SUCCESSFUL MANNAMÓT TOURISM WORKSHOP
Today was a very social day for Gentle Giants when we attended the Natural Iceland Tourism Workshop Mannamót in Kópavogur, south Iceland. The name means "people coming together" and suits well for this event where around 270 tourism companies from rural areas of Iceland gather to present their businesses. GG team Stefán, Hanna Sigga and Daniel represented the company with great success.
During the day we met a steady flow of people from other tour operators, travel agencies, information centres, employees at hotels and guesthouses, government agencies, airline staff as well as tourism students, to mention a few who visited our booth.
We have taken part in Mannamót for several years. This is an annual event hosted by the regional marketing offices around the country as well as Eagle Air and a great promotional forum for tourism in Iceland's rural areas to establish connections between experts in the field. The purpose is to introduce rural companies to tourism providers around the country.
It was a very nice day with good atmosphere and a perfect opportunity for us to keep up old contacts and create new ones.
Our sales team is very busy at this time of year preparing for the upcoming season. Workshops such as Mannamót play an important role in the marketing activities. In two weeks Gentle Giants will be at the Icelandair Mid-Atlantic, a large annual tourism tradeshow in Reykjavík, which we are looking very much forward to.