Monday, October 01, 2007

Aussie praises MICE facilities at KL Convention Centre

One of Australia’s leading event managers has described Malaysia’s convention and hospitality facilities as exceptional.

Incentive House, which took 830 business tourists to Kuala Lumpur recently, was so impressed with the facilities that it is proposing to three other large companies that they select Malaysia for their conventions.

Its managing director Joanne Stanton said: “Everything about our visit to KL have been exceptional.

“The convention centre at KLCC was exceptional, The Traders Hotel where we stayed was exceptional, the facilities and reception were exceptional and the options for a longer stay were exceptional.

“Our group had a wonderful five days in KL and we were pleasantly surprised at what Malaysia had to offer in terms of MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) facilities.”

Stanton said many members from her group, which she did not want to name for privacy reasons, extended their stay in Malaysia, with Penang being the popular destination.

“I am so impressed after my stay in KL that I am encouraging three other corporations to hold their offshore conferences in Malaysia,” she said.

Another Australian promoter of business tourism, Liberty Events, took about 300 sales executives from a pharmaceutical company to Kuala Lumpur earlier this year for their five-day meeting and they too have returned with glowing reports of their stay.

Liberty’s managing director Lex Diamond said all services in KL were of “very high quality and we were impressed with the first class facilities”.

Earlier this year, Tourism Malaysia in Melbourne took 10 event managers Australia wide on a familiarisation tour of Malaysia and this is paying dividends.

Source : STAR
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