Stuart Wood

Dubai Association Centre growth brings more associations to the emirate

The Dubai Association Centre (DAC) has this week released its registration figures for the first half of 2018, showing a 38% increase in the number of registered associations since the start of the year. The DAC is a part of Dubai’s chamber of commerce, and was established to bring a greater number of international associations to the city. The DAC now has a total of 58 licensed associations, 16 o...

New research suggests business travellers feel safer at airports than train stations

New research by global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel suggests that business travellers feel safer travelling via plane than by train, bus, taxi, or on foot. In a survey of 2008 regular business travellers across four continents and 17 countries, they found that only 31% of people said they were concerned about travelling via plane. This is compared with 50% who said they were c...

Istrian Tourist Board and FC Bayern Munich announce strategic partnership

The Istrian Tourist board has announced a new partnership with FC Bayern Munich, one of the most famous football clubs in the world. The collaboration represents one of the most substantial and significant marketing projects in tourism – strategically positioning Istria as a premium destination for holidaymakers. The three-year partnership agreement was signed and presented by the director of the ...

American Express GBT appoint new regional vice-president and general manager

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Julien Kauffmann as its new vice-president and general manager for France, Benelux and Southern Europe. Kauffmann assumes the role on 2 July and will be based in the Paris office. American Express GBT is a joint venture not wholly owned by American Express Company, which equips companies with tools, services and expertise needed to keep t...

MCI puts sustainability first in annual report

Events agency MCI has released its 2017 annual sustainability report, which highlights the important role that environmentally friendly and inclusive policies play in their business. CEO Sebastien Tondeur opened the report by saying: “What started as a small Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme has blossomed to become a core pillar of the MCI culture and brand. Sustainability is now par...

Medical conferences on the rise for NewcastleGateshead

NewcastleGateshead has seen an increase in the number of medical conferences taking place in the city, with a number of high profile events scheduled for the coming months. July will see the Association for the Study of Medical Education host its Annual Scientific Meeting, with over 600 national and international medical professionals arriving in the city. September will play host to the European ...

Australia’s best wedding venue recognised at awards show

The Showtime Events Centre, a venue that hosts boutique weddings in Melbourne, Australia, has been recognised as the country’s best. It took home the ‘Best Wedding Reception Venue’ award at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) awards on 19 June. The Showtime was selected from 3712 venues that were registered in the ABIA Awards Program, with over 100,000 newlyweds across Australia rating a...

10-year anniversary celebration for Axis Travel Marketing

Marketing agency Axis Travel Marketing is celebrating a milestone this week, after reaching its 10-year anniversary. The company has delivered sales, marketing and PR programmes for a diverse host of clients across the travel and events industries, including Business Events Canada, Tourism Nova Scotia, and the Lisboa Convention Bureau. They were behind the campaign ‘Colombia – The Only Risk is Wan...