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MVA woos ‘MICE’ travel at Beijing workshop

(MVA) — Enticing Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions or MICE travel to the Marianas was the goal of the Marianas Visitors Authority’s participation in a major travel trade event held on Aug. 28-29, 2019, in Beijing.

Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings or IBTM Workshop China is the leading event for the meetings and events industry in China and the Asia Pacific region.

The Marianas Visitors Authority and tourism partners promote the Marianas on Aug. 28, 2019 at the 2019 Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings Workshop China in Beijing.  From left, Judy Li and Meson Pan of Century Tours; MVA Beijing Travel Trade Manager Tony Zhang; and Eleven Yang and Steve Xiao of Impression Tour.The Marianas Visitors Authority and tourism partners promote the Marianas on Aug. 28, 2019 at the 2019 Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings Workshop China in Beijing. From left, Judy Li and Meson Pan of Century Tours; MVA Beijing Travel Trade Manager Tony Zhang; and Eleven Yang and Steve Xiao of Impression Tour.

“IBTM provides a gateway to the Chinese and Asia Pacific meetings, events and incentives market,” said MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo.

“In partnership with our MVA members Century Tours and Impression Tour, we presented the Marianas’ many travel resources available to MICE groups, with the goal of getting them to choose our islands as the venue for their next group event.”

The Marianas Visitors Authority and tourism partners promote the Marianas at the 2019 Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings  Workshop China in Beijing on Aug. 28-29, 2019. The Marianas Visitors Authority and tourism partners promote the Marianas at the 2019 Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings Workshop China in Beijing on Aug. 28-29, 2019.

So far this fiscal year, MVA has assisted MICE groups bringing an estimated 5,500 visitors to the Marianas. This figure does include MICE groups who have made their travel arrangements independently of MVA. Another 400 MICE travelers are expected to visit Saipan later this month.

The IBTM workshop attracted over 3,400 travel trade representatives, and MVA met with over 40 MICE organizers, travel agencies, media reps, and other professionals who had scheduled B2B appointments to learn more about the Marianas.

Marianas Visitors Authority China Travel Trade Manager Tony Zhang presents about the Marianas on Aug. 28, 2019, and details available hotels, conference venues, restaurants, and other activities at the 2019 Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings Workshop China in Beijing.  MVA photosMarianas Visitors Authority China Travel Trade Manager Tony Zhang presents about the Marianas on Aug. 28, 2019, and details available hotels, conference venues, restaurants, and other activities at the 2019 Incentive, and Business Travel and Meetings Workshop China in Beijing. MVA photos

In a presentation on the main stage, MVA’s China Travel Trade Manager Tony Zhang introduced the Marianas as an ideal MICE travel option, detailing the hotels, conference venues, restaurants and other available activities for group travel.

The event was also supported by World Resort Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, Kanoa Resort Saipan, Kensington Hotel Saipan, Pacific Islands Club Saipan, Hyatt Regency Saipan, and Saipan Submarine which provided three tour vouchers as raffle prizes.