Schlaraffeninsel und Kinderbastelstuben

Im Dezember 2013 lassen die Isola dei Pescatori im Lago Maggiore und die Stadt Omegna am Lago d’Orta die Herzen vieler Bambini höher schlagen

Unter dem Zepter der kinderlieben, himmelblauen Fee Fata Azzurra verwandeln sich der Lago Maggiore und der Lago d’Orta an den drei Dezemberwochenenden 07./08., 14./15. und 21./22. in zwei magische Orte, in zwei verzauberte Seen – in zwei Laghi Fatati. Während die Isola dei Pescatori im Lago Maggiore zu einer Schlaraffeninsel wird, die ihre kleinen und großen Besucher mit einer tollen Dekoration, kunterbunten Spielstationen und leckeren Kindermenüs in den Bann zieht, entsteht in Omegna am Lago d’Orta eine riesige Bastel- und Meisterwerkstatt, in der die Gäste hautnah mit der Geschichte des lokalen Kunsthandwerks in Berührung kommen und auch selbst kreativ tätig werden können. Eine Fahrt im Weihnachtsschlitten über den See krönt den Rundgang durch die Altstadt.

Wer an einem der besagten Adventswochenenden zur Fischerinsel im Borromäischen Golf im Lago Maggiore übersetzen möchte, erhält vorab alle notwendigen Informationen und Fahrkarten am „magischen“ Infostand auf Stresas Piazza Marconi direkt am Pier. Zwischen 09.45 und 15.45 Uhr fährt dann jede Stunde ein Motorboot zur Schlaraffeninsel hinüber. Auf der Isola dei Balocchi angekommen, werden die Besucher von der Fata Azzurra in Empfang genommen, die den Kindern auf einem Rundgang über die Insel die einzelnen Attraktionen zeigt. Während riesige Zuckerstangen und Lutscher aus Plastik die farbenfrohe Ausstattung bilden, laden mehrere über die Insel verteilte Schokofontänen zum wirklichen Naschen ein. Die hiesigen Restaurants bieten spezielle Kindermenüs an, selbstverständlich können sich hier auch die Erwachsenen gütlich tun. Was die einzelnen Programmpunkte anbelangt, so gibt es nebeneiner (Vor-)Leseecke und einem Entspannungs-Malraum insgesamt drei Spielstationen. Animateure aus dem Rodari-Park in Omegna moderieren dort verschiedene Tätigkeiten, bei denen Kinder ihre Fantasie und ihre Geschicklichkeit unter Beweis stellen können. Zurück an Land in Stresa lohnt ein Abstecher ins Hotel Milan au Lac, das an den jeweiligen Wochenenden insgesamt 500 Pinocchio-Figuren aus der ganzen Welt ausstellen wird, die von einem privaten Sammler stammen.

Die Fata Azzurra wird übrigens auch in der Stadt Omegna am Lago d’Orta am 07./08., 14./15. und 21./22. Dezember zugegen sein. Stündlich, jeweils zwischen 10.30 und 16.30 Uhr wird sie Familien auf einen Spaziergang durch Omegnas Altstadt begleiten (Informationen vorab und Treffpunkt am „magischen“ Infostand auf der Piazza del Comune). Im historischen Stadtteil Quartiere Vaticano treffen die Besucher auf Werkstätten der Meisterklasse – Le Botteghe di Mastro Geppetto – in denen die einzelnen lokalen Kunsthandwerkstraditionen der Ossola-Täler anschaulich dargestellt und erläutert werden. Neben Schmieden, Steinmetzen und vielen weiteren sind hier vor allem auch die Tischler aus der Val Strona mit ihren berühmten Pinocchio-Figuren vertreten. Bei alledem geht es in den Botteghe di Mastro Geppetto jedoch nicht nur ums Zuhören und Zuschauen, sondern auch ums Selbermachen. Schließlich können Groß und Klein in den Bastel- und Meisterwerkstätten auch ihrem handwerklichen Geschick und Ideenreichtum freien Lauf lassen. Stärkung gibt es in Form von heißen Maronen, Verkaufsstände mit Kunsthandwerk sind ebenfalls aufgebaut. Den krönenden Abschluss stellt schließlich die Fahrt im Weihnachtsschlitten über den Lago d’Orta da – wofür eigens ein Schiff der Schifffahrtsgesellschaft Lago d’Orta aufwendig umdekoriert wird, mit einem Rentier als Gallionsfigur vorneweg…

Weitere Informationen zu den Preisen, Öffnungszeiten und Organisatoren der Laghi Fatati erhalten Sie
auf der offiziellen Homepage unter www.laghifatati.it.

