The Hunter Valley, this year named in the Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations in the World, will be offering visitors to their stand at AIME 2013 next week, the opportunity to win a Hunter Valley Indulgence prize worth approximately $2500.
The Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest winemaking region was named by one of the world’s most respected Wine Magazines, Wine Enthusiast, in the 2013 Top Ten Wine Travel Destinations in the World. The Hunter Valley is the only Australian wine region to make the 2013 list. The accolade is determined by Wine Enthusiast editors who travel the world’s wine regions each year in search of the most exciting places to visit. Decisions are based on overall cultural experience, timeliness, travel infrastructure, and of course wine quality in the region.
Hunter Valley Convention Bureau, together with Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley will be exhibiting at AIME 2013 in Melbourne and invite anyone responsible for organising their organisation’s next conference, meeting or event to visit their stand (1328), collect the Hunter Valley Meeting Planners Guide and have the opportunity to go into the draw to win a generous accommodation and indulgence package in Australia’s oldest wine region for two persons. It includes accommodation, breakfast, dinner, spa treatments, golf, a wine tour and return flights for two persons from Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney or Canberra to Newcastle airport.
“The region was also recently recognised as the top wine region in the South Pacific as voted by consumers of the leading travel website TripAdvisor” Ruth Appleby, Business Tourism Marketing Manager of Hunter Valley Convention Bureau said today “We are very excited at these most recent accolades as they serve to underline just what a quality destination the Hunter Valley is and this quality extends through to the conference and incentive experiences available here which are enhanced by not only the great wine available but the infrastructure and experience identified by Wine Enthusiast magazine.”
“The last 12 months have been very challenging for operators in the Hunter Valley, with the return of the financial crisis in Europe and the increasingly strong Aussie $ certainly having its effects. We are pleased to say that some ‘green shoots’ of growth have been detected in the level of enquiries over the past few months and we hope that is a sign of things to come” she said. “Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley is working with us at AIME2013 to make sure we are able to inform as many people as possible about the great facilities and services that we have to ensure every event held in the Hunter, is a successful one. The more people that we can get to talk to the better” she said.
Representatives from Hunter Valley Convention Bureau & Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley will be available to meet with any interested customer on stand 1328 at AIME next Tuesday & Wednesday at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Hunter Valley’s attendance at AIME has been made possible through funding support from the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, Newcastle Airport and with support from Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.