event can have a lot of impact.
What’s crucial is to choose an event in line with the interests of your client, whether they’re into sports, music or theatre. VIP service is available at all major events and makes a big difference to the experience. The advantages of the single day option include ease of scheduling, transport and travel, as well as the number of clients you can open the invitation to.
Ideal for: new clients, first introductions, time poor clients.
A business weekend away
Corporate holidays over a weekend offer a wide range of experiences. The best weekend trips are often focused on activities – particularly those a client might not otherwise get to try. You might be thinking about some of the following ideas:
- Wine tasting in France
- Sailing off the Isle of Wight
- A country house getaway
- Racing on a race track
These shorter trips are ideal for bringing people together who may not know each other and exploring popular trends or anything that requires little skill or experience to try for the first time.
If your clients are adrenaline junkies then the ideal weekend away might be a race track or a country house complete with quad bikes and water skiing. Others might prefer to be wined and dined in Rome. Short haul destinations with activities to bring people together are the perfectly designed for shorter corporate trips.
Ideal for: ice breaking and making an impact.
Corporate holidays of 3 days or more
If more time can be found in your diaries then a corporate holiday across three days or more provides the opportunity to open new doors in client relationships.
For longer trips, you’ll need to find a location which caters for the mixed needs of corporate groups including:
- Exceptional interiors and luxury accommodation
- Gourmet food and wine
- Activities for a diverse group
Skiing is the ideal choice for a longer client holiday. Keen skiers and snowboarders always relish the opportunity to get out on the slopes and mountain locations. With luxury facilities providing options for those who aren’t as focused on the snow.
Easily accessible and with plenty of options for large groups, luxury catered ski chalets – such as Le Chardon Mountain Lodges in Val d’Isere – take corporate holidays to a new level. The collection of five luxury catered chalets within a stones throw away from each have 35 en suite bedrooms sleeping up to 70 guests with a range of facilities on offer, from haute cuisine, to hot tubs, social spaces and wellness amenities.
Ideal for: large groups or mixed interests, and clients with a keen sense of luxury.
Make your next corporate trip one to remember. Find the perfect holiday for you, your clients and both of your schedules. At Le Chardon Mountain Lodges, we know how important those luxury touches are. We work with you to personalise your stay and provide everything you need for a successful and memorable time away from the office. Contact us today to discuss your requirements.