We are proud to announce that this year UKRAINIAN INCENTIVES became a #WINNER as Ukraine’s Leading Destination Management Company 2020
02nd of November 2020 Europe Winners were announced!
World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward #excellence in travel and tourism – has announced the winners of its Europe 2020 programme to coincide with its inaugural Europe Winners Day
Before #quarantine we used #VR only as a part of offline events
Story A: as entertainment at offline events
Story B: even part of city #excursions.
In #Kyiv we have St.Andrew’s walking #tour, which includes VR-stop to see story of one #house and listen a piece of modern Opera.
Due to limited number of #goggles, available for FIT’s and small groups only. But now we can #deliver part of this city #experience directly to your home. Who is interested, let me know, I will send you the link.
Also if you #plan to do same things in your #city, remember, that #production is much cheaper in #Ukraine, rather than in other #European countries. If you are interested in producing modern #Opera of your city in VR, contact our partner: Hronotop.UA
Story C: started with quarantine only.
Pure VR event, when #participants go to VR specially for #presentation and #networking (not after them like in was before). How to implement?
If you want to make it in #Ukraine, we will gladly organize it for you.
If you are interested, how to arrange it in your city, we can share our #experience with you, so you can do the same.
For both reasons, send us short e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
#corporate #conference #events #Ukrainian #incentives #Ukraine #MICE #travel #destination #incentive #VRvsOffline #tourism #presentation #HronotopUA #Hronotop
But what if this is your internal event or seminar and you need to bring people close together.
HERE ARE FEW TIPS, HOW TO ACTIVATE #NETWORKING AT ONLINE-EVENTS
-> different virtual rooms for professional #communication only,
where you can communicate and listen to main session simultaneously) : digital-bar, VIP-rooms (also for tickets with different access), speakers-lounges
-> #P2P format and specially dedicated time for meet-up and acquaintance.
How to arrange this?
For example, participants can tick special button on the event web-page or in chat-bot and separate P2P room created, where they can some other participants and make “intro”.
drawn at random participants introduce themselves and communicate several minutes in separate mini-chats.
-> use #gamification for networking:
– announce prizes for best pictures, best stories, best reference, best selfie together during this event (yes-yes, this is also possible already)
– advertise content in closed rooms: VIP-room
– offer wine vouchers of famous wine-shops (and food delivery too) at digital-bars
– offers prizes and prize draw speakers-lounges
-> create your own ideas and opportunities, connected to your business for your best ever #corporate online-event!
How to enhance your Online #Event: read in our previous posts and also at https://www.facebook.com/ukrainian.incentives
#MICE #Ukraine ##incentive #destination #conference #корпоратив #корпоративное мероприятие
Online and #VRevents are our new #reality. At least, for few upcoming months. We hope, that live #events will return soon. But what to do now?
Some quite usual offline #event moments, which you (or we for you) can arrange in your next #online #conference:
– several #speakers in different conference rooms – of course, you know this. How else we can use online separate rooms?
VIP-room for people with different #tickets, #digital #bar for people to communicate inside (lections are going in parallel) – everything, like in real life. But who said that online is not #RealLife?
And do you know that:
-> invited #sponsors can have video #booth, separate page with all materials, #networking in separate chat or video-call directly from sponsors room. Don’t forget to use #gamification, at least, prize drawing for best picture, for best comment, for best #reference in social media.
-> it is possible to arrange #photozone, where several participants can have picture together, like in #reality
-> #scribing of #speakers #presentations work perfectly instead of paper #notebooks, which you distributed usually at the beginning of your offline #conference before. Perfect #reminder for #participants.
How to activate #networking at online-events: in our next posts and also at https://www.facebook.com/ukrainian.incentives
#MICE #Ukraine ##incentive #destination #conference #корпоратив #корпоративное мероприятие
Do you miss #travelling, like we do?
Cool opportunity now to try #VR-travel at https://ukraine360.org/
Even simplest like google cardboard will work for this, but, of course, great if you have good Oculus, you would see #Ukraine like we see it in reality.
Ukraine is biggest country in Europe and even if you’ve been to our energetic #Kyiv or always charming #Lviv, most probably, you haven’t seen our green and recharging #Carpathian #mountains or gorgeous #medieval #Castles like Kamenets-Podilskiy or #Khotyn.
Worth to try now!
For #Ukrainian clients, we can arrange #corporate #VR-events by delivering VR-sets (and not only) to each participant personally (desinfected, of course) to #immerse into new type of corporate #events.
For our internation partners, you can offer same to your clients, i am sure, you also have enough suppliers in your country.
#Ukrainian #Travel #VRtravel #tourism #virtual #Kyiv #Lviv #Odessa #Carpathians #incentive #MICE #groups
Well… can imagine that you’ve tired of news about covid-19. We too.
But together with this, as all of us in MICE travel business, we appreciate exchange of ideas and solutions, how to survive for travel agencies during this corona-crisis.
Shortly about situation in Ukraine: we have less than 10 cases now, but preventively country is closed and all flights are stopped. We know that some countries implemented TAX HOLIDAYS FOR TRAVEL BUSINESS and you are lucky if you are from these countries. We are not, but we united and pushed to negotiate the same with our government. And succeded. You can do the same.
