Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Dialogue: Alex Riva – The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Komplek Pertokoan
Sanur Raya No. 27
Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai,
Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Tel:
++62 361 286 283

Fax:
++62 361 286 284

U.S.A. Fax:(toll free)
1-800-506-8633

U.K. Fax:
++44-20-7000-1235

Australian Fax:
++61-2-94750419

24h:
++62 812 3819724

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Dialogue: Alex Riva – The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua

balidiscovery.com Interviews the Man Responsible for Promoting Bali's Westin Resort and Adjoining Bali International Convention Centre.


Bali News:
Click Image to Enlarge

(9/8/2004)

balidiscovery.com recently paid a visit to Alex Riva, Executive Assistance Manager, The Westin Resort, Nusa Dua, Bali and Director of the Bali International Convention Centre (BICC) to obtain his insights on the state of Bali's meeting and conference sector. An acknowledged professional in the marketing of travel, Riva is a Swiss national and a graduate of the Lausanne Hotel School with extensive experience working for hotels and travel companies throughout Asia.

Interview: Alex Riva

balidiscovery.com: How do your see the forward business for 2005 for the BICC and The Westin as compared to past years?

Riva: The Events business on the book is extremely encouraging. Based on the business currently on the book and also on the high number of new requests I expect 2005 to be a great year and probably the best ever for the resort.

balidiscovery.com: What are your main meeting and conference markets at present? Does this differ from years past?

Riva: Thanks to the refurbishment and re-branding, we have seen an increased level of business generated from regional corporate meetings which have restarted to consider Bali after the recent challenges. Most of our corporate clients have events with sizes ranging from 20 to 50 persons with several larger ones coming up during the next few months. Another market which has returns and we are seeing good feed-backs is the South African and European incentive segment.

In addition we have been chosen as the venue by numerous larger association events which will be also using neighboring Nusa Dua Hotels.

balidiscovery.com: Do lingering travel warnings play a role in conference and major decision makers in deciding whether or not to come to Bali?

Riva: Unfortunately, yes, and this is still an issue especially for events from Australia and USA, the only 2 markets which haven't returned to what we consider "normal" levels.

balidiscovery.com: What are some of the names of major groups/companies just served and on the books over the coming months?

Riva: The list of the International clients we have served this year include Bosch, Lexmark, Siemens, Mercedes-Benz, DaimlerChrysler, EMC, IBM, Dell, Nestle, Hewlett-Packard, Citibank, Ernst & Young, and McDonald's.

Over the coming 12 months we have already approximately 50 events confirmed however we are only able to mention some of the international association convention such as Rotary, World of Aquaculture, Inter Pacific Bar Association, and the International Astronomical Association.

balidiscovery.com: What has been Westin's and BICC's response to heightened security concerns from meeting planners?

Riva: This is a recurring issue for meeting planners today and our property has adapted to this new need of high level of security. Meeting planners are reassured to know that the resort has invested in a sophisticated CCTV system as well as other equipments and, if it helps for the participants to feel safer, we often work closely with the local police to provide an even higher level of security.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Territorial Dispute
Three Online Taxi Drivers Beaten at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport
(4/23/2017)
Qatar Airways Three Times a Day to Bali
Qatar Airways Launching Third Daily Direct Service Between Doha and Bali
(4/23/2017)
Swinging for Charities
World Cup Charity Golf Tournament at New Kuta Golf Club Saturday, May 20, 2017
(4/23/2017)
Strong Start for Foreign Arrival Figures for 2017
Bali by the Numbers Foreign Tourist Arrivals to Bali Up 25.95% for January-February 2017. Mainland Chinese Visitors Take a Commanding Lead in Bali Tourism.
(4/23/2017)
What? Fore!
Yak Magazine Golf Community Cup – Saturday, April 29, 2017
(4/23/2017)
Statuary Reef
Underwater Monument Garden Erected at Tejakula, North Bali
(4/23/2017)
Bali: Just Too Many Rooms
GIPI Official Says Continuing Oversupply of Rooms Reduces Average Occupancy at Bali Hotels to 35%
(4/23/2017)
For Your Bali Shopping List
5 Things to Buy During a Bali Holiday
(4/23/2017)
Fugitive Criminal Seeking an Escape
Chinese Criminal Attempts Suicide While Awaiting Extradition to China
(4/23/2017)
Kartini Hangs Ten
Female Surfers in Bali Celebrate Kartini Day by Wearing Sarong Kebayas
(4/23/2017)
Telling Bali You’re the Best
TripAdvisor Travels to Bali to Bestow ‘Best Destination’ Award on the Island
(4/22/2017)
Keeping a Closer Eye of Foreign Visitors
Denpasar Cracking Down on Foreigners Not Following the Immigration and Manpower Regulations
(4/21/2017)
All [News]!