Tuesday, 27 February 2024 23:47

Talking incentive travel and business events

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Meeting Newz Magazine caught up with Marissa Fernandez, Destination Marketing Services (DMS), to talk about the upcoming DMS Connect events being held in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney mid-March.

“DMS Connect events will feature 23 incentive industry specialist exhibitors consisting of our renowned DMCs and valued industry partners,” says Fernandez. “Attendees will receive first-hand knowledge about trends and fresh concepts around the globe. Over the years, guests’ feedback suggests the event is a great thought provoker and educational for high-end leisure agents and MICE specialists alike.

“Avalon Waterways will share details of their upcoming river cruise schedule, Shangri-La group will talk about new openings around Asia and Europe, Hong Kong Tourism Board will be back with special incentive offerings for MICE groups, and, for the very first time, a local favourite, Millennium Hotels and Resorts will join the fold with interesting updates on all their properties.”

Fernandez says when it comes to current trends, there are certainly hotspots including the bright lights and big cities of the USA and the excitement of Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. The upcoming Paris Olympics later this year and the Americas Cup in Spain have managed to keep the sporting spark alive.

“Destinations like Malta, Cyprus, South Africa, Portugal, Greece and Vietnam remain very popular for incentive programmes over the next two years with their winning combination of great experiences, easy air access and excellent value for money.”

DMS Connect will be held in Auckland on 18 March, Melbourne 20 March and Sydney 21 March.