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TREE HOUSE HOTELS

If your goal is to be in the nature, in peace, and organize an environmentally friendly event program, these are the hotels that will fit for this program! Definetely different to the usual hotels…. This Tree House hotel is in the middle of the nature and is an alternative accommodation inmersed in the forest and nature. With 10 Tree houses we can accommodate up to 28 pax and every tree house has its own identity and charm. For Nature lovers this is the place to live and experience with direct connection to the nature, tres and the surrounding ecosystem, the pleasures of an exile among the foliage, some nights in a nest placed in the framework of the branches of a beautiful tree. This feeling of freedom and privacy is unique, everywhere you look, you feel surrounded by the ease of the chirping of birds, and the murmur of the hidden secrets of the forest.. The Main House is a typical country house equipped with parking, reception, canteen, living room, showers, swimming pool and terrace garden. The Tree Houses The tree houses are, adapted to the size and to the nature of each tree that holds them, and are feature a rounded shape. Of 30 m2 of surface. The terrace of 10 m2 is thought as a space of rest and of relaxation, with delightful views to the forest and the Pyrenees. The Access to the tree house are through a suspended bridge and/or a vertical wooden ladder. To preserve the environment to the upmost, the tree houses don’t have electric supply nor running water. Each house is equipped with... read more

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSABILITY

CSR Children Shelter restoration Is there anything more satisfiying that helping those children in need? This is an activity where every company and individual will life an unforgetable experience in a personal and profesional way, with a very clear goal, helping those children in need. And we assure that all participants will give the 200% in this emotional activity! After this CSR activity your team will no longer be the same. Trying to provide the childrens of Children shelters a beautiful place where to pass their childhood we develop activities of renovation, redecoration and construction of educational toys in different institutions in Spain. An event where everyone wins. First of all the children, then the employees as the emotional recompense has no price as well as the company that reaches a major vinculation and sense of belonging by their employees. DYNAMICS The event starts with a briefing that includes the presentation of the institution and the general tasks that will be done. Participants will be split in different group, and will be introduced to their tasks by our staff. The number of participants at each group will depend on the work that has to be done. The most important aim is to improve the instatalations which has a direct impact on its inhabitants: children from 6-17 years that for different reasons can not live with their biological families. On the other hand side an emotional vinculation will be created between company, employees and institution that will last for our whole life. The shelter home is divided in different floors. 12 Bedrooms Shelter house. THIS IS A SAMPLE PROGRAM AND... read more

BASQUE REGION

The Basque Country has long been an unexplored region in northern Spain and southern France. But that’s all changing these days since it’s starting to show up on travel itineraries – and rightfully so. As one of Europe’s oldest and most culturally rich regions, it has a lot to offer visitors. From modern cities, quaint villages and green landscapes to world class cuisine and Spain’s best wine region – the Basque Country has something for everyone. The name Euskal Herria is how the natives of the Basque Country refer to their land. It simply means, “land of the Basque speakers.” And Basque has been spoken by the feisty inhabitants well before the Romans ever arrived. Their full history as well as the origins of their language have long been shrouded in mystery. However, their identity is very evident. This can be seen in the plethora of Basque music, dance, sports, festivals and food – all of which are celebrated with great fervor by the Basques. San Sebastian is also redefining the Basque image around the world with its extraordinary cuisine. The city has two restaurants ranked in the top 10 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and in addition, has 15 Michelin stars spread across 7 restaurants. It is also one of the best places to eat pintxos – culinary creations in miniature form, similar to Spanish tapas but better. San Sebastian isn’t the only place to eat amazing food. And once you’ve eaten all that tasty food then a trip to Spain’s best wine region – la Rioja – is not far off. Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis with a population of more than a million people. It... read more

