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|February 11, 2016
Corporate Travel World (CTW) China 2016 Signs United Airlines As Official International Carrier
United Airlines, one of America's major airline and a founding member of Star Alliance has confirmed its maiden presence as Official International Carrier at the second Corporate Travel World (CTW) China, the leading corporate travel management conference for China. Ramon Poblete, Global TMC Sales Manager -- APAC of United Airlines shared, "The impressive list of corporate buyers from last year's event was one of the key decision making points. We see potential in investing time with our exis...
|December 29, 2015
ITE Hong Kong Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary In 2016
The annual International Travel Expo Hong Kong, ITE, will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2016, which underlines its long history! In fact, ITE is among the few Asia's earliest held travel fairs! Since taking over from ITE 2005, the organizer TKS has been making significant enhancements which include launching the concurrent ITE MICE in 2006; expanding the overall scale to five exhibition halls since 2009 from two in 2004; re-positioning to a truly international travel fair with 85 percent...
|December 07, 2015
Dreamtime Kicks Off In Adelaide, Australia
Dreamtime 2015, Tourism Australia's signature incentive product showcase, kicked off this morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, firmly placing the international spotlight on Australia's business events offering. More than 100 qualified international buyers and media from around the world were warmly welcomed to Dreamtime 2015 with the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains of South Australia providing the official Welcome to Country, followed by opening remarks from Tourism Australia and g...
|November 05, 2015
Excitement Builds For Dreamtime 2015 - Tourism Australia's Signature Incentive Showcase
Preparations for Tourism Australia's signature incentive showcase, Dreamtime, to be held from 6 to 9 December 2015 in are well under way and gathering momentum. This year, over 100 qualified buyers and media from more than 10 key markets will experience Australia's incentive offering first hand through a program of business sessions, networking events, destination showcases and educationals. Engaging with international buye...
|October 15, 2015
Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macau 2015 Adjourns With Progressive Accomplishments
Themed as "Belt and Road Initiative: Unleashing the New Dynamics of Cultural Tourism", the Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macau 2015 adjourned on 13 October with tremendous success. The Global Tourism Economy Forum ("GTEF" or "the Forum") has effectively fostered multilateral cooperation through its advanced platform for international exchange and cooperation in tourism, gathering nearly 60 ministerial officials from different countries, leaders from globally‐renowned private corporati...
|October 13, 2015
Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macau 2015 "Belt and Road Initiative: Unleashing the New Dynamics of Cultural Tourism"
The Global Tourism Economy Forum ("GTEF" or "the Forum"), an annual mega event for the tourism industry, resumed its second-day program today (13 October). Themed as "Belt and Road Initiative: Unleashing the New Dynamics of Cultural Tourism", the Forum put on a range of forward-thinking discussions on ways to foster cooperation between culture and tourism for economic growth under the context of the Belt and Road Initiative. This Forum edition renews its collaboration with the World Tourism O...
|October 12, 2015
Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macau 2015 Kicks Off
Hosted by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, the Global Tourism Economy Forum • Macau 2015 commenced with an opening ceremony at the Venetian Macao this morning (12 October). The event is initiated and co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism under the authorization of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), coordinated by the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC) and in collaboration with the World To...
|October 06, 2015
The Travel Industry Exhibition 2016 Launches In Sydney and Melbourne
The Travel Industry Exhibition has today announced that it will launch a multi-event campaign for 2016 in both Sydney and Melbourne. With overwhelming industry feedback and support, and in light of the successes in 2015, The Travel Industry Exhibition will expand its reach by opening a second exhibition in Melbourne. A number of travel exhibitors and visitors based interstate, have already expressed their interest in participating in Melbourne, in addition to Sydney. Head of Portfolio Develop...
|October 05, 2015
Web In Travel - The Travel Technology Event Takes Place In Singapore - October 19-22
Some 90 speakers and 550 delegates from over 33 countries will gather in Singapore Oct 19-22 to participate in the world's most compelling travel technology event, Web In Travel. In 2015, now in its 11th iteration, WIT has continued to attract representatives of the biggest companies in the industry; those that define each sector of travel, from air to ground, cruise to hospitality and tourism. Held alongside ITB Asia and under the Travel Rave week of events, Web In Travel (WIT) is the longest s...
