Frankfurt, 20 May 2013 After presentations from the two shortlisted destinations, Kuching in Sarawak, Malaysia, and the Czech Republic capital Prague, ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone on behalf of the ICCA Board of Directors today announced at the mid-year ICCA meeting held alongside IMEX,
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More than 450 distinguished guests attended a glamorous gala dinner at the prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, in the heart of the city, to celebrate the launch of the airline’s new daily service linking Washington, D.C., and the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi.
Positive regional GDP outlook triples corporate buyer attendance at business travel and meetings show – corporate hotels and meetings destinations upbeat
Research revealed at GIBTM, opened today by H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), forecasts surge in meeting volumes and budgets
Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings show hosts 70 new exhibitors, 265 expected key hosted buyers and 7,500 pre-scheduled onsite appointments as regional business travel surges
The UAE capital will host the third 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race stopover in December next year. The Authority, which brought the ‘Everest of Sailing’ to the Arabian Gulf for the first time in 2012 and is behind its return, has also confirmed its Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team will contest the 2014/15 campaign.
Building on the success of their strategic portfolio partnership with the Association for Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), GIBTM (www.gibtm.com) is set to deliver a series of education sessions, which are focused towards driving the global Business Travel sector forward in the region.
GIBTM 2013 (www.gibtm.com), the leading event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry in the GCC Region, has witnessed a substantial increase in European exhibitors signed up to take part in the show.
New survey reveals a rebound in market confidence while GIBTM exhibitors report strong 12-month prospects for key regional meetings destinations
Recent research conducted by Reed Travel Exhibitions has confirmed that 40% of Regional Hosted Buyers attending GIBTM (www.gibtm.com), the leading event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry in the GCC Region, have confirmed a direct interest in placing outbound business into Asia.
Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings show witnesses boost in bookings from new and existing exhibitors bullish about Middle East business prospects
For the first time, GIBTM (www.gibtm.com), the leading event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry in the GCC Region has invited Event Camp Middle East 2013 (#ECME13) to share its global education initiative and deliver a dynamic education programme as part of the event.
ABU DHABI, UAE, January 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Winning appeal of an iconic brand and a diverse family-friendly offering creates a double-barrelled pull for Indian tourists in the UAE
GIBTM TO DELIVER DEDICATED ASIA PAVILION AND NETWORKING EVENT TO MEET GROWING DEMAND FROM INTERNATIONAL BUYERS
Post show research following last year’s GIBTM (www.gibtm.com) confirmed that 46% of Hosted Buyers who attended GIBTM 2012, indicated that they were interested in placing business in Asia. As a result, GIBTM 2013 is to create a specialist exhibitor pavilion on the show floor, providing a dedicated area for exhibitors from the Asia Pacific region. [...]
Strategically-located business hotel offers unique amenities for the discerning traveller Abu Dhabi, November 19, 2012: Dusit International, a leading Asian hospitality group, has announced plans to open Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, its first property in the UAE capital, in the first quarter of 2013. Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, comprising 402 luxurious guest rooms and suites [...]
Viceroy Hotel Group and Etihad Guest, the loyalty program of Etihad Airways announced a new global partnership. Etihad Guest members are now able to earn Etihad Guest Miles on their total bill when staying at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi and Viceroy Maldives. The entire Viceroy portfolio of hotels will be included in the Etihad Guest portfolio of partners [...]
2nd October 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE Brussels Airport triumped as overall winner of the World Routes Awards 2012 which were formally announced last night at the Abu Dhabi Networking Evening which took place at the Yas Marina Circuit, home of the F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix racing circuit. “This is a wonderful recognition of the achievement [...]
Over 450 airline planners representing 250 airlines are now registered for the 18th World Route Development Forum which will take place from 29th September to 2nd October 2012 and is hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) and supported by official carrier Etihad Airways and Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. Twenty Three of the [...]
Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is Anantara’s newest retreat in the Middle East which blends a convenient urban location with an inspirational waterfront setting. Anantara’s third property in the UAE is located in Abu Dhabi city, and is part of an integrated marina, retail and residential destination, situated along a 1.2 km stretch of protected [...]
Abu Dhabi, UAE - 29 September 2012 to 2 October 2012 World Routes 2012 in Abu Dhabi. The 18th World Route Development Forum is the largest global event of its kind, determining the future of air services; while Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the most forward-looking, centrally located and easily [...]
Early Booking Rates Available until 15th July 2012 Building on the success of GIBTM 2012 – which saw exhibitor satisfaction levels at an all time high, GIBTM (www.gibtm.com), the Gulf Incentives, Meeting and Business Travel Exhibition, has received an increased number of early rebooking’s for next year’s show, which is set to take place in the [...]