SEVILLE FOR YOUR EVENT

Seville, located at the southern part of the Iberian Peninsula, is the capital of Andalusia and one of the most populated cities in Spanish territory. It still retains the authentic characteristics of its ancient Arab settlers in its buildings and monuments, and boasts the largest old town in Spain. The Guadalquivir River, the museums and parks, the traditional tapas and cocktail bars move to the beat of flamenco music, which hints at the passionate and cheerful spirit of Seville. Walking through the streets of Triana, touring the monuments of the Santa Cruz neighborhood, or taking a walk through the María Luisa park are the best way to connect with their most deeply-rooted traditions, understand their daily folklore and get acquainted with the Andalusian energy. In the months of March and April the two most important festivities of the city take place: the Easter Week, and the Feria de Abril, a party that dresses the city of booths, flamenco dancing and live music, and where the essence of Seville is breathed in all its splendor. When you visit Seville you will find numerous accommodation options both in the historic center and in some of its most emblematic neighborhoods. Seville’s assets are a well-equipped meeting and conference city that does not end, by any means, with its monuments, culture and leisure.   The City is very well connected with International flights and AVE Speed train in Spain with other large cities of Spain like Madrid, Cordoba and Malaga, Jerez is one hour drive where we can discover all those beautifull sherry bodegas and the Andalusian Horse with a fantastic show. Seville... read more

BASQUE REGION BILBAO & SAN SEBASTIAN

The Basque Country has long been an unexplored region in northern Spain and southern France. But that’s all changing these days since it’s starting to show up on travel itineraries – and rightfully so. As one of Europe’s oldest and most culturally rich regions, it has a lot to offer visitors. From modern cities, quaint villages and green landscapes to world class cuisine and Spain’s best wine region – the Basque Country has something for everyone. The name Euskal Herria is how the natives of the Basque Country refer to their land. It simply means, “land of the Basque speakers.” And Basque has been spoken by the feisty inhabitants well before the Romans ever arrived. Their full history as well as the origins of their language have long been shrouded in mystery. However, their identity is very evident. This can be seen in the plethora of Basque music, dance, sports, festivals and food – all of which are celebrated with great fervor by the Basques. San Sebastian is also redefining the Basque image around the world with its extraordinary cuisine.The city has two restaurants ranked in the top 10 of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and in addition, has 15 Michelin stars spread across 7 restaurants. It is also one of the best places to eat pintxos – culinary creations in miniature form, similar to Spanish tapas but better. San Sebastian isn’t the only place to eat amazing food. And once you’ve eaten all that tasty food then a trip to Spain’s best wine region – la Rioja – is not far off. Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis with a population of more than a million people. It is... read more

La Noche en Blanco in Malaga

La Noche en Blanco in Malaga, every second weekend on May from 19:00 to 02:00 hrs The purpose of the Noche en Blanco in Malaga, whose name comes from celebrating after sunset, is to bring contemporary artistic creation closer to citizens. The common objectives of all the cities that organize White Nights are: gratuity, vanguard, citizenship and sustainability. It also promotes the exchange of experiences with the development of joint programs and the internationalization of local artists. The original festival is the White Nights Festival held in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The white nights is the name given in areas of high latitude to the weeks around the summer solstice in June during which sunsets are late, sunrises are early and darkness is never complete. However, the concept as we know today has been initiated in Paris, with its famous Nuit Blanche festival since 2002.  Many other cities around the World have followed. Why Malaga? Malaga and the Costa del Sol joined this initiative for the first time in May 2008. The tenth Night in White of Malaga 2017 brought more than 200 activities spread over 92 spaces of the city and with a common theme, the dreams. Malaga is best known for its string of popular resorts along the Costa del Sol and the provincial capital has a charming historical quarter, excellent museums such as Pompidou, Picasso, Thysen and more, bustling shopping streets packed with great shops, a buzzing nightlife and city beaches lined with excellent seafood restaurants. On this special night, all the city’s residents and visitors take to the streets to see art expositions, visit museums and monuments, attend concerts,... read more

