Since 2004, Precoa has been rewarding its top counselors, valued partners, and hardworking staff with an amazing vacation experience. Humble beginnings have grown into an immersive and uniquely Precoa experience in some of the world’s most beautiful settings. We look forward to this opportunity every year to not only recognize outstanding achievements, but also relax in the company of truly great people. Here’s a look back at the history of Precoa Escapes’ memorable trips.
2014-15 | SuperTrip: Europe
In 2015, Mark Hornibrook’s dream of taking Precoa Escapes to Europe was made a reality. More than 500 guests boarded the Celebrity Constellation to tour some of the Mediterranean’s most famous cities. From a memorable walking tour of Rome, to the whitewashed towns of Mykonos and Santorini, to the ancient history of Ephesus and the unmistakable charm of Venice, this two-week journey was truly “the Trip of a Lifetime.”
2013-14 | Dominican Republic
Precoa Escapes traveled to the pristine beaches of Punta Cana for its 2014 trip. The beautiful Paradisus Palma Real Resort hosted our guests for the week as they explored the DR, golfing, sailing, snorkeling and zip lining their way to adventure. The DR was home to our first Precoa Gives Back effort. Hundreds of Precoa’s agents and partners generously donated money and time to help an impoverished local school with essentials like school supplies, desks, and plumbing- an incredibly rewarding experience for all involved.
2012-13 | Allure of the Seas
Precoa Escapes set sail in 2013 aboard the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, for a seven-day tour of the Eastern Caribbean. The turquoise waters, incredible vistas, and serene beaches of the islands revived the senses, while the ship’s variety of onboard entertainment, amenities, and cuisine left a lasting impression.
2011-12 | Escape To Paradise: Maui
The 2011-12 trip brought the winners and their guests to the exotic and stunning Hawaiian island of Maui. The luxurious Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, located along Kaanapali Beach – Maui’s signature beach – and just north of hot spot Lahaina was their home for the week. From breathtaking helicopter rides and surfing excursions to luxurious spa treatments and serene horseback rides, the paradise of Maui was on full display.
2010-11 | Escape To Paradise: Riviera Cancun
Precoa incentive travel went south of the border in 2011, spending the better part of a week exploring the luxurious and exotic Mexican resort of Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun. This all-inclusive vacation was held at one of the most breathtaking venues to date and featured such memorable excursions as ancient temple exploration, jungle canopy zip lines, as well as plenty of time on the pristine white sandy beaches of the Yucatan Peninsula.
2009-10 | Caribbean Dream Cruise
The Seven Seas Navigator cruise ship was the home of the 2009-10 incentive trip. The top agents and their guests sailed through the Caribbean that year, making stops at Princess Cays (Bahamas), Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos), and Key West (Florida) to snorkel, swim with stingrays, parasail, and, of course, do some fishing in Ernest Hemingway’s old stomping grounds.
2008-09 | Adventure To Paradise: Costa Rica
Precoa’s first entirely international vacation took place in 2009 when the company’s elite agents convened at the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort in Costa Rica. With all expenses covered, the most difficult decisions were how to decide between the multitude of entertainment and dining options offered each day. Some of the week’s highlights included the rafting trip down the Rio Colorado, a visit to Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park, and the epic shopping excursion.
2007-08 | Catch The Wave: Waikiki Beach
The island of O’ahu offered an endless array of attractions for the trip winners and their guests in 2008. The Marriott Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa was home for a week of wonder that included a fun-filled luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center, stunning hike to the Nu’uanu Waterfall, and the moving Pearl Harbor tour. It was truly an experience of a lifetime in this exquisite slice of paradise.
2006-07 | Princess Cruise
This group of award-winning agents and their guests embarked on their Princess Cruise ship in Galveston, Texas and began a week-long luxury tour through the Gulf of Mexico, visiting Mahahual (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras), Belize City (Belize), and Cozumel (Mexico).
2004-05 | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
In Puerto Vallarta we stayed at the Marriott Casa Magna, with Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful sunsets and soft, sandy beaches. We had great fun zip lining, deep sea fishing, shopping, and fine dining at local restaurants.
2003-04 | Kona, Hawaii
For our first incentive trip, we traveled with our first three counselors and their guests to the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel in Kona. It was a beautiful resort on the volcanic, moon-like surface of the Kona coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. We had great fun horseback riding, snorkeling, and helicopter touring. The entire group fit at two tables for dinner! We’re proud to still have two of the original three counselors still with us – Shirley Johnson and Ron Nelson.