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Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry hosts “Giro d’Italia delle donne che fanno impresa” 2013

In Stresa, the women’s Giro d’Italia is tinged with a hint of green:

LAGO MAGGIORE MEETING INDUSTRY HOSTS
“GIRO D’ITALIA DELLE DONNE CHE FANNO IMPRESA” 2013

Donne per la sostenibilità” (Women for sustainability) is the name that has been given to the third leg of the tour, which this year is dedicated to promoting the female side of tourism as a means for developing businesses and entrepreneurship in Italy.

Today, Thursday 14th November, Stresa plays host to the third leg of Giro d’Italia delle donne che fanno impresa, a tour of Italy promoted by Unioncamere in cooperation with the chambers of commerce and committees for the promotion of women’s entrepreneurship which started off in Naples on 6th November. This travelling show is designed to promote women’s entrepreneurship and provide an opportunity for shared reflection on the world of women’s business. The theme of the sixth edition of the tour is tourism and sectors that revolve around it such as handcrafts, Made in Italy, food and wine and social and responsible tourism, which is why the event is organised locally by the committees in cooperation with Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry.

The leg of the roadshow – designed to facilitate meetings and provide an opportunity to present ideas and exchange experiences – that will be held at the Regina Palace Hotel in Stresa is entitled “Donne per la sostenibilità” (Women for sustainability), as Lake Maggiore was the first place in Italy to set itself the objective of offering environmentally sustainable meetings and conferences. The women involved – business women and representatives of the territorial system – will therefore talk about sustainability, sharing their own experiences in relation to the subjects of tourism, social responsibility and food. Presentations and proposals designed to highlight the desire to encourage women’s entrepreneurship in tourism, responding effectively to the needs expressed by business women and women employed in this sector.

The event will give participants a chance to enjoy the attractions and opportunities that the destination has to offer and experience a taste of Green Meetings. The initiative takes place as part of an Italian-Swiss cross-border cooperation project entitled “Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry: Green Meeting by the blue waters’ lake”, which involves the tourism promotion agencies for the area encompassing Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Novara and the territory of Varese and Locarno. The aim of the project is to form a chain of operators that, observing a code of conduct drawn from international best practices, offer final clients an event created with respect for the environment. Partners involved are required to adhere to three principles: sustainable management of events; innovation and quality in the search for new solutions for the “green meeting” model; partnership, that is to say commitment to developing a network of products and professional services geared towards sustainability. Suppliers of the various services – from hotels to restaurants and transport providers – are asked to use local, zero-mile produce, avoid the use of disposable materials, take care to avoid waste and use materials made from FSC certified paper.

For more information about the Lago Maggiore region please visit the Lago Maggiore archive on the tmf newsroom.

Further information:
www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

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News Lake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps visitors to organise and experience vacations on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore in Italian and English.

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Susanne Hertenberger
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002 110

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry presents green meetings for European buyers

From October 10-13, a special educational aimed at European MICE operators was organized by the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola Chamber of Commerce, in close collaboration with Lago Maggiore Conference and linked to the Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry. This event allowed attendees to savor the beauty of the area and above all to experience first hand the opportunities this destination offers to the international meeting industry. In addition they enjoyed a ‘sample’ of the Green Meeting, which Lago Maggiore is able to offer as a conference destination.

The initiative is promoted as part of a cross-border cooperative project between Italy and Switzerland called “Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry: Green Meeting by the blue-waters’ lake” involving the tourism promotion associations of the area overlooking Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Novara and the territories of Varese and Locarno. The goal of the project is to form a chain of operators, adhering to a code of conduct based on international best practices, in order to ensure the end customer an environmentally friendly event. Three principles are held by all parties involved: sustainable event management; innovation and seeking new, quality solutions that adhere to the “green meeting” model; partnership or a commitment to develop a network of professional products and services geared to sustainability. Suppliers of the various services for the educational event – from hotels to restaurants to transportation – were asked to use local products procured at 0 km, avoid the use of disposable materials, and take care to avoid waste. Even the paper material used for the educational program was FSC-certified paper.

