In tandem with growing interest from the MICE
sector, India’s Jet Airways, has launched a range of benefits and
privileges for MICE visitors to and from India.
and Singapore have reported double digit growth in the number of
MICE events held prior to the global economic crisis.
Both are fast developing their MICE capabilities in terms of
increasing the number of conference and exhibition centres. In
India, this is being done in key cities such as Pragati Maidan in New Delhi, Nehru Centre
in Mumbai and the Chennai Trade Centre. In Singapore, the new
Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa in particular, both of
which open next year,
will attract substantially more MICE visitors.
These cities are served by
a well-established network of Jet Airways flights with strong
connectivity to source markets like Australia, North America,
Europe and the Middle East.
“With the global economic
recovery around the corner, particularly in Asia, we believe the
MICE industry will likewise recover. It’s a valuable market and
will help boost arrival numbers to destinations that can offer
MICE programmes at good value. That’s one of the reasons for our
participation in ITB Asia 2009, here in Singapore,” said Mr.
Gerry Oh, Regional Vice President, Jet Airways.
visitors, Jet Airways plans to offer customized services such as
exclusive fares, headrest covers, menu insets, group block
seating, airport meet & assist, quicker airport clearances,
reception for VIP delegates, dedicated check-in facilities,
accompanying spouse programs, extension packages and aircraft
charters/exclusive use of scheduled flights.
Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr
Lim Hng Kiang, will open the second edition of ITB Asia today,
Wednesday, 21 October in Singapore.
The inaugural ITB Asia last year attracted 651 exhibiting
companies from 58 countries. Up to 6,200 delegates attended the
three-day B2B show and convention.
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