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Brain benefits and battling giants – busy, lively, interactive education #IMEX15

| May 21, 2015
Brain benefits and battling giants – busy, lively, interactive education #IMEX15

The brain benefits of slow meetings were discussed in a lively session led by renowned industry experts Amy Spatrisano and Janet Sperstad from Madison College at the Inspiration Hub today.

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Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) – Five years of frontline research and education on climate change in the Mediterranean region, at the epicentre of a successful Greek-Swedish collaboration

| May 21, 2015
Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) – Five years of frontline research and education on climate change in the Mediterranean region, at the epicentre of a successful Greek-Swedish collaboration

Athens – The research and educational work carried out by the Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) since 2010 were the main themes of a successful event that took place at the Academy of Athens today, May 18th. NEO is the result of the collaboration between Stockholm University, the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens […]

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IMEX buyers breakfast as Westminster venues come together

| May 20, 2015

Hosted buyers joined key London venues for breakfast at IMEX today to see how events can seamlessly come together in the heart of Westminster.

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Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

| May 20, 2015
Politicians learn how to attract more meetings business at IMEX Politicians Forum

“How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?” was the engaging theme that drew more than 120 participants including ministers, senior government representatives, policy makers and meetings industry leaders representing 34 destinations to the 13th IMEX Politicians Forum on Tuesday 19 May 2015.

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SITE GB hosts industry debate at Church House Conference Centre

| May 19, 2015

Incentive travel professionals gathered at Church House Conference Centre this week (Tuesday, May 12) to discuss the changing face of incentive travel and reward programmes.

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Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year”

| May 19, 2015
Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year”

Aegean’s Miles+Bonus program was awarded as the “Up and coming / Program of the year” in the geographical area of Europe-Africa, at the Freddie Awards 2015 ceremony, which was held on 30 April 2015 in Atlanta, USA. Every year, members of travel industry loyalty programs around the world participate in this vote. In this year’s […]

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Cologne improves its standing in international conference market ranking

| May 19, 2015

The cathedral city has significantly improved its position in the ICCA ranking — It offers optimal conditions for organizers and participants

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ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

| May 19, 2015
ICCA Regional HQ registers in Dubai Association Centre

ICCA has joined the pioneering ranks of international associations aiming to establish a stronger presence in the Middle East after today receiving the formal approval to register and establish an official presence in the Dubai Association Centre.

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PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

| May 14, 2015
PATA ATM 2015: Half a Billion International Visitor Arrivals and Still Growing Strong

BANGKOK, May 14, 2015 — International visitor arrivals into the Asia Pacific region exceeded 550 million during calendar year 2014, an annual increase of close to six percent.

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Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Announce New Partnership

| May 14, 2015
Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Announce New Partnership

DUBAI, U.A.E.,12 May 2015: Emirates and Heathrow have announced the launch of a new strategic partnership that will bring increased earning and redemption options for members of their customer loyalty programmes, Emirates Skywards and Heathrow Rewards.

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Sydney to shine at IMEX Frankfurt

| May 14, 2015

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) will bring a little Sydney sunshine to Europe, exhibiting alongside International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) and Business Events Australia at this year’s IMEX tradeshow, 19-21 May in Frankfurt.

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VisitBritain Welcomes new DCMS Appointments

| May 13, 2015
VisitBritain Welcomes new DCMS Appointments

VisitBritain’s Chief Executive, Sally Balcombe, comments on the appointment of new Secretary of State and DCMS minister.

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International star rating launches for conference, meeting and event venues

| May 13, 2015

The Venue Standard provides meetings and event buyers with a clear indication of the quality of both product and service offered by any given venue using the 1-5 star rating system that has become the standard in the hotel industry.

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Catalonia 2016 European Region of Gastronomy – Stakeholder Group Meeting

| May 11, 2015
Catalonia 2016 European Region of Gastronomy – Stakeholder Group Meeting

On Tuesday 5th May 2015, a first meeting of prominent stakeholders took place to discuss and share ideas for Catalonia’s year as European Region of Gastronomy in 2016.

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DWC propelled into world’s 20 busiest international cargo hubs

| May 11, 2015

Cargo volumes rise 177.3 per cent to 213,006 tonnes in Q1 2015 Dubai, UAE – May 11, 2015 – Cargo volumes at Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central continued to rise sharply in the first three months of 2015, propelling the airport into the world’s 20 busiest international cargo hubs for the first time*. […]

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ICS has invented a new historic dinner concept at the Danish National #Museum #eventprofs

| May 11, 2015
ICS has invented a new historic dinner concept at the Danish National #Museum #eventprofs

ICS has developed a Murder Mystery – exclusively for your group: A brilliant murderer, a clueless victim (who had it coming), a shrewd detective, a gang of unforgettable suspects. One hour of mystery and fun presented by professional actors in the antiquities collection and build into a story from our list of ready-to-go mysteries.

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Emirates launches second daily Airbus A380 service to Gatwick Airport

| April 17, 2015
Emirates launches second daily Airbus A380 service to Gatwick Airport

DUBAI, U.A.E., 16 April 2015: Emirates, a global connector of people, places and economies, has launched a second daily A380 service to London Gatwick Airport.

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Vienna: 2014 Second-Best Congress Year Ever

| April 17, 2015

VIENNA, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Vienna reported its second-best congress result ever for 2014: compared to 2013, there were increases in events, as well as in the resulting overnights and value-added, the final result just falling short of 2012’s record.

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Aeroflot Among Europe’s Top 5 Airlines for Revenue Seat Kilometres

| April 7, 2015

MOSCOW, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Aeroflot is among the top five European airlines for revenue seat kilometres (RSK) and rate of growth, according to Airline Business magazine’s 2014 review of global civil aviation.

