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MICEBTN - August-September • Page 25 Debbie Mayo-Smith is one of Australia’s most- sought-after motivational speakers and trainers. Debbie gives speeches, seminars and trains on technology and personal productivity. Sign up for her quick tip newsletter here. http:// debbiespeaks.com/ newsletter/newsletter- sign-up/ To have Debbie speak at your next event or train your team, call 64 27 575 5359 or visit her at www.debbiespeaks.com having all their busi- ness development managers in front of clients for a few days – if it saves x number of travel days around the country? • What are the sav- ings of having their brands in front of their prospects as opposed to advertising in the newspaper, magazines or on line for a year? • What is the value of having their name, logo advertised by you to delegates leading up to the conference for x number of months? Seoul out to lift tourism Seoul out to lift tourism SEOUL, Korea is ramping up efforts to improve tourism numbers. The Seoul Tourism Organisation (STO) - which transitioned from public-pri- vate partnership into a wholly government-funded foundation earlier this year - has new branding - ‘Value tourism, together with Seoul’ - aimed at increasing the value of tourism for Seoul citizens as well as international visitors. New projects include a Discover Seoul Pass for locals, lifelong tourism educa- tion opportunities for Seoul residents and a 24/7 tourist complaint centre. These projects are designed to ensure that visitors, the local community, and the tourism industry experience mutual growth and benefits. STO officials vowed to improve the quality of life of ‘Tourism Citizens’, a term the organisation recently coined that refers to not only international tourists but also local residents and Koreans from other regions visiting Seoul. The program is based on consumer and tourism industry feedback. Jaesung Rhee, who leads the new group said: “The STO plans to create more opportunities to share its projects, direction, and status and listen to the opin- ions of residents, visitors and tourism industry.” 66th Perth Festival will run February 8-March 3 THE LONGEST-running international arts festival in the southern hemi- sphere, the Perth Festival, will return to Perth, Western Australia, 08 Febru- ary through to 03 March 2019 for the 66th year. The Festival will officially open with a free event to launch Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak. This light and sound production will showcase iconic Kings Park. The nocturnal walk-through expe- rience is exclusive to Perth and was a highlight of the 2017 Festival. Three other major events feature in the 2019 program: Vietnamese bamboo circus show Lang Toi, the physical theatre piece The Great Tamer and the Australian premiere of The Magic Flute, from Komische Opera Berlin, directed by Barrie Kosky and presented with the West Australian Opera and West Australi- an Symphony Orchestra. The next Festival will feature hun- dreds of artists and events across the city. The full program will be an- nounced on November 1, 2018.