60 Award-winning Agents Gear Up For Hong Kong’s New MICE Tourism Era in 2019
Held from 6–10 March 2019, over 60 agents from five strategic markets, including Mainland China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and the new joiner – Thailand, gathered for a 5-day rewarding familiarisation trip and received accolades at MEHK-hosted Awards Ceremony at Ocean Park Marriott Hotel as recognition.
“In 2019, Hong Kong is setting off to a new era for MICE Tourism as we have many new infrastructures, new business potential with the Greater Bay Area and most importantly, exciting new experiences for MICE groups. Travel agents play a pivotal role and we would like to express our greatest appreciation through an excitement-filled ceremony and customised itinerary, to showcase there’s so much more Hong Kong can offer.” said Kenneth Wong, General Manager of the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s MICE and Cruise Division.
New Elements of This Year's Ceremony, Familiarisation Trip and Beyond:
Greater Opportunities Await with Rail & Bridge: A visit to the world’s dual super-infrastructure left the delegates awestruck as the world came closer with the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the High Speed Rail Link (HK section).
Spark Inspiration with Local Heritage: From revitalised sites like Tai Kwun and The Mills to unique venue with rich heritage of Cantonese opera like Xiqu Centre, Hong Kong has many new options in store.
Celebrate Success at One of the City’s Largest Pillar-less Ballrooms: The ceremony was hosted at the new Hong Kong Ocean Park Marriott Hotel, an urban oasis with the largest pillar-less ballroom on Hong Kong Island that spans over 13,000 sq. ft and hosts up to 1,200pax, in addition to a 16-metre high vertical aquarium that spans over three floors.
Behind-the-Scenes Experiences with Good Fortune Hong Kong: A tailor-made itinerary created especially for agents with exclusive privileges, including a behind-the-scenes tour at Wong Tai Sin Temple and ‘Good Fortune’ blessings charms as souvenirs.
Infuse the Great Outdoors into MICE Itinerary: Hong Kong has many sides and nature is one that is lesser-known. Go on a Geopark boat trip and hiking at Dragon’s Back to feel the city’s energy up top where the world literally at their feet.
Bond the Team with Fun-filled Workshops: In a city known as a melting pot, cultural workshop ideas are abundant. From the local traditions of tai chi, wing chun and Chinese calligraphy to mead crash course, ukulele jamming and dim sum making, there’s always one that fits your group.