Wellness tourism is an ever-growing trend within the global MICE industry and the Shannon Region offers a wealth of relaxing experiences. It's the perfect backdrop for guests hoping to recharge and reconnect after the anxiety created by the international health crisis.
The economy of wellness in Ireland is evergreen and constantly growing — especially now that business tourism has also embraced the trend. A renewed interest in looking after the wellbeing of delegates has resulted in the introduction of high-quality wellness experiences to many MICE programmes.
The Shannon Region is home to an array of opportunities for clients to immerse themselves in feel-good vibes. Delegates can explore unforgettable landscapes, indulge their inner foodies with nutrient-rich local delicacies, or enjoy an adrenaline-infused activity that gets the pulse racing.
An aerial view of the beautiful Shannon Region
Incorporating wellness into a MICE trip can enhance engagement and increase productivity; after all, morning meditation or surf lessons at sunrise are perfect ways to start a busy day of teambuilding, networking or strategising. The Shannon Region's peaceful locations, rugged landscapes and breathtaking views provide the ideal surroundings for a safe and health-focused conference, meeting or incentive.
Meet in Ireland partners with the Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau, which is always on hand to answer your enquiries and offer guidance on your next wellness-focused MICE event. The following are just some of the fantastic experiences designed to reinvigorate, revitalise and rebalance in the beautiful Shannon Region.
Bike the Burren
Sometimes the best way to experience a landscape is to immerse yourself in it. With E-Whizz Electric Bike rental, delegates can do just that as they glide through the Burren area at ease, stopping off to appreciate the other-worldliness of this unique scenery.
Explore the spectacular Burren
Forage for lunch
Delegates will return to their hunter-gatherer roots by sourcing edible plants and gathering delicious seaweed on a foraging walk with Wild Kitchen, a member of the Burren Food Trail. By availing of the local knowlege of a horticulture tutor and guide to explore deserted beaches, picturesque laneways and the Burren landscape, delegates will learn more about the flavours of Ireland through a variety of herbs, plants and seaweeds.
Foraging for wild delicacies
Another way to get back to basics awaits at the Burren Farm Experience. Choose from camping packages to day trips showcasing the farming methods used in this conservation area. Guests can reinvigorate with some forest bathing, get the adrenalin pumping on a paddleboard or soak up the serenity and beauty on a picnic of fresh farm products after a stimulating Yoga class.
Connecting with the great outdoors
Build a bond
Challenge your clients to raise their fitness levels on a day of teambuilding and energising activities with Get West, which offers water zorbing, abseiling and archery. Alternatively, take to the water on a kayaking, sailing or surfing experience with Nevsail Watersports. Enjoying a day of outdoor adventure and activities helps put fun into any MICE experience and leaves delegates energised and ready to work.
Build a bond by kayaking in the Shannon Region
Let the rugged landscape, the safety of the fresh air and wide-open spaces of the Shannon Region spark your imagination as you gear up for a return to business tourism; embrace its spirit of adventure and aura of serenity as you plan your next MICE activity.
Start making your delegates' dreams come true by contacting the Meet in Ireland and Shannon Region Convention and Sports Bureau teams for advice, information and assistance in building a wellness-themed MICE experience in the Shannon Region.