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eTravel World at ITB Berlin: Call For Papers Enters The Final Phase

The stage is set for the eTravel World. Applicants have time until 31 October 2016 to secure a place on the podiums at the eTravel World. They are invited to submit their entries, case studies and examples of best practices …

Buyers of MICE & Luxury Travel from the most coveted markets converge

A dramatic 48% growth has been reported in the global luxury travel sector and global business travel spending is expected to reach USD 1.6 trillion by 2020.       WTO predicts within the next twenty years, the total outbound …

ITB Book Awards 2017 at Messe Berlin

Preparations for the ITB Book Awards 2017 are now under way. To whet appetites for this coming travel season, the event will open with an award for next year’s travel calendar featuring the best images, chosen as in previous years …

Concur President named featured speaker for Europe Business Travel Conference

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry – and German business travel buyer association VDR –announced that Ms Elena Donio, President of Concur, will be a featured speaker at GBTA Conference 2016 …

TCEB Introduces ‘Convention Day – The Essence of Fame’

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB is organising the ‘Convention Day’, in a new format for the first time to honour Thai associations winning bids for international conventions during October 2015 — September 2016, and to …

  • Vilnius Introduces a New City Development Agency: GO Vilnius

    Published on : Thursday, June 23, 2016

    The City of Vilnius is excited to announce the launch of GO Vilnius. Unveiled in May 2016, GO Vilnius is the city’s new development agency combining international investment, business development, and city marketing and tourism initiatives, including the work of …

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  • Largest-ever Korea MICE Expo Hosted in Incheon’s Futuristic Songdo District

    Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Korea’s business events and tourism offerings found a captive audience at this year’s Korea MICE Expo , the nation’s top business events trade show. Around 3,000 attended the 17th KME, held from June 9-10 at Songdo ConvensiA in Incheon’s ultramodern …

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  • Auckland Convention Bureau organises familiarisation tour for CINZ MEETINGS attendees

    Published on : Saturday, June 18, 2016

    Auckland Convention Bureau (ACB) helped 100 New Zealand and Australian buyers who are in town for CINZ MEETINGS 2016 this week to unfold the diversity Auckland offers as a business events destination.   The buyers spent the day with the …

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  • Experience Top-Notch Meetings At The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

    Published on : Thursday, March 17, 2016

    The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre recently became the first facility in Malaysia to install the 6500 ANSI Lumens laser technology projector as part of her RM3.1 million investment to upgrade the audio-visual (AV) capabilities in the venue’s 21 meeting rooms. …

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  • Singapore shines as MICE destination by hosting prominent medical congresses

    Published on : Wednesday, December 23, 2015

    Singapore will host several prominent medical congresses coming to Southeast Asia for the first time – two of these events are also making their Asian debuts.  These events are tipped to bring in approximately 16,000 visitors and some $34 million …

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  • Korea Tourism Organization celebrates Korean Night 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2015

    200 members of New Delhi’s travel trade and media converged at the Hyatt Regency hotel to celebrate South Korea at ‘Korean Night 2015’. The highlight of the event was a performance called Jump, which amalgamates martial arts with dance choreography …

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  • Asian incentive delegates to boost Sydney economy by A$113m

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres, announced that up to A$113 million of corporate incentive events have been secured by Business Events Sydney (BESydney) for 2016 and 2017. This follows the announcement that …

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  • ‘Exhibitors’ Package’ launched by Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence

    Published on : Wednesday, October 14, 2015

    Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residence, part of Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, has unveiled an exclusive ‘Exhibitors’ Package,’ offering 20% off Best Available Rate.     The property offers covenient access …

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  • Tourism Malaysia supports domestic tourism in MATTA Fair 2015

    Published on : Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    MATTA Fair® September 2015 again received support from Tourism Malaysia in promoting domestic tourism. The partnership is in line with the government’s aim to promote domestic tourism. It also creates marketing platform for industry players who engage specifically in domestic …

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  • LVCVA participated in the Fourth India Mission

    Published on : Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the official destination marketing organization of Southern Nevada, participated in the fourth Brand USA India Mission for travel trade. Beginning from September 7 to September 11, 2015 in Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi, …

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  • Madinat Jumeirah to launch world class event space in October 2015

    Published on : Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Madinat Jumeirah, the Arabian Resort of Dubai, will offer the largest hotel event space in the United Arab Emirates when the Fort Island expansion is completed in October 2015. Set over 1,750 square meters, the space has tripled in size …

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  • Yatra.com reveals Indians to continue holidaying despite falling rupee

    Published on : Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    A survey by Yatra.com, one of India’s leading online travel portals, brought forth the high spirits of Indian travellers despite the depreciating rupee. The survey showed that more than 60 per cent of Indians are eager to travel and remain …

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  • Sydney inspires innovative ideas in the global MICE industry

    Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2015

    Business Events Sydney (BESydney) and International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) have partnered with innovation, diversity and success expert Frans Johansson to deliver exclusive and tailored workshops to valued American association clients.     Held in New York on 26 …

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  • Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre joins coastal clean-up programme

    Published on : Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    As part of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s (the Centre) CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) agenda, 25 team members happily gave up their Saturday and headed for the beach, not to chill out and relax but to get their hands ‘dirty’ …

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  • New Zealand’s business tourism industry on show

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    New Zealand’s largest annual showcase for the business events industry gets underway in Auckland next week. MEETINGS 2015 run by Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) brings together hundreds of influential business event professionals for an industry extravaganza at Auckland’s …

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  • Melbourne Effect unveiled at IMEX Frankfurt

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau Karen Bolinger unveiled Melbourne’s new brand positioning for business events – The Melbourne Effect.   Speaking from IMEX in Frankfurt, Ms Bolinger said The Melbourne Effect was designed to encapsulate the city’s …

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  • Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau inks innovative partnership

    Published on : Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    STR Global, the leading provider of global hotel data, has partnered with the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau (KCVB), advocator of meetings, conferences and events in Kyoto, Japan, to share information with partner hotels in the market. “STR Global is …

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  • Singapore to host the 103rd Lions Clubs International Convention

    Published on : Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    Singapore has won the bid to host the Lions Clubs International (LCI) Convention 2020. The Lions Clubs Singapore will partner the Singapore Exhibition & Conventions Bureau (SECB), a group under the Singapore Tourism Board, to present one of the world’s …

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  • Australia’s Convention Bureaux Seek NEXTPractices

    Published on : Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) recently hosted a strategic-level workshop in Adelaide with AACB and its member bureaux to gather input for the DestinationNEXT scenario model and its phase 2 NEXTPractices.     The workshop, attended by convention bureaux CEO’s, …

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  • Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority conducts Travel Agents Seminar in Mumbai

    Published on : Tuesday, March 31, 2015

    MTPA-India and Air Mauritius organised a seminar for travel agents on 19th March at Ramada Plaza Palm Grove, Mumbai. Five Mauritian hotels also participated in the event.  The product presentation was conducted by Mr. Vivek Anand -Country Manager, MTPA India …

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