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African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

| April 22, 2016
African tourism ministers convene in Côte d’Ivoire

Over three days (19-21 April) high-level tourism representatives from African countries, including 18 tourism ministers1, are convening in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to discuss the challenges of the sector and the priorities for the programme of work of UNWTO in the African continent. The event is held in parallel with the Sustainable Tourism Conference of the […]

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AEG Ogden Convention Centre Leader Recognised for Excellence

| April 22, 2016
AEG Ogden Convention Centre Leader Recognised for Excellence

Geoff Donaghy Receives IMEX Academy Award

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WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

| April 20, 2016
WTM Connect Asia lines up top Chinese Hosted Buyers

WTM Connect Asia is due to open its doors for the first time in 5 weeks, marking World Travel Market’s arrival in South East Asia. The ‘pod’ event will be taking place in Penang, known as the cultural melting pot of Malaysia.

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IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings industry around the world

| April 20, 2016
IMEX Group Sharing economy survey reveals differing views among meetings  industry around the world

• 35 per cent of meetings professionals would not use a sharing economy service for business • Uncertain quality and safety were found to be the major reasons why they are not being used • Nearly 45 per cent believe legislation, regulation, objections and taxation will slow or limit the expansion in many countries • […]

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London’s first naked food experience

| April 20, 2016
London’s first naked food experience

The makers of the hugely popular ABQ, the Breaking Bad-inspired cocktail bar, are pleased to bring you a new dining experience: The Bunyadi – London’s first naked restaurant.

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Το SETE Training και η Gastronomy Essentials υλοποιούν ένα μοναδικό διήμερο σεμινάριο ζαχαροπλαστικής, σε συνεργασία με την Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris!

| April 20, 2016
Το SETE Training και η Gastronomy Essentials υλοποιούν ένα μοναδικό διήμερο σεμινάριο ζαχαροπλαστικής, σε συνεργασία με την Ecole Ritz Escoffier Paris!

 Λίγες μέρες πριν την επαναλειτουργία του ξενοδοχείου Ritz Paris και της παγκοσμίου φήμης σχολή “Ecole Ritz Escofier”, ο Pastry Chef, Christophe Messina, επισκέπτεται την Αθήνα, στις 10 & 11 Μαΐου 2016 για ένα διήμερο σεμινάριο ζαχαροπλαστικής, το οποίο σηματοδοτεί την επανεμφάνιση της σχολής στην παγκόσμια τουριστική βιομηχανία.

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WPCOA Member Jan Tonkin Elected to IAPCO Presidency

| April 20, 2016
WPCOA Member Jan Tonkin Elected to IAPCO Presidency

Taipei: Jan Tonkin, managing director of Auckland-based The Conference Company, has been elected President of the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO). Ms. Tonkin was elected in February at IAPCO’s annual General Assembly in Cape Town, and takes over from outgoing President Michel Neijmann for a two-year term.

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IMEX Association Day is all very relevant for delegates

| April 19, 2016
IMEX Association Day is all very relevant for delegates

More than 300 association executives from 30 countries gathered at the Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel to discuss this key issue with experts and their peers.

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Cvent Enters into Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Vista Equity Partners for $1.65 Billion

| April 19, 2016

Vista Equity Partners to acquire all outstanding Cvent common stock for $36 per share

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Growing demand witnessed from International Buyers looking to expand business into Europe

| April 19, 2016
Growing demand witnessed from International Buyers looking to expand business into Europe

Spain ranked as the number one European destination among attending Hosted Buyers, followed by Germany, UK & Ireland, France, and Italy

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NSW Minister joins Sydney at IMEX Frankfurt to showcase best practice for aligning business events with government policies

| April 18, 2016

New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres MP, will by flying the Sydney flag at IMEX Frankfurt this year and sharing the importance of business events to a city’s and nation’s success.

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When social communication becomes synonymous with team building!

| April 18, 2016
When social communication becomes synonymous with team building!

AIM Group International organises virtual team building at Global Meetings Industry Day

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Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

| April 18, 2016
Third edition of Africa Travel Week draws to a close in Cape Town recording impressive growth

Three events, one week, one venue; this is what Africa Travel Week comprises of. A nexus for travel professionals across South Africa, the continent and the globe, and this year’s events exceeded all expectations.

