GM appointed to boost new DMO Visit Stellenbosch

Wine and tourism industry stakeholders in Stellenbosch, South Africa, have been brought under one new destination marketing organisation, under the leadership of newly appointed General Manager Jeanneret Momberg.

In pictures: HUNGEXPO and Budapest event spaces

Mash Media editor Tom Hall embarked on a tour of Budapest with Hungarian venue and organiser HUNGEXPO.

TCEB helps bring largest ever Chinese convention to Thailand

Thailand has been hosting, 10-13 August, the largest ever convention from China – the International Dragon Award (IDA) Annual Congress – which is set to generate US$20.7m in revenue for the country.

IBTM China set to expand hosted buyers and visitor numbers for 2019 edition

The 14th edition of IBTM China begins in Beijing on 28 August, with over 8,000 meetings (an increase of 20% compared to 2018) due to take place between hosted buyers and exhibitors.

Hard Rock Hotels appoints new European Global Sales Director

Hard Rock International has announced the appointment of Mathew Turvey as Regional Director of Global Sales, Europe for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.

Europe hotel construction up 52.4% in July

Data benchmarking and analytical specialists for the hospitality sector STR have reported the hotel pipeline data for Europe showed 1,504 projects accounting for 192,352 rooms in construction as of July 2019.

International stats add up for KL congress as government gets behind big data

The World Statistics Congress is returning to South East Asia after 40 years, and will be hosted at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre 18-23 August.

American Express GBT to form Middle East joint venture

Global travel management company American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Kanoo Travel

Clean electricity summit comes to carbon-neutral venue

The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) has been selected to host the Eurelectric Power Summit 2020, taking place from 25 to 26 May.

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre leadership team appointed

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre owners AEG Ogden have announced the appointment of an array of local and international talent to run their new purpose-designed venue in New Zealand.

Hong Kong protests now reach airport terminal leading to flight cancellations

Hong Kong’s mass demonstrations continue and are now impacting international flights, with departing flights being cancelled, as anti-government protests hit Hong Kong’s main terminal over the weekend.

Pacific World introduces #BringchangewithME

The DMC says its #BringchangewithME campaign is a ground-up commitment to socially focused programmes based on individual action.