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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

downloadable resources.

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

dining establishments.

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

Business Events

Sunshine Coast (BESC)

has unveiled a new look

website offering a range

of services tailored to

event planners.

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QT promotes new

hotels, features

The opening of its

Melbourne hotel in

September this year

will be one of the

messages highlighted

by QT Hotels &

Resorts at PAICE.

Interactive food stations are among the

distinctive features at QT Gold Coast

QT Port Douglas

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