Just a stone’s throw away from continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and well served by all major airlines; Gozo is an ideal place to meet.
Easily reached from mainland Malta by a short (and scenic) ferry ride, or for added speed and interest, you can cross by speedboat, gullet or sailing boat. Leaving the harbour, the transport can remain part of the fun, with vintage buses, karrozzini (horse-driven carriages), old-time limousines or 4×4 jeeps all at your service.
There is an extensive choice of hotels able to accommodate both your event and all your guests/delegates. Of course, should you wish, you could opt for alternative accommodation: five-star farmhouses, exquisite villas with pools or even luxury cruisers/yachts. Either way, state-of-the-art communications facilities and support services are readily available in a calm and safe environment. Gozo has everything to make your meeting, convention, incentive trip or other corporate event a success.
The island’s year-round mild weather and its spectacular scenery of hills, valleys and crystal blue seas, the extensive history and distinct culture provide a perfect backdrop to an incentives programme or a product launch – the perfect formula for a striking experience everyone will remember.
Due to this clement weather, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events (MICE) group organisers will have an easy time choosing activities. Outdoor events remain possible for most of the year, including sailing regattas boat transfers, open bar parties on Turkish Gullets, kayaking and scuba diving (for absolute beginners and seasoned divers).
Why not visit an agritourism estate and sample their produce, or try some Gozitan wine at a wine-tasting. How about trying your hand at preparing some local dishes, cooking in a traditional bakery either individually or against a competing team?
Speaking of teams, Gozo also provides the ideal backdrop to a plethora of team-building activities, including archery, jousting, and who-dunnits. Being an island, team building games are also possible in or by the sea; perhaps jet-skiing, building a makeshift boat or raft, a battle at sea between two ships (the Knights vs the Pirates?)….. The options are endless!
Gozo is an island that has immense natural beauty, and the Gozitans do their bit to keep it that way. MICE groups have the opportunity to take part in eco-friendly activities in Gozo, such as tree planting, coastal clean-ups or creating urban vegetable gardens that have a positive impact well beyond the event itself. Or groups can contribute in other ways – perhaps doing some much-needed painting or maintenance work at a children’s home or helping out in an animal sanctuary. It is certain that after such activities, the island will leave an imprint on you too.
When it comes to cuisine, Gozo stands tall and proud, flaunting its rustic traditions based and seasonal menus. Outside caterers will ensure your lunches or dinners are exceptional, wherever they are served – and that could be anywhere from an historic townhouse to a sea-view cliff.
With its breathtaking natural scenery, a coastline dotted with beaches, warm, hospitable people and a history that spans over 7,000 years, Gozo is ready to welcome you We understand that incentives showcase successful outcomes and we will help you to make that success sensational.
For info about MICE contact one of the registered companies.