THE Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) had a busy April, hosting two famil groups, as part of a series of familiarisations taking place in the current financial year. A group of eight meeting planners from the East Coast and New Zealand enjoyed a three
night/four day program which began in Perth and continued to the South West for the Margaret
River Food and Wine Festival. Highlights included a five course long table lunch at Leeuwin Estate
and the Vintage Festival at Palmer Wines.
Two nights were spent at The Regency Beach Resort in Dunsborough where they enjoyed a wine tour along with a fabulous lunch at Vasse Felix.
The final evening was a barbecue cooked by Olsen’s
Catering at Regency Beach. “I have just experienced an amazing famil,” said Anne Gowlett, director – Insignia Management. “The itinerary planning was
excellent and really captured the unique features of Perth and the South West region.
“It was through my visit to Broome in 2011, that we were able to experience and then recommend a fabulous itinerary to our client Toyota Financial
Services.” The second group who arrived from the East Coast, began with a welcome lunch at Caversham House in the Swan Valley and concluded with a seven course degustation dinner at Lamont’s
Bishop’s House. The group was co-hosted by Accor Hotels and the Perth Convention Bureau with different Accor properties showcased in
Perth including The Novotel Vines Resort, Novotel Perth Langley, Mercure Hotel and Ibis Hotel.
In addition guests took part in the Beef and Beer Experience at The Old Brewery and breakfast at
Frasers Kings Park.
Other activities included a Segway obstacle course, golf putting, quad trike, kayaking and a nature walk in Kings Park.
Pictured is the group at Canal Rocks
group at the Novotel Perth Langley
Accor famil – group about to quad cycle along the Swan River