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Dubai International remains world’s busiest A380 hub in 2014

| March 23, 2015

Data published in Dubai Airports’ latest yearbook published online today

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ACTE Names Tracy Greer As Regional Manager For Australasia

| March 18, 2015

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives has named Tracy Greer as its new manager for the Australasia region, effective 16 March. According to ACTE’s Executive Director Greeley Koch, Greer’s qualifications are perfectly suited for the association’s ambitious programs and fast-tracked membership growth in the Pacific Rim.

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DXB starts 2015 in top gear

| March 2, 2015

Monthly traffic boosted by Dubai Shopping Festival, holiday season

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ITB Berlin Convention: obtaining, contributing and sharing knowledge

| February 25, 2015

New information and expert knowledge from leading speakers representing industry, science and politics – focus on the sharing economy at this year’s convention – admission is free for trade visitors

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ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter appoints Conference Partners as association secretariat ahead of annual debate in Brighton

| February 25, 2015
ICCA UK & Ireland Chapter appoints Conference Partners as association secretariat ahead of annual debate in Brighton

Conference Partners has been appointed by the UK and Ireland Chapter of ICCA, the International Congress and Convention Association, to act as secretariat.

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Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Catalyst for the Sultanate’s focus on Business Events

| February 24, 2015

Muscat, 24th February 2015 – The Sultanate of Oman is enjoying record visitation from Australia and New Zealand due to its positioning as a multifaceted destination with serious delegate appeal. This interest is being propelled by the new world-class Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre opening in 2016.

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Kent Event Centre invests £150k in campsite development for corporate events

| February 17, 2015
Kent Event Centre invests £150k in campsite development for corporate events

Kent Event Centre today announces the launch of a £150k campsite facility, available for corporate events such as teambuilding and residential conferences.

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World of DMCs Expands its Global Reach with 4 New Members on 3 Continents

| February 16, 2015

London, 16th February, 2015 World of DMCs, the global network of DMCs are delighted to announce the signing up of 4 more DMCs in 2015. Metropolis DMC (France), Inbound Services (Germany), Grosvenor Tours (South Africa) and Spotlight Events (California) have all joined the ranks since the beginning of the year.

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British Airways: More Pre-Order Meals For Customers

| February 12, 2015

British Airways is extending the number of routes on which customers can pre-order their meals to 21. The service allows customers in First, Club World and World Traveller Plus the option to choose their meals before travel to guarantee their first choice of main course.

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Van Gogh’s time in Brussels has not been forgotten!

| February 11, 2015

In his journey through the Lowlands, as far as the Borinage, Van Gogh spent a short yet important time in Brussels. Not many people know about this period, but it is now the subject of a tourist information post, installed and unveiled today in the Place Sainte-Catherine, right in the middle of the European capital.

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TUI shareholders confirm dividend of 0.33 euros per share

| February 10, 2015

All agenda items approved by large majorities

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European Cities Marketing Future Leaders Scholarship Award 2015, “and the winner is…”

| February 10, 2015
European Cities Marketing Future Leaders Scholarship Award 2015, “and the winner is…”

For the second year in a row, European Cities Marketing, in association with MODUL University Vienna, organized for its members a friendly competition based on best practices.

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Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection

| February 10, 2015
Former head of UNICEF to chair the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection

UNWTO is pleased to announce that Carol Bellamy, former Executive Director of UNICEF (1995-2005), is the new chair of the UNWTO World Tourism Network on Child Protection. Ms. Bellamy starts her tenure at the Network’s 30th meeting in connection with ITB Berlin in March 2015, where the Network’s agenda for the coming year will be […]

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New TUI Group delivers a good start to the financial year 2014/15

| February 10, 2015

Core themes for future profitable growth defined

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ITB Career World: the stepping stone to job success

| February 6, 2015
ITB Career World: the stepping stone to job success

ITB Berlin provides a forum for job-seekers and personnel managers of major tourism companies – big supporting programme featuring panel discussions and papers – careers advisory service and tips for job applicants – powered by AHGZ & fvw

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Middle East & North Africa: Tourism adapts to challenges and gains new momentum

| February 5, 2015
Middle East & North Africa: Tourism adapts to challenges and gains new momentum

The tourism sector in the Middle East and North Africa has been largely able to adapt and recover in recent times and even bounce back over the past year.

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Icelandair Guarantee You See the Northern Lights With the Launch of New Aurora Borealis Plane

| February 5, 2015

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Icelandair delivers the ethereal and elusive magic of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) to passengers worldwide with the Hekla Aurora plane.

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Gay and Lesbian Travel a booming segment at ITB Berlin 2015

| February 5, 2015
Gay and Lesbian Travel a booming segment at ITB Berlin 2015

The Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion, the world’s largest LGBT platform, welcomes new exhibitors – discussion round at the ITB Berlin Convention on the prospects for LGBT social media campaigns – a cult event: the ITB TomOnTour Party on 4 March 2015

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Dubai Business Events partners with the Meetology® Group to deliver enhanced experience at international FAM trips

| February 5, 2015
Dubai Business Events partners with the Meetology® Group to deliver enhanced experience at international FAM trips

The Meetology ® Group, the experts in interpersonal communications, today announces that it has been appointed by Dubai Business Events – the Official Convention Bureau (DBE) and a division of Dubai Tourism, to help create the optimum networking environment for buyers and media attending its forthcoming international FAM events throughout 2015.

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WTM Africa 2015 signs new exhibitors from across the continent

| February 5, 2015
WTM Africa 2015 signs new exhibitors from across the continent

WTM Africa 2015 has signed up a number of new exhibitors from across the continent to cement its position as the event which promotes Africa to the world and brings the world to Africa.

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Pacific World expands into the Philippines

| February 4, 2015

Increasing support in the leading emerging destination in Asia

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