From 5-7 April, professional event planners from six European countries took part in a Vilnius Fam Tour to discover what the city has to offer as a meeting and incentive destination. Organised by the Vilnius Convention Bureau with the support of Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, the event offered participants a chance to experience the historic wonders of Vilnius and its surroundings, meet and network with top local suppliers, and take part in site inspections.
Participants enjoyed a dynamic three-day programme kicked off with a welcome dinner at the restaurant Dublis, an exclusive space for exquisite taste. Sponsored by Estravel Baltcoming, one of the leading DMC/PCO companies in Vilnius, the dinner was followed by culinary improvisations with one of the greatest Lithuanian chefs, Deividas Praspaliauskas.
Over the next couple of days participants visited popular sites, top meeting venues, conference hotels and took part in different attractions such as hot air ballooning over Vilnius city centre, golf lessons, and bike riding.
Some of the participants extended their stays in Vilnius with a tour in the medieval city of Trakai, which included a visit to the luxury IDW Esperanza Resort.
Reflecting on her experience participating in the fam tour, Agnes Wesselius of ABC Events International said, “The fam tour taught us a lot about Vilnius and its surroundings, and served as a good team building programme. The Vilnius Convention Bureau staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Let’s meet next time with a group from our company in Vilnius!”
The next Vilnius Fam Tour is planned for the beginning of October 2016.