Top Spring & Summer MICE Destinations in the US & Latin America

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Proven to boost employee loyalty and engagement, drive connection and collaboration, and provide a unique platform for innovation, inspiration, and immersive experiences, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) tourism offers businesses a myriad of benefits.

As the trusted group charter and private jet partner of top organisations globally, Air Partner has provided bespoke travel solutions to the MICE market for over 60 years. So, whether you are planning a significant corporate event, rewarding high-achieving employees, or coordinating an intimate gathering, our wealth of experience ensures a seamless, sophisticated, and stress-free travel solution. 

From Chicago’s cosmopolitan charisma to the lavish luxury of Punta Mita, here we’ll explore the top spring and summer US and Latin American MICE destinations for 2024. Each exquisite locale offers glorious weather, diverse venues to suit every occasion, convenient airport access, and a multitude of activities to engage your entire group.

Dallas, Texas

Nestled in the heart of the Lone Star State, Dallas is a vibrant and business-friendly city home to a captivating collection of attractions and a whole lot of Southern charm. The city’s impressive array of venues ranges from state-of-the-art conference centers to historic event spaces and a long list of elegant hotels, so you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot for your next MICE event. With a central location and only a 3.5-hour flight from almost anywhere in the US, Dallas ensures convenient access for attendees.

Beyond business, there is a near-endless list of pastimes to keep your guests entertained. Explore the treasures of the Arts District, the largest in the nation, with its exciting mix of acclaimed galleries, museums, and theatres. Depending on when you visit, catch a thrilling Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Mavericks (NBA), or Texas Rangers (MLB) game and soak up the electric atmosphere in the stadium. Take advantage of the excellent shopping, scenic golf courses, and thriving entertainment scene, with a host of comedy shows, live music, plays, and operas to choose from.

And, when it comes to dining, indulge in high-end restaurant experiences, savor the smoky delights of authentic BBQ, or tantalise your taste buds with flavourful Tex-Mex cuisine before sipping cocktails at a trendy bar atop one of the many skyscrapers.

Punta Mita, Mexico

Conveniently located in the region of Riviera Nayarit, near the major travel hub of Puerto Vallarta, Punta Mita is an exclusive and ultra-luxurious province home to pristine beaches, lush landscapes, high-end resorts, and exceptional amenities. Offering a picturesque backdrop to events, a laid-back yet sophisticated vibe, and a remarkable range of venues to meet the needs of any MICE occasion, it's no surprise that Punta Mita is one of Latin America’s top MICE tourism destinations.

From golf tournaments at world-renowned courses to elegant themed dinners on white sand beaches, this idyllic tropical locale has no shortage of activities to keep your lucky guests entertained. The dazzling turquoise waters provide a host of aquatic adventures to choose from, including surfing, paddleboarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

A luxury yacht charter allows for an unforgettable experience on the open waters, and depending on the time of year, you may even spot whales, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, or sharks. Those seeking adventure will enjoy jungle hikes, whereas those looking for relaxation can take advantage of the spas, yoga sessions, and mindfulness activities. With its harmonious fusion of opulent resorts and natural beauty, Punta Mita promises a hard-to-beat experience.

Orlando, Florida

Often hailed as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” Orlando is known for its sun-drenched days, diverse attractions, and enchanting blend of magic and modernity. However, beyond its recreational allure, the city has also established itself as a big hitter in the MICE market. Offering top-tier convention centers, contemporary conference venues, and a plethora of premier hotels, it provides an ideal backdrop for seamlessly merging business and leisure. From museums to themed locations, there are also endless unique venue options that will be sure to add a special touch to your next event.

Orlando has something to keep every guest entertained, regardless of their taste or interests. The sumptuous wellness and spa facilities in top resorts cater to those seeking relaxation, while golf lovers will enjoy the varied courses, and culture vultures will relish visiting the museums and galleries.

The city’s renowned theme parks are also must-sees and provide an immersive experience, with many MICE organisers opting to run bespoke events within the parks. Orlando’s culinary delights, vibrant nightlife, and world-class entertainment scene add the perfect finishing touches.

Chicago, Illinois

Boasting a sprawling shoreline, iconic architecture, a dynamic dining scene, and a cool, cosmopolitan atmosphere, the appeal of the Windy City is clear. Pair that with its convenient location, robust infrastructure, notable convention centers like McCormick Place, and a vast range of meeting and event spaces, and you have a world-class MICE destination.

The hotel scene is also impressive, offering everything from luxury establishments with sweeping Lake Michigan views to intimate boutique hotels in the heart of hip neighborhoods.

There is so much to see and do in this Midwestern powerhouse. Marvel at the city’s legendary architecture from a scenic boat tour along the Chicago River. Discover cultural gems at Millennium Park, home to the famous ‘Bean’ sculpture. Stroll and shop the upmarket ‘Magnificent Mile’ and explore the bustling Navy Pier and Chicago Riverwalk.

Sample the city’s internationally acclaimed restaurants, enjoying everything from its famous deep-dish pizza to fine dining. For a touch of art and history, visit the Field Museum of Natural History and the Art Institute of Chicago before elevating evenings with activities like the Chicago Symphony Orchestra or a Broadway show. And, if your dates align with the season, take guests to experience the excitement at a White Sox (MLB), Cubs (MLB), Bears (NFL), or Bulls (NBA) game.

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

Located in northwest Costa Rica, with Puntarenas province to the south and Nicaragua to the north, Guanacaste is celebrated for its spectacular, varied landscapes. Boasting tropical rainforests, rugged mountain ranges, majestic volcanoes, and breathtaking beaches framed by golden shores and azure waters, it’s easy to see why visitors quickly fall in love with this tropical haven. Beyond its natural beauty, Guanacaste is a rising star in the MICE world, offering an array of top-notch facilities ideal for corporate gatherings, conferences, and incentive trips.

Adventurous groups can explore the diverse ecosystems of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, while beach enthusiasts can unwind on the sun-kissed shores or snorkel in calm, crystal-clear waters.

The province's rich cultural heritage comes to life in traditional festivals and local markets, providing a delightful experience for those seeking cultural immersion. With activities ranging from eco-tours to water sports and sunset horse rides, Guanacaste ensures that every visitor finds their perfect slice of paradise, making it a well-rounded destination for both business and leisure.

Personalised Group Charter Solutions for Business Travel

Guaranteeing flexibility, convenience, and the utmost comfort, group charter travel with Air Partner ensures your next MICE event starts and ends in style.

To ensure a service of the very highest standard, clients will benefit from the dedicated support of an expert Account Manager. Not only will they help to bring your ideas to life and assist with managing intricate itineraries and logistics, but they can also organise VIP lounges, handle custom catering requirements, and liaise with you on aircraft branding and personalised boarding cards.

No matter where your next MICE destination is or how big or small your group is, our expert Group Charter Team is here to help.  


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