The business and management of conventions

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McCabe, V, Poole, B, Weeks, P, & Leiper, N 2000, The business and management of conventions. John Wiley & Sons, Milton, Qld. ISBN: 0471341134

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The Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) sector is one of the fastest growing and most lucrative areas of the tourism industry worldwide. Within Australia, it currently generates in excess of $3 billion annually in direct expenditure from both international and domestic markets. Australia is continuing to gain world recognition for the excellence of its convention and exhibition facilities. The surge of international interest and confidence in the country as a convention destination has been assisted by the added exposure of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, and will ensure the continued growth of the industry well into the new century. The Business and Management of Conventions is the first Australian textbook to introduce the professional environment of the MICE industry to students. It draws on current business thinking and academic research to link management principles and practice to the Australian MICE industry