20 January 2006
Melbourne Voted Tops For Holidays
A recent study has revealed that 73% of international convention delegates and 80% of domestic delegates would recommend Melbourne as a holiday destination following high levels of satisfaction with the city during their stay.
The study commissioned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) found that over 71% of international and domestic convention delegates are ‘extremely satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with Melbourne as a convention destination.
Delegates rated Melbourne above average regarding satisfaction with costs of food and beverages, accommodation, clearance through customs on arrival in Australia and Visa requirements.
82% of international delegates noted that the time taken to travel to Melbourne had no, little or minimal impact on the overall enjoyment and satisfaction they found in Melbourne.
International delegates commented that Melbourne is a ‘friendly’ and ideal ‘location’ for a convention. Domestic delegates noted Melbourne is ideal for shopping and a ‘convenient’ destination with ‘easy access’. ‘Food’ and ‘transport’ were also high on the satisfaction list.