Who We Are

Sideways Incentives is a well-established travel and event agency that specializes in meetings, event planning, and incentive travel. We are based in the San Francisco Bay area and have been active west of the Rocky Mountains for over 10 years: From Vancouver to San Diego and from San Francisco to Denver, and just about everywhere in between. But we do not limit ourselves (and our clients) to this western frontier; we operate programs all over the USA in cooperation with local partner offices in most major cities.

Othmar Witteveen, president of Sideways Incentives, has been a leader in the tourism industry for decades. His years on the road as a tour guide have given him extensive knowledge of the most beautiful places in the United States as well as the needs and wishes of travelers.  Hands-on experience, which cannot be learned in the classroom but comes only after years of being out there, ‘in the saddle’, with clients.

Before putting together a great program, we like to have a thorough briefing in order to fully understand the goals and needs of our corporate clients. With our broad network, we will find the perfect accommodations for your group, negotiate the best contracts, and be the soundboard between you and all providers. In this business there is rarely a quiet time; there will always be new venues, the latest ‘it’ restaurants, trends, and innovations to discover and share with our clients. And we love to find creative solutions for any challenge that comes our way.

Have you noticed our name Sideways? We chose it for its special meaning. We operate in a different way to the ‘usual’ route: We are more inventive, more original, and a lot more exciting.