Archive for November, 2011

Thai MICE to bounce back from floods before Q3/2012

| November 30, 2011
Thai MICE to bounce back from floods before Q3/2012

TCEB launches ‘Believe in Thailand – Thailand: Destination of “CHOICES” at EIBTM 2011, Europe’s largest meeting trade show Barcelona, 29 November 2011: Thailand is already beginning to recover from the recent floods that have impacted the country’s MICE industry. In order to ensure a strong and speedy recovery, the government is working closely with the private […]

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DESTINATION NSW ESTABLISHES IN INDIA

| November 29, 2011

Minister for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, today announced that Destination NSW is  opening an office in India, in recognition of the importance of the market for the State’s  tourism. This follows a 5 day trade and investment mission to Mumbai India by Premier Barry O’Farrell. “Establishing an on-the-ground tourism presence in India, will allow […]

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AIME 2012 visitor registrations now open

| November 29, 2011

29 November 2011: Visitor registrations have now opened for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2012, providing an affordable and beneficial networking opportunity for anyone involved in planning or booking business events and incentive trips. The 20th anniversary AIME will be held on 21-22 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in […]

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Melbourne to Host Largest Medical Event in Australia’s History

| November 29, 2011

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher today announced that Melbourne has secured the right to host the prestigious International AIDS Conference in 2014, the largest medical conference ever to be held in Australia. Ms Asher said the International AIDS Conference was one of the most significant and esteemed conferences in the world, and […]

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q.media and Congrex join forces in joint venture agreement for the Gulf region

| November 29, 2011

q.media (Qatar Media Services), the Middle East’s leading media agency and leading conference management company, Congrex have announced a major joint venture agreement. The new joint venture, which comes into effect immediately, calls for Congrex to develop and deliver conference services together with q.media globally. The signing follows on the heels of the successful delivery […]

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Business Events Sydney stakeholders go global and prepare for 2012

| November 27, 2011

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) welcomed over 80 industry stakeholders to its International Market Brief at Ivy’s Sun Room this week. This annual event is a forum for exchange where BESydney’s global team from Europe, Asia and the Americas discusses relevant market information and trends. Stakeholders also have the opportunity to share their updates in productive […]

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Louvre Hotels Group signs a partnership with Jin Jiang Inn Co., Ltd to promote the development of hotel tourism between France and China.

| November 27, 2011

This partnership involves the Campanile and Jin Jiang Inn groups’ 2- and 3-star hotel chains. It also comprises an exchange programme between the two groups, for sharing management experience and expertise. Paris, November 2011 – Louvre Hotels Group, the second largest hotel services group in Europe, today announced the official signing of a partnership with […]

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Aberdeen Convention Bureau to launch new marketing campaign at EITBM

| November 27, 2011

Aberdeen Convention Bureau is to use EIBTM as the launch pad for its new marketing campaign, which mirrors the city’s key strengths in areas such as energy, technology, research and culture. The Bureau is exhibiting at EIBTM (Stand G300) and will launch its ABERDEEN marketing campaign, which includes a new website, brochure and literature with […]

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Berlin’s Own Google Institute

| November 27, 2011

In Berlin the “Alexander von Humboldt Institute for

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Parthen Meeting Services presents: Edison

| November 27, 2011

This December, live at the EIBTM in Barcelona, Parthen Meeting Services will give a preview of its new online registration software called Edison. From the 29th of November until December 1st, you can drop by their stand (O280 & P240) and learn more about this online software package. Jaap Bakker, Managing Director at Parthen Meeting […]

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London Calling: Capital is Brits’ Favourite European Destination This Autumn

| November 27, 2011

Expedia.co.uk shares insider tips for autumn visits to the Big Smoke – Thanks to the buzz from the Royal nuptials and Olympics fever already gripping the nation, London is the Brits’ favourite European destination to visit this autumn. Insider top tips for visiting London Most people have been to London and seen the classic tourist […]

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‘It’s Liverpool’ at EIBTM

| November 25, 2011

ACC Liverpool, home to BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena, will promote destination Liverpool under the ‘It’s Liverpool’ brand to over 3000 European global meetings and events buyers next week at industry event, EIBTM.  The team will introduce a host of new sales and marketing initiatives along with a development update on the venue’s expansion […]

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Bocuse d’Or Europe

| November 25, 2011

Europe’s top cooking competition is back for more The 20 participating countries are now known! on 20 and 21 March 2012, at Horeca Life, in Brussels Last January, at Sirha in Lyon, France, the culinary world experienced a revolution: for the first time, Scandinavian nations walked off with the top three places in the world’s […]

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“Eurospine 2011: engaging 4000 participants with the latest networking technology”

| November 25, 2011

Milan, 25 November 2011:   Travelling from every corner of the world, 4.000 participants descended upon the pavilions of MICo, one of the leading European conference venues, during the month of October 2011.   Orthopaedic and neuro surgeons, neurologists, physiotherapists and other specialists came from 81 countries to attend EuroSpine 2011.  EuroSpine is an annual congress of […]

