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Spain Continues to Lead as a Meetings, Incentives and Events Destination

No matter where in the world planners search, they won’t find another destination rivaling the extraordinary infrastructure and myriad unique venues Spain has to offer meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) groups. 

Top Rankings and Top Services
Spain is a leading global standard for MICE tourism.  The proof of this is its 4th place in the Top 10 in the 2019 ICCA Report, with Madrid and Barcelona in prominent positions.  

Top quality services are guaranteed: A team of professionals at the Spain Convention Bureau (SCB) is at every planner’s disposal for free advice and guidance on available resources and infrastructure details, and the SCB facilitates contact between planners and its local offices, making it easier to start planning exceptional Spain meetings, conferences and incentives with SCB members who are experts in their destinations.

The Parador de Baiona offers function rooms, accommodations and outdoor event space.
The Parador de Baiona offers function rooms, accommodations and outdoor event space.


Extraordinary Venue Choices
Throughout Spain, planners will discover unique venues with unparalleled benefits: surprising locations, culturally significant histories, exciting ambience and gastronomic menu offerings.  

Would you like to give your meeting a special atmosphere?  There are numerous options to host events within historical buildings such as palaces and castles.  Groups can also utilize cultural and artistic premises, including some of Spain’s most iconic museums, auditoriums, theaters and galleries. Modern architecture is another of Spain’s great attractions, with quite a number of buildings designed by highly prominent designers and architects. 

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The Teatro Real is considered the leading institution of the performing arts in Spain and is available for exclusive private events.


Planners can also infuse a different touch of Spanish culture and its traditions in extraordinary venues including wineries, gastronomic centers and tablaos flamencos (flamenco clubs). For a more modern approach for larger events, there are venues with international prestige such as  the Santiago Bernabéu and Camp Nou sports stadiums.

Spain features a great variety of meetings and events destinations countrywide. They are all equipped with modern facilities, the latest technology and the versatility required to stage events of different sizes. Planners have a choice of over 50 congress and conferences centers, large trade fair centers and hotels with excellent facilities for holding all kinds of events.

The Centro Botin Centre offers an auditorium for 300 people, classrooms and a rooftop terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views of Santander and its Bay.
The Centro Botin Centre offers an auditorium for 300 people, classrooms and a rooftop terrace to enjoy the breathtaking views of Santander and its Bay.


Modern Infrastructure and Accommodations
MICE attendees will be able to travel throughout Spain easily and comfortably via its excellent transportation infrastructure. The country is home to over 30 airports with connections to the most important cities in the world, an extensive railway network including high-speed trains, important cruise ports, and one of the largest and most up-to-date road networks in Europe.

MICE planners will find a wide range of accommodations throughout Spain at every budget price point, enabling planners to choose the accommodation type that best suits their requirements. There is a wide selection of 4- and 5-star hotels, and special mention should go to the Parador Hotels — unique establishments located within beautiful natural or historic surroundings.

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Fuerteventura, located in the Canary Islands, offers incentive guests pristine beaches, world-class resorts, plentiful water sports and cultural attractions.


Leisure Time

There are endless opportunities for leisure in this friendly, hospitable country, so those attending an event in Spain will enjoy a perfect blend of work and free time or truly indulge during an exclusive incentive trip. Spain’s main cities have fabulous museums, unique cultural offerings and guaranteed nighttime entertainment. Weatherwise, a pleasant and festive stay is guaranteed while enjoying the country’s fantastic beaches and plentiful year-round hours of sunshine.  All of this, together with the natural wealth of fifteen National Parks, world-famous cuisine and the chance to enjoy outdoor sports, makes Spain an unbeatable destination for incentive travel.

Choose Spain, an international MICE leader, for meetings, conferences and incentive travel. Contact the Tourist Office of Spain in New York for more information.