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UK’s #WeCreateExperiences campaign launches with celebrities voicing support for industry

A new campaign is being launched in the UK today, 7 December, to promote the country’s £84bn events and experiences industry, which employs more than 1.5m across all disciplines people but has effectively been mothballed since March. The #WeCreateExperiences campaign will raise awareness of the unique power of business events to educate, inspire, celebrate, support society and add value. The...

Palacongressi di Rimini wins European College of Sports Science congress

The 29th congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) has been officially awarded to the Palacongressi di Rimini. The congress is scheduled to take place 3-5 July 2024. Interest in hosting the congress was initially expressed by Professor Claudio Stefanelli, director of the Faculty of Sciences for the Quality of Life at the University of Bologna, Rimini Campus, and ambassador of the Ev...

CINZ welcomes new minister of tourism

Hon. Stuart Nash has been recently appointed as the new minister of tourism for New Zealand. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) chief executive Lisa Hopkins (pictured) said the business events industry is “looking forward to working with minister Nash” and “having direct dialogue on the role this sector will have in supporting New Zealand’s economic recovery”. Ho...

Glasgow partners with EarthCheck to benchmark city’s environmental and social performance

Glasgow has announced that it has partnered with EarthCheck, a business advisory group specialising in sustainability and destination management, to assist the city to “benchmark its environmental and social performance and to deliver higher standards of health and hygiene in a Covid-19 recovery environment”. The EarthCheck Sustainable Destinations programme helps communities to measur...

Australian Covid budget offers support for tourism businesses

The Australian government has announced new measures for the federal budget, including a number of initiatives which will support businesses within the tourism industry. Managing director for the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), Peter Shelley, said: “ATEC is pleased to see a number of measures outlined in the budget which will provide support across the economy and for regional tourism bu...

MMGY Global research reveals increase in US confidence in domestic travel

MMGY Travel Intelligence’s Travel Intentions Pulse Survey Wave VIII (TIPS) and MMGY Global’s Travel Safety Barometer have revealed that positive perceptions of lodging safety, car travel, business and domestic travel are at their highest in the US since the start of the pandemic. The company’s executive vice-president of insights and strategy, Chris Davidson, said: “We’re seeing this m...

Business events sector wins VisitEngland’s Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award

The business events industry has won the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism prize in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence 2020. For the first time, the awards took place online, with the national advisory body’s chair, and former chair of the Events Industry Board, Nick de Bois, announcing the winners. The sector was praised for its contribution in supporting the public and National Health Servic...

Manchester Central cleared for take-off to manage event spaces at Runway Visitor Park

UK convention complex, Manchester Central, has announced that it will be delivering events and hospitality services at Manchester Airport’s Runway Visitor Park and Concorde Conference Centre. Home to the Concorde aircraft, the Concorde Conference Centre can host dinners, conferences, weddings and parties for up to 700 people. Shaun Hinds, chief executive at Manchester Central said: “We are absolut...

New APAC research from PCMA finds planners intending to stay close to home for events

Results from global industry association Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) first APAC research post Covid outbreak finds planners are struggling to budget for hybrid events as they try to find the balance between taking an event online and managing face-to-face attendee’s expectations. The research finds 61% of planners and 47% of suppliers are only willing to travel within t...

Virtual Events Institute launches global platform to educate and inspire

The Virtual Events Institute (VEI) has been launched as a global platform to bring those in the global event industry together to “educate, discuss, inspire and do business”. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, virtual events and experiences now play a crucial role within the event industry. The VEI aims to provide a platform to discuss virtual and hybrid events and deliver summits, market i...

IBTM World launches new-look TechWatch Live for 2020

IBTM World, which organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions intends to run 1-3 December at Fira Barcelona, Spain, is launching a new concept for its Tech Watch Awards this year. TechWatch Live will feature a new judging panel chair and live pitching onsite at IBTM World, reflecting the increasing significance that technology and digital plays in the meetings and events industry. The new format TechWatch L...

Marina Bay Sands to re-open attractions on 1 July

Marina Bay Sands has announced it will re-open its attractions on 1 July with enhanced hygiene and safe-distancing protocols. The attractions re-opening will include its ArtsScience Museum, Sands SkyPark, Observation Deck and Casino. These join other venues such as The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, which re-opened on 19 June, as well as an initial five of Marina Bay Sands’ restaurants on 27 June. A...