While traditional all-inclusive properties offer groups easy access to dining, activity and meeting options, they can sometimes fall short on the luxury feel that top execs expect.
The 182-room Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort debuted on Feb. 22 as one of Marriott’s newest Luxury Collection properties.
Celebrity Cruises connection with the Galapagos Islands only continues to grow—literally—with a reforestation effort that recently surpassed 30,000 trees.
Costa Rica continues to attract groups for its adventurous spirit, with tree houses and waterfall hikes aplenty.
The Mexican state of Yucatan should be on your radar, with the opening of the Yucatan International Convention Center in Merida.
The Buenos Aires Expo and Convention Center opened in Recoleta, a centralized neighborhood that gives attendees access to popular museums and attractions in Argentina’s capital city.
In the Galapagos Islands, the birthplace of the theory of evolution inspires teams to evolve, too.
Barcelo Hotel Group and Melia Hotels & Resorts have made significant investments in brand restructures that will deliver even more options to planners.
Groups booking the 168 participating hotels throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America will be eligible for the booking promotion this fall.
Panama is rapidly entering the meetings market with the new Amador Convention Center opening in Panama City.
Crowne Plaza's new Plaza Workspaces are flexible lobby-based meeting areas for solo workers or groups of up to 10 people.
A city with a thriving cultural life and rich artistic heritage, Buenos Aires is the first partner to take on the Art Basel Cities initiative.
While Quito already attracts international visitors as the first city to be named a World Heritage Cultural Site by UNESCO in 1978, this new convention center will help put Quito more on the meetings map.
Forty years ago, today’s concept of sustainable development did not yet exist, but this didn’t stop the Puntacana Resort & Club from building a reserve that is considered a model for sustainability by today’s standards.
Settling into the local life has become a sought-after luxury for attendees, and Norma Bock, meeting industry director for the Quito Tourism Board, says this culturally rich destination in the Andes is happy to deliver.
A new focus on culture and tradition ensures there is no shortage of authentic cultural experiences to be had with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.
“In our case, Zika did not fall under force majeure. We ended up staying with our original resort and moving the meeting to September, which is the end of winter there."
The park’s wild landscape melds well with the unique artistic styles of the sculptures that range from abstract to realist.
Pura vida (pure life) has grown to include sustainable gastronomy programs in Costa Rica.
The Hard Rock brand’s foray into the country will include a 294-room modern retreat on the Papagayo Peninsula.
Costa Rica’s diverse inventory of brand and boutique hotels, along with its rich natural attributes, are thrusting the country forward as a value destination for groups.
On the equator, attendees can test their balancing skills by trying to place an egg upright on a nailhead.
What will be the first luxury sleeper train in Peru will take attendees on four- to seven-night journeys across the Peruvian Andes, visiting everything from remote villages to famous destinations such as Lake Titicaca and Cusco.
See why Costa Rica is steadily improving it's position in the meetings and incentives industry.
Attendees can experience the Argentinean cowboy way of life through Alchemy's Be a Gaucho program.