And now National Geographic agree!

The global travel magazine announced its fifth annual ‘Best of the World’ list yesterday, comprising of the must-see destinations around the globe, and Glasgow made the cut!

We know that incentive travellers have a tendency to prefer Edinburgh’s rich history and magnificent castle, but it's time to take heed of Glasgow’s contemporary and cultural cityscape. 

Here at Hello Scotland we’re super excited about this news! Being from the Glasgow area we know its potential for incentive travel. Here are a few of our favourite things around ‘Glasvegas’ for incentive travel groups.

Fancy a pint?

Scotland might be famous for its whisky, but Glasgow is also amazing for beer, with the city centre boasting three breweries – the infamous Tennents brewery, the Drygate micro-brewery, and West Brewery, set in the iconic Templeton building. 

Boutique luxury hotels

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels too. The Blythswood and One Devonshire Gardens are exquisite 5* options; and there’s a newly opened Apex Hotel (4*) ideally placed in the heart of the city. We also can’t forget Cameron House Hotel - just 30 minutes outside of the city, on the banks of Loch Lomond, it’s a truly stunning location to based an incentive.

Speaking of Loch Lomond…

It’s close proximity to Glasgow means it’s perfect for watersports, loch-side dining and stunning views. If you’d prefer the group to stay in the city, then how about rib boats on the River Clyde?

Special dinner venues

Where do we start? Glasgow has an incredible choice of great restaurants, fusing international cuisine with local Scottish food; all at affordable prices. Favourites of the team include: Citation, Ingram Wynd, Hutchensons, and the Ubiquitous Chip. For gala dinner venues, you simply can’t beat the Old Fruit Market or the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Looking for live Scottish music? There’s no better place!

Glasgow has a well-established music scene and is renowned for its Celtic culture.  Events such as Celtic Connections are an ideal way to immerse groups in Scottish music, plus there’s lots of ways we can help you incorporate live Scottish music into your incentive.

Read what National Geographic thinks about our wonderful city!

Photo credit: Michael D Beckwith, University of Glasgow Cloisters