Discover Architecture of Madrid

Learn about the Architecture in Madrid The architecture of Madrid is very wide. Along with old buildings such as El Escorial, there are other modern buildings such as the skyscrapers in the AZCA area near Paseo de la Castellana. This variety in architecture makes Madrid one of the top cities of interest for those professionals who are interested in architectural complexes. In this visit to Madrid we will explain the different building constructions by an expert and how were inspired! The contemporary architecture of Madrid has great gems buildings that should be highlighted – Mirador Building: Winner of one of the most prestigious architecture awards. The project came out of a Dutch architecture studio and was supported by the Spanish architect Blanca Lleó, with the intention of making officially protected homes from a different perspective. -Eco Boulevard de Vallecas / Ecosistema Urbano: The aim of the Project is the bioclimatic conditioning of the main Boulevard    – Torres Kio: They form the so-called Puerta de Europa. The name is because they were promoted by KIO, a company of Kuwaiti origin. What most identifies them is the 15º slope that both suffer, which constituted a real architectural challenge at the time. – Torre de Cristal: It is, together with the Torre Caja de Madrid skyscraper, the tallest in Spain. Possibly it is one of the most beautiful modern works of architecture in Madrid. – Parish Church of Santa Monica | Vicens+Ramos Madrid also has a large repertoire of ancient architecture that has become authentic works of art and that are undoubtedly the greatest historical attractions of Madrid. Contact us for... read more

Saint Jordi in Barcelona

Celebrate Saint Jordi in Barcelona. The legend of Saint Jordi tells the story of a heroic knight, a dragon and the princess. The evil dragon terrorized the neighbors of a small village of the Conca de Barberà so, to avoid their attacks, they decided to give the dragon two sheeps daily. But it was not enough … so when they finished with all the animals they had, they decided that they would make a draw among the population and they would give the dragon one person each day to feed him. But the day came when it fell to the king’s daughter who, in tears, pleaded: “Forgive my daughter and I will give you all my gold and half of my kingdom”, but the people refused. Suddenly, when the dragon was about to eat the princess, Sant Jordi appeared riding on a white horse with his spear and golden shield to save the princess from the claws of the beast. Sant Jordi raised his long spear and stuck it in the center of the dragon’s heart, wounding it to death. Suddenly, from the spilled blood of the dragon, a rose rose with roses. Sant Jordi took a rose, went to the princess and gave it to her, while the princess wrote a love poem to the gentleman. For this reason, on the day of Sant Jordi (23 of April) men give a rose to women and women a book to... read more

BIO FARM EXPERIENCE, Yoga & Ecological produce tasting

This Bio Farm is dedicated to offering  a real biodynamic organic vision of our products and will introduce you to the new techniques through a presentation tour of our dream Bio Farm in the valley. This old farm  and it’s valley have a history of peace, with eagles, foxes, rabbits and farmers, which will permeate you with  an amazing feeling of harmony. Cooking workshop: Participate in an informal and fun way to elaborate the principal authentic andalusian recipes (i.e: gazpacho, sopa malagueña, Paella etc). Learn and share the preparation and enjoy the final product. All our recipes will be mastered by an authentic Andalusian chef. All the products used are 100% organic. In this activity everyone will learn the benefits of eating Bio Eco food for your body and health, and changing few habits how your quality of life can be much better.  Yoga Lesson in the Farm: What a better way to relax than having a Yoga lesson in a fabulous peaceful natural scenery. This is an EcoFarm where the produce ecological products and obviously way of living goes along with what we eat. In this activity the group will learn the importance of healthy eating and practice Yoga, with a visit to the Eco Farm and explanation of the way they produce fruit and vegetables and all the good benefits and effects these products have on our daily way of... read more

