Top 10 MICE destinations for 2019
The world’s most popular meetings and incentive travel destinations for 2019
The meetings, incentives, conferences and events market (MICE) is highly lucrative for the travel industry. We take a look at the top 10 MICE destinations for 2019 according to Global DMC Partners.
Costa Rica is a country that offers it all. With picture-postcard beaches, volcanoes and stunning rainforests to explore, as well as upscale hotel facilities and accommodation, a reliable infrastructure and easy airline access, it’s no wonder it came top of the list for MICE travel in 2019.
These Caribbean islands offer travelling guests a range of accommodation from corporate hotels to boutique hideaways. A group of some 700 islands, Grand Bahama and Paradise Island provide some of the best conference facilities in the region. Fishing, scuba diving on Spanish Galleons, snorkelling and sailing are just some of the many adventure activities available.
Long a favourite holiday and conference destination, the island of Malta – and its sisters Gozo and Comino – are conveniently situated in the Mediterranean, south of Sicily. Renowned for its historic legacy, Malta has a wealth of sites to visit.
Puerto Rico boasts the largest convention centre in the Caribbean – the Center Pedro Rossello which can host up to 10,000 delegates – in both indoor and outdoor areas. Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is less than 15 minutes’ drive. A paradise for outdoor lovers, Puerto Rico has mountains, tropical rainforest and stunning beaches to enjoy.
Morocco, offering renowned hospitality and cultural legacy, and a variety of landscapes to explore, including the enigmatic Atlas Mountains, the beaches of Agadir and Essaouira, and the desert charm of Ouarzazate. Marrakech, Fez, and Casablanca are equipped with five-star hotels, luxury riads, boutique hotels, and an exotic culture – all just a short flight from Western Europe.
This fascinating region is blessed with influences from East and West, resulting in an enviable cultural legacy, fabulous cuisine, and an international outlook. Conference facilities here range from exclusive boutique hotels and villas to palaces and castles. One of the most popular hotel venues is the Sheraton Dubrovnik.
This volcanic Caribbean island is famed for its year-round tropical climate, the warm welcome from its inhabitants and its iconic Piton mountains. Palm-fringed beaches, outstanding cuisine, eclectic nightlife, and myriad adventure activities await, including deep-sea fishing, rum tours, and rainforest treks.
Denver is an outstanding summer and winter MICE destination. A sophisticated choice with its thriving cultural scene and outdoor sports, the capital of Colorado is a superb conference and events location.
South Africa – especially Cape Town and Johannesburg – are an excellent choice for conference and meeting organisers. Value for money, a cosmopolitan vibe, mild winters, and warm summers, ease of travel, as well as proximity to game parks and reserves, makes South Africa a compelling MICE destination.
Blessed with a strategic location at the heart of the Asia-Pacific, Thailand is the perfect MICE destination offering reliable and fast transport links, an efficient infrastructure, and some of the best diving in the region. In addition, most countries do not require visas for visits of under 30 days.
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