Yas Viceroy hosts Chinese visitor summit
posted | Friday, 07 Sep 2012
Yas Viceroy, located on Yas Island hosted the inaugural Chinese Investor Summit, where 76 of the country’s leading tour operators met with over 100 hoteliers, brand principles and retailers
To add a special touch of Viceroy elegance the hotel transformed its iconic grid-shell red to welcome the Chinese guests as they arrived for a ‘Red’ themed dinner prepared by the hotels seven restaurants.
Commenting during the opening of the summit, general manager, Yas Viceroy, Heiner Werdeling noted: “Abu Dhabi is an amazing and fast growing travel destination. This event in the UAE permitted us to have direct contact with the leading tour operators and with Chinese media.
“Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi was thrilled to have been a Summit Venue Partner as it enabled us to showcase our exhilarating location spanning the Yas Marina Circuit and every aspect of our stunning venue to the Chinese Tourism and MICE industry The ability to offer personalised services including translating all documents and offering Chinese newspapers to our guests as well as catering for a Chinese themed banquet has furthered our reputation as the standout events destination in Abu Dhabi.”
Managing director, NPI, Robert Nicholas added: “This is the first time that this event is being held in the UAE. Yas Viceroy’s cooperation and special attention to bringing a personalised approach have been well appreciated by the group.”
The two day programme focused on productive one-to-one appointments for each buyer and multiple networking opportunities throughout their visit aimed at building valuable business relationships between travel buyers and suppliers. Buyers attending the summit represent more than 1,000 tourist offices throughout China.
Co-organiser-Chinese Visitor Summit, i2i Group, Alexander Glos commented: “This is a largest gathering for Chinese buyers in the world. We are excited to bring this in the UAE. Over 3000 meetings took place in the Ballroom of Yas Viceroy. Suppliers and buyers shared their ‘15 minutes of fame’, providing the most efficient way for suppliers and buyers to connect.”