Caption: Donna Kessler Caption: Donna Kessler

Outrigger contracts out to handle MICE

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has appointed Sydney-based company Tourism Portfolio to handle its meetings, incentives, conferences and events business.  

Headed by founder and director Donna Kessler, Tourism Portfolio will be responsible for developing outbound MICE opportunities for Outrigger’s global portfolio, and the team will work to increase brand awareness and look for MICE opportunities to promote Outrigger’s venues, resorts and destinations in Hawaii, Thailand, Fiji, Guam, Mauritius and The Maldives.  

Tourism Portfolio represents DMC’s, venues, luxury hotels, resorts and suppliers to the MICE buyers in the Australian and New Zealand market. They have clients in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, China, Europe, Africa and USA.

Kessler will report directly to Outrigger’s regional director of sales & marketing Asia Pacific, Andrew Gee, commencing June 1, 2017.

 Gee says Tourism Portfolio has a strong reputation in the ANZ region. ‘Their network of travel industry, corporate and MICE related contacts is second to none and I’m confident we will see some strong MICE results in due course.’