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ITTFA ADD SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS TO MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012

| November 24, 2011
ITTFA ADD SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS TO MEMBERSHIP FOR 2012

The International Tourism Trade Fairs Association (ITTFA) recently held its Annual General Meeting at The Travel Club in London where it agreed on a new set of all inclusive benefits for 2012 set to greatly enhance value for its members. Currently members benefit from representation of their fairs at all member events, media support via […]

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VOK DAMS Wins Seven EuBEA Awards

| November 24, 2011

VOK DAMS has won seven awards at the “European Best Event Awards 2011”. The agency for events and live-marketing was awarded for its creative ideas and implementation of the Škoda World Dealer Conference, the Geberit Top Meeting and the E-Plus Partnershop Conference. The European Best Event Award is an annual award dedicated to celebrate outstanding […]

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MCEC Director of Sales and Marketing elected to the Meetings & Events Australia National Board

| November 24, 2011

Director of Sales and Marketing, Anne Jamieson from the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) was elected to the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Board at their Annual General Meeting in Hobart on Tuesday 22 November. “After being elected to the MEA National Council last year, I am thrilled to have now been elected […]

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The first ‘Green key’ labels for accommodation in the Brussels Region are awarded

| November 24, 2011

There are increasing concerns about sustainability in tourism these days. The growing number of different ecolabels and other certificates run the risk of causing confusion among organisations who are considering labelling. To respond to the interest expressed by the hotel industry, as well as by other kinds of tourist establishments in the Brussels-Capital Region, Christos […]

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Almost a Century of the Centennial Hall

| November 24, 2011
Almost a Century of the Centennial Hall

Growing importance of Breslau, which aspires to become a significant centre of meetings and exhibitions, has determined the need of constructing a hall and exhibition areas facilitating promotion of local industry and recreation. The one hundredth anniversary of passing the “To My People” Proclamation by King Frederick William III of Prussia to call for fight […]

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Reed Travel Exhibitions launches World Travel Market Latin America

| November 23, 2011
Reed Travel Exhibitions launches World Travel Market Latin America

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), the leading provider of events in the global travel and tourism industry, is delighted to announce the launch of World Travel Market Latin America – the first global event for this increasingly important region for travel and tourism. The first World Travel Market Latin America will take place in São Paulo […]

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A Total of 16,661 People Visited NATURIVA ESQUI Y MONTAÑA

| November 23, 2011

The fair, which took place between 11th and 13th November, presented the ideas of some 161 companies and provided the setting for numerous activities aimed at enthusiasts of winter sports, climbing and active tourism Professionals from the world of skiing of the stature of Robert Puente, the well-known snowboarder, Fidel Alonso, and the climber and […]

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EFAPCO to kick-start 2012 with calls to Euro-Action

| November 23, 2011

The final programme for the 5 th EFAPCO Congress showcases the Federation’s most ambitious programme to date.  Organised by APECATE, the Portuguese Association of Congress, Outdoor Leisure and Cultural and Event Companies, the event is themed: “The World has Changed. Start Acting”. It is expected to bring delegates from the Federation’s 13 member countries, and […]

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THAI WINS ‘AIRLINE OF THE YEAR TO THE FAR EAST’

| November 23, 2011
THAI WINS ‘AIRLINE OF THE YEAR TO THE FAR EAST’

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) has won for the second year running ‘ Airline of the year to the Far East ’ in the 2011 Travel Agents Choice Awards at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) in ExCel, London. The important accolade, which is based solely on votes by UK travel agents, was presented to […]

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New Travel Money Cards from Thomson

| November 23, 2011

An Ideal Budgeting Tool  Thomson has launched a new suite of Travel Money Cards, including new Sterling and Australian Dollar products with versions in each currency.  The new pre-loaded currency cards join Thomson’s collection of Euro and US Dollar Travel Money Cards and can be used in exactly the same way to either purchase goods or withdraw cash while abroad. Thomson is expanding its Travel Money […]

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Aegean Airlines: Nine-Month 2011 Results

| November 23, 2011

Significant increase in international traffic – Rising revenue AEGEAN reports Nine-Month 2011 revenue of €537.4m, 15% higher compared to the respective period last year. Total passengers carried increased by 6% to 5.2m. Net result after taxes stands at €2.7m losses. It is noted that Nine-Month 2010 result of €8.4m losses was burdened by social contribution tax […]

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Geneva Convention Bureau and Congrex Switzerland sign partnership agreement

| November 23, 2011

The Geneva Convention Bureau (GCB) and the conference organiser Congrex Switzerland have signed a three-year partnership agreement. With direct membership, Congrex is continuing to pursue its market development strategy in a targeted manner. Over the past few years, Congrex has organised numerous congresses in Geneva and knows the region’s infrastructure extremely well. The city of […]

