Welcome to our latest Delegate Wranglers Destination Spotlight - this time round we are bringing you everything you need to know about the wonderful destination that is Aberdeen. The facts, the figures and all the reasons why you should consider it for your next MICE booking.

From the £333m purpose-built P&J Live at TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen) right through to it's super hotels options - in fact there are over 7,000 bedrooms in the city, Aberdeen is a wonderful place to hold an event.

And getting to Aberdeen isn't a problem either. Did you know for instance, that there are 40 UK flights and 10 international flight per day? Demonstrating just how easy it is to get there.

In this report, we bring you an overview of three stunning properties to give you a flavour of just what's on offer here....we hope you love the place as much as we do, it's got so much to offer and definitely got that something extra that your clients will love.

Scotland’s third largest city and Europe’s energy capital, Aberdeen is recognised as the happiest city in the UK to live and work (Shawbrook Bank, 2021) and the welcome it provides reflects that.

Indeed, for Aberdeen, providing excellence for visitors and guests is serious business. Recognised by International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) as a UK city for hosting international conferences, this is a world-class destination with a world-class reputation for providing a memorable welcome that goes above and beyond to every type and size of event, business meeting, lecture or corporate conference.

This is a destination your delegates can explore. There are more castles per acre here than anywhere else in the UK, with more than 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, it is no surprise that this region is known as “Scotland’s Castle County”.

For a city of approximately 230,000 people, and one of such regional and national importance, the close proximity of venues and attractions can catch visitors by surprise. This makes it especially attractive to event planners who desire rooms within easy walking distance of the city’s heart: the major venues, transport hubs, theatres, restaurants and bars.

Once embedded in the city, delegates will discover a shoppers’ paradise sprinkled in and around grand historic and modern buildings. There is the famous Union Street thoroughfare and a clutch of popular shopping centres including Union Square, one of Scotland’s most prominent retail centres. Within the city, delegates can step out and discover a dizzying array of entertainment choices and friendly pubs and bars of every vintage.

For more information, please visit: https://www.visitabdn.com/what-to-do/

Aberdeen offers a range of diverse venues, including the city’s £333m purpose-built P&J Live at TECA (The Event Complex Aberdeen). Matched with an ever expanding 7,000 modern, traditional and luxury hotel bedrooms, the city’s offering makes for an attractive destination to host a conference or event.

Aberdeen is home to two distinctive university campuses, a selection of unique venues and a range of functional events spaces. The city boasts accommodation offerings from 4* sea view hotels to country castles. It is understandable why Aberdeen is a growing destination for conference and event organisers.

Aberdeen International Airport is two flights from almost anywhere in the world. With 40 UK flights per day, 10 Europe flights per day and 5 connecting hubs (London, Dublin Amsterdam, Manchester and Copenhagen).

Aberdeen is also connected by road and rail as well. Located in the city centre, a short 15 minute journey from P&J Live, the railway station connects Aberdeen to the rest of the UK with a wide range of direct connections. Aberdeen is the latest destination in Scotland to benefit from the arrival of the world-class Azuma trains which are transforming travel for customers and communities along the East Coast route. Board the Caledonian Sleeper from London Euston – which runs 6 nights a week - in the evening and wake up in Aberdeen.

Here are some quick reasons why you should hold your next conference or event in Aberdeen:

  • International airport connecting to 5 European hub destinations
  • Sustainable conference and events venue opening 2019
  • Home to Scotland’s University of the Year – founded in 1495
  • Unique social event venues from ballrooms to castles
  • Exciting incentive opportunities in Aberdeenshire
  • Competitive hotel prices and capacity
  • Compact city centre with space to be seen
  • Attractive city by the sea with a unique delegate offering
  • Commercial business hub particularly within the Energy field

For more information on how the Aberdeen Convention & Events Bureau team can assist you with you next business or incentive enquiry, head over to: https://business.visitabdn.com/home/above-and-beyond/