4/02/2013 Tourism and Destinations

Catania hosts educational tour organized by the Sicilia Convention Bureau for key players in the MICE industry

Fifteen Italian and foreign tour operators and companies involved in the meetings and events sector, guests of the  Sicilia Convention Bureau and the Municipality of Catania, took part in the Feast of Sant'Agata, the most important religious feast in Catania to celebrate the Patron Saint of the city, held each year from 3 to 5 February.  

The initiative was organized in association with two bodies. For the first time, the Municipality of Catania assigned a part of the revenues deriving from tourist taxes collected by hotels in Catania to finance the educational tour and promote tourism in the city, while the Sicilia Convention Bureau was responsible for the selection of buyers, coordination and organization of the event.

The educational, currently under way, includes a  rich program of initiatives and meetings: during their 4 day stay in the city, delegates will have a chance to get to know the city, learn about its hospitality and congress facilities and meet local tour operators.  

In addition to a tour of the city, its events locations and its historic palaces, delegates were also treated to an exciting excursion to Etna aboard a jeep. Furthermore, on the evening of 5 February, buyers will be able to watch the  evocative procession from the roof of the UNA Hotel Palace in Catania, while sampling local specialities created ad hoc for the celebrations.


Tag: Sicilia Convention Bureau, meeting Catania
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