Most of us spend the majority of our lifetime at work – interacting, communicating, and collaborating with our colleagues, managers, and clients. A large part of our personal and professional lives runs on relationships, and the best relationships run on trust. With a steady rise in companies shifting to a fully remote or hybrid work model, teams are now distributed across the globe and face new challenges, such as limited in-person interactions that foster strong connections and trust within organizations.
Ryan Pendell, a Workplace Science Writer at Gallup, defines employee engagement as “a psychological commitment to one’s work, team, and organization.” Pendell describes employee engagement as “a mental state that fluctuates all the time, influenced by workplace relationships and events.” In addition to having happier and more fulfilled team members, companies that have created a culture of high employee engagement have reported higher productivity, customer loyalty, and profitability, making it a win-win for both sides.
At NABÚ, we believe in the importance and impact of interpersonal connections in our day-to-day lives. As a remote company, we know that the benefits of remote work outweigh the challenges. Our mission is to amplify connection and engagement through hand-picked and personalized travel experiences and events for professional and social communities.
What Is NABÚ?
NABÚ is a boutique travel and event design agency that designs and manages unique, intimate and memorable travel experiences and events in Latin America and Europe. We design tailored retreats and offsites for remote teams focused on team-building, learning, collaborating, bonding, and recharging.
Our experiences are designed around your interests, values, and goals — meaning that each one is personalized and one of a kind.
A NABÚ experience is about being immersed in the present moment. It’s where meaningful connections are cultivated, and a focus on new experiences, beautiful surroundings, local communities, and well-being catalyze a change in perspective and foster a state of balance.
During your company retreat or offsite work experience, you’ll explore the local culture and traditions, unique culinary experiences, one of a kind workshops and activities, boutique accommodations, and private tours.
We’ll make sure that your days are balanced with the right amount of work, team-building, learning, and leisure so that your team feels inspired, connected and refreshed.
Plus, you’ll get a beautifully designed, mobile-friendly itinerary that matches your event theme and covers all of your event details, so your team will be in sync at all times.
- Companies must be fully remote or follow a hybrid model
- Companies and teams with up to 30 attendees
- All attendees must have travel and/or health insurance
- Companies/attendees are responsible for acquiring all necessary travel documents such as passports, visas, vaccinations, etc.
For team members:
- Stronger bonds and camaraderie
- Improves communication and collaboration
- Increases productivity and creativity
- Promotes employee well-being
- More purpose and fulfillment at work
- Increases productivity, customer loyalty, company loyalty, and revenue
- Fosters a positive company culture
- Lower employee turnover
We’re offering an exclusive 10% discount on your first NABÚ experience. Mention CitizenRemote when reaching out to us here.
We typically initiate our event research, design and planning 4-6 months prior to the start date of the event in order to provide the best experience for our customers. The exact time frame depends on several factors, including the number of attendees, location, and duration of the event.
- Fill Out New Corporate Event Form – 20 weeks prior
- Discovery Call – 19 weeks prior
- Itinerary Proposal Meeting – 17 weeks prior
- Itinerary Modifications (as needed) – 15 weeks prior
- Booking – 13 weeks prior
- Itineraries Review Meeting – 6 weeks prior
- Final Q&A meeting – 2 weeks prior
How Does NABÚ Work?
We believe that one of the key factors in creating a meaningful and memorable travel experience is quality, human connection. That’s why our first step involves getting to know you, to understand your needs, goals, and special requests, so that your event reflects your company values, mission and culture.
After receiving your new corporate event questionnaire, we’ll set up a follow-up meeting to meet you and discuss your event in more detail. About 2 weeks after our meeting, we’ll share a proposal with a location recommendation (if you don’t have one already), 2 options for boutique accommodations and roundtrip transportation as well as ideas for activities, workshops, and culinary experiences.
Our proposal includes an estimated cost based on your dates, number of attendees, and special requirements.
Please note that airfare is not included in the cost as we don’t offer airfare booking services.
Once you’re happy with your proposal, we require a 50% deposit to book your personalized itinerary.
Who Can Qualify for NABÚ?
We partner with remote or hybrid organizations located all over the world, who integrate employee well-being and work-life balance into their company culture and values.
How Long Does It Last?
Company and team retreats as well as offsite work experiences can range from 4 to 12 days.
How Much Does NABÚ Cost?
Our events range from $400 to $1,200 per person per day depending on location, number of attendees, seasonality, accommodation, and activities. Our boutique experiences are completely personalized to meet your needs, wishes, and budget.
What Is Included?
- Boutique accommodations (at least 4 star). Private or shared, depending on your preferences
- Roundtrip transportation between airport and accommodation
- 3 meals per day
- One of kind workshops and activities
- Expert workshop facilitators
- Dedicated, on-site event management by a NABÚ travel expert
- Additional services: Private Meeting and Event Spaces, Photographer, Videographer, Company swag
How Do I Apply?
- To set get started, please fill out this form
FAQs About NABÚ Travel Program
What Is NABÚ?
NABÚ is a boutique travel and event design agency that specializes in creating personalized and unique travel experiences and events in Latin America and Europe. We design tailored retreats and offsites for remote teams with a focus on team-building, learning, and well-being.
Our services include exploring local culture, workshops, activities, boutique accommodations, and private tours. We initiate event planning 4-6 months before the event and emphasize understanding the client's needs and values.
Who Owns NABÚ?
Sandra Herrera is the founder of NABÚ. Her remote work journey started in 2018 in Medellín and she is currently based in Amsterdam. Read her full bio here.
Are Itinerary Modifications Included?
Yes, one round of itinerary revisions are included.
What Is Your Cancellation Policy?
Our cancellation terms and conditions vary by event type and depend on other factors such as the cause for cancellation, date of cancellation, and third party vendor policies.
How Much Money Do I Need to Participate in NABÚ?
The amount of money you need to participate in NABÚ depends on the destination, duration, and type of experience you choose. The prices include accommodation, meals, activities, and transportation within the destination. You also need to consider the cost of flights, visas, insurance, and personal expenses when planning your trip.