MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) tourism

Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tourism is a type of tourism in which large groups, usually planned well in advance, are brought together. Recently there has been an industry trend towards using the term 'meetings industry' to avoid confusion from the acronym.[1] Other industry educators are recommending the use of "events industry" to be an umbrella term for the vast scope of the meeting and events and profession.

Most components of MICE are well understood, perhaps with the exception of incentives. Incentive tourism is usually undertaken as a type of employee reward by a company or institution for targets met or exceeded, or a job well done. Unlike the other types of MICE tourism, incentive tourism is usually conducted purely for entertainment, rather than professional or education purposes.[2] MICE events are usually centered on a theme or topic and are aimed at a professional, school, academic or trade organization or other special interest group.

  1. ^ "Definition of "MICE"". International Congress & Convention Association. Retrieved 2007-05-30.
  2. ^ "Society of Incentive & Travel Executives". Retrieved 2007-05-30.

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