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Old Jul 22nd 2009, 6:27 pm
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If your employer came to you and told you that as a reward for a great year the company is sending you and your OH (Kids optional) to a city/country of your choice for a four day vacation; flights and hotels all paid for...


What would be your choice of destination and why???
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Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
If your employer came to you and told you that as a reward for a great year the company is sending you and your OH (Kids optional) to a city/country of your choice for a four day vacation; flights and hotels all paid for...


What would be your choice of destination and why???
When were you thinking of going that would make a difference to my recommendation.
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When were you thinking of going that would make a difference to my recommendation.
Let's say 3 dates: Around Christmas, around Easter, during summer months...
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Let's say 3 dates: Around Christmas, around Easter, during summer months...
Christmas - London - Because Christmas in London feels really special there lots of holiday shows free and otherwise going on as well as an air of festivity.

Easter - Greece - Like to spend this time with friends in Stoupa, Peleponnesse. Spring flowers, gorge walking, hill climbing - blah blah.

Summer - Early summer - New York/Washington DC - Both have lots to see and do. If you do take the children there are lots of Smithsonian Museums to see for free. Mid Summer - Alaska - lots of wildlife- temperatures that a human being can live with. Late summer/Early Autumn - Norway - 4 days is enough time to see Oslo and surrounding areas - Bygoy (sp?) is great for children and adults to explore - allsorts of other museums and sights to see too.

Have fun wherever you choose!
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Christmas - London - Because Christmas in London feels really special there lots of holiday shows free and otherwise going on as well as an air of festivity.

Easter - Greece - Like to spend this time with friends in Stoupa, Peleponnesse. Spring flowers, gorge walking, hill climbing - blah blah.

Summer - Early summer - New York/Washington DC - Both have lots to see and do. If you do take the children there are lots of Smithsonian Museums to see for free. Mid Summer - Alaska - lots of wildlife- temperatures that a human being can live with. Late summer/Early Autumn - Norway - 4 days is enough time to see Oslo and surrounding areas - Bygoy (sp?) is great for children and adults to explore - allsorts of other museums and sights to see too.

Have fun wherever you choose!
Good choices you propose...Will take many of them into account...As you know, the OP started with "IF"...
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If your employer came to you and told you that as a reward for a great year the company is sending you and your OH (Kids optional) to a city/country of your choice for a four day vacation; flights and hotels all paid for...


What would be your choice of destination and why???
Christmas...Orlando yes I know you said 4 days but would be well worth it, so over the top with house decoration, just brilliant and xmas day in a lot of places the price of brunches is exactly the same as other times of the year .

Easter.....Holland, I just love the place but easter time it is so colourful

Summer.......I just love the south of France.
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If your employer came to you and told you that as a reward for a great year the company is sending you and your OH (Kids optional) to a city/country of your choice for a four day vacation; flights and hotels all paid for...


What would be your choice of destination and why???
Rio De Janeiro during the festival...because its a long way to fly and because I have never been.
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Rio De Janeiro during the festival...because its a long way to fly and because I have never been.
Yes, now I would love to do that, they reckon its superb.
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I won/was awarded....nah.....worked my nuts off for, a company paid holiday a couple of years back. He would only pay my flight though, tight shite.

Boss offered me a 4 day trip to europe at a set date, I succesfully argued that as it was a reward i should be able to choose when and where.

I convinced him that I could better spend his estimated budget for Europe in Thailand and could get 10 days for less than he would pay for 4, then took extra leave and took a total of 14 days in thailand holiday. I also convinced him that as I hadnt used my annual flight home that he should use that allowance for my wifes flight to thailand...again costing him less.
I got what i wanted he paid less than his initial budget, all round result

Conf, if you "win" it, find out what the max budget is then do some calculations, if they are willing to pay 4 days anywhere then you may be able to juggle that budget to get a hell of a lot more than 4 days somewhere
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If your employer came to you and told you that as a reward for a great year the company is sending you and your OH (Kids optional) to a city/country of your choice for a four day vacation; flights and hotels all paid for...


What would be your choice of destination and why???
4 days - somewhere close - The Seychelles or the Maldives
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I won/was awarded....nah.....worked my nuts off for, a company paid holiday a couple of years back. He would only pay my flight though, tight shite.

Boss offered me a 4 day trip to europe at a set date, I succesfully argued that as it was a reward i should be able to choose when and where.

I convinced him that I could better spend his estimated budget for Europe in Thailand and could get 10 days for less than he would pay for 4, then took extra leave and took a total of 14 days in thailand holiday. I also convinced him that as I hadnt used my annual flight home that he should use that allowance for my wifes flight to thailand...again costing him less.
I got what i wanted he paid less than his initial budget, all round result

Conf, if you "win" it, find out what the max budget is then do some calculations, if they are willing to pay 4 days anywhere then you may be able to juggle that budget to get a hell of a lot more than 4 days somewhere
You get nada for nada in this world..Ask for cash equivalent instead and you and yours enjoy spending the $$$ on new Hi Fi or Digi stuff or whatever....
In most cases it's a scam...the Company get top dollar accomodation free so long as the guest(you) spend a certain amount.
Like Shiva highlights, look carefully into the gifthorse's mouth.
Good luck Musicman,no doubt you put the hours in.
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If the company is paying, I'd suggest the moon...might never get the chance again

Other wise, Hawaii, but don't know how much of a munter the flights might be for you, so probably not worth it.

Austria in spring if you like hiking mountains, in winter if you like skiing...go to the south west or east to get away from the massive tourist traps, a lot nicer and less crowded, good wine, lovely scenery, superb beer... Ost-Tirol is my suggestion, only an hours drive into northern Italy for a day trip if you fancied.
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Christmas...Orlando yes I know you said 4 days but would be well worth it, so over the top with house decoration, just brilliant and xmas day in a lot of places the price of brunches is exactly the same as other times of the year .

Easter.....Holland, I just love the place but easter time it is so colourful

Summer.......I just love the south of France.
The shouth of France is great any time of year...

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Rio De Janeiro during the festival...because its a long way to fly and because I have never been.
Oh I would like to be there during the Carnaval to satisfy my carnal desires...

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I won/was awarded....nah.....worked my nuts off for, a company paid holiday a couple of years back. He would only pay my flight though, tight shite.

Boss offered me a 4 day trip to europe at a set date, I succesfully argued that as it was a reward i should be able to choose when and where.

I convinced him that I could better spend his estimated budget for Europe in Thailand and could get 10 days for less than he would pay for 4, then took extra leave and took a total of 14 days in thailand holiday. I also convinced him that as I hadnt used my annual flight home that he should use that allowance for my wifes flight to thailand...again costing him less.
I got what i wanted he paid less than his initial budget, all round result

Conf, if you "win" it, find out what the max budget is then do some calculations, if they are willing to pay 4 days anywhere then you may be able to juggle that budget to get a hell of a lot more than 4 days somewhere
Shiva, I can't win it...One of my minions will...Demotion looks like a good prospect sometimes...
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4 days - somewhere close - The Seychelles or the Maldives
Hmmm...Somehow, I don't see that happening...Bachelors usually go for other desirable places...

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You get nada for nada in this world..Ask for cash equivalent instead and you and yours enjoy spending the $$$ on new Hi Fi or Digi stuff or whatever....
In most cases it's a scam...the Company get top dollar accomodation free so long as the guest(you) spend a certain amount.
Like Shiva highlights, look carefully into the gifthorse's mouth.
Good luck Musicman,no doubt you put the hours in.
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No cash equivalents, Eva...And what do you men re small print???

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If the company is paying, I'd suggest the moon...might never get the chance again

Other wise, Hawaii, but don't know how much of a munter the flights might be for you, so probably not worth it.

Austria in spring if you like hiking mountains, in winter if you like skiing...go to the south west or east to get away from the massive tourist traps, a lot nicer and less crowded, good wine, lovely scenery, superb beer... Ost-Tirol is my suggestion, only an hours drive into northern Italy for a day trip if you fancied.
The moon - Hah!!! Sky should be the limit...
If it were my choice, I would love to spend 10 days touring Austria, Prague, Budapest, Greece...I love culture...
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What about Islamabad, Kandahar, Mogadishu, Sierra Leone and Sulu?
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