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Second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference to convene in Samoa in October 2018

Aug 12, 2018

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in partnership with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) will organise the second Pacific Tourism Insights Conference (PTIC) in Apia, Samoa on October 3, 2018.

 

 

The event, generously hosted by the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA), brings together a dynamic and unique line up of international thought leaders recognised for their success and expertise in innovative and disruptive thinking.

“The first Pacific Tourism Insights Conference yielded a new era in the Pacific tourism conversation by...more >>

News from the Global Meetings Industry

ITE HCMC 2018: The Definitive Global Travel Event Not To Be Missed

Aug 10, 2018

Visitors and buyers will be spoilt for choice with a wide array of travel destinations and options from the exhibitors, which include the Department of Tourism for various Vietnamese provinces, National Tourism Organisations and Tourism Promotion Organisations from top travel destinations in Asia, as well as exhibitors from over 10 countries as far-flung as South Africa.

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Questex Travel Group’s Flagship MICE Event Getting a Name Change

Aug 05, 2018

Questex Travel Group announced today that it’s changing the name of the longtime flagship event Incentive Travel Exchange (ITE) to Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) to better convey the full breadth of suppliers who attend. The event will take place April 10-13, 2019 at The Grand Summit Hotel, A Rock Resort at Park City Mountain in Park City, UT, a new location for the brand, which was previously held in Las Vegas for the past 14 years. ...more >>

TCEB builds MICE Ecosystem at ‘TIME 2018’ to raise Meetings and Incentives sector

Aug 05, 2018

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization) or TCEB showcases MICE Ecosystem at the Thailand Incentive & Meeting Exchange 2018 (TIME 2018). Held in its third edition, this year’s TIME focuses on Long Haul MICE markets namely Europe, North America, and Oceania....more >>

Laying out a Sustainable Future for Urban Tourism

Aug 05, 2018

Urban tourism and its potential for more sustainable and inclusive cities will be the major focus of the 7th UNWTO Global Summit on Urban Tourism (16-19 September 2018) in Seoul, Republic of Korea. The Summit aims to set out a vision looking to 2030 for this rapidly-growing tourism segment....more >>

GBTA Announces Industry Consolidation Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

Aug 05, 2018

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today unveiled another Center Stage panel for the 50th anniversary of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego. This session is made possible by Festive Road....more >>

World Meetings Forum 2018 in Puerto Vallarta

Aug 05, 2018

From Dr. Abe Korn. USA Correspondent of MICE-Contact.

The World Meeting Forum, abbreviated as WMF2018, was recently held from July 17 to 19, 2018 at the Vidanta Convention Center in the Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico. The trade show itself was held within the brand new hotel known as Vidanta, which is an enormous property consisting of several hotel buildings. In addition to the trade show, there was a pre-golf program, as well as, post tours to several other destinations in Mexico....more >>

First TriBE to happen in Sarawak this August

Jul 28, 2018

Sarawak Convention Bureau (SCB) will be organising and hosting the first Business Events Tribal Meet 2018 (TriBE 2018) in the state capital, Kuching, from August 23 to 26 this year....more >>

IBTM Announces Landmark 30th Edition of IBTM World

Jul 28, 2018

IBTM today announced a series of new initiatives and elements for its milestone 30th anniversary edition IBTM World event, which takes place in Barcelona from 28 – 30 November 2017....more >>

Nakheel and Centara announce Centara Deira Islands Beach Resort Dubai

Jul 28, 2018

Nakheel and Centara Hotels & Resorts reinforced their $136.1 million joint venture with a construction contract worth $79.1 million for the 601-key Centara Deira Islands Beach Resort Dubai....more >>

TCEB launches strategic marketing communications campaign

Jul 28, 2018

TCEB accelerates the enhancement of MICE venue standards in a successive manner after having received effective responses from MICE entrepreneurs. ‘Thailand MICE Venue Standards 2018’, which is the marketing communications campaign formulated to drive market penetration using digital network, aims to create awareness and encourage general public to remember the certification mark. It is expected that 175 Thai MICE venues nationwide will be certified this year, lifting up the confidence of international events to select Thailand as their MICE destination....more >>

PATA announces Grand and Gold Award winners 2018

Jul 28, 2018

Winners of the 2018 PATA Grand and Gold Awards are announced by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). These awards, generously supported and sponsored since 1995 by the Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), this year recognise the achievements of 27 separate organisations and individuals....more >>

UNWTO launches an online Platform to Achieve SDGs through Tourism

Jul 28, 2018

Promoting a greater engagement of the tourism sector with sustainable development is the main objective of the Tourism for SDGs Platform. The online tool is designed to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals through tourism, and was developed by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) with the support of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)....more >>

IATA Enhances Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals

Jul 15, 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that, as part of its strong support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it will introduce new pricing of most of its training courses to make them more accessible to developing nations. ...more >>

Tham Luang cave rescuers given tourism rewards from Thailand

Jul 15, 2018

As international rescuers depart Thailand after their heroic 17-day mission at Chiang Rai’s Tham Luang cave, the Thai authorities are showing their appreciation to the foreign volunteers with a raft of rewards, including the prestigious Thailand Elite cards....more >>

WTTC congratulates the EU on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation...

Jul 15, 2018

WTTC congratulates the EU on the adoption of the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS), a pre-authorisation system which allows the EU to know who is entering the EU, from where and if they pose a risk to EU security.

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TAT, Sharp Corp launch first ultra-high-definition imagery VDO of Thailand’s tourism spots

Jul 15, 2018

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has unveiled a tourism promotion film produced in partnership with Japan’s Sharp Corporation using the latest 8k revolutionary technology for ultra-high-definition images....more >>

Top MLM companies choose Thailand as event hub for business and distributor development activities

Jul 15, 2018

The growth of Thailand's direct selling industry seen by top MLM companies as a key factor that makes the country a hub for their corporate’s events. Later this year, more than 40,000 top distributors from overseas-based MLM companies will be coming to convene in Thailand. Meanwhile, Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Public Organization ) or TCEB is confident that the rising trend of the MLM business will drive the incentive sector in MICE industry to hit a revenue target of 22billion baht at the end of the fiscal year 2018....more >>

ICCA Board signals ambitious changes ahead with search for new CEO

Jul 15, 2018

The Board of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) today announces the departure of long-serving CEO, Martin Sirk, who will step down from his position with the association at the end of July 2018....more >>

GBTA Announces Safety & Security Panel at GBTA Convention 2018

Jul 15, 2018

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the voice of the global business travel industry, today announced a new panel in an exciting line-up of Center Stage content for the 50th edition of GBTA Convention, held August 11-15, 2018 in San Diego: The Challenges of Security in Today’s Volatile World....more >>

Collaboration and political support providing Côte d'Ivoire with sustainable tourism opportunities

Jul 15, 2018

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Zurab Pololikashvili, praised Côte d’Ivoire’s results-oriented tourism strategy and infrastructure investment plans on a mission to the country this week....more >>