El Caminito del Rey – Malaga

The Gorge Desfiladero de los Gaitanes is a natural beauty spot, placed in the centre of the province, between the towns of Alora, Antequera and Ardales. This is one of the most beautiful spots of the Malaga Mountains. Between its steep and considerably high walls, the River Guadalhorce flows, after having passed through the reservoirs El Chorro (The Spurt), Guadalhorce, Guadalteba and Gaitanejo. This beautiful area, which hoards historical treasures and gorgeous scenery, lies in the middle of the Province of Málaga, and it is surrounded by the Serranía de Ronda and Antequera. It separates the plains Camplillos, Teba and Antequera in the northern part of the province from the Guadalhorce valley and the fields of Cámara in the south. Different nations have prospered throughout history at this place, which became rich in hydraulic structures and electricity sources especially in the last century. All of them are connected by the humble path called ‘El Caminito del Rey’ that goes along this nature spot – Desfiladero de los Gaitanes, in an unbelievable way. The Gaitanes Gorge is a canyon, carved by the river Guadalhorce in the territory of Álora, which at some points is only 10 meters wide and 700 meters deep. The nothern access to it is via Guadalhorce reservoirs and the southern is via El Chorro. The construction of a water channel from the reservoirs in the north to El Chorro, which was meant to make the most of the slope in a hydroelectric power station, was carried out together with a path for maintaining the channel. This one is known as El Caminito del Rey Path (The... read more

RAW INCENTIVES MALAGA

This is becoming a tendency and a lot of companies now a days, concious with the nature, are planing their incentives in this informal way. Lost in the nature, close to the countryside, away from the large cities. The aim is to have direct connection with the nature and related activities during the program, obviously this may also be combined with visiting Malaga City, but always in an Ecofriendly way! Full of charm, innovation and character, spacious Finca in Ardales lies in the serene beauty of a National Park bordering the Guadalhorce river only 20 minutes from Málaga airport. They host fun and funky holidays, celebrations, Incentives and conventions, family reunions, yoga retreats, festivals and charity events. With the relaxing gardens and meadows, sports and play areas, acres of fruit orchards, plus an ecological vegetable patch providing fresh organic food at your doorstep, this finca is fully equipped to accommodate large groups of guests. Accommodation for up to 150 with yurts, circus caravan, glamping, independent apartments and river cabins. Also the option of self catering is available with well equipped kitchen, al fresco BBQ area and pizza oven but also high end event catering can be organized. In this program the aim is to have direct connection with the nature and related activities, that may also be combined with visiting Malaga in ecological way.  ... read more

Corporate Event Ideas

Planning a corporate event? One of the most challenging aspects of corporate event planning is coming up with an idea. The event theme is the driving force behind every other aspect of an event, from the invitation to the selection of entertainment and food. Before you get busy with any other part of the corporate event planning process, first pin down the goal of the event. The best corporate event ideas take that business objective — after all, corporate events have business objectives — and use it as the springboard for the event theme and the overall atmosphere of the event. Getting Down to Business Corporate events can set the stage for presenting information regarding a company’s upcoming product launch, a new approach to corporate training, or simply for conducting team building exercises in a fun, engaging environment. As a corporate event planner, your first step is to determine the event’s objective. Is the purpose of this corporate event to reward a sales team for exceeding projections by providing a retreat focused on rest and relaxation? Is the goal to bring employees of two different companies together due to a merger, with the priority resting on connecting people and building relationships? Whether the purpose of the event is business or pleasure or a combination of the two, the right corporate event idea can meet the objective and deliver a successful event. Work to Be Done? Take It Out of the Office For many employees, reporting to work every day at the same time, dressed in the same business attire, with the same people, becomes a grind. While they may enjoy the work itself... read more

LETS ROCK IN A HARLEY!

This Experience can really change your life, became part of one of the most desired mortorbike clubs and feel the engine pumping while you ride…this could be a half day activity from hotel to riding the coastline of Barcelona or Costa del Sol and then enjoying lunch in a trendy sea front restaurant. A real biker will drive in their Harley one passenger to feel the experience. Its an exciting aboard, a symbol of freedom, rebellion and provocation, an intense experience that gives you a new perspective of... read more

How Will Millennials Change Meetings?

