Croatia is the new "in" destination for meetings, incentives and corporate hospitality.
The Croatian people are friendly and helpful; hotel and restaurant staff all speak good English and present a professional image.
Croatia is very good value, the currency is Kuna, and they are unlikely to go over to the €uro for a couple of years.
Dubrovnik rightly deserves it reputation as the Pearl of the Adriatic. The old town dates from the 13th century, and despite some damage to some of the buildings in the war of the early 1990s, it is now back to its former glory. There are many international airlines with a flight time of only two hours from London. Climate is like the Mediterranean and never too cold along the coast.
There are a number of special restored historical venues to use for lunches and gala dinners. Hotel Excelsior is the flagship for the Adriatic Luxury Hotels and having undergone a 22million €uro renovation, it is definitely one of the finest hotels in the Adriatic, with its superb views over Dubrovnik Old Town, Water Sports Centre and Diocletian Spa and Wellness Centre.
There are many good 4 and 5-star hotels in Dubrovnik, some near the Old City, and others in the peninsula area of the New Town. Restaurants specialise in delicious freshly-caught fish. Croatian white and red wines are well worth trying.
Water sports include swimming in the Adriatic, which remains warm up until October, taking a cruise on a restored wooden galleon, and sailing around the many islands.
Visit Cavtat with its delightful fishing harbour, then drive inland to a watermill to watch flour being milled and to see silk production in an old village house. Jeep Safaris in the valley near Montenegro are also popular as part of teambuilding events.
Split, with its Palace of Diocletian dating back to 300 AD, has an impressive waterfront area and promenade where early evening can be spent people-watching. This City is a starting point for trips to some beautiful islands including Hvar with its three luxury hotels and fantastic views.