The sixteen buyers coming from France, Italy, Great Brittan, Germany and Switzerland were welcomed at the Grand Hotel des Isles Borromèes at Stresa on Thursday evening, while the presentation of the educational was held at the Hotel La Palma’s Sky Bar where dinner was also served. Over the following days the guests were able to discover how much the destination had to offer in terms of hospitality structures, many of which were 4 and 5 stars, as well as the multitude of services. In particular, Friday afternoon, after the workshop organized at Stresa’s Grand Hotel Bristol which included fifteen local operators (three convention bureaus, hotels, conference centers and DMC/agencies), it was they who offered the guests an utterly Italian experience: Marco Sacco, the star chef of Piccolo Lago restaurant – a eatery with 2 Michelin stars located on the enchanting Mergozzo Lake – held a cooking lesson focused on the preparation of a complete dinner that the guests were then able to taste.

The visit continued Saturday at Stresa’s Regina Palace Hotel, the Grand Hotel Dino, Baveno’s Hotel Splendid, Verbania-Pallanza’s Grand Hotel Majestic, and with a boat tour of the Palace and Gardens of Isola Bella. The day ended with a tasting of local wines from the Novara area accompanied by lake and pre-alpine specialties in a dinner at Isola dei Pescatori’s Belvedere restaurant. Sunday was spent on Lake Orta with a visit to the medieval village of San Giulio and concluded with a lunch at the Conca Azzurra restaurant, which features a panoramic view of the Rocca (or Castle) of Angera. Guests departing from Malpensa Airport also enjoyed an opportunity to visit the Volandia flight museum.

For more information about the Lago Maggiore region please visit the Lago Maggiore archive on the tmf newsroom.

Further information:
www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on Social-Media:

   

News Lake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps visitors to organise and experience vacations on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore in Italian and English.

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Susanne Hertenberger
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002 110

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry launches eventscout campaign in autumn 2013

Quality, hospitality, environmental and geographic diversity are some of the aspects that make Lago Maggiore, particularly the provinces of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Novara, Varese and Locarno, a favourite international destination. These characteristics combined with fantastic conference facilities make it a wonderful location for all kinds of events. Another great reason to plan a conference here is the region’s status as the first sustainable conference destination in Italy and Switzerland.

In September and October 2013 Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry (LMMI) invites three German event planners to explore the beautiful region around the Lago Maggiore on their own initiative. As a tmf eventscout the planners will each with a personal partner (friend, husband, wife…) travel to northern Italy and discover the cities of Varese, Verbania or Baveno/Stresa and the amazing nature, lakes and mountains around them.

The innovative scheme enables participants as a tmf eventscout to get to know certain places in the Lago Maggiore region on an individual, customised trip with a partner or friend. There are no intensive programmes or obligatory viewings – the planners can decide what is important for their groups and events. The selected planners get some vouchers or similar for food and transfers as well as five to six small tasks that the they need to complete during their stay (for example take pictures, send tweets or write down some impressions). Whilst they are there a contact person from the local Convention Bureau is allocated to support the participants and to answer any questions they may have. Flights and accommodation will be arranged and are of course paid for for the selected planners. Their travel partners will however have to pay for their flight themselves.

The Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry (LMMI) is primarily a conference destination situated in one of the most beautiful scenic destinations in Italy and Switzerland: the Lago Maggiore – a breathtaking natural basin of blue water encompassed by a ring of aweinspiring mountains.The LMMI is an Italian-Swiss partnership promoting the Lago Maggiore and its surroundings as one destination in the meetings and events market. The partnership is a cross-border project initiated by the Chambers of Commerce, ATL Lago Maggiore, local authorities, private operators, trade associations and Convention Bureaus from the provinces of Verbania, Novara, Varese and, on the Swiss side, Locarno.

For more information about the tmf eventscout program mentioned in this press release please visit the Lago Maggiore archive on the tmf newsroom or search on Twitter for #tmfeventscout.

