The middle of the "ABC" islands and the seat of government for the Netherlands, Antilles is also a center of commerce in the southern Caribbean. Curacao's World Trade Center boasts 24,000 square feet of exhibition space with 10 additional meeting rooms. The daytime high temperature on the island ranges from 82 to 90 degrees year-round.
Where to stay: The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino, just across form the trade center (011-5999-736-8800).
What to do: If you want to combine world-class diving with a smaller meeting, check out Habitat Curacao at 011-5999-864-8800.
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