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Slovakian startup NextRetreat raises €600K to organise team retreats and trips

Kosice-based NextRetreat has today announced raising €600K from Vision Ventures, to bring back team travel and help reunite dispersed teams post-COVID.
The funding will enable the team to build on its pre-existing client base, make new partnerships and develop, an end-to-end solution for team travel.
NextRetreat, founded in 2020, are positive about the future of travel, especially work travel. Their aim is to help teams that are working remotely, flexibly or indeed in the same office, choose the right trip destination, find and book venues with ideal accommodations and workspace, and arrange local services such as airport transfers and a private chef.
It’s interesting to note that NextRetreat was built from the previous team of Wolfhouse (2017), a company that opened a co-living space for teams in Tenerife, Spain. Having facilitated travel and hosted over 2,000 team members in Canary Islands and other inspiring destinations, and been featured in magazines like Forbes, the team has closed Wolfhouse and founded instead NextRetreat, a team travel start-up with its sights set on a bigger prize.
“This financing will enable us to further capitalise on our knowledge and client base built over the past 2-3 years, and partnerships with companies such as Priceline Group will help us continue to develop – the first end-to-end solution for team travel. We have come a long way since opening the first co-living space for teams in the world and hosting our first team retreat. Our ambition now is to become number one in the industry in Europe, the US and around the world”, commented Martin Studencan, NextRetreat’s CEO.
Article by Charlotte Tucker,

Large Park To Be Built On Spain’s Costa Del Sol

The plan to build the €20 million park near Fuengirola has been given the green light.
The Junta de Andalucia has given the green light to a plan to build the biggest outdoor park on the Costa Del Sol near to Las Lagunas, Fuengirola.  When complete the park will be twice the size of Paloma Park in Benalmadena, covering an area of 350,000 square metres.  Featuring woodland, a boating lake, and an auditorium, the park will be a huge draw for tourists and generate new jobs for the area.
This ambitious plan will cost in the region of €20 million. The park will be built between the main road used to access the Hipodromo complex and the old Camino De Coin.  New access roads and large car parks have been included in the plans for construction.  The park will take approximately 18 months to build, and the council will put the project out to tender early next year.  This means that it should be open at some point in 2023.
The park will be built in a traditional Andalucian style, and will feature a cycle path around the perimeter along with children’s play zones and a skating rink.  “It is a project of great importance that will generate jobs and wealth during its construction and later will become one of the biggest tourist attractions of our town” said councillor Jose Carlos Martin.
Article by Dave James,