|October 01, 2015
Tourism Australia's "Dreamtime" Business Event Scheduled For Adelaide -- December 6-9, 2015
Tourism Australia's signature biennial business events showcase, Dreamtime, brings Australia's outstanding incentive experiences and expertise in event delivery to international business events buyers. In 2015, Dreamtime will be delivered in partnership with the Adelaide Convention Bureau, and take place in the beautiful city of Adelaide. Tourism Australia and the Adelaide Convention Bureau are pleased to invite you to participate as a seller in Dreamtime 2015. Results from Dreamtime 2013 ...
|September 30, 2015
ibtm china Knowledge Programme Continues To Grow In Popularity
Analysis conducted following ibtm china, part of ibtm events, has revealed that the Knowledge Programme which took place at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing last month, was the best attended to date. Cici Chen, ibtm china Event Manager commented, "We are extremely pleased with the attendance at this year's Knowledge Programme in China. Furthermore, in-depth analysis and research has confirmed that primary reasons for increased attendance were the sessions' relevance to ...
|September 24, 2015
PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 In Chiang Rai, Thailand
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 (AT&RTCM 2016) will be taking place in the historic northern city of Chiang Rai, Thailand from February 17-19, 2016 under the theme "Creating Experiences, Sharing Opportunities". The PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2016 is a three-day niche event with both conference and travel mart components that brings together tourism pr...
|September 01, 2015
Thailand 'Connects' With The World Through Global Portfolio Partnership With ibtm events
ibtm events, the world's leading showcase for the meetings and events industry, has confirmed that Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau is to become the official ibtm events Global Partner across its portfolio of events on 5 continents. As a result of the partnership, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau will benefit from global visibility, access to business and a powerful network of connections to support their positioning as a leading destination for meetings, conventions, incentive...
|September 01, 2015
IT&CMA 2015 Chosen To Promote ASEAN MICE Through Debut Forum
The ASEAN MICE Forum (AMF) @ IT&CMA will debut on 29 September in Bangkok, in conjunction with The Leading International MICE Event Centered In Asia-Pacific. The only one of its kind in the world, AMF was made possible with the endorsement of the ASEAN Tourism Marketing and Communication Working Group. "The AMF @ IT&CMA is the first major step we are taking to raise awareness of the ASEAN region, made up of the 10 member countries, as a collective MICE destination. The AEC collaboration and ...
|August 12, 2015
ibtm china Delivers Quality Business Appointments
ibtm china, China's leading Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings exhibition has reported strong levels of exhibitor and buyer satisfaction following the show which took place at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) Beijing last week. The event which saw a combination of Chinese, Asian and international MICE suppliers and buyers attend confirmed standing room only at all education sessions, a well attended Community Hub and two successful networking functions hosted by NUO Hotel and...
|July 06, 2015
IBTM Knowledge Programme Will Provide Valuable Insight For Meeting Planners In Asia And Beyond
Details of the ibtm knowledge programme have now been confirmed and meetings industry professionals are invited to pre-register for the event. The programme, which will include CMP accredited sessions will take place as part of ibtm china, set to take place in China National Convention Centre from 5-6 August. Erica Keogan, Associations and Education Manager, ibtm events comments: "ibtm events are trusted by buyers and suppliers to deliver the highest quality knowledge. This year we have sour...
|June 29, 2015
Two Weeks To Go Until The Travel Industry Exhibition 2015 In Sydney
The Travel Industry Exhibition opens its doors to the Crystal Palace at Luna Park Sydney in two weeks time where Australia's only exhibition for the travel industry will showcase the latest products and services from both new and existing travel suppliers in the international and domestic markets. In its second year, the exhibition aims to bridge the gap between travel suppliers and buyers, connecting industry stakeholders in one location and providing a key forum for education and networking...
