So near and yet a world away, here you can get away from it all thanks to the unique climate, landscape, atmosphere, people and history. Corsica invites you to come and discover! When it comes to organising all of your business events, the island provides you with all the advantages of a top destination as well as an opportunity to experience an authentic adventure that takes you away from everything and places you in between the sea and the mountains… in the land of Corsica.
PROXIMITY AND SECURITY
Corsica boasts a number of major advantages that make it perfect for hosting your event. Its geographical location is ideal, just 170km from mainland France, 80km from the Italian coast and within easy reach of the main European outbound markets. This gives the destination great stability within the Mediterranean basin, with a reduced travel time that means visitors can make the most of the time they spend on the island.
Accessible all year round by air or by sea, the island has 4 international airports that provide direct air links throughout the year with the airports of Marseille, Nice, Paris Orly and Lyon thanks to flights operated by the regional airline Air Corsica and by Air France. Travel time for Ajaccio/Paris is 1h30, for Marseille/Corsica is 1h00, for Nice/Corsica is 55 min and for Lyon/Corsica is 1h00.
This range of air links with international transport hubs provides access from all the principal cities of Europe. Numerous direct international routes enhance this offer in high season, with flights from England, Scandinavia, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
7 maritime ports link the island with the continental mainland (from Nice, Toulon and Marseille), as well as with Italy, allowing visitors to travel to Corsica on high-quality ferry services, some of which are equipped to host congresses and allow travellers to organise events that include the pleasures of a sea crossing with opportunities for work.
PROFESSIONALISM & ESCAPISM
The quality of the sites on offer ensures the availability of highly original venues for hosting meetings and galas, whilst the professionalism of local operators with genuine savoir-faire makes this a destination that is particularly well adapted to this sector. The presence of dedicated infrastructures, a range of accommodation that has been greatly modernised in recent years, with greater capacity and higher categories of hotel, really favours the organisation of any type of professional event. Reputed for a climate that makes life a real pleasure, with mild temperatures throughout most of the year, it offers the possibility for a very wide range of activities for business travel groups that are both creative and personalised. All this is reinforced by a strong local identity, where culture and tradition are still very much in evidence.
Flavoursome gastronomy that is based on products of the terroir, accompanied by some excellent wines, adds another dimension to the attractiveness of this destination and it guarantees conviviality and shared experiences.
A COMBINATION OF SEA, MOUNTAINS & INCENTIVES
Combining the crystal clear waters and the fragrant Maquis, cliff-top villages, high and mid-mountain areas, Corsica is nothing like the typical idea one has of a Mediterranean island; this veritable mountain in the sea offers landscapes of breath-taking contrasts and protected natural environments that are beyond compare. The destination offers a combination of sea and mountains that allows visitors to mix work sessions with leisure activities and is sure to appeal to event organisers, allowing delegates to take part in nautical activities and mountain sports all on the same day, guaranteeing them big thrills and adrenaline fuelled action.
Blessed with a territory that is particularly well-adapted for incentives, DMCs can suggest made-to-measure programmes that take full advantage of the island’s natural resources and of local outdoor activity operators that are perfectly adapted to their clients, ensuring that they can experience strong emotions and human encounters that will make a big impression on their business trips.
CONTACT THE CONVENTION BUREAU OF CORSICA YOUR PARTNER, EVENT ORGANIZATION FACILITATOR
We offer advice and assistance and support you in the organization of your events. Tool responsible for developing professional meetings and events in the region, such as seminars and company meetings, conferences, incentives, product launches. The Convention Bureau is the point of contact for event organizers and provides the interface with experienced professionals in the sector. Listening to you from the prospecting phase, we facilitate the organization of your project; We will reference all of the reception, service and transport providers for you, and offer you the appropriate solution and the infrastructure designed to accommodate your business customers according to your needs.
Do not hesitate, contact the Convention Bureau for the organization of your professional stay:
Corsica Convention Bureau
Agence du Tourisme de la Corse 17, Boulevard du Roi Jérôme
Marie Ange Celli-Battistelli
Tel : + 33 (0)4 95 51 77 57 Fax: + 33 (0)4 95 21 84 47