Hint: It’s all about flexibility. Here are a few trends to look out for, according to research published in IACC’s Spring 2017 “Meeting Room of the Future” report, which pulled insights from global meeting planners, IACC members, and industry experts. EXPERIENTIAL “Looking forward,” according to the report, “venues should consider themselves curators of exceptional experiences.” Eighty percent of meeting planners surveyed reported that their role involves more “experience creation” compared to two to five years ago. Unsurprisingly, the trend toward experienced-based meetings also points toward an increase in new technology being used at conferences — including virtual and augmented reality. MPI’s Spring 2016 Meetings Outlook report found that 20 percent of meeting professionals said they will use or will likely use virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality (AR) technologies within the next year. The report quoted Carol Porter, chief of staff, Viawest, about what that might look like: “[AR/VR] will tie into the experiential design, whatever that may be – being at a health-care conference and feeling what it’s like to be a patient in surgery, travel conference showing you VR of a destination, etc.” NON-LINEAR The traditional format of lectures will decrease over time. Millennials aren’t content to have the same information broadcast to them as to everyone else. “Access [to information] has led youth to rely less on info they receive from teachers and parents,” according to MPI’s Future of Meetings research quoted in the report.” Consequently, they are less interested in lectures, and more interested in having their specific questions addressed. Indeed, helping delegates learn how to find answers will be much more valuable than what the... read more

The secret of successful Social Media for Event Planners

Social media has fast become the smart way for event planning professionals to market, plan and implement their events. But, with the speed at which social media moves and updates, are you confident that you’re keeping up? If you’re unsure, try these tips for creating a successful strategy in social for your event planners.   Why Should Event Planners use Social Media?   Keeping an active social media presence should be an essential part of your marketing strategy, and even if it seems overwhelming at first, it’ll soon become second nature to you. I’ve talked before about creative ways to use social media specifically for events, but now I’m going to go into more detail about how your social media strategies can boost your event planning business as a whole.   6 Social Media Tips for Event Planners   Social media is a huge part of marketing for any business, with Pinterest, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram being only a selection of the different platforms available to entrepreneurs. So how do you make the most of these tremendously valuable channels?   Take it One Step at a Time   If you’re completely new to the world of social media, or your event planning business is in the fledgling stages, concentrate on one social media platform at a time. If you’re trying to get a number of different social media pages going at once it can seem overwhelming, so start with one, master it and then move onto the next.   Make it Personal . . .   Even though it’s your business page, giving all of your social media for... read more

TravelMarketing New Partnership

TravelMarketing New partnership, we are continuing to strengthen our international presence by securing a new partnership with Benelux Representation Company, we are delighted to announce that we are partners of TravelMarketing from 1st of January 2017. TravelMarketing is a market leader in mediation of relevant travel experiences and handles via their network more tan 1000 tailor-made international experiences. They been operating for more than a decade and represents over 20 other DMCs internationally who focus on the MICE industry. “We are extremely excited about this new collaboration and have every faith in our new colleagues at TravelMarketing to represent us favourably in the Benelux speaking market.” We would like to welcome Kisa van den Berg and Sigrid Scheffer from TravelMarketing to our Salesforce in BENELUX.    ... read more

The guide to event Management

Start with a goal When you’re planning an event the first thing to determine is the final outcome. What goal are you trying to achieve? Once you know this, you’ll be able to direct all your planning and all the activities towards achieving the goal. This is the crucial thing that will make or break your event. Be adaptable While we hope not to jump through time, Event Organisers do need to be able to adapt to differing situations and circumstances to ensure their events are successful and memorable. From making changes due to differing client opinions, through to having to work with a new contact half-way through a project, these all need to be dealt with in a smooth way to ensure the final goal is achieved. Trust your leader This is an essential lesson: if you’re tasked with organising a large event you have to be able to find a tried and tested event planner who has an experienced team behind them. It’s not just about booking a venue and putting up decorations: its about new ideas just for your event, creating a plan so tight nothing gets forgotten and putting the right people in place for the right job at the right time. The stress of creating an event is huge, but this can be reduced or taken away altogether by bringing in a person you trust, with a team they trust, to do it for you. Keep going in the face of adversity While Event Managers aren’t working to stop the forces of evil (hopefully!) passion has to be a major driving force. When organising... read more

IBIZA Chic destination for events!

