AMWAY Japan has booked out Shangri-La's Boracay Resort & Spa for 6D5N starting yesterday, to host this year's highest incentive trip for the company's 300 top sellers.
Amit Oberoi, general manager of Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, told TTGmice e-Weekly that part of the pitch presented to Amway Japan was “Sunglasses at Work” Meet by Design, a set of customised ideas for team activities and unconventional gala dinners set in unique locations within the 12.5ha resort.
Preparations for the big incentive group included translating all the resort’s directional signages, menus, promotions and other listings to Japanese. A pool of Japanese staff from different Shangri-La properties was also brought in for task force duty, especially for the front office, he added.
Planning for the coveted incentive event took two years.
Oberoi said Amway Japan chose Boracay based on its natural beauty and exotic location, plus “the presence of a Shangri-La property added more weight to that decision”.
The choice of Boracay is significant because while the island reaps accolades as one of the world's best beaches, it remains an unfamiliar place for many Japanese, unlike the more popular Cebu.