By Ian Neubauer
Queensland theme parks Dreamworld and WhiteWater World recently held a progressive moonlit Expose event for more than 100 event planners, tourism partners and corporate clients from the banking, finance, education and sporting industries.
Jacqui Taylor, Noel Dempsey, Anna Mieke and Tony Handy
at a MICE expose for Dreamworld and Whitewater World
Starting at WhiteWater World with a meet and greet from theme park mascots, the event progressed in carnival style past Flowrider to Tiger Island for a spectacular Big Cat presentation and finger food.
It was followed with a seated dinner at Central Café and a ride on The Claw, Dreamworld’s signature nine-story thrill ride.
Dreamworld general manager –sales, Cathie McBean said the event was part of a new focus on the domestic marketing the face of economic uncertainties impacting on long-haul incentive and conference travel.
“I believe we will see some incentives and conferences divert from heady off-shore events to staging events closer to their backyard,” McBean said.
“They still want the razzle and the dazzle, but without the additional costs of travelling offshore.“