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New Shakespeak App lets Shakespeare fans text like the Bard

| April 18, 2016
New Shakespeak App lets Shakespeare fans text like the Bard

VisitLondon.com and Swiftkey team up to celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy as part of Fans of London campaign Watch Famous actor Simon Callow surprise Shakespeare super fan on stage at The Globe

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London launches “cutting edge” campaign as delegates flock to the capital’s IMEX stand

| April 18, 2016
London launches “cutting edge” campaign as delegates flock to the capital’s IMEX stand

London is once again the most popular city stand at IMEX Frankfurt, with a total of 700 pre-booked appointments ahead of the show this week (19-21 April). The stand will be run by London & Partners, the official promotional company and convention bureau for the city. 

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Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history”

| April 18, 2016
Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) annual conference considered “largest site inspection in Vancouver’s history”

Vancouver – In January 2016, close to 4,000 meeting professionals and industry partners from around the world congregated in Vancouver for Convening Leaders, the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) annual professional development and networking conference. Vancouver’s hospitality industry pulled out all the stops. The post-event survey completed by attending delegates indicates the city’s stunning setting, state-of-the-art […]

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Extra Champions League Flights Scheduled For Real Madrid V Man City

| April 18, 2016

Ryanair announced that it has added an extra return flight from Manchester to Madrid for Man City fans to travel to the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Wednesday 4 May, after being inundated with requests from City fans.

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UK tourism hoping for social media shout-out during US President’s visit

| April 18, 2016
UK tourism hoping for social media shout-out during US President’s visit

Britain as a tourism destination will be in the global social media spotlight with the arrival of US President Barack Obama this week.

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Danish Maritime Forum 2015 saved €26,000 by working with sustainable meetings management

| April 18, 2016
Danish Maritime Forum 2015 saved €26,000 by working with sustainable meetings management

Key leaders gathered in Copenhagen last year for the second Danish Maritime Forum (DMF). Implemented tactics in the areas of sustainable food and beverage offer, responsible supply chain engagement, greenhouse gas emissions mitigation and waste reduction resulted in €26,000 of tracked savings for the event.

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To εκπαιδευτικό σεμινάριο IAPCO EDGE 2017 (Experts in Dynamic Global Education) στην Αθήνα!

| April 15, 2016

Ψήφος Εμπιστοσύνης στην Αθήνα για την οργάνωση του διεθνούς εκπαιδευτικού σεμιναρίου IAPCO EDGE τον Ιανουάριο του 2017

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4ο Ναυτικό Σαλόνι Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών, Πόρος 19-22 Μαΐου 2016

| April 14, 2016
4ο Ναυτικό Σαλόνι Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών, Πόρος 19-22 Μαΐου 2016

Στις φιλόξενες εγκαταστάσεις του Ν.Ο.Ε έλαβε χώρα χθες 13.4.2016, συνέντευξη τύπου του Ελληνικού Συνδέσμου Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών, του Δήμου και του Δημοτικού Λιμενικού Ταμείου Πόρου όπου ανακοινώθηκε η έναρξη του «4ου Ναυτικού Σαλονιού Παραδοσιακών Σκαφών» την 19η Μαΐου στο λιμάνι του Πόρου μέχρι και την 22α Μαΐου 2016. Παρευρέθηκαν δημοσιογράφοι και προσωπικότητες του ναυτιλιακού και καλλιτεχνικού […]

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IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

| April 13, 2016
IMEX Group supports Global Meetings Industry Day before its own global industry gathering

The IMEX Group is not only pledging its support for the first Global Meetings Industry Day on Thursday 14 April, its team has contributed to the Day’s anthem.

