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PHOTOS: Thomson becomes first UK airline to receive Boeing 787

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Five Top Incentive Flight Destinations For 2014

Kalamata in Greece is a top incentive destination for 2014The top incentive flight destinations In terms of private jet hire demand are the ones that offer a combination of excellent weather, fascinating cultural attractions and high quality conference facilities.

Although certain incentive charter flight destinations, such as Spain and Germany are still popular, other destinations are increasingly getting the attention of travel managers.

Kalamata, Greece

Greece has beautiful beaches, fantastic weather, and delicious cuisine. Greece also offers a growing reputation for incentive travel - with Kalamata being the top choice of flight destinations in Greece.

Kalamata is situated at the apex of the gorgeous Messinian Bay, at the foot of the huge Mount Taygetos. Kalamata also has several excellent venues for meetings, incentives and business events. This includes the five-star e-Filoxenia conference Hotel that has top quality conference facilities.

Kalamata International Airport can receive charter flights and is just a 20 minute ride to the city.

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul has a diverse mix of beautiful architecture and historical sites and a constantly improving infrastructure.

Istanbul is served by two international airports, Atatürk and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The latter is the fastest growing airport in the world. Both of these airports cater for charter flights of all sizes, and transfer to the city takes under 40 minutes.

There are plenty of incentive venues in Istanbul. The best example being the five-star Grand Cevahir Hotel. Another very popular venue is the Halic Congress Centre, which is located at a beautiful seaside location that overlooks the Golden Horn Bay.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a wonderful tourist and incentive destination. Marrakech Menara Airport serves the city, and is located just four miles from the city centre, so transfers in and out of the city are very fast. The airport has a VIP lounge, making it popular for private jet charter for groups and individuals.

The Es Saadia Palace Spa is now becoming a very popular venue for meetings, incentive and events. Those looking for a more unique hotel for a more luxurious event venue might like to take a look at the incredible Royal Mansour, which is located within the city walls. This stunning hotel looks like a palace.

Dubai, UAE

Dubai is famous for having the tallest building in the world. Dubai has recently become a major metropolis, and is widely considered a major business and cultural hub for the Middle East region.

The huge Burj Al Arab is considered by many as the most luxurious hotel in the world. It stands on an artificial island and boasts a staggering 590ft atrium, over 200 rooms and high-class facilities for events and meetings.

Dubai International Airport is situated just 2.5 miles northeast of Dubai, so the city is easy to access. The airport also has an executive flight terminal that is exclusive for private jet charter flights into the airport.


Malta enjoys a warm climate and n shortage of superb historical sites, including three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Malta international airport serves the entire of the Maltese archipelago, and is situated three miles from the capital. The entire Island has superb venues, and the most popular choices are the Corinthia Hotel in St. George's Bay and the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana, they both have stunning views and excellent facilities.