741 km/461 miles, 5 days, 3 Remarkable Destinations!
Rare Indigo was thrilled to be nominated for Best Fam or Site Inspection from the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI). Established in 2005, the ADMEI Awards Program recognizes member excellence in Destination Management worldwide. Rare Indigo is truly honored!
Rare Indigo’s client, ITA Group wanted to introduce three benchmark destinations (Lake Louise, Banff, Jasper) to their clients as an incentive travel destination. The Canadian Rockies are magnificent, but the space is vast. Needing to justify the journey was worth the distance for these well-traveled, been there, done that planners, Rare Indigo partnered with Fairmont Hotels to provide guests with once in a lifetime experiences found only in the Canadian Rockies. From being flown to a remote wilderness setting for a 5-star lunch, to feeling the wind on their cheeks with a driver/guide motorcycle trip, to witnessing awe-inspiring scenery – the Rockies came alive. Intrigued? Check out our video!
In addition, they got to check off the following must-do’s in the Rockies:
- Fondue making with the Executive Chef at Chateau Lake Louise
- Holding birds of prey
- Horse-drawn wagon ride
- Arrival by canoe to a luxury cabin
- Dark sky star gazing
- UNESCO World Heritage site – Icefields Parkway
- Views for miles at Banff Gondola
- Beautiful Northern Lights themed dinner
- Witnessing amazing scenery & wildlife
Says Senior Sales Executive, Lana Casavant; “We wondered if including Jasper in our itinerary, with so few days to showcase our destination, was a risk. Planners are often commenting on how far clients are willing to travel. It was such a pleasant surprise when one evening as we all gathered around the fireplace in their signature cabin to discuss the trip so far – we learned they all thought Jasper was 100% worth the drive. Even a couple vocal guests, who were positive it wouldn’t work for their groups, admitted – Worth it. 100% worth it”.
The fam was a complete success and Rare Indigo received testimonials from everyone on the trip, echoing these words; “This experience gave me the ammunition to speak to travel/distance obstacles. So WORTH the drive”