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European Tourism to be promoted with a series of events

europeEducational conferences and matchmaking events will be organized to promote Europe as a tourist destination to some of the world’s most important outbound travel markets. The programme, named Partnerships in European Tourism, will see a series of eight conferences and business-to-business matchmaking events, taking place within the EU and in the target markets of China and the USA. It also includes dedicated stands at international tourism trade exhibitions.

Colorado’s AXS Group rebrands

imprint groupAXS Group, an event production and destination management company proudly serving Colorado since 1969, announced today the company has rebranded and is now Imprint Group.

ITE HCMC 2017 celebrates ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary

ite hcmc2017logoVietnam’s most important and established travel event, the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC), returns for the 13th year from September 7 to 9 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC).

The World’s Biggest Whisky Festival is on September 3

The world’s biggest Whisky Festival ‘Whisky Live’ returns to Hong Kong. Whisky Live Hong Kong 2017, organized in conjunction with Whisky Magazine, is set to begin ticket sales on 1 August for its one-day whisky celebration.

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ICC Sydney awarded LEED Gold

Australia’s International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney), has been awarded LEED Gold, recognising its all-encompassing approach to sustainability. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ratings system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.

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Security issues in civil aviation will be discussed at Munich Airport

munich m sec conferenceMunich Airport is hosting an international symposium on security issues in civil aviation. The more than 200 renowned security specialists, conflict researchers, politicians and representatives from the European Commission, NATO, Europol and Eurocontrol experts in attendance will discuss current challenges in addressing dangers in aviation.

Comedian Billy Gardell returns to SugarHouse Casino

comedian Billy GardellEmmy-nominated actor and comedian Billy Gardell returns to his stand-up roots with a special performance at the SugarHouse Casino Event Center on Friday, October 13, at 9 p.m. Tickets for Gardell’s show go on sale Friday, July 14 and cost $39-$59.

ICCA’s first member from Vietnam: ICISE

The International Center of Interdisciplinary Science and Education (ICISE) becomes the first member of ICCA from Vietnam. With the acceptance of the first member from Vietnam, the ICCA Asia Pacific Chapter now comprises 236 members in 16 countries & regions in Asia Pacific.

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Key West gets ready for the Hemingway Days celebration

Hemingway DaysKey West, Florida gets ready for the 37th annual Hemingway Days celebration Tuesday through Sunday, July 18-23. The festival honors the legacy of the American literary giant who lived and wrote on the island for most of the 1930s. It features literary readings, a theatrical premiere, short story competition, fishing tournament, 5K Run, The Running of the Bulls, Paddleboard Race, and Sloppy Joe's Look-Alike Contest and birthday "party" commemorating Ernest's July 21st birthday.

Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 to be held in Thailand

mtf2017 meetingThailand’s Northeastern or Isan province of Nakhon Phanom has been chosen as the host venue for the Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) 2018. The Ministry of Tourism and Sports proposed Nakhon Phanom as an ideal host venue for the event because the province’s eastern border is the Mekong River itself and this influences the culture of the region.

Brussels’ beer festivals continue

beer brusselsIn 2016 UNESCO recognised the important role played by beer culture in Belgian everyday life and celebrations by proclaiming it an intangible cultural heritage. Throughout the year, Brussels residents and visitors can come and discover this delicious heritage during one of Brussels’ many beer festivals. Here are some beer events that will take place between late August and late November 2017:

Reykjavík named best MICE destination in Europe 2017

Reykjavik cityReykjavík is named the Best MICE Destination in Europe 2017 by Business Destinations Magazine. The Business Destinations Travel Awards, now running for a consecutive six years, rewards businesses in a variety of categories for their exceptional contribution and excellence in services in the world of business and travel.

DMCs meet at New Orleans

hosts global allianceHosts Global (Hosts), a strategic partner for destination management services worldwide, hosted over 240 clients and hospitality industry professionals for their fifth annual Hosts Global Forum, held at the Sheraton New Orleans in Louisiana from June 26 – 29, 2017.

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