Operators come together for large group visit
Iconic tourism operators; Murray’s Craft Brewing Co., Moonshadow Cruises – TQC, Oakvale Wildlife Park and Port Stephens 4WD Tours have been working collaboratively to welcome the largest incentive group ever to visit Port Stephens later this month.
This month, just under 7000 delegates heralding from China and Taiwan, the group will experience some key highlights of Port Stephens when they day visit over 6 days in May. The travellers, all employees from Jeunesse; a global health and beauty care company are visiting as part of an incentive trip whereby employees are rewarded for their exceptional performance in exceeding sales targets throughout the year.
The delegation, that will welcome 6600 delegates, is one of the largest business events group to visit Sydney and beyond in recent years following on from Amway and Nu Skin in recent years. The event is worth an estimated $750,000* to the local visitor economy.
Whilst in Port Stephens, delegates will experience a Moonshadow Dolphin Watch Cruise in the Port Stephens Harbour, lunch and wine tasting at Murray’s Craft Brewing Co, with Australian animal encounters provided by Oakvale Wildlife Park. They will finish with a Sandboarding Adventure down the largest moving sand mass in the southern hemisphere on the Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Sand Dunes) with Port Stephens 4WD Tours.
Members of the local tourism industry have been working with agents to help secure this business for Port Stephens. CEO Destination Port Stephens, Eileen Gilliland said “the bid to win these incentive groups for the region involved the commitment and collaborative efforts of the local tourism industry. Destination Port Stephens is delighted that Jeunesse has chosen to feature Port Stephens in the incentive program for delegates from China and Taiwan. The tour program will showcase our spectacular region and unique experiences to 6,600 delegates who will share with friends and family via social media as well as provides an opportunity to generate repeat visitation to Port Stephens in the future”.