Spain, a unique destination for your professional events
Participants at a congress
Are you planning a business meeting, congress, seminar, convention, incentive trip…? If you're looking for a special setting, avant-garde venues, and a range of different and original complementary options, in addition to attention to every last detail to guarantee that all your professional events are unique, then Spain's the place for you.
Spain is synonymous with passion, art and good living. This is a country which offers numerous options for leisure, culture, nature and gastronomy, which is why everyone who comes here for a congress, meeting or incentive trip will find their own reason to return and relive the experience. Why is Spain a leader in congress and meetings tourism? Here are just a few of the reasons:
Natural areas with contrasting landscapes in 14 national parks and 700 nature reserves which offer the chance to enjoy a wide range of sports. Everything from thrill-seeking options like rafting, quad bike, MTB and 4x4 routes, through to hiking and horse riding. Something different? A flight in a hot-air balloon to discover the natural landscapes from the air. One thousand and one possibilities for activities to reinforce companionship within the company and to motivate your team.
Almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline bathed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and Cantabrian seas. Three different coasts which are perfect for water sports or for enjoying your meetings with views over vast expanses of blue sea.
A unique cultural heritage distinguished by the UNESCO with over 40 World Heritage designations: from monuments which are among the world's greatest treasures such as the Alhambra in Granada, to the works of Gaudí in Barcelona. What's more, museums like the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Guggenheim Bilbao are a major attraction for congress and incentive tourism.
Fun-packed fiestas to suit all tastes, held around all over the country all year round. These offer a great way to discover Spain's traditions and are a great incentive for participants in any professional event. There are high-spirited festivities such as the bull running in San Fermín and the Fallas bonfire festival, or others steeped in passion such as the Easter week religious processions.
A lively nightlife, as Spain has its own unique way of making the most of the hours after dark. There are a thousand leisure possibilities available, from venues featuring music until the early hours of the morning through to more low-key options under the moonlight. There are also outstanding theatre, music and dance festivals which take place mainly throughout the summer months, often in historic buildings such as a Roman theatre or an Arab palace. A great complement to any work trip.
Tastes which offer all the pleasures of a delicious and healthy gastronomy. What greater distinction for a business meeting than the chance to enjoy a variety of mouth-watering tapas or a menu designed by chefs of the stature of Berasategui, Arzak, Roca and Ruscalleda? Various Spanish restaurants are counted among the best in the world, and many are located in original venues like museums.
Fine wines to sample, because Spain offers not only the chance to savour its outstanding wines, but a whole host of activities revolving around the world of wine. Everything from routes through vineyards to visits to wineries, wine tasting and gastronomic workshops.
A range of options for wellbeing and relaxation in numerous spas, offering the perfect way to de-stress by making the most of a wide array of health treatments. Wouldn't that make a splendid end to round off a season of hard work, or the ideal way to launch a new project?
Golfing paradise with golf courses all over the country. There are courses in urban, coastal and mountain settings… and with magnificent transport connections with all the major cities and business centres.
The chance to enjoy spectacular sports, as Spain is not only the home of the world champion football team, but many of the best footballers on the planet play in the Spanish leagues. It also hosts Formula One world championship events, three motorcycle world championship events and numerous international tennis, horse riding, basketball, skiing competitions… As well as enjoying spectator sports, meetings can also be arranged in the football stadiums, and you can take part in activities at the major racing circuits.
Original venues for your meetings from among the more than 50 convention centres and 800 meeting rooms available. There are avant-garde buildings designed by world-famous architects such as Moneo, Calatrava, Gehry and Foster, as well as genuine and surprising spaces such as wineries, underground caves, flamenco clubs, castles, theme parks…
Everything from large cities to charming villages, to fit every type of meeting. As well as busy cosmopolitan centres like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao and Seville, there are a wide variety of destinations with winding mediaeval streets, ancient Jewish neighbourhoods, historic quarters with old monuments, fishing villages, etc.
All these reasons make Spain an outstanding destination for meetings and incentive tourism. Spain also has a large number of excellent hotels, modern communications and a wide range of convention centres and meeting spaces. And all of this in a pleasant climate where sunshine is practically guaranteed.
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