Written by Samantha Harrison

In March, I had the pleasure of attending InVoyage Girona at the wonderful Camiral Hotel at the PGA Cataluña. The event was unforgettable, allowing Miss London Concierge to connect with international providers, learn from like-minded events professionals and see what’s out there in the world of international events, incentives and MICE.

InVoyage Girona Incentives and MICE

We stayed at the Camiral Golf & Wellness, home to two golf courses and a number of events spaces, situated extremely close to Girona Costa Brava airport and less than an hour from Barcelona international airport. The rooms were airy, mine looking out over the swimming pool area, with a lovely terrace to take in the Spanish countryside air.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

The hotel was ideal for the InVoyage event. There was a complete hotel buyout as international venues, DMCs and events planers descended on the Costa Brava. We enjoyed the open plan bar areas, large terrace, restaurant and events rooms. Meetings between buyers and sellers were laid out in an easy way to maximise the time spent with each provider.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

InVoyage Girona was a great experience to meet and network with international counterparts as well as discuss potential client enquiries and learn about the fabulous venues and countries available for corporate incentives and MICE.

There were many relationships forged between all as we all set out with the same goal – to create memorable events for our clients.

It was also great to put faces to names of those hotel representation companies we work with, as well as hotel groups and DMCs who we have partnered with on our clients’ international events.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

Girona for Incentives and MICE

Girona is a well-equipped part of the world to invite corporate groups to be immersed in Catalan culture, cuisine and landscapes. I personally have a very strong affiliation to the area, having come here with my family since I was a little girl; and can truly say it is still one of the most beautiful areas – an unknown ‘pocket’ of the world.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

We enjoyed a walking tour around the centre of Girona – an old town filled with history – giving talking points to all in the groups. Not only is this a fabulous place to explore, but also to sit and enjoy the sunshine, views and architecture.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives
InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

We were also treated to a gastronomic experience in the little town of Tamariu – a fishing village on the coast. Here, as well as good food and wine, clients can enjoy typical experiences such as fishing, boat trips and one of the best places for diving in the Mediterranean Sea (if I may be so bold as to say so!)

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives
InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

One of the highlights of the trip for me was a panel discussion, lead by three of the area’s biggest names at the stunning ROCA Mas Marroch. We heard from living legends – Joan Roca, owner and Chef of the Cellar de Can Roca; Lluis Garcia, manager of the Bulli Foundation who explained about the Bulli 1846 museum, another fabulous an educational trip for clients; and Eugeni Llos, manager of the Perelada resort – the leading wine and cava institution. It was a real treat to listen and understand from these legends as we discovered the recent history of the gastronomic rise in this region.

We were treated to a Michelin star tapas experience, courtesy of Chef Joan Roca himself and the food was splendid, really embracing the culture, history and local produce of the area.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

On the final night, we attended a gala event at the historic Convent de Blanes, a short trip from the Camiral hotel. On a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the location couldn’t have been more spectacular to network, make memories and enjoy more Michelin starred food, courtesy of Chef Nandu Jubany.

InVoyage Girona MICE incentives

A huge thank you to the InVoyage team who were spectacular in bringing together the best of international industry professionals, allowing us to forge relationships, discover more venues and find out how we can all work together to create lasting memories for our corporate clients.

Planning incentives and MICE?  We have an extensive portfolio of destinations and global contacts.  Get in touch with us on info@misslondonconcierge.co.uk to find out more.