MICE Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events travel, has been on the rise in Mozambique in recent years. New infrastructure and development projects and improved air access means that Mozambique is more ready than ever to host your event in style.
The MICE experts at Dana Tours share their 6 point checklist on how they plan the perfect MICE travel trip:
Transport is an often overlooked, but integral element of any MICE trip. How successful could your conference possibly be if there are no delegates in the seats to listen to your award-winning presentation!
Transport can be a considerable challenge in a country where language barriers and cultural differences can cause misunderstanding. You also don’t want to take any chances with the safety of your team.
Last year September, Dana Tours successfully streamlined the transport needs for the Special Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, which brought more than 2,700 delegates to Mozambique. The team worked closely with the Mozambican Ministry of Transport to ensure the safe transport of all delegates – including vetting guides, inspecting vehicles and providing training for new operators.
Transport, transfer and chauffeur services in Mozambique can be tailored to suit the scope, needs and budget of your event. Choose from a fleet of comfortable SUVs, minibuses or 22-seater coaches. Their drivers can meet you at the airport and wait for you with a personalised sign at arrivals, after which you will be whisked away safely to your destination. Dana Tours also carries passenger liability cover to the value of US $2 million, covering our own and sub-contracted vehicles, giving clients added peace of mind. We also follow a strict HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) policy in order to further ensure our clients and our staff´s safety.
Accommodation is another important factor to consider. Maputo is currently the go-to-destination for MICE, simply because it is Mozambique’s capital city and where most of the multinational businesses have set up shop. Maputo has the infrastructure to handle large groups, with nearby island excursions and beach getaways possible.
Dana Tours have solid relationships with over 120 hotels countrywide and only books properties that have been personally vetted by our staff. We can secure accommodation in even the remotest parts of the country.
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Whether you’re interested in an intimate dinner for a small group, or an evening with traditional music and dancing for a large delegation, Dana Tours can arrange it all. We’re happy to organise DJs, live bands, traditional dancers and more!
- Venue and décor
The right venue is fundamental to the success of any function and event. A venue that is perfect for your needs, with the right mix of convenience and ambience, can be challenging to find in an unfamiliar destination. From gala dinners to cosy cocktail venues, Mozambique has it all – if you know where to look.
Dana Tours can offer great suggestions and advice – and can also arrange appropriate décor, taking yet another hassle off your plate. We’ll take care of décor and venue arrangements, including sourcing and organising audiovisual equipment, branding (printing banners and leaflets etc.), arranging delegate gift bags, sourcing photographers, exhibition booths, translators and translation booths, and more.
Make the most of your team or delegate’s trip to Mozambique by tacking on some fun excursions. Whether it’s immersing yourself in the art, culture and history of Maputo, relaxing on a tropical beach, snorkelling or sampling the flavours of Mozambique while eating your way through Maputo on a food tour, Dana Tours offers a range of day trips. These are ideal for adding on to a MICE trip (pre- or post-) or to turn any business trip into a bleisure one.
- Team building
No conference should be all work and no play! When your event is over, take time to reward your team with some fun and memorable experiences. Teambuilding is a powerful motivating tool to inspire, improve communication and cooperation and boost productivity and morale. Maputo and the surrounding beaches are a dream for teambuilding.
Think an Amazing Race around Maputo, fun in the sun beach games, indoor and outdoor communication games to challenge even the most competitive team and a host of fun leisure activities at the resorts. Here’s why Mozambique is an excellent destination for team building.
The advantage of choosing Mozambique as a MICE travel destination is that it has so much to offer, offering a distinctly African flavour, with world-class hotels and infrastructure.
To stage the perfect MICE trip, it’s crucial that planners do their homework. Choose the right DMC and organiser, and you’re more than half of the way there.
Contact us to arrange your tailormade MICE trip.