As all travel is suspended and all mass events (over 50 pax) were cancelled already last week (till yestreday), we offered to our local corporate clients to make SMALL SUSTAINABLE EVENTS OUTDOORS: to plant the trees and make other eco-activities. Some of clients agreed. Some of them are thinking to make it later. Anyway, sustainability is global trend (or was before covid-19) and lot of international corporate companies need to report about their global responsibility. So if they don’t buy now, you can create relations for nearest future.
If you are interested in our sustainable events, you can look here: https://www.slideshare.net/Ukrainian_Incentives/your-next-sustainable-corporate-event
If to talk less globally, delivery of food increased 50% everywhere.
Can we DELIVER MICE-EXPERIENCE to our client’s homes of offices?
For example, to make and deliver WINE-TASTING to people’s home. It’s not a sommelier in a medical mask. It is a sommelier online-lessons together with nice box of small wine bottles, which are mentioned in the lessons, of course. Delivered together: box offline (if your country allows it) and lessons online.
Sell GIFT CERTIFICATES for partners services (hopefully, not only pharmacies, but also for some MICE-experience).
Get money now and activate later. Valid 6 or 12 months after activation.
Also it is possible to offer discount in this way: pay 500 EUR now and get services for 600 EUR upon activation. Yes, you have to calculate, how to implement it. But also you do need some money now, don’t you?
Can we DELIVER TRAVEL? Probably, only VR now.
But we can use it as entertainment for our clients, sitting homes and as a teaser for their next incentive travel.
Here are VR about Ukraine: https://ukraine360.org/
Please, include us into your shared VR-playlist.
You can even send to your clients simplest VR-glasses, like google cardboard https://arvr.google.com/cardboard/ not to feel them lonely in quarantine.
DELIVER EXPERIENCE to client’s homes. We all used to provide real incentive experience to our clients. But now we can do it only online.
You can create and sell some lessons about experience of your country or some interesting destinations.
Or you can sell our online-products.
We are creating now mini-series of lessons about UKRAINIAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE, which can be delivered home:
– special Petrykivskiy painting style (painting is perfect cure from stress)
– Ukrainian cooking lessons (lot of people in quarantine have to cook at home. Why not to try somthing new now?)
– Easter Eggs Pysanka Painting (Easter is coming anyway)
Please, answer this e-mail if you are interested in selling these Ukrainian lessons to your clients
Well…on one hand, we all in travel business desperately need to sell smth already now, but on other hand, lot of channels open resources for free now. But you can strengthen relations with clients by providing some helpful webinars or free online lessons.
For example, what are MICE-possibilities of Ukraine for your future corporate travel 😉 here:
And you? Do you have any ideas, which you implement in your country?
Let’s share and save travel business around the world!
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Winter in Ukraine is cold, often snowy and frosty. But it is also nice time for MICE-events with both outdoor and indoor activities.
Here is just short list of ideas for winter season (and, of course, we have more ideas in the pocket 😉
send RFP for your free proposal for MICE group
Most of latest trends and forecasts show vast growing popularity of virtual events. But despite virtual events have number of 100% benefits like low cost and unlimited number of participants, we still think that live travel is valued more as it gives people more inspiration and more motivation for new achievements.
Seems, HR and marketers should use both virtual and live events for different goals, sometimes even together to multiply benefits. For example, great to have live translations from corporate conference with important content aimed for wide-spreading. Through translation lot of potential clients and customers may see your professional content and may want to be there for next live conference.
But as for encouraging employees and partners, live incentive trips will definitely beat any type of virtual, what do you think? Incentive travel justifies its incentive goals and gives good ROI at the end. By-the-way, Ukraine is perfect destination for live event like corporate conference and incentive trip.
Here we had a look on benefits of both virtual and live events through famous in psychology wheel of life. We hope, you will also find interesting our look at this sphere: http://www.slideshare.net/Ukrainian_Incentives/virtual-vs-live-events-through-wheel-of-life
and what do you think about future of live events? Write in comments!
Photo-tours during your event in Ukraine
How to encourage people to share lot of pictures from your event in social media?
One of the ideas is to Make a photo-tour for your participants with professional photographer(s) in two formats:
photoshooting: make lot of cool pictures in few best locations, open people’s beauty
People love to get cool professional photos, where they look fantastic in amazing place.
This is especially actual for women groups 😉
photolessons: learn people to make cool pictures themselves, open professional secrets
People like to get knew knowledge, master-classes (when professional photographer teaches, how to make great pictures yourself) are always have a success.
And at the end you can present them branded photobook with bright memories
Ukraine is so beautiful and different!
So many cool locations for bright photoshooting here:
cities with historical buildings and cafes, famous golden Orthodox roofs, parks and gardens
natural landscapes with mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, dunes and sea
romantic or adventure, business-style or casual – lot of possibilities
What if to make photo-tour instead of standard sightseeing or even sunrise for some early birds? Some participants may suffer from jetleg and will wake up very early – turn this into positive experience – sunrise photo-tour, but make it closer to hotel for attendees convenience.
Come to Ukraine!
Come to Ukraine
Take great pictures, share them and
boost your brand awareness!