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Cairns scores Chinese incentive group

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Crocodiles were the major drawcard for the organisers

A Chinese company will bring 1000 delegates to Cairns and Great Barrier Reef for an exclusive incentive program.

Tourism Tropical North Queensland Director of Business and Tourism Events Rosie Douglas said the Bai Sheng Kang Chinese corporation was one of a growing number of international companies choosing Cairns and Great Barrier Reef as an incentive destination for client and employee reward and educational programs.

“The company specialises in a holistic approach to elderly health care which includes the use of crocodile meat and crocodile wine,” she said.

“Two groups will travel to the region in May and October 2017, with the itinerary including an educational visit to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures as well as activities incorporating the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest.

“Other Asian corporations choosing Cairns for the incentive programs over the coming months include direct selling company Perfect China and medical research company Agilient Technologies.

“In addition to Asia, interest from the United States is at an all-time high. Several corporations, with groups of up to 500 people and from a range of industries including IT, electronics, manufacturing, and direct selling, are using the natural beauty and attractions of the region as key motivators for their incentive programs.

“The international association sector is also performing well with the Cairns Convention Centre hosting the WONCA World Rural Health Conference in May for 1000 delegates.

“Other international events include the 37th International Symposium on Forecasting in June, The International Conference on Photonic Electronic and Atomic Collisions in July and the International Women & Law Enforcement Conference in September,” said Douglas.

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