Published on : Thursday, January 23, 2014
2014 will be a profitable year for MICE industry. ITB World Travel Trends Report states that The MICE segment now accounts for 54% of the total business travel market. U.S. business travel spending is expected to advance 6.6% to $289.8 billion in 2014, according to the GBTA BTI Outlook – United States 2013 Q4, a report from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Here’s a list of top 10 MICE destinations across the globe.
THAILAND: Hold a conference at the stately Grand Palace with a visit to the Emerald Buddha Temple in Bangkok or board a flight to Thailand’s northern capital, Chiang Mai, to experience indigenous Thailand, where luxury award-winning retreats are set amongst beautiful scenes of lush green paddy fields, and hill tribes, jungle experiences, elephants, night markets and a rich artistic culture offer uniquely Thai incentive programmes.
SEOUL: Korea’s capital city is staking a major claim on the booming Asia-Pacific MICE market. With an abundance of renowned hotels namely Sheraton, Westin, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental and JW Marriott with excellent meeting facilities as well as a world-class infrastructure, Seoul offers a rich 2,000-year-old history; beautiful and abundant natural resources; and an array of unique recreational attractions, including five ancient palaces and five World Heritage Sites designated by UNESCO.
TALLINN: Free wireless internet and secure e-payment systems have become a standard in Tallinn, making it a favoured location for international seminars and conferences. Excellent technical capabilities and modern infrastructure combined with true gourmet, rich culture life and reasonable prices have contributed to Tallinn’s reputation as a prosperous MICE destination. Tallinn is well equipped with modern amenities to make it a polished MICE destination offering amazing sight-seeing destinations during occasional interval from business meetings.
JAPAN: Japan’s traditional hospitality, advanced infrastructure, professional support and ultra-modern convention facilities make it a prime destination for MICE planners globally. It boasts a wide variety of venues to cater to international events of all scales.
INDIA: India has always been an enchanting destination for tourists from all around the world. In recent times, it has emerged as a hub for MICE tourism as well. The sophistication of modern event organisation combined with the culture and tradition of India, MICE tourism in India is a different experience altogether. State of the art amenities, standard facilities for conferences, unique incentive options and cost effectiveness make it an ideal MICE destination.