China Incentives Roadshow -CNEW

Brisbane on the road in China, with big incentive

The Brisbane Convention Bureau has led five local tourism and hotel operators on a China roadshow to spread the message about Brisbane’s incentive offerings. Joining the bureau on the five-day China Incentives Roadshow were representatives from Brisbane’s Story Bridge Adventure Climb, outdoor adventure activities hub Riverlife, Tangalooma Island Resort, lifestyle, event and tourism precinct Howard…


Language skills crisis in the UK caused by Brexit and lack of training, says new report

UK travel trade association UKinbound has warned of a language skills crisis in the country, following a results of a report it commissioned uncovered a growing language skills gap facing the UK travel and hospitality industry. The new research for trade association UKInbound undertaken by Canterbury Christ Church University highlights the current lack of capacity…

Greg Byrnes-CNEW

Sales leader Greg Byrnes joins Briggs DMC

Destination management company (DMC) Briggs, an AlliedPRA company, has announced Greg Byrnes has joined it as account executive. A Manhattan resident, Byrnes has worked in the meetings industry for six years, most recently with Northstar Travel Group, where he oversaw sales across a global territory. Byrnes is an active member with SITE (Society for Incentive…


RTE appoints new exhibition director

Danielle Curtis has been appointed as exhibition director for Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) Middle East, as the organiser continues its management shake up. Curtis (pictured) has overall responsibility for IBTM Arabia, Arabian Travel Market and associated projects in the region. “The meetings and events market in the Middle East is still very much in the ascendant…


Scotland makes a Midlands’ MICE pitstop

VisitScotland Business Events, as part of its Scotland on Tour initiative, took eight of its venue partners to the Midlands, UK from 12-13 June. The group visited 42 agents from seven MICE agencies in Birmingham, Leicester and Nottingham, including arrangeMY, Finest Meetings, Conference Care, Bright Sky Events, Absolute Corporate Events, BCD Meetings & Events Zibrant and…

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