IBIZA, Find the difference in your next event! We have noticed in recent years that more and more companies are no longer interested in extensive seminars and team building exercises involving white board and flip charts while stuck in a hotel conference room. There has been a shift in people’s perception of what team spirit means and that one of the keys to building a successful team should involve an element of fun. Nowadays, corporate trips are more of a bonus where organizers are looking to entertain their employees as well as implementing the team’s identity. If you are looking for the difference in your next event your destination could be IBIZA. In the midst of the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza is one of the world’s most famous destinations. IBIZA EVENTS: Mediterranean & Chic Still preserving its aesthetic of white village located in a beautifully savage landscape, has become in the last decades the well-deserved prestige of being one of the best spots to hold all kinds of corporate and incentive activities and events. With a lodge display of 1,200 hotels and resorts, Ibiza provides excellent venues for meetings and celebrations. Large spaces such as the island Conference Centre in Santa Eulàlia des Riu, just 25 kilometers from Ibiza airport, this venue is a modern auditorium with a capacity of 500 people. Other special venues include outdoor and indoor spaces which might be fully customizable or preserve the charm of their unique styles, going from the ultra-fashionable to the indigenous chic rusticity.   One of the best known attractions of the isle is the great number of amazing hotels, many of them arrayed near the... read more

Neokoncepts DMC will be present at IMEX 2016 in Frankfurt

Fuelling new inspiration! 3 DAYS OF APPOINTMENTS WITH AGENCIES AND COMPANIES OF BUSINESS EVENTS SEGMENT Neokonocepts DMC will be present at IMEX in Frankfurt from the 19th to 21st of April 2016 by 3 days of pre-scheduled appointments with the most relevant agencies and companies related with the business events market. During three days of meetings, events and educational programs, Neokoncepts DMC will offer a showcase of the latest news and services for the execution of conventions, incentives trips, congresses, products launches and stands. IMEX in Frankfurt is the most important meeting and incentive travel sector trade show in Europe. The international tradeshow attracts thousands of meetings and incentive travel buyers from the global outbound business events market. Come and meet us at the following booth: Stand E300 Costa del Sol Convention Bureau – click here www.imex-frankfurt.com We look forward meeting you in... read more

Event Theming: Choosing the right Theme for your Event

To be successful, corporate events have to be meticulously planned. Whether you are throwing a black tie bash, a sit down dinner, or something a little sillier, there are certain things which need to be achieved. The event theming, for example, has to be strong enough to draw all of the different elements of the event together. This is not always an easy thing to do, which explains why so many corporate events end up being rather dull. It is simpler to stick with an uninspiring theme, or no theme at all, than take a risk and attempt something with style and panache. This guide to getting your Event Theming right first time, every time, will help you to create corporate events which stand out from the crowd. Consider Your Audience The best place to start is with the guest list. Once you have a good idea of the purpose of the event (look at who is invited and why), you can start to consider the interests of attendees. Don’t just pick a random theme if you can choose something which is specific to the audience. Let Neokoncepts help you create an entirely bespoke theme, which covers everything from the decorations to the props, branding materials, music, colour scheme, and more. Complement the Agenda All corporate events have a clear set of aims and objectives, but they differ depending on whether the event is internal or external. For example, internal events are about reinforcing employee engagement. External events focus more on promotion and raising brand awareness. You must make sure that your event theming does not conflict with this agenda.... read more

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