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11 Topics At First Corporate Travel World (CTW) China In Shanghai Revealed

Dec 16, 2014

The first instalment of Corporate Travel World (CTW) China will launch in Shanghai from April 14 to 16 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. Organised by TTG Events and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, China, the inaugural event will open with 11 tailored topics centered on Corporate Travel Fundamentals and Corporate Meetings & Events for the China market.

Together, the educational sessions will form a comprehensive knowledge suite that cover industry updates, trending issues, first-hand case studies and even supplier-perspective topics. The trending topics include Cost Saving approaches, Corporate Cards, China’s legal landscape, Travel Technology and Strategic...more >>

News from the Global Meetings Industry

Dynamic Speakers Engage with Full House of Participants at Successful 3rd PATAcademy-HCD

Dec 12, 2014

wenty-nine “rising star” travel professionals from 13 destinations gathered for the 3rd PATAcademy-HCD on December 2-4, 2014 at the PATA Engagement Hub in Bangkok. Under the theme “The Future of Tourism Technology”, participants learned about the vital role of technology and how it is an essential driving factor behind innovations that are affecting how we do business....more >>

Istanbul gearing up for second ACE of MICE Exhibition in February

Dec 12, 2014

From February 26-28, 2015, Istanbul will be hosting the second ACE of MICE Exhibition, and in the scope of this exhibition, the 'ACE of MICE Congress, Meeting and Event Awards' will additionally take place....more >>

The 38th CID-UNESCO World Dance Congress 2014 was held in Chiba, Japan - See more at:...

Dec 12, 2014

The 38th CID-UNESCO World Dance Congress 2014 was held at the Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture, from October 23rd to the 27th. 600 people attended, with 140 people coming from 25 countries abroad. - ...more >>

Local Associations Laud IT&CM Events’ First Association Day in Singapore

Dec 12, 2014

IT&CM Event’s first Association Day in Singapore, organised in collaboration with venue sponsor Suntec Singapore, successfully drew in over 30 industry professionals and executives hailing from various industries – AMCs, finance, energy, engineering, education, insurance and tourism....more >>

2015 Discover Thainess at International Luxury Travel Market 2014

Dec 12, 2014

he Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has announced the launch of the new global marketing and promotion campaign “2015 Discover Thainess” at the 13th International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), held during 1-4 December, 2014, at the Palais de Festivals et des Congres in Cannes, France....more >>

AIME takes home Best Exhibition award at Australian Event Awards (AEA)

Dec 09, 2014

AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) has been named the Best Exhibition in the annual Australian Event Awards (AEA) 2014, further cementing its standing as the leading business events industry exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere....more >>

Outstanding Thai boutique hotels conferred special awards

Dec 08, 2014

A total of 25 outstanding Thai boutique hotels were presented with awards at a glittering ceremony presided over by the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul....more >>

Accor Reaffirms Participation At IT&CM China 2015 For 4th Year Running

Dec 04, 2014

Accor’s continued participation at IT&CM China is attributed to the delivery of an excellent profile of buyers from all over the world and across China. Bobby Ong, Vice-President of Sales & Marketing – Greater China shared, “The IT&CM China platform allows us to build brand exposure for our new hotels. This is where we can secure new leads and businesses from the one-to-one appointments we have with these buyers.” ...more >>

Suvarnabhumi Airport enhance services to travellers new automatic taxi kiosks now open

Dec 04, 2014

Thailand’s main gateway, Suvarnabhumi Airport has launched the newly-installed automatic queue-card kiosks that aim to improve travellers’ access to taxi services, a move praised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) as helping to enhance the image of the kingdom as a welcoming tourist destination....more >>

PATA Foundation Generates Profound Interest at Gala Dinner

Dec 01, 2014

Over 300 delegates from around Asia Pacific and the tourism industry attended the PATA Foundation Gala Dinner at the Galaxy Macau....more >>

Emirates Scores an A380 Hat-trick

Dec 01, 2014

Emirates, a global connector of places, people and their passions is set to score a hat-trick next week as the airline prepares for the launch of three new A380 destinations in three days....more >>

EIBTM 2014 ends year on a high as business boom returns to the show floor, and a new show name for...

Nov 28, 2014

EIBTM closed last Thursday with over 15,500 (8% increase on 2013) industry professionals onsite for the three days of the show. ...more >>

Vienna Convention Bureau returns to ICCA Board of Directors

Nov 24, 2014

Ulrike von Arnold, Deputy Director of the Vienna Tourist Board's Vienna Convention Bureau (VCB), has been appointed 2nd Vice President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) with immediate effect. ...more >>

Fam Trip to update Meeting & Incentive product in Bangkok and Phuket for Australian Delegates

Nov 24, 2014

Ten Melbourne-based travel agents spent 5 days exploring and updated meetings and incentive products in Bangkok and Phuket. ...more >>

TAT plans road show to draw visitors from Jordan and Egypt

Nov 24, 2014

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is organising an Amazing Thailand Road Show to Jordan and Egypt from 24 to 26 November, bringing a delegation of eight selected Thai tourism product and service providers to discuss business with potential partners in the two markets....more >>

World Committee on Tourism Ethics praises initiatives on Accessible Tourism

Nov 24, 2014

The fourteenth meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics meeting in Rome, Italy (17-18 November 2014) commended the efforts of UNWTO and its partners to advance Accessible Tourism for All....more >>

GBTA and VDR Wrap Up Successful Berlin Conference with Record Attendance

Nov 24, 2014

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) – the voice of the global business travel industry and German business travel association VDR – concluded their highly successful joint event last week bringing together more than 850 delegates from more than 20 countries breaking all attendance records....more >>

MICE-Contact Career News: IAEE’s David DuBois Elected as 2015 Convention Industry Council Chair

Nov 24, 2014

The President & CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ (IAEE), David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Convention Industry Council (CIC), effective as of 1 November. ...more >>

MICE-Contact Career News: Dirk Baerts from Egencia to Represent Canada ACTE Board of Directors

Nov 24, 2014

Dirk Baerts, Managing Director, Egencia® Canada will begin a three-year term as Canada Region Board Member for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) on April 1, 2015. ...more >>

AIME Takes Home Best Exhibition Award at Australian Event Awards (AEA)

Nov 20, 2014

AIME (Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) has been named the Best Exhibition in the annual Australian Event Awards (AEA) 2014, further cementing its standing as the leading business events industry exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere....more >>