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Mice Net : August 2009
cai rns & gr eat bar r i e r r e e f cairns & great barrier reef Great Barrier Reef region and after great success have returned to sample yet another of our business tourism locations – Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, and beyond. This speaks volumes for the quality of event locations and the professionalism of our region’s industry. During 2007/8, the average length of stay for business events in the region increased, confirming the myriad of experiences on offer for an event. In the last 12 months the region has hosted a number of high profile conferences including the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting; the 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology 2008 and the 5th World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery 2009. Event organisers are continually impressed by the supportive, sophisticated business tourism infrastructure and the range of quality venues, such as the world class Cairns Convention Centre which was named in the World’s Top 3 Congress Centres again in 2008; meeting facilities, accommodation options and the professional on-the-ground services that ensure smoothly executed events. There are many good reasons to change your business latitude to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef region, where nature inspires serious business. We look forward to welcoming you. C Warm tropical regards, airns and the Great Barrier Reef region continues to be one of Australia’s most sought-after destinations for business events. Many event organisers have already experienced the Cairns and Rob Giason Chief Executive Officer Tourism Tropical North Queensland wHY OUr LatitUDe wins • Easy access – it’s so easy to arrive at our tropical latitude with a direct flight from all major Australian cities and a gateway to the routes from Asia and Europe. • Spoilt for choice – choose from quality meeting facilities in stunning locations such as Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, tropical islands and beyond. • Extensive events facilities and infrastructure - the region’s professional support services will ensure the smooth delivery of your event and add a WOW factor to our unique tropical location! • Life enhancing tropical moments to complement serious business - your delegates can enjoy a memorable tropical experience such as the reef, rainforest, outback, golf, spa indulgence or indigenous experience – once you change your latitude to ours, you’ll never forget it!