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ACC offers agency fees upfront

In a bid to support the conference industry’s recovery, ACC Liverpool has pledged to pay commission upfront to agencies placing new corporate business with them. The waterfront venue will pay the rates as soon as the event deposit is received, bringing payment forward, in some cases, by several years. This would mean independent companies will no longer have to wait until after an event has taken ...

BTA reveals £3.38bn loss to UK GDP due to lower levels of business travel

The Business Travel Association (BTA) has revealed that the UK lost £3.38bn (US$4.49bn) in GDP in the final week of November, due to the lower level of business travel trips following the continued impact of Covid-19. Data from Travelogix shows that, in the final week of November 2021 international business travel trips from the UK were 54.83% lower than the same week in 2019, and there were 279,5...

73 Media-Sift partnership brings AccountingWEB Live Summit

73 Media, a UK-based events company, has announced it will be working in partnership with Sift, a digital publisher and agency, to produce the AccountingWEB Live Summit, a new, multi-day event debuting in San Diego, 9-12 May 2022. AccountingWEB Live Summit US is aimed to bring accounting professionals and the accounting technology sector together grow their business. Tom Dunkerley, CEO of Sift, sa...

UK continues to lead European hotel occupancy

The UK continues to lead Europe in hotel occupancy with four straight weeks above 60% in the metric, according to the latest data from hospitality research specialists  STR through 18 July.  Thomas Emanuel, STR’s director, said: “Demand is almost exclusively leisure-driven as the UK has benefitted from a successful vaccination programme, a phased reopening and improved travel sentiment overall. Ot...

Ireland welcomes back UK travellers

Aer Lingus, the national airline of Ireland, is now welcoming British customers back onboard flights between the UK and Ireland, with Ireland having opened its doors on 19 July to British travellers. Ireland is the first country in Europe where fully vaccinated British citizens can visit without the need for any Covid-19 tests into or out of the country. There will also be no requirement to self-i...

Crowd Connected partners with Konduko for active and passive tracking solutions

Event technology suppliers, Crowd Connected and Konduko have agreed a strategic partnership, designed to help exhibition organisers adopt attendee tracking and data capture solutions. Both Konduko and Crowd Connected deliver real-time and post-show insight from attendee tracking, but in different ways. Switzerland-based Konduko provides a contactless attendee engagement via QR- or NFC-engaged ‘sma...

Wales to lift event restrictions

Events in Wales will be able to resume from 17 July with capacity caps before all restrictions are lifted on 7 August, first minister Mark Drakeford has confirmed. From 17 July, Wales will move to Alert Level 1, which permits organised indoor events for up to 1,000 seated or 200 standing take place. Six people can also meet indoors. From 7 August the country will move to Alert Level 0 where most o...