Ticino, where Swiss efficiency & quality combine with Mediterranean Dolce Vita, is the ideal location for seminars, congresses and incentives.
Switzerland is a world apart whose unspoiled countryside, quality structures and efficient organization are internationally renowned. Reliable services, punctuality, political and economic stability: Switzerland is proud of what it does best.
To all of this, Ticino and its 4 key regions, add a typical Mediterranean touch, thanks to a mild climate, the Italian language, a delicious gastronomy clearly influenced by Italian tradition. Meetings, congresses and incentives find a fertile ground here.
All roads lead to Ticino
Ticino is easy to reach. By airplane you can land at the domestic airport Lugano-Agno, just 15 minutes away from the city centre, or at the international airport of Milano Malpensa (Italy) reachable in less than one-hour drive from Lugano. Ticino is on the rail route linking the north and south of Europe, allowing for comfortable and fast connections. For the ones coming with private vehicle or coaches, a wide highway network is available.
Free Travel within Ticino
Reaching your congress, hotel, restaurant or local attraction has never been more convenient! Since 2017, tourists and business travellers in Ticino have the possibility to use public transport free of charge in the whole region. All the visitors staying overnight in hotels, youth hostels and on camping sites can profit from this offer. The Ticino Ticket is provided upon arrival, and it is valid until the end of the day of departure. It also grants discounts up to 30% on different local attractions creating the perfect opportunity for an incentive program. Find out more at: ticino.ch/ticket.
Business in Ticino
For seminars, congresses, gala dinners, meetings or product presentations, the solution is close at hand. Within just a few kilometres, you will find the location tailored to your needs and the ideal scenario for your events. The centrally located Lugano Convention Centre, for example, comfortably holds up to more than 1,000 delegates and is located two steps away from many hotels, shops and attractions. Unique locations and hotels with well-equipped seminar rooms will meet all types of customer requests creating unforgettable business moments and a great overall experience.
The exceptional climate and charm of the landscape, with lakes and mountains, create an ideal setting for an original incentive event. With its territory rich in contrasts, in Ticino you are spoiled for choice. On the lakes you can cool down with SUP or sailing courses, or you can enjoy canyoning in the rivers. Alternative coaching with animals and exciting excursions with paragliding descents await you in the mountains. And for those who love gastronomy, you can taste local wines, learn how to cook risotto and tie your own Ticinese salami. But it does not end there! For an unforgettable incentive, there are technical visits, an urban treasure hunt and guided tours focused on culture and architecture. Be inspired by the variety of business incentive activities that can be adapted to suit the size of each group.