By Tony Smyth Nestled in the grounds of the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the Westin Abu Dhabi Hotel is a luxury destination resort and focal point of a community that has been built in and around the sprawling fairways and greens of this championship course. Owned by Abu Dhabi-based development company, Tourism Development & Investment [...]
GIBTM facilitates further growth of regional meetings industry This year’s Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (www.gibtm.com) saw exhibitors and buyers universally describing the show as business-focused, highly successful and the best in its six-year history. High-quality appointments, enhanced show features and the new show format made this year’s edition outstanding. The rise in high-quality senior buyers [...]
Proper education in the local language will promote better understanding of the industry; further participation of UAE and Arab nationals will bring local and regional authenticity to events The success of the second day at the 6th Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), was highlighted by a well-attended first-of-its-kind free interactive Arabic session hosted [...]
Today’s Opening Ceremony marks the beginning of GIBTM 2012 (www.gibtm.com), the largest gathering of meetings industry professionals in the Middle East. The exhibition, which is taking place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from March 26-28th 2012, opened its doors to visitors this morning. His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture [...]
World’s Largest Indoor Theme Park Presents Compelling Corporate Offering Alongside Its Family-Friendly Attractions Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Event organisers are increasingly looking to define themselves through unique meeting and events venues according to the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi team, ahead of its participation at the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM) Exhibition in [...]
Sofitel Luxury Hotels continues its expansion in the Middle East and is pleased to announce the opening of its first property in Abu Dhabi and the group’s second property in the United Arab Emirates. Located at the eastern tip of Abu Dhabi’s Corniche, the hotel is situated within walking distance of the seafront and close [...]
Global Meetings Industry Research report indicates buyers looking at organising more events and increasing budgets for the region
The latest Global Meetings Industry Research report for the Gulf, Middle East and North African region, which was launched today at the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings exhibition (www.gibtm.com), pointed to buyers and event organisers looking at increasing the volume of events, with a large number also looking at increasing their budgets for the [...]
Photo courtesy of Yas Marina Circuit Tickets are on sale now for the 2012 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (November 2-4), with GCC citizens and residents again having the opportunity to take advantage of the 20 per cent early bird discount, until May 31. Race-goers are being offered a variety of seating and hospitality upgrades [...]
Education is focus for meetings professionals at Abu Dhabi event The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (www.gibtm.com) gets underway on 26th March and delegate numbers are already up from last year. With more than 2,500 attendees, 308 exhibitors from 34 countries and an increase in visitor pre-registration from last year, GIBTM is preparing for its most successful show [...]
Saudi Arabia leads regional Hosted Buyer attendance. With less than two weeks remaining until GIBTM – the leading event for the meetings, incentives and business travel industry in the Gulf Region (www.gibtm.com) – the organisers, Reed Travel Exhibitions, have announced that there will be 270 Hosted Buyers attending from countries across the globe with a [...]
Three hundred Hosted Buyers with high spending power are expected to attend GIBTM (www.gibtm.com), an indication of high-value business in light of figures, which showed that 44% of Hosted Buyers attending GIBTM 2011 had an annual meetings budget of more than m. An increase in global applications for the GIBTM Hosted Buyer Programme suggests it [...]
Hakkasan, the modern Chinese fine dining restaurant at Emirates Palace, scooped the prestigious ‘Restaurant of the Year’ gong at the 2012 Gourmet Stars Awards – the closing event of Gourmet Abu Dhabi, the emirate’s annual culinary festival. Having established a credible worldwide brand courtesy of affiliated restaurants in London’s Hanway Place, London Mayfair, Miami, Mumbai, [...]
For the first time in the region, the 6th Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), which runs from March 26-28 2012, will hold free-to-attend, interactive Arabic sessions for all attendees at the show; a significant milestone for the growing meetings and events industry in the Middle East. Recognising the growing strength of business [...]
Some of the worlds most influential industry leaders are preparing to converge in less than six weeks time at the highly anticipated 6th edition of GIBTM, the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition from 26-28 March. Experts will deliver a robust educational programme designed to stimulate interactive, focused delegate discussions and examine the industry’s [...]
Abu Dhabi is readying to host the biggest convention yet seen by the city, with over 10,000 delegates attending theWorld Ophthalmology Congress® 2012 (WOC2012). The prevention and treatment of diabetes-related blindness and cataracts will be key topics at WOC2012, being held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), February 16-20.
The largest edition of ADTA’s annual Abu Dhabi Ambassador Programme – which has now entered its fifth year – is underway, bringing together 132 Emirati nationals, aged between 20 and 35, and representing some 50 public and private sector organisations – 34 of which are new to the programme. A key part of Abu Dhabi tourism industry’s [...]