Iceland is included in a list compiled by Great Hotels of the World of places that are predicted to become popular as destinations for conferences and group activity tours in 2011 and in the coming years.
Harpa, the new concert and conference center at the Reykjavík seaside. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
The Ministry of Industry and Travel expects growth in this sector after a slight recession following the banking collapse in 2008, mbl.is reports.
According to Great Hotels of the World, Iceland has many advantages for such trips, mentioning warm pools, volcanoes, glaciers, ravines, highland SUV tours, dog sledding tours and a rich cultural life, in addition to prime conference facilities.
Other places mentioned as top ten destinations for conference and group activity purposes are Montenegro, Croatia, South Africa, India, Portugal (Lisbon), Turkey, the Greek islands, Sardinia and South Korea (Seoul).