Marbella, Top Destination for Corporate Events !


4Many DMC’s (destination management and incoming companies) are proposing Marbella to their clients as a top spot for the organization of their corporate event in 2012.

Marbella, but also the Costa del Sol and even Andalucía, are by far the most popular destinations for such team building events, incentive trips, conferences and off-site meetings.

Why is this ?
No need to mention the 300 days of sunshine every year… and 2011-2012 winter period seems to be one of the nicest of the last decade with an amazingly sunny and hot climate! Organizing a corporate event in a sunny and warm place will always be an attractive factor, obviously!

But there is much more offered by the region for large corporate groups : rich culture, unusual outdoor sports, good road infrastructure, professional and well priced hotels offering all the needed MICE services, quality transport solutions, etc.

What other destination in Europe could offer all this??? Not many… and this is why we expect in 2012 a significant increase in the number of companies choosing Southern Spain to celebrate an “off-site” corporate event.

What are the typical corporate events celebrated in Andalucia ?
No doubt that “team building” events are by far the most common reasons for a company trip on the Costa del Sol. Generally, groups from 20 to 150 participants, coming from one single or many different countries, meet here to combine business meetings and team building activities.
What kind of activities ? To name just a few of the ones organized by www.ExperienceBoxSpain.com, a local incoming company, let’s mention the beach olympic games (beach volley, tug of war, frisbee, etc), the sailing regattas, deep sea fishing contests or the multi-activity days (canyoning+abseiling + archery+kayak races, etc). The average duration of the stay for such events is 3 days.

On top of the “pure” team building events, we obviously see many companies organizing incentive trips in Andalucia (staff parties, sales rewards, anniversaries, etc), as well as international conferences and symposiums, product launches and presentations, outdoor trainings, etc.

All of these trips generally include a “fun or relaxing” part, obviously. But what kind of experience can be included to spice up such trips ? How about a night party with DJ, open bar and catering on board of a huge sailing boat with capacity for 120 persons ? Or maybe a “track day” to have all the participants drive amazing supercars on a racing circuit ?

But also cultural excursions, dolphin watching private cruises, aerial treasure hunts with several planes, city scavenger hunts and photo safaris, wine tasting and gastronomy experiences, 4×4 self-drive rallies, etc… the list is endless, thanks to the vast amount of indoor and outdoor activities available in Andalucia. See examples of such events on http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=139091792790626

Last year has seen us organize such trips for Nike, Ascom, Caterpillar, Bestseller, Ridgeway and many more. We look forward to starting the 2012 corporate event season !

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