Royal palaces, medieval alleyways, chic micro-breweries and some of the world’s most innovative cuisine were all on the menu recently when a select group of Australian meeting planners explored Copenhagen as guests of Tourism Portfolio and DMC Nordic.
As part of the four-day tour of one of Europe’s most stylish cities, the group immersed itself in the celebrated ‘Nordic cuisine’, sampling Danish food in market stalls and experiencing some of the country’s top restaurants.
Among them was BrewPub Copenhagen, where gastronomic visionary Carsten Hughson fuses seasonal Danish cuisine and home-brewed beer, and Almanak, a venture backed by legendary Danish jazz musician Niels Lan Doky and Claus Meyer from Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant regularly voted the world’s best.
The itinerary also included a walking tour that brought to life Copenhagen’s 800-year history, a high-speed adrenaline-fueled inflatable boat ride around the Øresund bridge linking Denmark and Sweden, and a bicycle tour of famous landmarks such as the Little Mermaid and the royal winter residence of Amalienborg Palace.
DMC Nordic has for more than 30 years created unique incentives, events and special group travel experiences across seven northern European destinations, including Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Iceland and Greenland.
With the Australian MICE market showing strong interest in the Scandinavian and Baltic regions, in late 2014 the company appointed Sydney-based Tourism Portfolio as its exclusive Australian sales and marketing representative.
Tourism Portfolio Managing Director Donna Kessler says the recent tour – which took place prior to this year’s IMEX show in Frankfurt – provided Australian meeting planners with just a small taste of what Scandinavia and the Baltic regions have to offer.
“The combination of history, culture, cuisine and extraordinary natural attractions, along with the region’s highly-sophisticated tourism infrastructure, provides all the elements required to create the sort of memorable and competitive solutions that the Australasian market demands,” says Kessler.
For further information please visit www.tourismportfolio.com.au.