MICE NEWS

  • Harbour Hotels Group become member of Meetings Industry Association

    Published on : Monday, July 17, 2017

    Five hotels representing the luxury brand known as Harbour Hotels Group have joined the Meetings Industry Association (MIA).   MIA is a leading association that is involved with the meetings, incentives, conferences and events sector. Members of the MIA leverage …

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  • Kay England, new vice chair of the Meeting Industry Association

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    Kay England, has been appointed as the new vice chair of the Meeting Industry Association (MIA). Being a long time supporter of the Mia, Kay has earlier held a position in the MIA council for five years and was a …

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  • Airbnb eases business travel via Concur integration

    Published on : Friday, July 14, 2017

    Since quite a long time, Airbnb has been posing certain challenges for corporate travellers triggering leakage and subsequent safety concerns when they decide to reside in an apartment rather than a conventional hotel room.   Now, it appears that Airbnb …

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  • QTA hosts roadshow to lure Omani and Kuwaiti tourists

    Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has recently hosted a roadshow with an aim to promote the country as a premier tourist local in the regions of Oman and Kuwait.   The partners from the private sector and senior QTA officials presented …

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  • Business travellers expect to manage travel on all devices

    Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

    Egencia, the business travel arm of the Expedia group, announced results from its 4th edition Egencia Business Travel and Technology Survey, highlighting the increasing desire by business travellers for technology access and cross-device integration, along with greater productivity offerings, on …

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  • Wiesbaden to host its next Meeting Experts Conference in 2018

    Published on : Thursday, July 13, 2017

    The participants of MEXCON is ready to join the bandwagon of the international meetings industry as the first guests in the brand new RheinMain CongressCenter (RMCC) in June 2018.   The city of Wiesbaden that is located in the area …

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  • Countries of Central Asia focus on protecting cultural heritage

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Cultural heritage in Central Asia is vulnerable to pillage and illicit trafficking as well as the repercussions of conflicts near and far. To develop better mechanisms and cooperation to address related challenges, UNESCO’s conference “Strengthening the Protection of Cultural Heritage …

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  • Leading economist joins speaker line up at Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Economist Thanos Papasavvas will give an opening keynote at the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H), taking place at PortAventura, Spain on 16-18 October. The talk will give an overview of the economic situation and future prospects in …

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  • Corporate travel will fetch you $1,25 Rewards

    Published on : Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    Companies believe travelling to be quintessential for expanding the top lines, bottom lines and the customer base. Although some regard it often leads to inefficiency, employees adhere to being comfortable while on road and try to gather money focusing less …

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  • For tourism development in Athens, $15,000 is granted

    Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    On July 7th, the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Classic Center and the Classic Center Cultural Foundation declared in a recent press release that the beneficiary of the Athens Local Product Development Grant: State Botanical Garden of Georgia, …

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  • Research reveals UK’s MICE sector’s competitiveness

    Published on : Tuesday, July 11, 2017

    A fresh research finding based on the conference and meetings sector of the UK has revealed that in 2016, the highest numbers of face-to-face meetings were held here in the various meetings venues since the year 2008.   This has …

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  • Upside, Business Travel Startup to raise $100 Million in new fund

    Published on : Monday, July 10, 2017

    Upside, NewYork based business travel startup founded by Priceline Founder Jay Walker is raising as much as $100 million in the new funding which aims to offer alternative for smaller companies buying travel. The round was led by Private-equity firm …

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  • A new framework agreement to bring conferences in Gothenburg

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    Scandinavia is known for its natural beauty, world-class seafood and minimalistic design. But did you know it is also one of the most popular regions in the world for meetings? AIM Group has made a new agreement with the Swedish …

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  • The ASTA Global Convention Is Better Than Ever

    Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017

    In less than two months’ time, travel agents from across the globe will converge on the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, August 27-29, for the annual ASTA Global Convention (AGC), where the association plans to chart the course to future for our …

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  • Astana, Capital of Kazakh is turning into Singapore of Central Asia

    Published on : Thursday, July 6, 2017

    Astana, the capital city of Republic of Kazakhstan is now turning into one of the most preferred travel destinations in Central Asia and it is gradually turning into a best destination far way from Europe.     Astana became the …

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  • Brumby To Chair Melbourne Convention And Exhibition Trust

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    John Brumby AO has been appointed chairperson of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust (MCET).   Mr Brumby’s contribution to public life has been vast, serving for more than ten years as Treasurer and then Premier of Victoria. He was …

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  • Holiday Inn London joins Meetings Industry Association

    Published on : Wednesday, July 5, 2017

    Holiday Inn London – Wembley that represents a leading meetings and events destination in the region of North West London had joined the Meetings Industry Association (MIA). This association is among the swiftest expanding associations in the MICE (meetings, incentives, …

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  • ICCA named Paris as top destination for international convenes

    Published on : Tuesday, July 4, 2017

    Paris in 2016 held a new record by hosting 1,118 congress and 854,000 delegates.   Paris is once again the leading city in the ICCA 2016 classification which lists international congresses .  With 196 congresses recognized by ICCA (International Congress …

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  • Air connectivity sparks meetings industry boom in Mexico

    Published on : Monday, July 3, 2017

    In early June during a conglomeration of the leading aviation experts at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) General Meeting, the news media reported about the hot issues including the electronics ban, a rift in the Middle East relations as …

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  • India expected to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and MICE tourists annually by 2020

    Published on : Friday, June 30, 2017

    By 2020, India is estimated to generate 6.5 million outbound luxury and MICE tourists annually, strengthening the country’s influence as a key source market for MICE and luxury travel.   Supporting travel and tourism businesses as they capitalize on the …

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