Marieke Mendez, director global sales New Zealand with Marriott International, says highlights will include attendance by the new Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay and totally new destinations such as Peru, Japan and Korea.
Among the other destinations that will have hotels on show are New Caledonia, Samoa, Sydney, Gold Coast, Vietnam, Bali, Singapore, China, Japan, Thailand.
Mendez says a key change this year is the ability of attendees to pre-book appointments with hotels they want to see.
‘This way participants will have time to discuss specific opportunities or group enquiries and everybody will have a chance to meet everyone they need to. It is more efficient and time effective for all parties.’
The Marriott International Global Sales Mission takes place on Monday 29 May from 3pm to 8pm, so people can choose to attend either the afternoon or evening session. A cocktail function will start at 7pm.
Official registration opens in about a week but in the meantime, anyone wanting to attend or receive more information can send their expressions of interest to: