Australia’s iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) will soon become a place to meet for the MICE market with the re-development, expansion and refurbishment of current facilities valued at $29.5 million announced by Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.
Acknowledging the local Anangu people who have used the area as a meeting place for many years, Uluru Meeting Place completes in October this year.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia held an information evening in Sydney last night for the launch of Uluru Meeting Place with Voyages managing director Koos Klein saying the creation of the state of the art conference centre will become an important new option for meeting planners in Australia.
The facilities include a ballroom that can seat 420 people comfortably, but can still be sub-divided into smaller meeting rooms or breakaway areas with acoustically rated walls. A second ballroom that seats 300 people can also be split or alternatively used as an outdoor amphitheatre.
Event planners can access the website www.ulurumeetingplace.com.au which features virtual tours, suggested itineraries and experiences, full details about the resort and venues and how to get there.
The facilities also give back with a social responsibility focus. All profits from Voyages business activities pass will go to the resorts support of Indigenous training and employment not just at the resort but across Australia.
“This in turn means that any meeting which takes place makes a real contribution to an organisation’s commitment to social responsibility,” the managing director said.
Celebrating the new facilities, Voyages are rewarding some of the first to book at the Uluru Meeting Place with an enticing incentive. Visit the website for more details.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: K.W