In 1985, Swiss Travel was a pioneer in handling the first corporate event in Costa Rica. It was an event never seen before with CEOs coming in private jets and requiring high-quality services, luxury vehicles, and security everywhere.
The event was so outstanding that it marked the beginning of a new business model for tourism, which was unknown at the time, but thanks to the experience, we had accumulated handling groups of tourists and cruise passengers, it allowed us to make Costa Rica known in the Corporate Incentive market.
Over the years, the MICE business continued to grow successfully, and both government authorities and tourism entrepreneurs invested in infrastructure development. Today, Costa Rica offers better air access to major cities in the USA, Canada, Europe, and Latin America thanks to its two international terminals.
The development of large hotels and world-renowned chains, especially on the Pacific Coast and in the central region, has increased the capacity to manage from exclusive events such as gala receptions, theme parties, retreats, workshops, symposiums, to more complex events such as; seminars, meetings, incentives, and congresses.
The variety of venues adjacent to the resorts and the opening of the Costa Rica Convention Center in the central region have allowed the country to consolidate its positioning and attractiveness in the Corporate Travel Industry.
At Swiss Travel, we are clear that incentives and meetings became more demanding and extremely competitive. It commits us to become more creative and offering proposals that meet the clients’ expectations.
Business coming from different industries, including insurance, finance, technology, pharmaceutical, manufacturers, automotive, dealers, among many others, have relied on our team of experts MICE Executives.
They are specialists customizing any innovating itinerary and will be the primary contact person from the bidding, defining the dates, capacities of each destination, the planning stage, program design, site inspections, until the operation, and even once the group has left the country, we are in contact to have their feedback and share the experiences they lived in our country.
The variety of options for day trips and teamwork are endless. Wildlife encounters on the rainforest, adventure on the rafts or zip-lines, deep immersion in culture, or just chilling on the beach or catamaran; we have a selection of venues that can host thousands of delegates. Selected places that will stimulate creative thinking and will inspire event participants to explore new frontiers.
As a leader in sustainable tourism in Costa Rica, Swiss Travel also fully identifies with those companies wishing to promote Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
With concern over the environment and interest in sustainable travel, incentives and meetings participants will be immersed at a destination that is a worldwide pioneer in conservation and ecotourism.