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Στην ανάπτυξη και προώθηση προϊόντων ιατρικού τουρισμού προχωρά το Υπουργείο Οικονομίας Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών και τις Περιφέρειες Πελοποννήσου και Δυτικής Ελλάδας

| April 13, 2016

Προγραμματική συμφωνία συνεργασίας για την υποστήριξη του σχεδιασμού και της υλοποίησης ενός θεσμικού και τεχνολογικού πλαισίου για την ανάπτυξη ιατρικών- τουριστικών προϊόντων σε εθνικό επίπεδο, υπέγραψαν η Αν. Υπουργός Οικονομίας Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά , η Πρύτανης του Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών κα Βενετσάνα Κυριαζοπούλου, ο Περιφερειάρχης Δυτικής Ελλάδος κ. Απόστολος Κατσιφάρας και ο Περιφερειάρχης […]

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AIPC Annual Conference Addresses Key Issues of Diversification and Adaptation

| April 13, 2016
AIPC Annual Conference Addresses Key Issues of Diversification and Adaptation

AIPC – the International Association of Convention Centres – has announced a 2016 Annual Conference program that focuses on today’s most urgent priority for centres worldwide – how to stimulate the kind of creativity, innovation and adaptation that help centres maintain competitiveness in a tough market. The Conference, which will take place July 3-6 in […]

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Η Ελληνική Διατροφολογική Εταιρεία συμμετέχει στο DYOForum

| April 13, 2016
Η Ελληνική Διατροφολογική Εταιρεία συμμετέχει στο DYOForum

Η Ελληνική Διατροφολογική Εταιρεία συμμετέχει, στο DYO Forum, με ημερίδα με επίκαιρα θέματα για τον χώρο της διατροφής και την συμβολή αυτών στην υγεία και την πρόληψη.

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Brähler Convention wins pitch to technical equip events of the luxury hotel chain Titanic Hotels

| April 13, 2016
Brähler Convention wins pitch to technical equip events of the luxury hotel chain Titanic Hotels

The Berlin hotels of the luxury hotel chain Titanic Hotels from now on trust in event technology of the experienced company Brähler ICS Konferenztechnik AG, which has been endowing customers with complete event and conference technology for almost 60 years.

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Passenger traffic at DXB tops 6.3 million in February

| April 13, 2016

Dubai, UAE – April 13, 2016 – Passenger traffic continued to grow steadily at Dubai International (DXB), with over 6.3 million passengers registered in February 2016.

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UK buyers to benefit from The Meetings Show’s flexible hosted buyer offering

| April 13, 2016
UK buyers to benefit from The Meetings Show’s flexible hosted buyer offering

The Meetings Show’s highly flexible semi-hosted buyer option is expected to increase in size as UK buyers, particularly those from Greater London with busy schedules, use it to guarantee that time out of the office meeting international and domestic suppliers is as productive and successful as possible. The semi-hosted buyer option, which includes on-site hospitality, […]

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Πρότυπο Αιγαιακό Υποβρύχιο Μουσείο Κέας

| April 13, 2016
Πρότυπο Αιγαιακό Υποβρύχιο Μουσείο Κέας

Ολοκληρώθηκε και κατατέθηκε την περασμένη εβδομάδα η πρόταση για την ένταξη στο χρηματοδοτικό πρόγραμμα Interreg V-A Ελλάδα-Κύπρος 2014-2020. Πρόκειται για ένα ευρωπαϊκό, διασυνοριακό πρόγραμμα που απαιτεί  την δημιουργία Δικτύου συνεργασίας φορέων της Ελλάδας και της Κύπρου. Στο Δίκτυο συμμετέχουν: Ο Δήμος Κέας σαν επικεφαλής εταίρος του σχήματος ( “Leader“). Το Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού (Εφορεία Εναλίων Αρχαιοτήτων). […]

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Four Crystal Lagoons to feature in US$250 million development in Egypt’s Sokhna mountains

| April 13, 2016
Four Crystal Lagoons to feature in US$250 million development in Egypt’s Sokhna mountains

Developer of patented mega-lagoon technology has teamed up with Egypt’s TatweerMisr to bring the world’s top amenity to the upcoming residential and tourism development IL Monte Galala-Sokhna

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TIME offers insight to Tomorrow’s World at ATM 2016

| April 13, 2016
TIME offers insight to Tomorrow’s World at ATM 2016

TIME Hotels underscores its status as a CSR leader with new digital platform award-winning initiatives inspire community action; latest venture sees the group teaming up with Etihad Airways to help fund schools for underprivileged children in Kenya

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International meetings community supports endangered orangutans in ICCA Congress destination

| April 12, 2016
International meetings community supports endangered orangutans in ICCA Congress destination

12 April 2016 ICCA members attending IMEX have the unique chance to make their own personal footprint in saving an endangered species by “adopting a Borneo Orang-Utan” at IMEX Frankfurt from 19th to 21st April 2016.

