Decide on an incentive in Tel Aviv and you can be certain that it will be done professionally, and with flair. Incentive travel is recognized as one of the most delicate segments of the country's tourism industry, and one of the most demanding, but for the elite companies that specialize in motivation group travel, it is a rewarding experience and a challenge they're willing and able to meet.
Incentive travel also brings out the best in Tel Aviv's major hotels, whether they be under local management or are managed by international chains of renown that have been incorporating themselves into the city's hospitality industry. The highest levels of consideration, service and attention to detail seem to take on a new meaning when a group of celebrated incentive winners is "in residence," as properties strive to make each stay an occasion to remember and cherish, sparing no effort in transforming even the simplest of theme parties into an experience both innovative and memorable and making each incentive winner feel like a king, or queen.
Just about all of Israel's incentive travel experts are members of international and regional destination management organizations and maintain close working ties with incentive houses and agents abroad, aiming, together with them, to create the memorable experiences dreamt of by client companies for their winning teams. They're willing to host serious buyers on site inspection trips, to show them the "what's," "where's" and "how's" of a Tel Aviv incentive and to have them realize that nothing will be left to chance.
For prestigious groups of any kind that meet or otherwise take advantage of facilities within its jurisdiction, the Municipality of Tel Aviv as well, via the Association for Tourism Tel Aviv-Jaffa, is most willing to lend a hand. Promotional material can be made available at no cost to the organizers, along with maps, pins of the city and other aids and giveaways. Municipal facilities - such as the city's Noga Theater or Einav Center at City Hall - may also be offered as a site for a reception or other such event. In addition, it can plan activities for delegates and accompanying spouses, such as trips, folklore evenings and receptions in special settings. It can even arrange for sites and shops to remain open at special hours. For large groups, the Association for Tourism Tel Aviv-Jaffa may be willing to arrange special events at no extra cost, such as a folklore presentation, youth band or similar activity. In certain special cases, a meeting with the Mayor or other high Tel Aviv official may also be coordinated. In addition, the Municipality will always be willing to help - if need be - in setting up that special meeting, or securing that innovative venue in the city for the theme party of a lifetime -the Tel Aviv Museum, Kedumim, Square in Old Jaffa, a hangar in the Old Jaffa Port or the Tel Aviv Port, the Azrieli center rooftop, perhaps even the city's Zappari aviary.
Some other possible venues - available not only for incentives, but for large gatherings of any type - include the Wohl Auditorium in Hayarkon Park, Hapisgah Park in Old Jaffa, Israel's National Park, situated in Ramat Gan, the 19th-century winery in Rishon Lezion, the Mann Auditorium, the Eretz Israel Museum, the inner courtyard of the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, or any of the city's major theaters.
The Association maintains two offices in Tel Aviv, on the entrance level of the Municipality Building, 69 Ibn Gvirol St., and at 46 Herbert Samuel St. and it will be pleased to consider any initiatives that incentive planners may want to pursue.