Employee Recognition

5 Creative ideas for memorable employee rewards

We’re excited to announce an expansion of our already-awesome employee recognition and rewards catalog to include some truly bucket list-worthy experiences. Get inspired by our Experience Curator’s top five picks from our recently revamped Emerald and Ruby awards catalogs to get you dreaming of that next big trip or adventure. Check out some employee reward ideas. Let us know in the comments which one you’d choose!

1. Cozy Up at an Ice Hotel

If you can remember the magic of trying to build an igloo as a kid, multiply that feeling by 1,000.

Take the ultimate winter wonderland expedition to Quebec, Canada. You’ll spend one night at the Hotel de Glace, an enchanting hotel constructed entirely of ice! The magic continues with four nights at the luxurious Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac complete with deluxe spa treatments.

Your stay at Hotel de Glace is sure to be memorable because it’s redesigned by an imaginative creative team each year. This incredibly unique hotel which is often likened to art, can be described as nothing short of magical. Even the beds are on a platform of ice, but not to worry, you’ll be provided with arctic-worthy sleeping bags designed to stay warm in temperatures as low as -30°C. Bundle up and prepare to discover the pure wonder of this ice palace along with all the other incredible experiences Quebec has to offer!

2.  Sex in the City Experience

If you and your girls are as tight as Carrie, Miranda, Samantha, and Charlotte, you’ll be thrilled to go on this ultimate girl’s trip! You and your girl squad will head to the Big Apple for a weekend filled with laughter. Stay three nights at a fabulous hotel in Manhattan, go for a night out on the town, and plenty of shopping of course!

You will party the night away with a VIP nightlife tour by limo of rooftop bars and speakeasies, complete with champagne while you cruise the Manhattan streets. In true Carrie Bradshaw style, you and your girls will each receive an allowance for a new pair of designer heels. All the Sex in the City fun, without any of the relationship problems (sorry, no Mr. Bigs allowed)! What could be better?

3. Raft Through Rapids in the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon’s immense beauty is a wonder in itself, but traveling through it by raft is a whole other experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on a six-day rafting trip down the Colorado River. You’ll spend one night in a welcoming hotel in Las Vegas before embarking on the outdoor lover's dream expedition.

You will cover 188 miles in only six days on this incredible adventure. Take daily hikes in addition to your rafting travels through the beautiful Grand Canyon National Park. This experience is sure to be both one of the most challenging, yet rewarding of your lifetime. Get ready to paddle!

4. Bungee Jump in New Zealand

You know what they say… go big or go home! You and a daring guest will go bungee jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand! But not just any bungee jumping, the highest in all of New Zealand.

Your flights, ten-night hotel stay, and bungee jumping experience are all included. The adrenaline rush you’ill feel in the 8.5 seconds of absolute free fall is truly indescribable. Especially when you’re 440 feet above the ground! Are you ready to take the plunge?

5. When in Rome

Rome is a city rich with culture, magnificent ruins, and beloved culinary delicacies.

Experience the city of Rome with a travel buddy on an incredible seven-day trip that will leave you with immense historic knowledge, memories to last a lifetime, and a full belly of the best Italian food of your life!

Stay six nights in a beautiful Roman hotel and go on incredible tours, including an exclusive early bird tour of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica where you will get all the tour without all the people! The exploration continues with a Rome food walking tour where you will discover the delicious Italian dishes of Rome with an experienced guide. Ciao!

This is just a sample of our latest bucket list-worthy experiences. Browse more of our favorites in the Experiences section of the website here. Which will you add to your bucket list?

And if your company isn’t offering you Blueboard employee rewards yet, simply schedule time to connect with our team today.  We’ll hopefully get you out and about #Blueboarding very soon.

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