The Arts and Sciences Centre in Valencia
Valencia offers all the guarantees to ensure your business incentive trip is a resounding success. More and more people are coming to this sunny, seductive Mediterranean capital, which offers so many alternatives to visitors. These are proposals that include leisure, enjoyment, work, gastronomy and sport.
Valencia offers a broad range of possibilities for business incentive trips. This city is ideal for programmes combining business meetings with leisure and enjoyment, teambuilding programmes or even trips and outings of a completely recreational nature. On the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Valencia awaits you with its streets and monuments, packed with vitality and history, its countryside areas, eventful cultural calendar, first-rate infrastructure and communications, gastronomic delights, its lively nightlife, and its mild and sunny climate. Overall, a revitalised city that marries tradition and the avant-garde perfectly. The Arts and Sciences Centre is the best example of Valencia's new look.
Cultural destination with the best gastronomy
The Valencia Convention Bureau has designed various incentive programmes which include all kinds of activities. From a cultural programme with visits to the city's historic centre, museums, monuments and emblematic sites, to a traditional programme, with the emphasis on more folkloric, regional aspects of the city, with the chance to savour typical dishes such as paella, to go shopping for souvenirs and culinary produce, and to visit places like a traditional farmstead or a regional country house.
There is so much variety in Valencia that right in the city centre you will find the Central Market, one of the largest in Europe, and discover the products from the Valencian fertile irrigated lands and the sweet taste of "horchata" (tiger nut milk). Right opposite the Market is one of the most important Gothic civil monuments in Europe - the Silk Exchange - with was awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO. Another interesting proposal is the Porcelain City, which offers programmes that will show you how artisans work, and you can visit the Lladró Museum. And to round things off, we suggest a concert at the exclusive Palau de la Música auditorium while you enjoy a typically Mediterranean dinner.
A unique experience
In Valencia you will also find active programmes that will enable the most daring to fly in a hot air balloon, or enjoy the excitement of motor sports. In August the city turns into an urban circuit when it holds the European Formula 1 Grand Prix. You can also organise visits to the Region of Valencia's "Ricardo Tormo" race track, the venue for one of the events in the Motorcycle Racing World Championship.
For those looking for something quieter, then nothing better than a golf, tennis or beach volleyball tournament; water sports like kayaking; a cycle route around the historic centre; horse riding on the beach; hiking in the l'Albufera Nature Reserve, where you will also be able to sail on a boat. Do you prefer the sea? Well, Valencia is the perfect place to practise water sports with top quality facilities. Proof of this is that in 2007 it was chosen as the first European venue for the most important worldwide sailing championship - America's Cup. At Valencia's Sailing Club you will be able to hire boats with or without a skipper, and sail the Mediterranean.
There are many options and Valencia offers all the facilities: the airport is situated only eight kilometres from the city centre and is connected with the centre by metro. It only takes two hours to fly from Geneva or Basel to Valencia.
Another of Valencia’s strong points is its wide hotel offer. You will find more than 75 in total, including five-star hotels such as the Meliá Valencia Palace, Sidi Saler, Eurostars Gran Valencia, Hospes Palau de la Mar, Las Arenas Spa Resort, Sorolla Palace and The Westin Valencia
Without a question, Valencia is perfect for business incentive trips. That is why large companies choose this city to present their products or to film their advertising campaigns. The great sports institutions choose this city to hold events such as the Formula 1 World Championship, America's Cup or the Motorcycle Racing World Championship. Because in Valencia, success is guaranteed.