|June 26, 2015
5th India Association Congress (IAC) Scheduled For August 21-22, 2015 In Bengaluru, India
IAC is one of its kind event in India bringing together association leaders and stalwarts from various industries who have supported and contributed tremendously to the success of this conference. This event has received recognition and backing from many prestigious organisations such as ICCA, ASAE and Meeting Show. India Association Congress has gained its position in the market due to its session content. The intriguing topics have grabbed attention of top industry leaders and created a st...
|May 26, 2015
Travel Technology Solutions At The Travel Industry Exhibition
Travel agency owners will discover a range of affordable travel technology solutions in the field of finance, security and digitisation at the Travel Industry Exhibition this year. The trade-only exhibition has welcomed two new exhibitors that specialise in travel technology solutions that aim to develop the conventional bricks-and-mortar business into a competitive player in an ever-growing online travel market. JETMAX.com.au provides innovative and customisable white label technology pro...
|May 14, 2015
Call For Speakers: IBTM Events Adopts Cultural Approach For Global Education Programme
The ibtm events is inviting speakers from around the world to submit papers on a range of subjects which match the newly created "themed" education planned for the global portfolio of events on 6 continents. The themes confirmed to serve as the foundations for the programme include: - Connections mean everything -- This theme will be brought to life through sessions looking at networking, sales, so...
|April 29, 2015
Gold Coast To Host Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) In 2016
Tourism Australia has announced that Queensland's Gold Coast will play host to the country's largest annual tourism trade show - the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) - in 2016. The announcement was made by Tourism Australia's Managing Director John O'Sullivan whilst speaking on Wednesday (April 29) at an industry briefing on the Gold Coast hosted by Tourism and Events Queensland. The economic benefits of hosting the Australian Tourism Exchange are significant and the Gold Coast economy ca...
|April 28, 2015
ibtm china Set To Facilitate Meaningful Business Connections And Deliver Valuable Industry Insight
ibtm china, part of ibtm events and China's leading meetings, incentive and business travel event taking place in China National Convention Centre, is once again, set to deliver two days of meaningful business connections (5-6 August). Last year ibtm china delivered over 450 exhibitors, representing 35 countries, all of whom were provide with a diary of 1:1 quality prescheduled appointments with Hosted Buyers. Further to this, post show research conducted following the event confirmed t...
|April 23, 2015
Hosted Buyer Registration Now Open For IBTM China 2015
Hosted Buyer registration is now open for ibtm china 2015, part of ibtm events, which is set to take place in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China from the 5-6 August 2015. Global Meeting, Events and Business Travel Industry decision makers are now invited to apply online via . Successful applicants will benefit from targeted business opportunities with over 400 national, reg...
|April 15, 2015
Carlson Wagonlit Travel, China Announces Top Trends & Priorities For 2015 At First-Ever CTW China
Data security, mobile technology and big data were revealed today as the top three trends that will most impact travel management in China in 2015 by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), China. Top priorities identified in the year ahead were organised around two aspects -- corporate travel and meetings & events (M&E). In the corporate travel realm, priorities include implementing a door-to-door online booking tool, deploying a fare tracking and rebooking solution, providing recommendations to improve...
|April 13, 2015
Who's Who of China's Corporate Travel Industry To Speak At Inaugural CTW China 2015
From 14 to 16 April 2015, speakers from over 20 of the world's top brands including Apple China, Carlson Wagonlit Trave (CWT), China, Ctrip Corporate Travel, Delta Air Lines, Lilly China, Man Diesel & Turbo, Michelin (China) Investment, Pfizer Global Procurement China, Siemens China, Standard Chartered Bank China, and Tetra Pak China Cluster, will impart corporate travel insights and knowledge at the first-ever CTW China. More than 200 international and local corporate travel industry players...
|April 09, 2015
ibtm events Brings Global Content To Local Attendees With A Focus On 'Choice'
ibtm events has recently confirmed that a number of key learning principles will underpin each session that is to be delivered as part of the global ibtm knowledge programme on 5 continents. A focus on choice, impact of learning environments and uniqueness of content will be primary areas of importance within the themed programmes that will be tailored to accommodate the audiences in each show location. Erica Keogan, Associations and Education Manager, ibtm events comments, "As the world's...
