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It's 5pm GMT on Tuesday 3rd April and everyone across Meet's global offices has gathered together for the launch of the annual summer incentive! The launch video plays (almost) simultaneously across all the global offices, it spans across a city, golden beaches, favelas and up to the famous Christ the Redeemer...We’re going to Rio!
Renowned for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, Rio is the most visited city in the southern hemisphere and it’s no surprise! The mountainous landscape is postcard-perfect, luscious rainforests roll down to golden beaches and the laid-back culture is infectious - it’s hot all year round too, with temperatures between mid-20s to mid-30s – who doesn’t love a bit of sun?
Rio is a vibrant bustling city! For the culture loving members of our team there is an infinite amount to soak up; stunning architecture, numerous museums, music, markets and abundance of food and drink.
Sport is also deeply embedded in Brazilian culture, having hosted both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio is the centre of this. Obviously, Football is the cities most beloved sport (as it is here at Meet), fans flood to the city to see the Maracanã stadium the site of many tense international games. But surfing is also an integral part of daily life in Rio, for beginners Arpoador is the best spot and those who are more experienced might try Prainha (the locals favourite)!
After a day site-seeing or lazing on a golden beach it’s time to wash off the sand and start partying… Lapa is the heart of the ‘City of Samba’ after dark. After sampling some of Rio’s best cuisine we’ll be ready for evenings of drinking (probably) and dancing (definitely). The evening generally starts around 10pm, crowds hit the streets to sip cocktails and chilled beer in relaxed bars before moving on to Samba clubs, watch live music or attend one of the regular street parties held 3 times a week.
So there really is something for everyone in this steamy, tropical city. Yet, is it somewhere you would think to book yourself?
Not many of our consultants would, so over the next 3 months they will be working hard to be one of the 10 top performers in the business and secure a place on this once in a life time trip to Rio! Watch this space to see who’s on that plane. #meetlife18
Interested in hearing more about life at Meet? Get in touch with our talent acquisition team firstname.lastname@example.org and maybe we’ll see you on next year’s unmissable summer incentive?