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Düsseldorf Convention launches new website ahead of IMEX Frankfurt

Düsseldorf Convention has launched a website for marketing the destination to the MICE industry, ahead of its appearance at IMEX Frankfurt in May. https://www.duesseldorf-convention.de/ can better demonstrate to event planners all the factors that advocate staging an event in the city, says Dusseldorf Convention. The new website is a result of the partner programme that was successfully initiated ...

Why Portugal is on the rise for MICE business

‘Desenrascanço’ describes the Portuguese national virtue of finding unconventional solutions to demanding situations – a useful trait when creating an adaptable MICE industry, as Ramy Salameh discovers.   Lisbon, Porto and Braga’s city-break tourism industries are booming. New airlift, especially from national carrier Air Portugal (TAP), as well as renewed confidence and investment in v...

IBTM Arabia partners with ICCA Middle East to host MICE Knowledge Platform

IBTM Arabia has announced the first details of the Knowledge Programme for its 2019 event, which will take place at Jumeirah Etihad Towers from 25-27 March. New this year is a ‘MICE Knowledge Platform’ – two specially tailored sessions in association with ICCA Middle East. The first session, ‘Business approaches across cultures’, will bring together panel members from across the MENA region ...

Malta Tourism Authority Appoints New MICE Manager

The Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) has added to its UK team with the appointment of Lindsey Thorpe as the MTA’s new UK & Ireland MICE Manager.  Lindsey will be managing all opportunities within the MICE sector for the tourist board. With a strong background in the MICE market, she joins after nearly four years as MICE account director at a London based agency.  Lindsey previously managed a team...

Why North Africa is emerging as a destination for MICE business

Danielle Curtis, Exhibition Director – Middle East, Arabian Travel Market & IBTM Arabia, examines the rise of North Africa as a business event destination. [hr gap=”30″] The countries of North Africa are once again attracting attention from global business event organisers, with several city destinations in the region emerging as hotspots for all types of tourism, and MICE business...

Is growing business turning Iceland into MICE-land?

Iceland welcomed 120,000 internaional MICE travellers in 2017, according to new figures released by Meet in Reykjavik. The figures highlight the growing importance of MICE to the Icelandic economy. The number of visitors has been growing at an average of 14.4% every year since the opening of Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in 2011. Reykjavik and Iceland attracted 283 international meeting...

Vietnam and Morocco surge in popularity for MICE bookings

Vietnam and Morocco are fast becoming the new ‘in’ destinations for MICE group charter bookings according to Air Partner, the global aviation specialist. Worldwide bookings through Air Partner for large scale meetings, conferences, incentive travel and exhibitions in Vietnam and Morocco have soared by 70% during the past year alone, marking a massive increase in interest in the two countries. Air ...

Leading industry associations pool resources to develop MICE in emerging markets

With ever more regions and cities around the globe recognising the vital role Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) plays in spurring economic growth (MICE delegates contribute as much as four times more per visit than leisure tourists), there is also an increasing demand for experienced MICE professionals worldwide. In response to this, three leading industry associations ̵...

Leipzig and Saxony gives big MICE performance in London

Leipzig and Saxony conference bureaus presented their destinations to MICE professionals in London, 9 October, on the occasion of the first UK performance by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The venue was London’s Southbank Centre and Saxony’s rich musical and cultural heritage was emphasised during a presentation before the concert. The State of Saxony prides itself on being not only Germany’s No. 1 cul...

Why South Korea has so much to offer for incentive travel

BI WORLDWIDE’s event design manager Heidi Williams and project executive Michael Pollard share their thoughts on why South Korea shouldn’t be overlooked as an emerging small group incentive event destination. [hr gap=”30″] The Seoul of the country As part of BI WORLDWIDE’s in:sight project and commitment to exploring new and emerging event destinations, we were recently luc...

TIME for Thailand

CMW’s Richard John joins some key M&I planners for the twin centre delights of Bangkok and Koh Samui.   TIME – The Thailand Incentive and Meetings Exchange – recently brought planners from across the globe to experience what the country had to offer. It was a trip of extremes; from the frenetic stimulation of Bangkok, to the sensual relaxation of Koh Samui, just an hour’s flight away. The...

Miami MICE

It’s not just seaweed that has been on the rise in Miami this year, with visits and hotel occupation up, as well as room rates. CMW investigates. [hr gap=”30″] With 15.9m visitors in 2017, Greater Miami and the Beaches is one of the world’s most popular destinations. There may be an invasion of seaweed on the beaches in 2018 but The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bur...

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