9 May 2016

Niue wants to attract conferences after hotel extension

12:35 pm on 9 May 2016
Matavai Resort, Niue

Matavai Resort, Niue Photo: RNZI

Niue is eyeing the conference market as it strives to grow its tourism sector.

Construction of more rooms for the only hotel, the Scenic Matavai Resort, are about to start and as well, a conference facility will be built.

The Niue Tourism chief executive, Felicity Bollen, said this would support a growing business event market on the island.

Ms Bollen said they intended focussing on a niche market, catering for business meetings, incentive trips, conferences and events.

"It is an area we have been unable to participate fully in because of the lack of appropriate facilities, so the extension to the Scenic Matavai with inclusion of a conference facility is going to greatly enhance our ability to bid for, particularly regional meetings and also niche groups and small groups."

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