Corporate events: Yawn?
Well, OK it’s true, they can be boring but they can also be a lot of fun.
If you have worked in small,medium or large sized companies then it is very likely you have attended an array of corporate functions and know there are all kinds of “events”. A mix and match of huge macro conferences with hundreds of people,small private meetings to motivate the company staff,adventure and outdoor activities for teambuilding, meetings in unusual places to stimulate creativity and productivity,winetasting,winery visits,treasure hunts through the centre of a city…the options are endless.
The Spanish Thyme Traveller offers something a little different: the chance for companies to organise small corporate events in a unique setting: in Valencia. It is an ideal destination for this kind of activity.It is a relatively unknown place for most people but offers a vibrant Spanish city atmosphere, great places to visit,an amazing food market,fab food and wine and excellent facilities. And in the region; Xativa is a historical town with excellent hotels and restaurants and nearby the winegrowing area of Alforins de Fontanars is a fascinating region famous for its unique wineries and wines.
The hotels we use have excellent facilities, with meeting rooms, great food and are well situated and in the case of Xativa offer a refuge from the bustle and hassle of modern life. The hotel we use in Xativa is set in beautiful gardens below the spectacular Roman and Moorish castle. Peaceful and relaxing yet sufficiently near to town to stroll into the centre and enjoy the atmosphere of a typical Spanish provincial.town.
We tailormake each customer’s function according to their needs.Hotels and meeting rooms of varying sizes and within 45 minutes of Valencia airport and 80 minutes of Alicante airport. We can include leisure activities such as winery visits,brewery visits, local wine, craft beer and cheese tastings, paella cooking competition ,tapas cooking classes, cultural visits, cultural treasure hunts, foodie market visits, padel(a mix of squash and tennis) competition, tapas tours, walking, Spanish classes, and much more.
For example now in May we have a company group of eight people for five days. They are the board of directors of an important UK mercantile company. They have chosen us and Valencia because they can two days of meetings in quiet secluded settings and then have three days of cultural and gastronomic activities.
They get to visit old family wineries after walking through scenic countryside to taste the wine made from the very vines they have seen.They then see how wine is made in giant 300 year old clay jars and talk to the owner about how they manage to continue to make their wine in this way. All followed up with a tasty paella valenciana cooked over an open fire outdoors. Another day they will explore the old centre of Valencia concentrating on the delights of Valencia’s food market and then to the beach for lunch.Their third cultural day consists of a guided tour of the Borgia’s home town,Xativa and a visit to the local craft beer brewery followed up in the evening with a tasty and fun farewell tapas dinner. Ideal for their needs and lots of fun besides working.They have even invited some suppliers and customers to spend a couple of days with them.
We offer a corporate event location which is a unique experience with a very local authentic Spanish feel with absolutely excellent facilities. Unique, fun and professional. We can offer lots of options of activities and personalised events for your company’s needs. You can contact us at pwaller@thespanishthyemtraveller,com and we will ring you to discuss possibilities.
Flights from the UK: RyanAir fly from Manchester,Bristol,East Midlands and Stansted and Easyjet fly from Gatwick.
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