Wine and canapés amongst the macadamia trees
– just one of the different experiences for groups
large or small on the Sunshine Coast
The website will be promoted at PAICE 2016.
As well as providing information on
accommodation and services, the website(www.businesseventssunshinecoast.com
showcases incentive experiences, an easy
venue and activity search, deals, case
studies and a planning toolkit complete with
Visit Sunshine Coast chief executive officer,
Simon Latchford, says the redeveloped website
is visually engaging, destination-focused, and
Located in the heart of the Melbourne
CBD near the Collins St precinct, the hotel’s
design and character has been inspired by the
1920s rag traders from which the ‘Paris end’
of Melbourne draws much of its flair. It has
188 rooms as well as distinctive drinking and
Also new is QT Bondi, which opened in
December 2015, plus recently introduced hotel
kitchen gardens used to supply QT’s signature
restaurants and bars with fresh herbs, salads
and selected seasonal fruit and vegetables.
can be viewed on different devices – delivering
a more personalised experience for planners.
‘The digital tourism landscape has changed
dramatically since the previous version of
the website was built in 2012, with a larger
percentage of visitors now accessing business
events information via amobile or tablet device.
‘The website is the first step for event
planners researching destinations and seeking
inspiration. Digital technology is a key element
in how the industry books events and this new
site provides direct access to suppliers who can
deliver the experiences,’ Latchford says.
‘We recognise the value of business events to
the regionwith 24,903 business event delegates
injecting A$36 million into the Sunshine Coast
economy,’ adds Latchford. ‘In addition to filling
mid-week capacity and generating a higher
spend per visitor, business events promote and
showcase our expertise, innovation and attract
global leaders and investment decision makers
who would otherwise not have come to our
PAICE will also be the place for buyers to hear
about new upgraded day delegate offers at
QT Gold Coast and QT Port Douglas, available
from now until 30 June 2017. Priced from $65,
the day delegate package includes additional
morning and afternoon tea catering, upgraded
seated lunch and a 30 minute cocktail reception
with food and beverage.
QT Gold Coast has the largest conference
and event facilities in the portfolio with 15
dedicated conference rooms and a myriad of
outdoor event options catering for up to 750
delegates, closely followed by QT Canberra
and QT Port Douglas.
Plans for QT Perth are currently underway.
region,’ he adds.
The new website development project
follows a string of successful bids by BESC
including the Australian Event Awards and
Symposium that was held on the Sunshine
Coast from 21-23 September 2016, Australian
Macadamia Industry Conference held 18-20
October 2016 and Australian Society of Travel
Writers AGM and Awards event to be held
18-20 August 2017.
New website for business
on Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast (BESC)
has unveiled a new look
website offering a range
of services tailored to
QT promotes new
The opening of its
Melbourne hotel in
September this year
will be one of the
by QT Hotels &
Resorts at PAICE.
Interactive food stations are among the
distinctive features at QT Gold Coast
QT Port Douglas