MICE Conversations: a podcast for the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences and Events industry
#7: 'MICE Conversations' - Rannveig Snorradottir, Obeo Travel DMC Iceland and Namibia
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'MICE Conversations'. In this episode we talk with Rannveig Snorradottir, Managing Director, Obeo Travel DMC, who is based between Iceland and Namibia. Obeo Travel is a DMC for both Namibia and Iceland. Prior to establishing Obeo Travel DMC 13 years ago Rannveig worked for Qatar Airways in Norway and also Tumlare DMC in London. Rannveig was born in Iceland but grew up in Namibia.
More about Rannveig Snorradottir and Obeo Travel.
This interview was recorded Monday April 19th 2021.
This pocast is also available as a video, on the TravelMedia.ie YouTube channel.
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00:00 - Intro and Rannveig's background in travel.
02:00 - How is Iceland today, protocols, restrictions, vaccinations etc?
03:15 - Closed boarders and quarantine hotels?
05:45 - Over-tourism pre-COVID and preparedness going forward.
08:40 - Roadmaps. Government and industry working together.
11:55 - MICE demand. Wait and see. Winter not summer. Safe places.
13:33 - Safe travel. Remote travel.
15:05 - Namibia. Wide open. Low numbers. A safe place. Everything is open. One test.
19:18 - Namibia. Great opportunity. Under the radar. Groups/events are already back.
20:53 - Incentive travel in Namibia.
21:35 - The remainder of 2021, Iceland or Namibia?
22:57 - Outro. Contact details. Thank you and an urupting volcano (May 2021).
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