Further information:
www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on Social-Media:

   

NewsLake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps visitors to organise and experience vacations on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore in Italian and English

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Susanne Hertenberger
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002 110

Italian journalists discover Lago Maggiore’s Green Meeting initiative

Thanks to the great efforts of the Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry (LMMI) the green meeting initiative of the Lago Maggiore region “Green Meetings by the blue-waters lake” is becoming more and more well known and established in the MICE sector. From 19th – 20th June a group of Italian journalists from publications focused on the conference business visited the region to get a taste of what the LMMI has to offer in this field.

The first press tour of the Lago Maggiore region in the framework of the area’s 2007-2013 Italian/ Swiss cross-border cooperation project “Green Meetings by the blue-waters lake” took place in June. Journalists from the publications “Quality Travel”, “The Travel News”, “Meeting e Congressi/Incentivare”, “E20/Nuova Comunicazione”, “BE-MA Editrice” and “Italia Convention” came to the region to discover the conference and meeting facilities available and meet some of the operators from the destination. Some of the venues that they visited were: the Grand Hotel Majestic, Grand Hotel Dino’s conference centre, the Regina Palace Hotel, the Grand Hotel Des Iles Borromees, the Hotel La Palma, the Castello dal Pozzo and finally the Ville Ponti Congress Centre. In between visits they were able to enjoy the area’s local produce and discuss the contents and actions of the Green Meeting project in greater detail.

Event planners on the look out for a conference that combines an elegant location, beautiful landscapes, exquisite taste and Italian ‘good living’ with efficient and environmentally friendly structures make the right choice with Lago Maggiore. They can chose from among 410 hotels (from three to five stars) with approximately 16,700 rooms and more than 50,000 seats in over 517 meeting rooms within the provinces of Varese, Novara, Verbano Cusio Ossola and Canton Ticino.

The initive “Green Meeting by the blue-waters’ lake”, financed by the European Community, is inspired by the values of sustainability. Its goal is to promote meetings and events with minimal environmental impact over the next three years. As a meeting destination Lago Maggiore intends to add value to and preserve the environmental quality of the region’s landscape, reduce consumption of non-renewable resources and implement environmentally friendly action plans. The project’s driver is the LMMI – a cross-border cooperation between Italian and Swiss tourism associations in the region.

For more information about the venues mentioned in this press release please visit the Lago Maggiore archive on the tmf newsroom or search on Twitter for #LagoMaggioreMeetingVenues

 

Further information:
www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on Social-Media:

   

NewsLake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps visitors to organise and experience vacations on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore in Italian and English

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Morwenna Severon
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002 104

Lago Maggiore, a meeting industry that unites sustainability and culture, joins the IMEX Green Team

When a destination offers clients not only good quality, a warm welcome and beautiful, diverse surroundings but also culture and sustainability, it becomes a sought-after location for high-level meetings and conferences. This is exactly what is happening in the Lago Maggiore region, particularly in the provinces of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and Novara, Varese and Locarno. 

The agency that is responsible for making Lago Maggiore a high quality, sustainable destination is the Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry. The association is the result of a cross-border cooperative project between Italy and Switzerland involving the area’s tourism associations. The aim of the initiative is to encourage the coordinated promotion of the territory’s conference facilities and to strengthen the region’s MICE sector by making conference resources available to the market via unified communication and an integrated, accessible system.

The Lago Maggiore Meeting Industy recently launched a programme inspired by the values of sustainability. The initive “Green Meeting by the blue-waters’ lake” is financed by the European Community. Its goal is to promote meetings and events with minimal environmental impact over the next three years. As a meeting destination Lago Maggiore intends to add value to and preserve the environmental quality of the region’s landscape, reduce consumption of non-renewable resources and implement environmentally friendly action plans.

This achievement has been recognised by the IMEX 2013 Green Team. This an initiative of the trade fair who have put together a team of destinations and companies dedicated to sustainability who have been selected to encourage and promote environmental and social responsibility in the meeting industry at the IMEX. The IMEX Green Team has committed itself to reducing stand waste produced and using only sustainable energy sources for the duration of the trade fair, an objective that is similar to that of the Lago Maggiore Green Meeting initiative.

