Prestige Resorts Opens Second Office

Prestige Resorts & Destinations, Ltd. announced the opening of its second
European sales office in Cologne, Germany. This move is aligned with
Prestige`s overall strategy of expanding into key European markets to
supplement the five existing sales offices in North America.

Hospitality professional Anne Biging has joined the Prestige team as
Managing Director—Germany. Biging is globally recognized for her skill
and professionalism within the European tourism industry.

“It seems a natural progression in my career to have joined Prestige
Resorts,” said Anne Biging. “I have always enjoyed the energy and endless
learning opportunities provided when working across cultural lines. I was
initially attracted to Prestige because it is such a high quality
international organization and my experience has overwhelmingly confirmed
the demand for Prestige`s services is strong within the German incentive,
corporate and third-party planner community. My clients are excited to
have one company capable of providing high-quality properties and DMC`s
around the globe, as well as serving as a site-selection resource.”

Prestige`s Vice President of International Sales & Marketing Wim Crabbe
noted Anne`s successes as a professional within the tourism industry the
last 20 years were especially important in the decision to bring her into
the Prestige team. “Anne has an extensive background in the industry and
experience in building and maintaining international relationships. She
established the first government appointed office for the Western
Australian Tourism Commission in Germany—an impressive undertaking.”

As a former journalist, Biging possesses an excellent publishing record
that includes numerous articles and travel guides. In addition to
establishing the Western Australian Tourism Commission office, she has
gained recognition for her skills while managing tourism representation
for Arizona, New Mexico and Pennsylvania in Germany.


“It is my intention to strengthen the Prestige brand in Germany while
providing planners with our leading edge services, said Biging. I am
optimistic 2004 will be a strong and successful year for the tourism
industry and Prestige Resorts.”

About Prestige Resorts & Destinations
Prestige Resorts & Destinations, Ltd. represents a portfolio of
distinctive, high-quality resorts and Destination Management Companies in
41 countries around the globe. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Prestige is a
total site-selection resource in the conference, meeting and incentive
group planning process. Prestige professionals have in-depth knowledge of
destination opportunities available and strive to help meeting planners
realize truly unique events in outstanding destinations. For more
information about Prestige Resorts & Destinations visit or call 877.825.0106.