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Thailand unveils how the country will attract more business events

tceb imex2017The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau or TCEB, today unveiled the latest strategic marketing initiatives to attract business events travelers from Europe at IMEX Frankfurt 2017. TCEB launched Thailand’s brand campaign entitled “Thailand CONNECT: Your Vibrant Journey to Business Success”, together with a strategic collaborative campaign, “Thailand’s MICE United IV”.

Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic

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This year, “SAPPHIRE NOW” , the world’s largest SAP customer event, begins a day earlier: On flight LH464 to Orlando. Lufthansa and SAP take off for a technology conference at 10,000 meters’ altitude. The conference, which took place on the flight to Orlando/USA to SAPPHIRE NOW, had topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of work.

Tourism Authority of Thailand to organize one-day seminar during TTM+

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The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) is arranging a one-day tourism seminar, to be held concurrently with the Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) 2017 which will take place from 14-16 June in Chiang Mai. The forum, scheduled on 16 June, is being organised with the objective of strengthening the competitiveness of the Thai tourism industry.

ICCA announces Incredible Impacts Grants for associations

ICCA and BestCities Global Alliance today launched the new ICCA Incredible Impacts Programme before IMEX. To apply for a grant, associations must demonstrate a track-record in a “beyond tourism” or legacy programme or project related to their international meetings.

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Prague is Among the World’s Best Congress Destinations

International Congress and Convention Association - ICCA, has released a list of the best congress and convention destinations in the world. Prague retains the excellent 11th position and Prague Congress Centre has contributed the success.

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3 famous Japanese chefs to cook together in Spain

ana food event spain173 internationally renowned Japanese master chefs, each a master of a different type of Japanese cuisine, will collaborate for the first time outside Japan, combining their culinary techniques with exquisite Spanish ingredients at the kitchens of PAKTA restaurant (1 Michelin Star) and Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, followed by Sa Nansa and Lamuella restaurants in Ibiza.

ITB China says buyers and visitors are satisfied

itb china2017 conferenceThe first ITB China marked its premiere and showcased China’s travel and tourism industry. From 10 to 12 May some 600 exhibiting companies from nearly 70 countries and regions met with a total of over 10,000 attendees and buyers in the 12,000 sqm area of exhibition space.

2017 UNWTO Executive Council meeting concludes in Madrid

Madrid, Spain, hosted the 105th meeting of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) between 11 and 12 May. The Executive Council, attended by some 250 representatives from 59 countries, focused on current trends and challenges facing the tourism sector and on the three priorities of the Organization - safe, secure and seamless travel; the impact of technology in the tourism sector and sustainability.

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International survey about Women in the Events industry

A new survey launched on International Women's Day revealed insights on women in the events industry. The survey aimed at establishing where the international events industry stands in terms of equality, career opportunities and work-life balance.


Statisticians to gather in the Philippines for UNWTO conference

unwtoPolicy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, on 21 - 24 June 2017, to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, will address the topic of ‘Measuring Sustainable Tourism’.

12 Startups from Asia Pacific qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism Forum

mekong tourism12 startups from Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam have qualified to pitch their business plans to investors at the Mekong Tourism Forum, 6 June in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR. Industry experts selected the 12 startups from more than 250 applications spanning travel technology solutions, traditional tourism products, hospitality projects and social enterprises.

ICCA announces Top cities and countries for association meetings in 2016

icca16International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced top cities and countries for the international association meetings in 2016. The number of international association meetings continues to double every ten years. Paris reclaims the top spot in the 2016 city ranking, while USA ranks at top in the 2016 country ranking.

ICCA ranks The Hague in top 50 European cities

The Hague has become one of the top 50 international congress destinations among European cities, according to the ranking of The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). It is also one of the top 100 most attractive congress cities in the world.

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