Videos

Emirates unveils passport-free facial recognition flying at GITEX

Emirates airline demonstrated new technology at GITEX 2019 that will allow customers to fly with no passport, no boarding pass, and no fingerprints.

Video: Luxury Carribean resort opens conference centre

The luxury Caribbean Resort of Casa De Campo in the Dominican Republic has announced the opening of a new event space, ‘Marina Riverside Centre’, in November 2019.

Inside the Dubai Exhibition Centre, host venue of Expo 2020

The team behind the in-construction Dubai Exhibition Centre has released a ‘fly-through’ video of the venue, ahead of its opening on 20 October 2020.

Vancouver Convention Centre celebrates 10th anniversary

Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) is marking the 10th anniversary since it opened the doors to its West building; 5,561 events later, the facility has become an icon for the city. The addition of the West building tripled the facility’s capacity, with the Convention Centre welcoming over nine million guests from around the world and generating over CAD$2.4bn (US$1.8bn) in direct spending for Briti...

Belfast launches its largest ever dedicated business tourism campaign

Belfast’s official tourism marketing agency, Visit Belfast, has launched a brand new marketing campaign designed to rapidly accelerate the volume of inbound business conferences and events taking place in the city. Emphasising the importance of business tourism to Belfast and Northern Ireland, and developed by Visit Belfast with 13 major partners from the city’s thriving tourism industry – Belfast...

Faroe Islands to close for weekend of ‘maintenance’

If you were thinking of taking a meeting or incentive to the tiny Nordic nation of Faroe Islands in April, then think again, as the country is set on restricting tourism for one weekend because, according to visitfaroeislands.com, “The Faroese people are keen to keep their green islands unspoiled”. The 18-island archipelago in the North Atlantic, halfway between Iceland and Norway, welcomes around...

One night in Bangkok: SITE Crystal Awards

At a ceremony earlier this month in Bangkok, CWT Meetings & Events and Ovation Switzerland were among the agency winners at the SITE Crystal Awards. The award for CWT M&E stemmed from a CSR opportunity that the company organised for client 3M, in Maui in March 2018, while Ovation worked with Michelin USA to deliver a top driving incentive. A video of Ovation and Michelin’s ‘Gra...

L.A celebrates 50m visitors… with a hologram of Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles welcomed 50m visitors in 2018, according to the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board (LATCB). The Board celebrated the milestone, which was achieved two years ahead of target, by enlisting LA-based VNTANA to create a hologram of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, delivering a message about LA being the ‘sports capital of the world’. A video of the hologram can be viewed above. Thi...

Drone shows the new black?

Drone shows, for long a future industry trend, are becoming more popular as event organisers look for new ways to amaze their customers, explains Janis Kuze, Sales Director at SPH Engineering.   Impressive drone displays have already been seen at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, Coachella festival, Cirque du Soleil performances and many other landmark events, both corporate and private. But how ...

Arinex and Australia’s IMC collaboration recognised with IAPCO award

Arinex and The Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society (IMC) picked up the International Association of Professional Conference Organisers (IAPCO)’s Driving Excellence Collaboration Award, which was announced at the IBTM Leaders’ Summit in Barcelona last week. The award entry emphasised the importance of a collaborative approach between the PCO, client and all the sponsors and stakeholders...