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The characteristics that make for a successful incentive trip include unparalleled cultural experiences and unusual destinations. Here are three of the best of the moment..
Seville boasts intoxicating historic appeal with its Gothic cathedral, Mudéjar palaces, baroque churches and medieval lanes dotted with orange trees that fill the air with their scent. With boutique and luxury hotels, Andalucian cuisine and serious day trip potential, the city is growing in popularity. Don't leave Seville without going on a tapas tour, visiting the majestic palace of Alcázar or trying the local Flamenco dance.
Cosmopolitan and colonial in equal measure, experience a whirlwind of history and modernity in the capital. Admirably preserved colonial buildings are home to fantastic museums, hotels, bars, and restaurants. Start at La Candelaria, the cobbled downtown area. All of the coolest bars and restaurants are here along with traditional attractions, radiating from Plaza de Bolívar.
Siem Riep, Cambodia
Few places in the world come close to the splendor of the world-renowned Angkor Wat, which has been a UNSECO world heritage site since 1992. Get up with the sun to visit Angkor Wat and famous temples like Ta Prohm and Bayon temple. Once primarily a backpacker destination, Siem Reap now boasts stunning boutique hotels, experimental cuisine and an abundance of unforgettable activities from bike tours to cooking classes.
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Blog author: Aftab Pathan, Global Content Developer, CWT