Ideas for a Barcelona event

When you visit one of the older European cities for your next incentive or conference try and take the road less travelled. Barcelona is a great example of a city your event just waits to discover. It is easy to do the touristy things but can I suggest you park the bus and have your incentive delegates just walk!

A lovely idea for your Barcelona incentive experience is to do a night walk with the your delegates through the back streets of Barcelona. Recently I stayed down near the Columbus monument in Barcelona’s port area. Exploring on one night, I walked a mile or so from my hotel and turned left into Via Laietana. Taking one of the side streets to my right off Laietana I found myself in the back streets of old Barcelona. I had some tapas in one restaurant and moved on to another, your incentive group will find that every restaurant has a ‘signature tapas’ and it’s worth experiencing them. Eating like this is informal, fun, atmosphere and just what your delegate will enjoy – and from an event stakeholder point of view, it creates memories that will remain. The Picasso Museum is probably the epicentre of the area, a place of lovely hidden squares with churches and small chic restaurants, a must do!

I was recommended by a friend to visit La Clara Restaurant on another night – again very Spanish, superb food and for your incentive group, very atmospheric.

Check out this great video cycling through Barcelona.


If you wish to find out more about Barcelona hidden gems then call Eugene Kennedy on 02-8908 5600 or email eugene.kennedy@veritas.com.au



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Date posted: 2014-09-16 | Comments(0)


Florence

Florence is a wonderful destination, perfect for your next incentive group. There are many fantastic hotels available for incentive groups in Florence. Some of those include the Hotel Regency, the Santa Maria Novella Hotel or the Firenze Number Nine Hotel & Spa.

Incentive groups looking for a hotel to take their breath away should try the Villa San Michele. Overlooking the historic city of Florence the The Villa San Michele is on a nestled hilltop in Fiesole with spectacular views. Delegates will be inspired by the history of Florence including the Santa Maria Novella Church, the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo, Florence’s Cathedral and the Accademia Gallery. For those wanting to relax and unwind why not enjoy an espresso in the Piazza Signoria and watch Florence walk by?

When it comes to conference and meeting destinations and facilities, we are always excited to find out about new and/or refurbished venues. For any information about your next conference, incentive program, product launch or board meeting here or further abroad, do not hesitate to get in touch. Contact Kieran on Kieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au or call on 02 8908 5600

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Date posted: 2014-06-23 | Comments(0)


World Cup in Brazil

In 2014 the Soccer World Cup is being held in Brazil from June 12-July 13.64 matches will be played in 12 cities culminating with the final being played in Rio on July 13.

Brazil is a great conference destination so why not combine your incentive or meeting programme with one or two world cup games. There are amazing hotels and places to visit. And they don’t get much more amazing than the Hotel Das Cataratis in Iguassu Falls.

If you need help with event production, audio visual, guest speakers, gala dinners, conferences, corporate functions, or sales seminars, let us manage your next meeting and we'll take the pain and add the gain. Contact Kieran Kennedy of Veritas on kieran.kennedy@veritas.com.au


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Date posted: 2014-05-21 | Comments(0)


Bali - the perfect holiday destination for Tweens & Teens

Want a great holiday destination for Tweens & Teens? Read on... Destination: Bali When: December 2009 Adult:child ratio = 1:4 Ages: 48, 16, 14, 13 & 10!!! Prediction: Holiday from hell Outcome: Faaaaantastic!! Accommodation: Location, location, location! We stayed at Melasti Beach Hotel, Legian. This is the perfect spot if you are staying in the touristy south Bali area. Not as busy as Kuta,notas priceyas Seminyak, yetwith easy access toboth areas. It also lacks thebusy road runningalong the beachfront which means the kids can safelywalk to the beach on their own. The hotel isa basic 3 star property with all the facilities. Albeitsomewhat tired.The big plus was the room, which was VAST and easily sleptthe five of us in king singles with plenty of space left over forcopious amounts of shopping. Dining: How great to travel as a large family andonly payaround $35 - $50 for a meal for five. Accordingto my travelling companions,we ate in 28 different restaurants...andI still came back with money in my bank account! We always ate at the local "warungs" andthe food & service was unbelievable. All offered both Indonesian and Western menus. Bali Belly..not an issue! Shopping: Needless to say, travelling with teenagers, shopping wasone of our main events.The streets of Bali are safe andthe kids were free to wander and shop alone withoutdanger or worries asthe local folkare all friendly and helpful.The street hawkerscan be annoying though. However they got great bargaining experience and only occasionallyripped off (and even then the biggest "rip" was still a bargain!)

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Date posted: 2010-01-15 | Comments(0)