|April 09, 2015
Asia On Display At The Travel Industry Exhibition At Luna Park In Sydney, Australia
The Travel Industry Exhibition has today announced a number of new international exhibitors from Asia to its industry event at Luna Park. Event Director, Exhibition and Trade Fairs, David McCarthy said, "It's great to see a high quality and new range of exhibitors from Asia adding value to the show. The close proximity to Asia for Australian travellers, its affordability and frequent flight routes make for a popular destination choice. We are pleased to have them involved". Tourism boards,...
|March 31, 2015
Over 30 Pan Pacific Hotels Group Properties To Showcase At IT&CM China 2015
In line with the Pan Pacific Hotels Group's opening of a new Global Sales Office in Beijing aimed at complementing its existing Shanghai Global Sales Office, the group has announced its participation at IT&CM China with the objective of driving more Chinese business to their China hotels and to the rest of their global portfolio. Cementing their corporate participation with a self-branded booth, Fabien Seet, Vice President, Sales of Pan Pacific Hotels Group underscored the significance of the...
|March 11, 2015
China Eastern Airline (CEA) Signs On As New CTW China Airline Sponsor
Drawn by the prospect of 100 leading corporate buyers from across China and the region at this year's CTW China, major Chinese aviation player China Eastern Airline has announced its partnership with the show as its new airline sponsor. Explained Mr.Song Jun Shi, Assistant General Manager of Sales Management Department, Marketing and Sales Committee on the decision behind participating at CTW China 2015, "The CTW China event attracts corporate buyers with a focus on business travel. With fli...
|February 25, 2015
Hotel Reservation Service (HRS) Signs On As CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Sponsor
Eager to leverage on the opportunity to exclusively engage some 150 quality attending corporate travel buyers from across Asia-Pacific, Hotel Reservation Service (HRS), Europe's leading hotel portal for business and private travellers has come on board as a CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 silver sponsor. CTW Asia-Pacific's dedication and track record of delivering this niche buying segment cements HRS' confidence in the event as a powerful platform that provides outreach to the corporate buying segment...
|February 04, 2015
Berlin Debuts As IT&CM China 2015 Exhibitor
A myriad of creative incentive offers await IT&CM China 2015 delegates at the Berlin pavilion as the city debuts as the show's first European MICE destination this year. Delegates can hear from Berlin Convention Office representatives on the extensive information available about the multi-faceted congress and convention destination. Heike Mahmoud, CMP, Director Conventions, visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office underscored the importance of the Chinese market, "IT&CM China is an important plat...
|January 27, 2015
IT&CM China 2015 Unveils Brand New Venue and Marriott Group Official Hotel Partners
Exciting news in store for IT&CM China delegates as the 2015 show gears up to open at a brand new venue in April this year. Deemed the Pearl on the River, Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing (SHCEC) is the perfect combination of convention and exhibition. The international multifunctional complex houses facilities for conventions, exhibitions, activities and catering. Located in the center of Shanghai Changfeng Ecological Business District, surrounded by Suzhou R...
|January 23, 2015
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Establishes Larger Presence At IT&CM China 2015
Expect to see a 25% increase in MICE suppliers and showcase at Thailand's 60sqm pavilion, fronted by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) at the upcoming IT&CM China 2015. Vichaya Soonthornsaratoon, Director of Meetings, Incentives and Conventions Department of TCEB revealed what delegates can expect from TCEB. "We will continue our mega-event campaign to attract large-scale projects from China that bring in at least 1,000 delegates to Thailand. We will provide support to ensure th...
|January 22, 2015
34th ASEAN Tourism Forum Kicks Off In Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
The 34th edition of ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) kicked off today at Myanmar International Convention Centre (MICC) 1 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar with the 41st Meeting of the ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs). Some 300 delegates including tourism ministers and NTO officials are flying in for the event which is being held in Myanmar for the first time. Over the next few days, some 2,000 delegates from over 50 countries will gather in Nay Pyi Taw for ATF 2015. H.E. U Htay Aung, Union Minist...
