Following on from IMEX trade fair in Frankfurt, a group of Australian event planners went on to visit Prague and Dubai.
Business-class tickets for the trip to Germany and beyond were provided by Emirates, and the buyers were invited by DMS Destination Marketing Services of Sydney.
DMS business partner Birgit Kraus of Invent Prague led the group in a walking orientation tour around the historical old town and famous Charlie Bridge. They also visited business event hotels and venues including Prague Castle, Strahoy Monastery and Lobkowicz Palace.
Gulf Dunes Dubai took the group sailing off the coast of Dubai and introduced new products such as The Meydan Hotel & Racecourse, Jumeriah Zabeel Saray Hotel, Armani Hotel and the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa.
The group members were Joel Gleeson (BCD Travel, Sydney), Janine Keating (Corporate Conference Solutions, Sydney), Helena McIntyre (The Conference Room, Sydney), Kristy Moorehouse (Destination Event Management, Melbourne), Chris Neville-Smith (Australian Sports Marketing/Executive Travel, Melbourne), Rhonda Norman (Millbank Marketing, Melbourne) and Michael Walker (Directions Conference & Incentive Management, Sydney). They were accompanied by Leila Fiedler of DMS Destination Marketing Services.