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Marianas seminar held in Busan, Korea

(MVA) — The Marianas seminar in Busan, South Korea was conducted by the Marianas Visitors Authority on Sept. 4, 2019, to promote the destination.

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The Marianas Visitors Authority conducts the 2019 Marianas Seminar in Busan, South Korea, on Sept. 4, 2019 to provide travel agents, airlines, land operators, and travel industry partners the latest tourism information on the Marianas.
Marianas Visitors Authority Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo welcomes participants to the 2019 Marianas Seminar in Busan, South Korea on Sept. 4, 2019.  MVA photos

Approximately 100 travel agents, land operators, airlines, and industry partners attended the event to receive updates on the market and learn about MVA’s upcoming marketing plans in Korea.

The event was joined by 10 industry partners: Jeju Air, World Resort Saipan, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Kanoa Resort, Century Hotel, Grandvrio Resort Saipan, DFS Saipan, Alamo, and Hertz.

CNMI House Tourism Committee Chairman Joseph Leepan Guerrero and MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo both offered welcoming remarks to attendees to open the seminar. Ellen Lee, MVA travel trade marketing manager, provided airline updates for 2019, 2019 B2B & B2C programs with marketing videos, and general information on Tte Marianas. Marianas partners also introduced their properties and businesses and provided updates on their services.

“Marianas seminars in our major source markets are a key activity that allows our MVA team to share the information on our destination with travel agents,” said MVA Managing Director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “The Busan seminar also gave agents in region the opportunity to dialogue directly and in person with MVA and our Marianas partners and gain current travel information which can help them in selling Marianas tour products.”

A raffle drawing at the end of the event awarded two air tickets to Saipan, five hotel stay certificates, six DFS shopping coupon, and six rental cars certificates provided by Marianas tourism partners.