|January 07, 2015
Good News For IBTM India; Visitors From 43 Countries Can Now Get Their Visa For India Online
Both international exhibitors and Hosted Buyers attending ibtm india 2015 will benefit from the recent news that tourists travelling to India from 43 countries including the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Germany and Japan will no longer have to queue at their local consulates to obtain visas. Following the announcement, individuals may now apply online for their tourist visa-on-arrival, entitling them to a 30-day stay in the India. The new visa-on-arrival rules will benefit 43 countries including...
|December 17, 2014
UNWTO and UNESCO To Organize First World Conference On Tourism & Culture
The First World Conference on Tourism and Culture will bring together, for the first time, Ministers of Tourism and Ministers of Culture from around the world, experts and stakeholders from both sectors to explore new models of partnership between tourism and culture (Siem Reap, Cambodia, 4-6 February 2015). Cultural tourism can contribute to inclusive economic growth, social development and cultural preservation. The first UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture will provide an ...
|December 16, 2014
11 Topics At First Corporate Travel World (CTW) China In Shanghai Revealed
The first instalment of Corporate Travel World (CTW) China will launch in Shanghai from April 14 to 16 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing. Organised by TTG Events and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, China, the inaugural event will open with 11 tailored topics centered on Corporate Travel Fundamentals and Corporate Meetings & Events for the China market. Together, the educational sessions will form a comprehensive knowledge suite that cover industry updates, trendin...
|December 10, 2014
Questex and SACEOS To Host AMITE 2015 At Marina Bay Sands Singapore
The second-annual Asia Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (AMITE) will host leading meetings, incentives, conference and events (MICE) buyers from long-haul markets on July 1, 2015, at Marina Bay Sands Singapore. AMITE is the Asian edition of the Global Meetings & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE) portfolio, the world's leading MICE exchange program serving the industry for the last 10 years. AMITE is produced by Questex Hospitality + Travel in partnership with the Singapore Association o...
|December 03, 2014
Luxperience Extends Its Early Bird Offer
Luxury travel and lifestyle exhibition, Luxperience is extending its ten per cent early bird deal due to overwhelming demand. Exhibitors wishing to capitalise on these savings now have until Thursday 18 December 2014. Luxperience, happening in Sydney from 6-9 September 2015, offers various participation options for exhibitors, from individual suites to hotspots. Each option benefits from the following inclusions: • access to leading travel designers from around the world, whose clientele...
|November 20, 2014
MICE Asia Pacific 2014 For Event Professionals In Asia Pacific
The Meeting and Events Industry tradeshow: MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition opened its doors for its widely anticipated conference, workshops and exhibition. Singapore played host to the launch event at the Suntec Exhibition Centre on the 13-14 November 2014. The event was aimed at catering to the growing events industry. (MICE is defined as -- Meetings, Incentives, Conference, Exhibitions.) The theme of the exhibition and conference was to encourage and nurture the growth, potential and networking ...
|October 10, 2014
Beijing Travel Managers Affirm Relevance of Inaugural Corporate Travel World China 2015
The seventh edition of the IT&CM China & CTW China Corporate Travel Roundtable was held in Beijing on 19 September 2014, attracting 12 travel managers from local, state-owned and multinational companies to register their interest. Hailing from the airline, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, financial services and international trade industries, participants shared a diversity of perspectives during the session. The series of roundtable discussions, which travels to different Chinese cities e...
|October 01, 2014
Expanded Association Days @ IT&CMA Draws Interest
IT&CMA's expanded Association programme now takes place over 2 days from 1 to 2 October. Collaborating with new partners MPI and World PCO Alliance amongst loyal and long-time supporters Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE), Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA). Successfully drawing industry professionals and executives from across the region, the Association Days @ IT&CMA that commences today includes...
|September 16, 2014
Strong Support For 34th ASEAN Tourism Forum To Be Hosted In Myanmar Next Year
Industry response for next year's ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has been positive, with over 350 TRAVEX (travel exchange) booths contracted and some 550 applications for the Hosted Buyers Programme. The TRAVEX sellers, made up of suppliers of ASEAN travel and tourism products and services, come from the 10 member nations of ASEAN -- Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam -- and together will take up 8,000 square metres of spac...
