Heading into the New Year, Galactic is highlighting some of our top picks for 2019 incentive program destinations! Over the course of December, every Monday we are highlighting a new and unique journey. Be sure to check back right here every Monday this month!
Unique Incentive Destinations: Bangkok
In Bangkok, Thailand, a city of more than 6 million people, it is surprisingly calm and peaceful. The majority of citizens in Thailand are Buddhist, and have a morning ritual that promotes giving and peace, and it’s one of the most enlightening experiences to witness. There is a neighborhood where the monks walk around barefoot while the local people make merit by offering them food. Around 8am the Monks return to the temple to make a blessing for world peace. The act of giving first thing in the morning is truly something to admire. Once you take a closer look you’ll begin to realize why we think Bangkok is a top incentive destinations of 2019.
This kindness isn’t just something you see from an average citizen, it is the way that His Majesty, King Bhumibol Adulyadej lived and encouraged. He created what’s known as The Royal Project, a non-profit organization meant to solve deforestation, poverty and opium production. He found ways to make his land better, and instead of profiting off of it, he shared that knowledge to the people of Thailand.
Aside from the graciousness of the people, the beauty and ambience of Thailand is an experience all on its own. From the architecture of the buildings and temples to the beautiful beaches, it’s something to be in awe over. If you have ever wanted to explore an Asian country, this is the one to visit, as it is truly the destination that has something for everyone.
Bangkok offers transportation methods unique and necessary for the environment such as a Tuk Tuk, which is a motorized three wheeled taxi service that Trip Advisor says your trip to Bangkok would be incomplete if you didn’t ride, just once. The Sky Train is also a relaxing way to navigate the dense inner-city. While there are no direct flights to Bangkok from the US since it is quite a distance from America, flights go to and come from Bangkok out of DFW, Los Angeles, JFK, Seattle and many more.
Why Choose Bangkok as an Incentive Program Destination?
Experiencing a new culture can expand creativity and increase globalization allowing for a new perspective on the world we live on. Broadening world knowledge in a place like Bangkok can motivate individuals upon return from halfway across the globe. Rewarding someone with a trip to Bangkok will be leaps and bounds more effective on increasing productivity and boosting moral than monetary compensation ever could. The memories and impression Bangkok makes on your traveler will be with them for a lifetime.
5 Fun Facts about Bangkok
- “Bangkok” is just short name version of city’s ceremonial name “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit” which hold the Guinness World record for the longest name of a place
- The King’s Anthem is Played before movies and cultural performances
- Bangkok, Thailand hosts the world’s biggest Chinatown (with the world’s largest gold Buddha)
- Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been colonized by a European Power
- Every year during Thai New Year holiday, Bangkok hosts the world’s largest street water fight known as Songkran festival
We hope you are able to explore this amazing island with us and have it play a vital part in your business’ performance solutions!