MEETINGS AND INCENTIVES
Guatemala City, center of trade, religious, and cultural activities: this metropolis presents an array of contrasts between Colonial architecture interspersed with modern buildings and important museums and historical monuments that offer visitors a unique experience. Its infrastructure, tour destinations and services, and modern shopping centers have made it a regional hub for congresses, conventions and shopping.
Guatemala City is the ideal destination for meetings in Central America. It has a privileged geographic position and wide range of hotels, great infrastructure and proven experience in the organization of congresses, conventions and incentive trips.
Guatemala has various convention centers in hotels, plus the COPEREX fairground, which offers up to 21,658 square meters for events in 14 different halls.
La Aurora International Airport, the most modern in Central America, operates flights that provide broad and fast connectivity with major cities in the world.
The country’s road infrastructure gives meeting delegates the ability to move easily from one place to another and enjoy complementary activities and tourist attractions such as golf courses or the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala, among others. Our sea ports are ready to welcome cruise ships from the world.
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The capital offers convention delegates modern shopping malls and the Historical Center with century’s old buildings and churches. In the heart of the city is the Zona Viva, an area with 5-star hotels and exclusive restaurants. The pleasant climate of the country favors all types of activities and events at any time of the year.
Guatemala has hosted important international events, it has meeting halls, theaters, museums, squares, event venues, convention centers in hotels, as well as international hotel chains. A broad variety of restaurants, suppliers who specialize in event services, professional Congress, conventions and incentive tour operators and language interpretation all contribute to successful meetings. Ground transportation and air connectivity to major cities in the United States, Mexico, Central and South America add to a smooth handling of Convention delegates. All these facilities and services have been tested at international events.
What are the highlights of Guatemala?
- In efficiency in regards to ports of bulk sugar and sugar exporter in Latin America.
- Cardamom exporter.
- Exporter of melons, papayas and watermelons.
- Arabica Coffee Exporter and in general Guatemala is positioned in the Top 10 of the Coffee of the World.
- World banana exporter and #2 in platanos.
- Chinese peas exporter.
Ron Zacapa Centennial recognized by World’s Top 100 Most Valuable Luxury Brands, and # 1 for 5 consecutive years in the ranking of # 1 The Beverage Testing Institute.
Archaeological heritage: with a total volume of 2,800,000 m³ and a height of 170 meters, La Danta is the largest pyramid in the world, even over the pyramids of Egypt, located in the Department of Petén, Guatemala.
Guatemala is the world’s capital for sport fishing for Sailfish. Record of capture and release in boat for 1 day: 124 Sailfish.
Guatemala Conventions Bureau:
Is the link between companies, associations and professional organizers of events at an international level with professionals, hotels and local providers of services specialized in meeting tourism – MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Congresses and Exhibitions)
Other activities in Guatemala
Guatemala is one of the most modern cities in Latin America and has positioned itself in recent years as a destination for world-class health and wellness tourism services. The wellness services offered are highly competitive and that’s why the country hosts more and more travelers in search of health sanctuaries. This is combined with unique scenarios, providing highly qualified and trained personnel who offer a warm and personalized treatment.
You can enjoy all this surrounded by exotic landscapes of forests of millenary trees that gave rise to advanced civilizations that held strong connections with the universe. You will also enjoy volcanic sand beaches and a privileged climate that allows to experience the scent of flowers, and the aroma of cocoa, coffee and cane to complement the unique sensory experience. All this and more are the experiences that Guatemala’s atmosphere offers in wellbeing.
Some of the services might be:
- Natural hot springs
- Thermal, medical or aesthetic spas
- Specialized yoga and meditation centers
- Complementary medicine such as acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic
- Weight reduction procedures with the latest health trends
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