Incentive travel is the ultimate employee reward, and employers this year have more choices than ever with which to recognize their top performers, according to incentives and events specialist Corporate Rewards. Here, in alphabetical order, its recommendations for the year's 10 most appealing reward destinations:10. Baku, Azerbaijan
Says Corporate Rewards: "The first city in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site, this destination offers much to see. Highlights include a walking tour of the Walled City and the 15th century Palace of Shirvanshahs."
9. Cape Town, South Africa
Says Corporate Rewards: "South Africa's vibrant city boasts the breath-taking Table Mountain, the Stellenbosch wine region, and beautiful Camps Bay. For the adrenaline junkies there is also the chance to experience shark cage diving and abseiling."
Says Corporate Rewards: "With its narrow streets, crooked houses, and canals, this stylish city offers streets of shops and restaurants, with a contemporary waterfront. For sport lovers wakeboarding is on offer, or wannabe chefs classes to cook Nordic cuisine."7. Croatia
Says Corporate Rewards: "Consisting of more than a thousand islands, this holiday destination boasts long coastlines, medieval attractions, and numerous shops and restaurants. For party people, there are nightclubs, beach parties, and festivals aplenty."6. Greenland
Says Corporate Rewards: "With up to three months in 24-hour daylight, and the chance to see the Northern Lights, Greenland is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. For the snow and water sport lovers, there is the chance for skiing, dog sledding, kayaking, and diving."5. Malta
Says Corporate Rewards: "Offering year-round Mediterranean sun, Malta has much to offer outdoor, from snorkeling in the Blue Lagoon to enjoying luxury spa treatments. The island's interesting history is also visible, including the battlements of capital Valletta."
Says Corporate Rewards: "Known for its heritage souqs and extravagant malls, Qatar offers so much more -- from opera to camel racing. A tour of its majestic sweeping Arabian landscape is also a highlight."3. Romania
Says Corporate Rewards: "The largest of the Balkan countries, Romania boasts mountain scenery and a coastline on the Black Sea. You can visit the Palace of Parliament, the second largest building in the world, or, if you're feeling brave, take a tour of the home of Dracula."2. Vietnam
Says Corporate Rewards: "With its tropical forests, enchanting caves, waterfalls, and stunning views, Vietnam is a country of exotic beauty. Thrill seekers can also enjoy rock climbing and kitesurfing, or swim its underground rivers."1. Vilnius, Lithuania
Says Corporate Rewards: "The capital of Lithuania is considered the ornate beauty of the Baltic. From beautiful architecture to go-karting and zip wire experiences through the tree tops, Vilnius also caters for diverse interests."Source: Corporate Rewards