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First Choice Releases ‘Out Like a Light’ Infographic

| November 23, 2011

New infographic commissioned by First Choice explores the

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ACC Liverpool Delegate Card launched at London Showcase

| November 23, 2011

ACC Liverpool celebrated its 6th annual showcase event in London

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New Leadership for the Joint Meetings Industry Council

| November 22, 2011

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) today announced that Philippe Fournier, President of the International Association of PCO’s (IAPCO) and Managing Director for France, MCI Group, has assumed the Presidency of the Joint Meetings Industry Council. Fournier replaces Leigh Harry, Past President of ICCA, who led the Council for the past three years and recently […]

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NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE HOTEL MARTINEZ

| November 22, 2011
NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE HOTEL MARTINEZ

Barry Ivan White performs his Pop & Soul Show… Imagine a majestically-decorated setting for your New Year’s Eve… Imagine a gala dinner with an abundance of refined culinary delicacies prepared with the utmost care by our starred chef… Imagine a lively soirée orchestrated by a renowned artiste who is coming especially to France, to the […]

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EIBTM DELIVERS FIRST FULL SHOW EVENT APP

| November 22, 2011
EIBTM DELIVERS FIRST FULL SHOW EVENT APP

EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) have launched their first full show EIBTM Event APP, which has been designed to meet the individual needs of all EIBTM attendees. The APP will contain all exhibitor and show information, venue maps and floor plan, a guide to the city of Barcelona and direct links to all social media portals. The EIBTM […]

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One night, three globally revered museums, 400 guests, one seriously entertaining event!

| November 22, 2011

To celebrate the £28 million transformation of Exhibition Road, the Natural History Museum, Science Museum and the V&A joined forces last night, for the first time, to host a party at all three amazing venues. The one-off showcase event, aptly named StrictlySW7, took place yesterday, Monday 21st November, and saw the crème de la crème […]

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October Leisure Travel Continues to Climb Against Challenging Odds

| November 22, 2011

Global online bookings grew by +4.7%, reaching as high as +5.8% in North America NEW YORK, DALLAS, SCOTTSDALE and LONDON (November 22, 2011) – Leisure travel bookings continued to climb against challenging odds, increasing +4.7% globally in October according to data released today by Pegasus Solutions in the award-winning The Pegasus View. North America outpaced […]

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SARAWAK’S NEXT CONVENTION AMBASSADORS TO REPRESENT STATE AT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

| November 22, 2011

The winners of the International Association Convention Scholarship Award now in its third year, were announced by Dato Sri Dr Muhammad Leo Michael Toyad Abdullah, Chairman of the Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) at a press conference held at Four Points by Sheraton Kuching on the 17th of November 2011. Five scholarship awards, each valued at […]

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Increased demand for conventions in Copenhagen

| November 22, 2011

Good value for money; competitive prices; accessibility; and its green profile are among the reasons for the increasing demand for Copenhagen as a host city for international conventions, according to feedback from convention organisers who have chosen the Danish capital. “I was most impressed with the timely and accurate information I received.  Every time I […]

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Abu Dhabi hosted 1.3 million business travelers in 2011

| November 22, 2011
Abu Dhabi hosted 1.3 million business travelers in 2011

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 22 November 2011 – Business travel is set to be one of the key focuses of the 2012 Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), the region’s only event dedicated to the meetings and events industry to be held next March. GIBTM, a REED Travel Exhibitions event, is the largest gathering […]

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EIBTM SUSTAINABILITY DRIVING BUSINESS FOR ATTENDEES

| November 22, 2011
EIBTM SUSTAINABILITY DRIVING BUSINESS FOR ATTENDEES

EIBTM, (www.eibtm.com) the leading global event in the meetings and events industry have implemented numerous initiatives which will contribute towards the overall environmental conscience and business success for the industry whilst delivering an event which is approved by the British Standard for Sustainable Event Management accreditation (BS8901). Commenting on the initiatives, Reed Travel Exhibitions EIBTM […]

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Sheremetyevo is the world’s first to offer Skype registration for flights

| November 22, 2011

Sheremetyevo International Airport (16 November, 2011) became the world’s first to launch the service of registration for flights using the largest Internet telephony operator Skype. The service is implemented as part of a new standard of passenger service in Sheremetyevo which will further reduce air travelers’ time taken by airport formalities before flight. To use the new service, customers need to make a video call with Skype (login […]

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HSN, Inc. to Participate in Two Upcoming Investor Conferences

| November 22, 2011

 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov 21, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) — Interactive multichannel retailer HSN, Inc. HSNI -1.28% announced that the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Mindy Grossman, and Chief Financial Officer, Judy Schmeling, will participate in the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York City, on Monday, December 5, 2011 at 8:30 am ET. The format of […]

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Check-in service via Skype

| November 22, 2011
Check-in service via Skype

Estonian Air is among the first airlines in the world that will offer in cooperation with Moscow Sheremetyevo airport check-in service via Skype video call. The new sevice is currently in the testing stage. The Internet-based video call service enables passengers to call from their Skype account, whether being home or office, to Moscow Sheremetyevo airport […]

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