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A waitress in the Estonian capital Tallinn (photo: Estonian Tourist Board)

Estonia reaches out to meeting planners

Meeting and events planners across Europe are invited to the Meet Estonia 2019 workshop and fam trip.

The Estonian Convention Bureau and the Estonian Tourist Board are reaching out to international meeting and events planners to join a Meet Estonia workshop and fam trip.

The trade event and fam trip are set to take place from April 2 to 4, with optional post-tours extending to April 5.

Meet Estonia is an annual hosted meeting-planner programme including site inspections, networking events and a workshop with key suppliers. The first event was organised in 2010.

During the trip, meeting planners will discover some of the country’s best meeting venues and hotels, the organisers promise, as well as learn about the social programmes and activities on offer in the country and meet key people in the Estonian MICE industry.

They will also stay in one of the capital’s finest hotels, likely to be either the Hilton Tallinn Park or the Swissotel Tallinn.

Optional post-tours will take the planners to the second city of Tartu, known as Estonia’s university town and IT hub as well as the oldest city in the Baltic states.

They also have the option of visiting a luxury manor hotel at the centre of “scenic” Lahemaa National Park.

Registration is open on the Estonian Convention Bureau website until January 27. Thirty meeting planners from across Europe are expected to attend.

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“Estonia is a country where you can have a high-level conference in a reclaimed power station, hire a tank for a demolition derby, go rafting around an underwater prison, book a whole island for a private event, enjoy a gala dinner beside a 1930s-era submarine, hold a grand reception at Peter the Great’s summer cottage, party in an indoor beach hall, create your own souvenir with help from a superstar designer and learn the legends of the most well-preserved medieval towns anywhere,” the Estonian Convention Bureau enthuses.

“Better still – this amazing destination has great hotels, mouthwatering food, loads of sights within walking distance, and is entirely safe and sound. And it’s just a two-hour flight from most hubs in Europe.”

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