The manager of China Beijing Youth Travel Service MICE Center, Lu Ke, says that BYTS has rich experience in business travel, inbound and outbound travel, as well as MICE.
According to Lu, Changsha is a very charming city as a MICE destination in China. Besides rich tourism resources, it also has Hunan cuisine, which is definitely a paradise for those who favor spicy food. Lu believes that Changsha's hotel room rates are still in a middle level, and will probably rise up in the future with the development of tourism resources and the improvement of facilities.
Changsha is expected to see more and more international brand hotels, says Lu. And along with these hotels there will be high quality service, which is helpful to large-scale MICE activities. Compared to Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Beijing, Changsha is a more novel city to people. In recent years pharmaceutical manufacturers have been very interested in holding their meetings in Changsha.
A hotel reflects the strength of the hotel management group, states Lu, and that is the reason he puts it first in his checklist when choosing a hotel for clients. In addition, hotel room size, when established, the level of maintenance, the size of meeting rooms, and levels and heights, are all aspects to be investigated. Sheraton Changsha Hotel has a good location, surroundings, and facilities, as well as quality service, and Lu says it would be his first choice in Changsha for activities in the future.
Lu recommends Changsha's food, Yue Lu Academy Institute, and Hunan Provincial Museum to business travelers to the city.