The newly-opened The Tent at Boracay Newcoast – previously known as the Boracay Newcoast Convention Center – is focused on winning more local and national business events, with the eventual target of expanding its reach to international events at a later time.
Cleofe Albiso, managing director of Megaworld Hotels and Resorts, which operates The Tent, told TTGmice that there currently better investment potential in garnering local and national business event wins, due to convenient domestic flight options.
“So far, we have been successful (in winning) some government events. At the moment, we have a growing list of more than a dozen events in the pipeline from different segments, with an estimated 100 to 300 attendees per event,” Albiso shared.
She added that current interest stems from Philippine-based associations and organisations, as well as large social events of between 150 to 250 people.
The Tent at Boracay Newcoast is fully air-conditioned and equipped with a backup electric power supply, stable Wi-Fi connection, video screens and motorised projector screens with sound system, and its own service kitchen. In total, it can hold a maximum of 800 attendees.
The venue’s opening in late July was timed with the three-day leadership conference staged by Megaworld Hotels and Resorts for about 100 leaders from different parts of the Philippines
Albiso added that the Boracay Newcoast township also offers 1,000 available rooms, where delegates can extend stay, as well as bring their families and friends along for their business trips.
“(There is a wide range of) recreational activities available, and Boracay’s natural topography will give MICE attendees a different meeting experience in a tropical paradise,” Albiso noted.