Organised jointly by Enterprise Estonia, Estonian Tourist Board and Estonian Convention Bureau, the event gave 29 professional event planners and association representatives a taste of what Estonia has to offer as a meeting destination.
In addition to visiting the main conference and event venues, modern conference hotels and unique historical sites, the visitors had a chance to experience an active incentive programme that included a night-time tour of Tallinn’s Old Town and edge-walking on the 22nd floor of the Tallinn TV Tower (at a height of 175 metres), the truly unique experience. The opening event was held at historical Tallinn Town Hall, where the guests were greeted by Mr Arvo Sarapuu, Deputy Mayor of Tallinn.
This was the 6th year that the Meet Estonia fam-trip was taking place. The Managing Director of Estonian Convention Bureau, Ms Kadri Karu, says that the number of meeting planners interested in participating in the Meet Estonia fam-trip has continued to grow every year. It is also rewarding to recognise that the previous trips have already resulted in actual cooperation and more events choosing Estonia as their next meeting destination.
“Estonia is a new and exciting destination, where conference infrastructure is fully up-to-date, and which offers good value for money. We are also a compact destination, where all hotels and venues are within walking distance and free Wi-Fi is available nearly everywhere. Therefore, we believe that Estonia has a lot to offer for international meeting and event organisers” added Kadri Karu, Managing Director of the Estonian Convention Bureau.
During the trip, international meeting planners had also a chance to attend a workshop with local suppliers, and a large number of them took part in post-tour visits to the university town of Tartu or Lahemaa National Park and Vihula Manor Country Club and Spa.