Articles by Martin Fullard


Business events to play integral part in Australian government’s future tourism strategy

The voice of the business events industry will be strongly represented in the development of Australia’s future tourism strategy through the Beyond Tourism 2020 Steering Committee. The Hon Steven Ciobo MP, minister for trade, tourism and investment, convened the first meeting of the Committee in Sydney. The Committee represents a selection of tourism industry leaders…


CWT’s RoomIt appoints Scott Hyden as new VP and CEO

Scott Hyden has joined RoomIt, CWT’s hotel division, as senior vice-president and chief experience officer. Hyden starts on 12 February, based out of RoomIt’s new Chicago HQ, and reports to David Falter, the division’s newly-appointed president. Hyden’s new role includes providing strategic leadership over RoomIt product and distribution channels and the user experience. Additional tasks incorporate increasing…


Into the deep

Martin Fullard chats to UK-based agency Deeper Blue’s Laurence Croneen about the agency’s beginnings and its international expansion. Founding directors Laurence Croneen and Jeremy Garbett set up UK-based agency Deeper Blue in the wake of the financial crash in 2008, after realising that a shift in global economics required a shift in attitudes towards events….


Corporate Travel Management secures NDC deal

Corporate Travel Management (CTM) has signed a pan-European agreement with British Airways and Iberia that will see the partners work together on the implementation of New Distribution Capability (NDC). With immediate effect, and whilst NDC collaboration takes place, this new agreement will also allow British Airways and Iberia bookings to be made via CTM without…


NewcastleGateshead to showcase England’s ‘biggest event’ in 2018 at International Confex

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau will be shining a spotlight on England’s ‘biggest event’ for 2018, Great Exhibition of the North, at International Confex in February. The show, which is one of the UK’s leading trade exhibitions, takes place at London’s Olympia from 28 February – 1 March 2018, with this year’s event marking the 16th that…


inVOYAGE partners with 5-star hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

inVOYAGE, a leading international event for the luxury MICE sector, has partnered with Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE and the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority to bring inVOYAGE 2018 to the destination. Just 45-minutes from Dubai International Airport (DXB), Ras Al Khaimah featured a mixed topography, combining the jagged Al Hajar Mountains, pristine coastlines desert planes…

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