The fifth edition of MICE India and Luxury Travel (MILT) Congress 2017, a platform for all MICE and luxury travel sourcing for regional and outbound travel from India, has welcomed The Venetian Macao as Platinum Partner.
Throughout the event, which is organised by Dubai-based QnA International, The Venetian Macao will shed light on its newest property, The Parisian Macao, which opened for business in September of last year.
The newly inaugurated hotel is home to 3,000 guest rooms and suites, convention and meeting space, international restaurants, a spa, a kids’ club, a health club, a pool deck with a themed water park, and a 1,200-seat theatre, as well as a retail mall, ‘Shoppes at Parisian’, offering the latest in fashion and couture.
Executive director of sales, Sands Resorts Cottai Strip Macao, Stephanie Tanpure commented: “The property, which is the Venetian Cottai’s flagship property, is set to take the Indian MICE market by storm. It is through channels like MILT Congress that The Venetian Macao and The Parisian Macao are able to reinstate their offering to the Indian market.”
Tanpure added that business from the Indian market has been very strong for Sands Resorts Cotai Strip, and added that last year, Macao welcomed close to 170,000 visitors from India, with over 80 per cent opting for The Venetian.
“The Venetian Macao sees as many as 450 Indian guests every day and we are very happy to see a steady increase in the number of Indian visitor arrivals in the last five months alone. Our numbers are up 20 per cent year-on-year from Indian travellers and we feel confident about the Indian market. We are very happy to see this steady increase in the number of Indian visitor arrivals to our integrated resorts. The response we saw this year (2016) from the MICE segment alone was very promising.”
Also commenting was director, QnA International, Ackash Jain: “It is very important to understand changing preferences of the Indian market and benchmark from the many success stories. The need to source the right destination for the MICE activities is very prominent; it is about finding it all under one roof.
“This is where the MILT Congress comes in. As the organisers of MILT Congress, our objective has always been to bring the best destinations and suppliers from all over the world to meet C-level executives from the region. The event’s visitors are decision-makers on all aspects related to procurement in the MICE, business and luxury travel activities,” Jain added.