Louisa Daley

IGTM 2021 brings international golf tourism industry to Wales

RX (Reed Exhibitions), the organiser behind IGTM (International Golf Travel Market), hosted the first international face to face meeting of the golf travel industry for the past two years, and for the first time in the UK, at the ICC Wales and Celtic Manor Resort, 18-21 October. Approximately 200 tour operators, travel agents and concierge companies were in attendance from 30 countries including G...

Glasgow Convention Bureau launches the #VirtualGlasgow world walking route

The Glasgow Convention Bureau, Scotland, has launched a new online walking challenge with World Walking. The challenge allows delegates to explore some of Glasgow’s sustainable initiatives virtually. Keeping in line with the CVBs People Make Glasgow Greener strategy, the walking tours align with Goal three: Good Health & Wellbeing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, encouraging delegates ...

HeadBox secures £2m fundraise

Event tech company, HeadBox, has finalised a £2m (US$2.75m) fundraise led by Deepbridge Capital, bringing its total funding to £13.2m. This investment aims to help HeadBox launch in the USA and support its recovery following the pandemic. The company has also doubled its team from 28 to 52 people during the past three months. Adrian Neilan, COO and investment director at Deepbridge Capital, commen...

UK’s West Midlands tourism sector outlines route to recovery

A team of ministers, tourism chiefs, athletes, entrepreneurs and artists from across the West Midlands, UK have addressed more than 80 hospitality delegates and business leaders at the Queen’s Baton Relay, Birmingham. At the event, they outlined plans to support tourism recovery in the wake of Covid-19, and ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Fiona Allan, chair of West Midlands Region...

UK travel and tourism sector may only recover by a third this year, says WTTC

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) says the UK’s travel and tourism sector’s year-on-year recovery may only recover by a third this year, whilst international travel spending continues to plummet. WTTC states the strict travel restrictions, such as the ‘traffic light’ system, is responsible. At the current rate of recovery, WTTC research shows the UK’s travel and tourism sector’s contri...

ICE launches annual report 2021

Ensuring the sustainability of events has risen to become the key challenge corporate organisers are looking to tackle between now and 2024, according to this year’s ICE Annual Benchmarking Research Report, sponsored by Cvent. The sustainable events objective was shared by 77% of the respondents of the annual survey and sat ahead of ‘the ability to deliver hybrid events’ (73%) and ‘educating inter...

EICC secures string of UK and international conferences

The Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has secured a string of UK and international conference wins for 2022 and 2023. The 6th International Symposium on Paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease will take place in September 2022, with around 600 delegates expected. In October 2022, the Society for Melanoma Research International Annual Congress will be held at the venue with approximate...

EventWell opens fifth annual Event Wellbeing Week

EventWell, the UK-based charitable social enterprise that campaigns for better mental health and wellbeing in events, has opened its fifth Event Wellbeing Week for the industry. Taking place 20-26 September, the 2021 campaign, #EWW21, has as its theme: ‘The Culture of Self Care’ to recognise taking care of ourselves and our teams. The schedule will include: 20 September 8.00am – Re-entry Sho...

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire named host of UKinbound’s 2022 Annual Convention

UKinbound has announced that its 2022 Annual Convention has been awarded to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The winning bid was submitted by VisitAberdeenshire, with the convention set to take place on 28 and 29 September next year at Aberdeen’s P&J Live, the largest event complex in the north of Scotland. It’s expected that over 200 businesses from across the UK’s diverse inbound tourism sector w...

VisitBritain awards £200,000 to help kick-start the UK business events industry

Applications have now closed for VisitBritain’s Domestic Support Fund, an initiative that was designed to help kick-start the recovery of the UK business events industry. Launched in June 2021, the funding initiative has awarded a total of £200,000 (USD$274,809) to 29 UK events, including College of Mental Health Pharmacy Annual Conference, Association of Cardio-Thoracic Anaesthetists and Critical...

Manchester wins bid to host global digital health conference

A bid to host a global digital health conference in Manchester has been won by a British and Irish consortium led by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) Nursing Informatics International Conference will be held in the summer of 2024 in Manchester. The conference aims to showcase nursing and midwifery adoption, research and innovation, highl...

Eventscase and Delegate Wranglers renew partnership

Event management platform Eventscase has renewed its longstanding relationship with UK-based Delegate Wranglers with an agreement that will continue two years of collaboration for another 12 months. Delegate Wranglers will continue using the registration tool of the Eventscase platform for all its events, including its signature meetup, ‘The DW Live Show.’ Mentxu Sendino, CMO at Events...

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