#MeliaCuba and Cayo Santa María: a match for MICE tourism
With the gradual reestablishment of tourism activity, Cuba stands out as an important destination for congress and convention trips in the Caribbean. Precisely a great event has been announced for next week: the third edition of Destinos Gaviota Tourism Trade Fair, which will take place in Cayo Santa María between next December 7th and 12th. The event is dedicated precisely to MICE trips (Meetings, Incentives, Congresses & Exhibitions).
Destinos Gaviota 2021 will bring together international tour operators, travel agencies, service providers and other tourism professionals for five days. At Meliá Cuba we are ready to show, in great detail, why we are the best option when it comes to hosting celebrations and meetings. We have hotels in the most important destinations in the country, both in urban environments and on the beach. Many of our establishments offer convention centers equipped with the most modern technical equipment (audiovisual projection equipment, lighting systems, support furniture) and adaptable to numerous formats depending on the number of participants. In keeping with the trend of promoting alternative spaces, we also manage locations on the beach, gardens, restaurants or swimming pools, and we complement them with cozy rooms, varied gastronomic proposals and entertainment for groups. All Meliá Cuba hotels have unlimited and free Wi-Fi Internet connection, and we attend to each request in a personalized way through our event coordinators (in the hotels) and the corporate Meetings & Events department. Suggestions? There is something for everyone. For example, in Varadero: the eco-resorts Paradisus Varadero and Paradisus Princesa del Mar stand out as leaders in providing luxury services to business meetings and incentive trips. On the other hand, Meliá Marina Varadero is a hightlight for its proximity to a roadstead that allows work sessions to be combined with exciting nautical adventures. Meliá Internacional Varadero and Meliá Varadero are two other hotels in the region which stand out for their facilities and expertise in operating the MICE segment.
In Cayo Coco and Holguín respectively, Meliá Jardines del Rey and Paradisus Río de Oro operate with incredible services designed to create an unforgettable experience for MICE travelers. And for meetings that require a city environment, the classics Meliá Cohiba, Meliá Habana, Tryp Habana Libre and Meliá Santiago de Cuba guarantee resounding success, thanks to their sophisticated meeting rooms and culinary offerings that include catering and banquet service.
In Cayo Santa María, the Paradisus Los Cayos hotel is a mandatory reference for the organization of MICE programs. With more than 900 squared meters of meeting rooms it offers gastronomic and banquet services, as well as musical formats, decorations and other added values for groups, parties and beach dinners. Meliá Las Dunas is also highly appreciated, with its two multipurpose rooms and outdoor areas for coffee breaks or cocktails.
The attributes of the keys make the perfect complement, located in a Biosphere Reserve that adds the magic of the tropical to each event. The islet is endowed with a solid infrastructure that includes tourist places, marinas, dolphinarium, diving center and airports (domestic in neighboring Cayo Las Brujas and international in Villa Clara). An impressive rocky causeway over the sea makes it possible to connect with charming cities -among them Remedios, Caibarién, Trinidad and Santa Clara- and is an additional attraction for groups and incentive trips.