SOTC Travel successfully carried out a 750-member MICE movement to Dubai in January 2021.
The SOTC MICE Team had spent the lockdown period to reimagine its MICE business. Customer insights and data obtained via sustained corporate engagement and the SOTC MICE Survey revealed that 25 per cent of its corporates were open to international travel.
For the 750-member MICE movement, great care was taken in both planning and on-ground management of the group, with an unerring focus on hygiene, safety and excitement at every step of the journey with support from DTCM. Desert Adventures Tourism, SOTC’s global office for UAE & Oman incoming – facilitated the offering of a wide range of high-quality products and services and ensured seamless operations.
Some of the highlights of the SOTC MICE Group to Dubai included:
- Exclusive charter flights
- Luxury accommodation at: JW Marriott Marquis
- Engaging experiences at IMG & Aquaventure at Atlantis – The Palm
- A special gala-event at a luxury desert camp
- Carefully designed sightseeing with safety measures
SD Nandakumar, President & Country Head, B2B & Foreign Exchange, SOTC Travel said, “I am proud of this exceptional achievement by SOTC MICE – organising a flawless MICE tour for 750 delegates during the Covid era – speaks volumes of the unstinted efforts in planning and delivery. All precautions and safety measures were followed as per local regulations in Dubai. The turnaround was inspirational and kudos to each member of Team SOTC MICE – contactless pre-tour operations for the group were completed within 7 days from the day of confirmation! SOTC Team ensured a seamless movement of delegates to Dubai and back.”
He added, “Our innovative initiatives launched during the lockdown – MICE Plus, Hybrid Virtual MICE and our Assured Safe Travel Program have been receiving strong appreciation across our corporates – seeking the expertise of our MICE Teams in their business plans for the future. The massive Dubai Group was a game-changer in many ways and we will continue to push boundaries as we ensure excellence in delivery from our exceptional people at SOTC MICE!”