The network of businesses that make up the Lago Maggiore Green Meeting initiative was formed a year ago. Each of these operators has committed itself to a green code of conduct based that guarantees clients an environmentally sustainable event. Event planners on the look out for a conference that combines an elegant location, beautiful landscapes, exquisite taste and Italian ‘good living’ with efficient and environmentally friendly structures make the right choice with Lago Maggiore. They can chose from among 410 hotels (from three to five stars) with approximately 16,700 rooms and more than 50,000 seats in over 517 meeting rooms.

The green code of conduct aims to make people more aware of environmentally friendly practices through training and workshops based on the following three principles: sustainable event management; innovation and quality; partnerships through working to develop a network of professional products and services geared towards sustainability. The code proposes concrete and measurable steps to reduce the environmental impact of service providers, event organisers, and participants.

Further information:
www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on Social-Media:

   

NewsLake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps organize and experience vacation on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore and comes in Italian and English

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Morwenna Severon
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002 104

The Gardens of Villa Taranto: Lago Maggiore’s floral delight

Created in 1931 by the passionate botanic Captain Neil Mc Eacharn, the Gardens of Villa Taranto are the floral attraction of Lake Maggiore “par excellence”. A visit to the gardens is one of the many great opportunities that the Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry can offer the Italian and international meeting industry as part of the cross-border initiative “Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry: Green Meeting by the blue-waters’ lake” between Italy and Switzerland. The project involves all of the tourism associations of the area overlooking Lake Maggiore, Lake Orta, Novara and the territories of Varese and Locarno.

A real work of art, in the spring, summer and autumn the Villa’s extraordinary gardens turn into colourful places that give thousands of visitors spectacular experiences each year.

The park is 16 hectares and houses 20.000 plants of particular botanical value and more than 80.000 blooming  specimens. Over 15.000 border plants cover the numerous flowerbeds.

Precious “natural paintings” are presented in the former porter’s lodge, a marvellous building in Eclectic style. Captain Neil McEacharn’s Herbarium Britannicum includes 43 display cabinets where visitors can admire species of flora, collected, classified and nomenclated in 1929 in England by Henry Cocker, the former head gardener of Villa Taranto:

Villa Taranto’s floral calendar 2013:

APRIL:6.000 Groundsels (Cineraria) and Slipperworts (Calceolaria) – Violets, Anemones,Primulas, Lilies of the valley. Thousands of naturalised Narcissi and Crocuses. Chinese and Japanese Magnolias, Forsythias, Chaenomeles, Viburnum, Daphne, Mimosas, Wistaria, Heathers. Rich collections of Camelias and Rhododendrons, Davidia involucrate and Japanese Cherry trees. 80,000 Dutch Tulips in bloom.

MAY: Tulips, Irises, Cinerarias and Calceolarias. Hundreds of Azaleas and large Paulownia trees. Rhododendron woods. Caesalpinia sepiaria, Kalmia latifolia, Syringa. Borders of Hemerocallis, Hosta, Heathers. Liriodendron tulipifera, Lilacs, Genistas. Indian Horse Chestnuts, Magnolias. Philadelphus, Styrax, Cornus florida rubra.

JUNE: Nelumbium Ponds, Victoria cruziana, Nymphaeas. Melia azedarach (sacred Indian tree). Rosa soulieana. Marvellous lilies, Oleanders. Thousands of Petunias. Callistemons (Australia). Ceanothuses, Lavender, Spiraea, Orange trees, Lemon trees, Cornus kousa.

JULY: Nelumbium Ponds (lotus), Victoria cruziana, Nympheas. 10,000 tubers of Canna indica, Gardenias. Thousands of Petunias and Sages, Hibiscus. Thousands of annual plants (Zinnia, Aster, Antirrhinum, Carnation, etc.) Magnolia grandiflora. Flowerbeds with Coreopsis, Dahlias, Portulaca, Lobelia, Campanula, Monarda. Multiannual Plants. Coffee and Cotton Trees, Tea Plants, Oleander. Over 300 varieties of Dahlias (End of July).

AUGUST: Nelumbium Ponds (lotus flower), Victoria cruziana, Nympheas. Koelreuteria paniculata, Lagerstroemia indica. Flowering of Tuberoses and Gladiolus, Petunias, Canna. Flowerbeds with herbaceous plants (Phlox, Helianthus, Hellenium, Rudbeckia, Solidago), Zinnias, Asters. Grand flowering of Hydrangeas (23 varieties) Hydrangea petiolaris, Hydrangea quercifolia. Exposition of over 300 varieties of Dahlias.

