Tourism authorities are promoting Gibraltar’s potential as an attractive destination for conferences and business incentive trips.
Last week, Gibraltar Tourist Board CEO Kevin Bossino, accompanied by the board’s UK head of media and marketing, Tracey Poggio, attended the Meetings Show in London.
Later, he said, “People were impressed when they saw all that Gibraltar had to offer. We are an excellent destination for small conferences and for incentives, as they tend to be smaller in numbers and there are plenty of interesting team building opportunities available.”
His comments were reinforced by minister for business and tourism Vijay Daryanani, who said, “We are proactively looking at this market. There are some very good opportunities for Gibraltar in the niche and boutique space. Destinations take a long time to build up a reputation in this sector. We have started our work in doing so and hope in the years to come we can make this an important part of Gibraltar PLC.”
According to the Gibraltar government, the Meetings Show is the UK’s leading exhibition for the events, meetings and incentives community. “It has brought together thousands of event professionals since its launch in 2013. It is an event dedicated to creating contacts and connections by providing a platform for global event suppliers to meet face-to-face with up to 1,500 pre-qualified meeting and event planners to showcase their products and services.”