|September 15, 2014
Tourism Australia's 'Restaurant Australia' Campaign Gets International Roll-Out
Later this month (September) sees the international roll-out of Tourism Australia's 'Restaurant Australia' campaign gather momentum with high profile launch events taking place across the world, including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Korea and Hong Kong. Australia's top chefs, freshest produce and finest wines will play starring roles in the launches and the ongoing campaign activity which, once fully rolled out, will target visitors from 17 of Australia key overseas tourism markets. The...
|September 15, 2014
PATA Travel Mart 2014 Opening In Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Over 1000 delegates will gather in Phnom Penh for PATA's Annual Travel Mart, PTM 2014. PTM 2014 will take place from September 17-19 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at the Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre. PTM brings together international buyers, wholesalers, sellers, media and partners for the three day programme of pre-matched business appointments, networking opportunities, media briefings and workshops. PTM will officially open on at the Welcome Ceremony and Dinner, hosted by ...
|September 08, 2014
ITE & MICE Hong Kong 2015
Rather unique in Asia, ITE & MICE succeeds in effectively combining a trade fair with a public fair, each with sufficient quantity of quality visitors! In 2014, it drew in its two trade days over 12300 buyers and visitors (74% from Hong Kong & 19% from China and 7% other parts of Asia; 6522 from travel agents & 2588 from MICE), and in two public days 75300 visitors (83% prefer FIT/tailor made tours). Therefore, exhibitors can conduct channel and direct sale, and promoting to the travel t...
|September 04, 2014
Association Professionals Applaud IT&CM India's Inaugural Association Day
IT&CM India's inaugural effort to reach out to local association professionals and executives through its curated Association Day programme on 20 August, paid off with attendees giving top marks to its knowledge platforms. Launched in collaboration with KW Conferences, the Association Day forums received high scores on all aspects of Content, Delivery, Interaction and Relevance to Job. Expressed Madhumita Dobe, IPHA, Organising Secretary, 14th World Congress on Public Health, "The topic on B...
|August 27, 2014
HSMAI's 10th Annual AsiaConnect Conference In Singapore, September 3, 2014
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Asia Pacific's 10th Annual AsiaConnect Conference will be held in Singapore on September 3, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Conference Center. AsiaConnect 2014 will challenge traditional thinking and thinkers about the new role and value of the sales professional in an online era of infinite connections and opportunities. Reflecting on past practices and focusing on 'Best Practices' for the 'Future State' of the progress...
|August 20, 2014
Inaugural Association Day Takes Centre-Stage At IT&CM India 2014
The inaugural Association Day, launched at IT&CM India 2014 in collaboration with KW Conferences, opened to a full house of delegates with the first educational session helmed by esteemed expert speaker Martin Sirk, CEO of International Congress and Conventions Association (ICCA). Forum topics that provided attendees with an in-depth understanding of association management in India included "The 'Third Wave' of Destination Marketing Competitiveness", "Best Practices -- Developing Middle Level...
|August 19, 2014
IT&CM India 2014 Kicks Off With New Tabletop Exhibition Format
The second installment of IT&CM India kicked off with international and domestic MICE professionals across various regions of India congregating to explore business, education and networking opportunities during the next 3 days. The 2014 edition of the leading international MICE event in India showcased its new exhibition format with 22 exhibitors representing international CVBs/ NTOs and corporates. Some 120 buyer delegates hailing from 17 countries with Indian buyers dominated the buying c...
|August 15, 2014
Inspire EX To Open With Enhanced Seminars; VIP Buyer Program; Expanded Exhibitor Base
The Inspire EX business and special events expo will open on Monday 18 August for two days at the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island, amid a real buzz about the rebranded show. It promises to impress with an expanded exhibitor based, Tech Hub, The Taste Kitchen, Show Me How sessions and an impressive seminar program - The Inspire Sessions. Event Director Pascal Ibrahim said, "As NSW's premier business and special events exhibition, