Archive for June 11th, 2012

TOURISM VANCOUVER’S NEW ENERGY SPECIALIST BELIEVED TO BE A FIRST AMONG DESTINATION MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONS

| June 11, 2012

Vancouver, BC (June 11, 2012): Tourism Vancouver’s recent appointment of a tourism energy specialist is believed to be a worldwide first among destination marketing and management organizations. The role was made possible through sponsorship from BC Hydro with the mandate to guide member hotels, restaurants and attractions in energy efficiency and conservation initiatives. The new [...]

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170 top EHL students compete for the winning strategy in the EHL/UNWTO Silk Road Think Tank

| June 11, 2012

At the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)/UNWTO Silk Road Think Tank, 170 future hospitality leaders presented innovative strategies for how ten UNWTO Member States can maximize their positioning as Silk Road destinations (Lausanne, Switzerland, 4 June 2012). A panel of judges consisting of EHL management, UNWTO officials and Member States representatives selected the three winning student [...]

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VIVID SYDNEY SHINES AS A BUSINESS EVENT BEACON

| June 11, 2012

On the eve of the final weekend of Vivid Sydney, the power of the festival as a business event anchor has been confirmed with Sydney securing the 9th Conference on Creativity and Cognition (C&C) to coincide with the event in 2013. Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner MP said the 2013 [...]

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ECM Annual conference in Zagreb: European Cities are up and looking east

| June 11, 2012

European Cities Marketing, the network of leading Tourist Offices and Conventions Bureaux in Europe are building BRIC into their forward strategy considering the opportunity they present for the leisure and meetings industry, starting with their annual conference on June 6-9 in host city Zagreb “BRIC markets – focus on Russia, India, China – an opportunity for [...]

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EIBTM TECHNOLOGY VILLAGE – THE SPECIALIST’S AREA FOR SUPPLIERS

| June 11, 2012
EIBTM TECHNOLOGY VILLAGE – THE SPECIALIST’S AREA FOR SUPPLIERS

Research confirms 78% of Hosted Buyers attending EIBTM, prioritise keeping up to date with the latest products and trends in the industry  Year on year, the Technology Village@EIBTM (www.eibtm.com/tech) has grown in size recognising the impact that the sector is having on the meetings industry and as a result, 2012 is expected to have the [...]

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Scandinavians create first sustainable index

| June 11, 2012

The Scandinavian Chapter of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) publishes the Scandinavian Destination Sustainability Index analyzing sustainability performance across 16 cities and 5 countries. Scandinavian cities are taking pioneer steps to advance their leadership in sustainable meetings but there is potential to improve and drive performance. This was the conclusion of the unique [...]

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The Institute of Travel and Meetings (ITM) has announced a partnership with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS).

| June 11, 2012

The agreement means members of both organisations will be offered discounted membership of the partner institute. CIPS and ITM will also offer a selection of one-day masterclasses covering both professional procurement techniques and travel-specific category expertise initially in the areas of airline, hotel, travel technology and travel service provision. Announcing the partnership at its annual [...]

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Lord’s Cricket Ground joins the HBAA – the voice of the conference and events industry

| June 11, 2012

Lord’s Cricket Ground has signed up to the Hotel Bookings Agents Association (HBAA). The internationally acclaimed “Home of Cricket” is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the world, and joins the HBAA, with the aim to market the Ground to the UK’s leading conference and event agents. Boasting some of the most revered [...]

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London Chamber of Commerce and Industry joins Lime Venue Portfolio

| June 11, 2012

Lime Venue Portfolio, the UK’s largest collection of unique, unusual and sporting venues has added London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to its ever expanding collection of unique venues. LCCI is a highly regarded meetings and events space in the heart of the City of London. The venue offers understated elegance and eight modern [...]

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Aegean Airlines launches direct scheduled flights from Athens to Tbilisi

| June 11, 2012

With the departure of A3 982, AEGEAN, the largest Greek carrier and a member of Star Alliance network, today inaugurated new direct service between Athens and Tbilisi, Georgia. AEGEAN will connect Athens to Tbilisi with 2 flights per week. Flight A3 982 will depart every Monday and Thursday from Athens International Airport at 00:25 and arrive [...]

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