The globalization of the world economy has led to an intensive development of the business tourism sector, which has played a crucial role in integrating national companies into the world market. In large foreign corporations, the costs of business trips and premium travel of employees and partners are among the main items of expenditure.
Travel, done to expand the professional and commercial interests of companies – participation in seminars, exhibitions, reports at symposia and conferences, meetings with business partners – all this is the industry of MICE tourism.
MICE – English term, which is an acronym for the main directions of the organizational activities of travel companies in the formation of a business tour: Meetings / Incentives / Conferences / Exhibitions. Russian translation, reflecting the structural concepts of this term, can be expressed approximately like this:
– Business meetings, trips, negotiations, signing of contracts (meetings);
– Encouraging (incentive) tourism, that is, motivating programs for employees, business partners and loyal customers (incentives);
– Conferences, symposiums, congresses (conferences);
– Exhibitions, presentations, corporate events (exhibitions).
To date, the geography of international seminars, scientific symposia and conferences has crossed the boundaries of close and understandable European countries. The infusion of Latin America, Asia and Africa into the world economy has led to the fact that many business events are held in the new territories: fairs, presentations, exhibitions. The heads of the departments responsible for the organization of a business trip in the companies are faced with the difficult task of coordinating the place, time, conditions of foreign meetings, finding the best option for accommodation and transportation for participants of events and other aspects of the business tour.
Arrival and accommodation
– Air, road or water transport
– Docking flights
– Possibility of changing the date and flight transfer
– Visa support
– Hotels of the preferred category, including, rent of a villa, helicopter, yacht
– Immediate proximity of the hotel to places of business events
– Obligatory availability of business center, conference hall, service of domestic services in the hotel
Information and technical support
– Interpreter and guide services
– Availability of reliable Internet connection in the hotel and venue of business events
– The order of the necessary technical equipment
– Organization of the design of rooms, production of printing materials, information packages for participants
– Providing full information about infrastructure and attractions;
– The organization of excursion, cultural programs, teambuilding;
– Booking tables in any restaurant;
– Organization of business lunch or dinner, banquet.
This is not a complete list of MICE services, which the personal manager who is in charge of the trip is ready to discuss with the client. Any new wish that has arisen during the tour will be fulfilled.
Any abnormal situation will be resolved as soon as possible.