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Grant applications re-open for VisitBritain’s Business Events Growth Programme

Following a successful three years, VisitBritain is once again dedicating funds to support development of international business events in the UK. Applications for grants have officially re-opened for VisitBritain’s Business Events Growth Programme.  This follows a successful year which saw more than £173,000 of funding awarded to support UK destinations and venues in securing new international bu...

LGBT Meeting Professionals Association announces VisitBritain/VisitEngland as sponsor

VisitBritain/VisitEngland has become the first continental sponsor of the USA’s LGBT Meeting Professionals Association (LGBT MPA). LGBT MPA is an organisation with 1,200 professional members and sponsored by 56 North American CVBs and travel-related businesses. The organisation says a recent independent survey of its membership estimated the buying power of the organisation’s members at US$2m per ...

UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2019: take part now

Conference and meeting venues in the UK are being urged to take part in the 2019 ‘UK Conference and Meeting Survey’ (UKCAMS), which is being launched today, 4 February, principally sponsored by VisitBritain. The UKCAMS 2019 report is scheduled for publication in June. TAKE THE SURVEY HERE This vital research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector, now in its 26th consecutive year, has a spec...

VisitBritain partners Eurostar and Virgin Trains to give business events a boost

VisitBritain has announced a new partnership with Eurostar and Virgin Trains, which will offer a united travel service for the MICE industry, helping to boost international business events in the UK. The partnership was announced at IBTM World, and will give international event planners the freedom to book multi-stop journeys from mainland Europe to British destinations. It will increase connectiv...