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: Nelumbium Ponds (lotus flower), Victoria cruziana, Nympheas. Marvellous autumnal colour shades: Lagerstroemia indica, Maple trees, Liquidambar, Cornus kousa, Enkianthus, Euonymus, Heathers, Hydrangeas, Petunias, Zinnias, Asters, Canna. Berry bushes with impressive colours (Callicarpa, Berberis, Cotoneaster, etc). Winter Camelias (Camelia sasanqua). Exhibition of over 300 varieties of Dahlias.

Further information:
www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on Social-Media:

   

NewsLake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps organize and experience vacation on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore and comes in Italian and English

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Morwenna Severon
Raiffeisenstraße 8
97209 Veitshöchheim
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002 104
E-Mail: m.severon@piranha-pr.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting industry – an innovative system for meetings in one of Europe’s most welcoming and elegant destinations

The Lago Maggiore Meeting industry is a conference destination  with a great reputation.  Meeting planners can rely on the professional services of “Lago Maggiore Conference”, “Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau”, and the “Convention & Incentive Bureau” in Locarno and on a variety of top class hotels. The area’s conference venues, it’s beauty, leisure activities and cultural history are a winning combination for memorable events.

The rich natural and artistic beauty of the Lago Maggiore region are just two of many aspects that have contributed to the area’s great, long-standing reputation in the meetings sector. The area’s excellent conference venues offer a broad range of locations, high-quality services, and unrivalled hospitality facilities. In total Laggo Maggiore Meeting Industry boasts 394 hotels and 494 convention meeting rooms, with a total capacity of 49,551 seats. It is the first sustainable conference destination in Italy and the Alps offering environmentally friendly events under its Green Meeting initiative.

The Lago Maggiore Conference, Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau and Locarno’s Lago Maggiore Tourist Office work together to ensure the area remains a top venue for conferences and congresses. They encourage the coordinated promotion of conference locations across the territory and strengthen the MICE sector by offering unified communications and an integrated, accessible system for conference organisers and participants.

Lago Maggiore Conference  is a group of representative of the major hotel and conference facilitie s in the provinces of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and Novara, endorsed by the local Chamber of Commerce. In total there are 30 members belonging to the convention industry. This area boasts not only a charming landscape, it is also very close to Malpensa intercontinental airport and has a number of large, high-quality, good-value hotels. The maximum capacity that the area can accommodate is 1,200 participants. Many of the meeting rooms here are located in prestigious historic buildings creating a delightful atmosphere and great conference experience.

The Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau  was founded in 2003 as part of a collaborative project between the Chambers of Commerce and the Province of Varese. It currently has sixty members representing conference centers and various other locations including historic homes, hotels, and service providers. The area’s conference accommodation includes 5,000 beds and around 18,000 seats in over 200 conference rooms. Ville Ponti is the jewel of this area that overlooks the lake and is rich in historic parks and scenic beauty. A further plus point is the proximity of the region to both Milan and Malpensa airport.

Ascona- Locarno Lago Maggiore Tourist Office is responsible for promoting tourism on the swiss side of the lake. The region is a place where the mild climate and Mediterranean vegetation are intertwined with the intimacy of the valleys and the placid lake. The Office of the Convention & Incentive Bureau is the department that deals the organisation of any event. There are six conference facilities in the area that have a capacity of between 200 and 1,000 people. There are also 15 rooms for meetings and conferences that can accommodate from 30 to 300 people.


Further information:

www.illagomaggiore.com, http://lagomaggioremeetingindustry.wordpress.com

Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry on Social-Media:

       

NewsLake Maggiore Official App:
The Lake Maggiore App 1.0 is an interactive guide that helps organize and experience vacation on Lake Maggiore. It is available for free on the AppStore and comes in Italian and English

Press contact:
Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry

c/o piranha presse & pr GmbH
Morwenna Severon
Adams-Lehmann-Str. 56
80797 München
Tel: 0049 (0)931 9002
E-Mail: m.severon@piranha-pr.com