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Outrigger appoints MICE industry contractor

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has appointed Sydney based company, Tourism Portfolio to handle its MICE business.

Headed by Founder and Director, Donna Kessler (pictured), Tourism Portfolio has been charged with developing outbound MICE opportunities for Outrigger’s global portfolio drawing on their extensive contacts within the Australia & New Zealand markets.

Tourism Portfolio represents DMC’s, venues, luxury hotels, resorts and suppliers to the MICE buyers in the Australian and New Zealand market.  They have clients in Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia & China, Europe, Africa & USA.

Based in Sydney, the Tourism Portfolio team will be working to increase brand awareness and look for MICE opportunities to promote Outrigger’s venues, resorts and destinations in Hawaii, Thailand, Fiji, Guam, Mauritius and The Maldives.

Kessler will report directly to Outrigger’s Regional Director of Sales & Marketing Asia Pacific, Andrew Gee, based in Sydney, commencing June 1, 2017.

Prior to establishing Tourism Portfolio in 2002, Donna was Director of Sales at the Intercontinental Sydney, having previously worked with Hilton International Australia for 17 years as the National Director of Sales, Corporate and Conventions.

In these roles, Kessler focused on both domestic and international markets and understands the process of driving sales through professional, credible representation.

Andrew Gee said Tourism Portfolio had a strong reputation in the ANZ region.

“Their network of travel industry, corporate and MICE related contacts is second to none and I’m confident we will see some strong MICE results in due course,” said Gee.

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