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ibtm America 2016 Knowledge Forum set to inspire attendees with discussion around the industry’s hottest topics

| April 12, 2016
ibtm America 2016 Knowledge Forum set to inspire attendees with discussion around the industry’s hottest topics

Subjects include Digital Security & Meetings Design

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Meeting & Incentive Forums sees record delegate number return to Dubai for expanded 2016 Europe Spring edition

| April 12, 2016
Meeting & Incentive Forums sees record delegate number return to Dubai for expanded 2016 Europe Spring edition

More than 600 international meeting industry professionals gathered in Dubai for the second year in a row due to wealth of business events products the emirate has to offer 

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WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

| April 12, 2016
WTM London to Mark 20 Years Of Responsible Tourism And 10 World Responsible Tourism Days

World Travel Market London 2016 will commemorate two key responsible tourism anniversaries; 20 years of responsible tourism and 10 years of World Responsible Tourism Days.

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Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896: Οι ιστορικές φωτογραφίες του Άλμπερτ Μάγιερ από τις συλλογές του Μουσείου Μπενάκη, με το βλέμμα της Εύας Νάθενα

| April 12, 2016
Ολυμπιακοί Αγώνες 1896: Οι ιστορικές φωτογραφίες του Άλμπερτ Μάγιερ από τις συλλογές του Μουσείου Μπενάκη, με το βλέμμα της Εύας Νάθενα

Το Μουσείο Μπενάκη, η Costa Navarino και ο Διεθνής Αερολιμένας Αθηνών ενώνουν τις δυνάμεις τους και παρουσιάζουν μια ξεχωριστή φωτογραφική έκθεση μέσα από την ιδιαίτερη ματιά της εικαστικού Εύας Νάθενα.

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”Speak Athenian. Be an Athenian.”

| April 11, 2016
”Speak Athenian. Be an Athenian.”

H βραβευμένη καμπάνια για την Αθήνα «ζωντανεύει» το 2016 στην πόλη και στο αεροδρόμιο!

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Dubai Business Events hosts two study mission in first quarter of 2016

| April 11, 2016
Dubai Business Events hosts two study mission in first quarter of 2016

With the aim to repeat last year’s success, Dubai Business Events kick started its annual programme of study missions and welcomed 85 guests from Europe in its first of many study missions scheduled throughout the year. From February 12-14, 70 meeting and incentive planners and a further 15 of Europe’s leading media experts from the […]

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Στο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki το Συνέδριο της Ελληνικής Ογκολογικής Ερευνητικής Ομάδας

| April 11, 2016
Στο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki το Συνέδριο της Ελληνικής Ογκολογικής Ερευνητικής Ομάδας

Με τη φιλοξενία Συνεδρίου της Ελληνικής Ογκολογικής Ερευνητικής Ομάδας (HORG) αποχαιρετά το μήνα Μάρτιο το ξενοδοχείο Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki, σε συνεργασία με το γραφείο διοργάνωσης SCEP (Scientific – Cultural Events and Publications).

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Σημαντικές συνεργασίες και πρωτοβουλίες της Χαλκιδικής στην Ιταλία

| April 11, 2016
Σημαντικές συνεργασίες και πρωτοβουλίες της Χαλκιδικής στην Ιταλία

Ο Τουριστικός Οργανισμός Χαλκιδικής, σε συνέχεια των Ιταλικών δημοσιογραφικών αποστολών που φιλοξένησε πέρσι, στο πλαίσιο της οργάνωσης προβολής του έτους Αριστοτέλη 2016 (2.400 χρόνια από τη γέννηση του) σε συνεργασία με τη RAI International και περιοδικό ARCHEO, καθώς και τη γαστρονομία της Χαλκιδικής σε συνεργασία με το περιοδικό Bell’europa, συνεχίζει δυναμικά τις δράσεις προβολής του […]

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