Lockdown

ATEC promotes mass vaccination as Australian tourism industry’s solution

While regional lockdowns are affecting people in many, largely localised areas of the country, Australian tourism businesses nationwide are feeling the enormous financial impact of the recent round of border closures. With the Federal Government last week outlining a national COVID transmission plan, Peter Shelley (pictured), Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) managing director, said: “Witho...

Travelling to events in a Covid-19 world

Nick Gold, MD of Speakers Corner, an international speaker bureau discusses why business leaders, governments, and event organisers need to find a solution and get the world meeting again: My feelings last Spring went in waves, I would start the day despairing that the events industry would never come back, how I might as well pack up, go home, and think about how I should get into PPE as that was...

Malaysian events one step closer to normality

Malaysian CVB Business Events Sarawak reports that over 2,000 of Sarawak’s tourism and business events industry frontliners will be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a result of the final phase of the Industrial Covid-19 Vaccination Programme which took place 15-18 July 2021 at the Association of Churches Sarawak, Kuching. Nancy Shukri, Malaysia’s minister of tourism, arts and culture, said: “T...

ICCA gives its marketing award a makeover to celebrate creativity in a pandemic

During a year of lockdown, the meetings industry has opened many doors to creativity and the International Congress and Meetings Association (ICCA)’s 2021 ICCA Best Marketing Award will celebrate many of those achievements under the theme of ‘marketing through transformation’.  ICCA’s annual award has been given a makeover to reflect the challenges faced in marketing efforts during the pande...