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New website for MCEC

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has launched a new website offering 360-degree virtual tours of the venue to help pull in more international events.

According to the venue, 20 per cent of visitor’s to the website are from overseas. The virtual tours were created with support from Tourism Australia’s Advance Program which works with industry on projects to boost international business events interest.

“The website is the first touchpoint for our customers and our visitors, and we wanted it to reflect the exceptional experiences they receive inside our venue,” said MCEC’s head of marketing, Liz Kozmevski.

The new website also showcases the best of Melbourne to potential clients.

“When you book an event at MCEC, you’re not just booking a room, you’re booking a whole experience, from the layout and technical requirements to the food and wine served to delegates, to accommodation and incredible add-on experiences around Melbourne,” said Kozmevski.

“The new website makes it easier than ever to get inspired and plan every facet of your event.”

The website also comes with improved accessibility features for audiences viewing the site on different devices as well as those with accessibility needs.

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Business Events Sunshine Coast and attendees at the Sunshine Soiree in Sydney. From left to right: Ali Thompson from BESC, Shari Carr and Belinda Tilling from BEL Events and Alana Hay from Milestone Creative Australia

Sunshine Coast hosts Sydney soiree

Business Events Sunshine Coast has hosted the first of its annual “Sunshine Soiree” roadshow events in Sydney last week at Terrace on the Domain.

More than 50 Sydney based event organisers met with 14 Sunshine Coast business events suppliers to talk business events on the Sunshine Coast.

“We had representation from across our business events community including accommodation, venue, attractions and tour operators,” said BESC business and leisure events manager, Ali Thompson.

“The feedback was very positive and the timing perfect as the meeting and incentive market is gathering momentum and our rich diversity of product options and ease of accessibility makes the Sunshine Coast a premium destination for business events.”

Sunshine Soiree events for Brisbane and Melbourne are scheduled for September and October.

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Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay has scooped three awards at Marriott International’s internal awards program for properties around the Asia Pacific, excluding China

Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay takes out three internal Marriott International awards

The Fiji resort was recognised as hotel of the year and also took home the awards for top hotel sales growth and highest food and beverage revenue growth in the premium category.

The awards cover 520 Marriott properties in the Asia Pacific – excluding China.

“I am truly delighted that Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay has been recognised for our outstanding business success in 2022,” said the resort’s general manager, Silvano Dressino.

“The resort has overcome significant obstacles, including emerging from the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.  Working closely with our local talent to cross-skill and up-skill via the Fiji Marriott Training Academy, we have successfully navigated these challenges to be positioned as a leading premium resort on the Asia Pacific stage, outside of China – and winner of the APEC overall Hotel of the Year for best performance.

“I congratulate all our Associates at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay and the wider Marriott International Fiji team who have exhibited such dedication to delivering exceptional guest experiences that has led to our outstanding business success.”

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