tourism

Would you prefer a digital congress? Or the view of the silhouette of Prague Castle at sunset?

The Prague Congress Centre gives you both at the same time. How would you like to experience an international congress in a modern hybrid concept that combines digital technology and a breath taking view of the Prague Castle skyline? And how would you like to provide your clients with an event experience in the middle of a historic city in a space full of modern design and with perfectly preserved...

Conventions and conferences return to Busan, with changes for the COVID era

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has been a blow to the MICE industries around the world. Busan is moving to the forefront of online and hybrid MICE technology to meet the demands of conferencing in an ever-changing world. Busan Tourism Organisation (BTO) has stated that “Busan MICE Must Go On,” paraphrasing the song, “The Show Must Go On” by Queen. BTO has worked tirelessly to make Busan a stable ci...

Dubai’s departments of Economy and Tourism merge

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, vice-president, and prime minister of the UAE has decreed the merger of the Dubai Economy and Dubai Tourism into one entity under the name of ‘Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism’. The move is part of a plan to enhance government efficiency and resilience, while ensuring the competitiveness of the business and tourism sectors. Al Maktoum...

Calgary – A Billion Reasons

There are a billion reasons to hold your event in Calgary.

A night in Bruges

CMW reporter Oliver Thomas gives a taste of his first night at the 6th UNWTO World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism between 31 October- 2 November in Bruges, Belgium. For 20 months I have longed to pick up my passport and venture beyond the borders of my tiny island (UK). Yet while packing my luggage, checking through my endless piles of documents and examining my numerous train connections, I started ...

World ATM Congress lands safely in Madrid

The World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress returned to Madrid, Spain, at the end of October 2021. Kenes Group organised the event which attracted 6,000 delegates from 110 countries. More than 170 companies exhibited and there were 120 sessions with 200 speakers spread out in seven theatres. The three days, 26-28 October, included product demonstrations and launches, contract closures, and net...

Perth on the right conference frequency for IRMMW-THz 2024

Business Events Perth has announced that the capital of Western Australia will be the host city for the 49th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves 2024 (IRMMW-THz 2024). The conference is held annually, and IRMMW-THz 2024 will mark 12 years since the world’s largest gathering devoted to the field of ultra-high frequency electronics and applications was last held in A...

African travel and tourism sector set for debut hybrid summit in September

The Department of Tourism and South African Tourism have announced, 20 August, they will host the first ever Africa’s Travel and Tourism Summit (ATTS). It is set to take place in a hybrid format, 19-21 September 2021, coinciding with Tourism Month in South Africa.  ATTS aims to attract African community delegates, African tourism ministers, industry associations, Tourism Boards, DMOs as well...

ATEC aims to make Australian tourism industry Restart Ready

Following its ‘Road to Recovery’ tutorial webinar programme, ATEC, Australia’s Tourism Export Council, is gearing up to launch a new series ‘Restart Ready’, commencing with a focus on the wellbeing of tourism business owners across the country. The Restart Ready programme will introduce tourism businesses to a recently launched programme, NewAccess for Small Business Owners, a free and confidentia...

Islands in the stream

In a new series concentrating on island destinations we look at Iceland and Ireland:   Iceland Meet in Reykjavik’s director of marketing, Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson shares some insights on how Iceland is planning its return to international MICE business: We have used the last year and a half to reorganise and focus on what makes Iceland unique as a MICE destination. Last year Meet in Reykjaví...

Daniela Corti Events hosts media tour of event venues in southern Italy

Daniela Corti Events, under the patronage of Enit, the Italian national tourism board, held its fourth educational tour for media representatives under the Undiscovered Italy Tours format on 19-22 July in Catanzaro. The Chamber of Commerce of Catanzaro (in Calabria) partnered on the event which was also supported by the Municipality and Proloco of Tiriolo. Fifteen participants visited places and v...

Pandemic continues to erode strength of premium passports

As we question whether a return to pre-pandemic levels of international travel is possible and how it can be achieved, global meeting planners would do well to study the latest results and research from the Henley Passport Index a ranking of world passports according to the number of destinations their holders can access without a prior visa. The results show that, while there is cause for optimis...

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