Pacific World, a leading global destination and event management company, has identified some emerging destinations as MICE options in the coming years. Ever alert to industry trends, each location selected combines the allure of a new and exciting destination with the capacity to provide guests with an exceptional, curated MICE experience.
“Over the past two years, interest in new destinations and unique experiences has increased significantly. This trend in the leisure travel realm is also impacting the incentives and meetings sector,” said Selina Sinclair, CITP, CMP, SMMC, global managing director of Pacific World and a SITE Foundation Trustee. “We’re closely following government investments in infrastructure and development in order to provide our industry partners with the insights and updates necessary to anticipate which emerging locations will be ready for business events and global incentive travel in the next five to 10 years.”
Emerging destinations satisfy the needs of the new generation of planners and attendees, as well as re-energizing the interest of experienced travelers, all of whom are looking for new and whole experiences. These planners, attendees and travelers are looking to fulfill their “hunger for authenticity,” one of this year’s major incentive trends.
Emerging Destinations Selected by Pacific World for 2019
Bhutan: Regarded as one of the most exclusive travel destinations in the world, Bhutan – also known as the Land of Happiness, Kingdom of Healing, and pioneer of the Gross National Happiness concept -- is a stunning South Asian jewel nestled in the heart of the Great Himalayas. Where the past and present co-exist in harmony, Bhutan is a niche destination committed to sustainable and equitable socio-economic developments and to the preservation and promotion of the country’s incredible heritage.
Namibia: Nominated numerous times as the best country to visit due to its rich and diverse offerings, Namibia’s diverse landscape is vast and has many different natural sites. From natural hot springs in the oldest desert in the world to awe-inspiring wildlife scenes, petrified forests, dunes, rock formations and ancient rock engravings, Namibia offers something memorably life-shaping for everyone.
Greater Bay Area – South China: The Greater Bay or Pearl River Delta Metropolitan Region (PRD) is one of the most densely urbanized regions in the world. Spread along the Southern coast of China and comprising Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen, the region is experiencing incomparable growth.
Bordeaux, France: The city of Bordeaux, one of the world’s most renowned wine centers, is nestled near the Atlantic Coast in the southwestern quadrant of France, home to some of the world’s greatest vineyards.
Bodrum, Turkey: On the verge of global stardom, Bodrum is a truly motivational and incentive-quality destination. The destination has been transformed with the recent construction of multiple high-end hotels with more to come, and has developed into a jet set favorite with the completion of the Bodrum International Airport Terminal.
About Pacific World
Founded in 1980 in Hong Kong, Pacific World is a dedicated destination and event management company operating in over 40 countries and over 100 destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and The Americas. http://www.pacificworld.com/