‘We will also have a promotion available for
buyers to take advantage of – up to $800 per
couple or $400 per person in added-value,’ says
Dianna Schinella, sales manager Asia Pacific for
She says detailswill be releasedon4November,
2016 just in time for PAICE the following week.
Another reason for buyers to visit the Rocky
Mountaineer stand is to go into the draw to win
the company’s famous Eat Play Love cookbook
created by its executive chefs Jean Pierre Guerin
and Frédéric Couton. ‘Our cookbook exemplifies
the Rocky Mountaineer culinary experience,
with recipes that celebrate the character of
Hong Kong Airlines will hold a lucky
draw at PAICE 2016, giving attendees a
chance to win two business class tickets
to Hong Kong from Auckland.
The timing is just right, with PAICE
being held two days before the
commencement of non-stop services
between the cities.
On rails in
Rocky Mountaineer is offering an
added-value promotion at PAICE
Korean culture and history are big
drawcards for incentive groups
Rocky Mountaineer will
be distributing its new
to groups and the
meetings and incentives
market at PAICE 2016.
Korea is encouraging
incentive and meeting
managers to look beyond
Seoul and out to regional
areas such as its ‘second
city’ Busan, the historical
area of Gyeongju and the
beachside centre of Yeosu.
Hee Jin Cho, director MICE promotion team
with the Korean National Tourism Organization,
says the office works with regional tourism
bureaux to promote overseas through trade
shows and familiarisation tours. Korea is a
frequent exhibitor at PAICE and recently hosted
a Meeting Newz journalist to boost its media and
trade profile in New Zealand.
Busan, a city that originally arose fromrefugees
fleeing the Korean War between 1950 and 1953,
has a strong infrastructure that includes the
BEXCO convention and exhibition centre. Along
with a large auditorium and various exhibition
halls it includes smaller meeting rooms, banquet
space and foyers.
Cho says Busan is an ideal centre for
conferences relating to marine technology and
biology, ship building and other port and sea
Yeosu, alternatively, is a seaside destination
that came into prominence during the World
Expo 2012 and many of the facilities that were
developed for that occasion are now being used
by the meetings sector.
For history and tradition buffs, Gyeongju is
an obvious choice. The city has taken a leap in
business events with the opening of the new
HICO (Hwaebaek International Convention
Centre) but Gyeogju is best known for its three
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. Most
famous are the giant tombs, where Silla kings
were buried thousands of years ago.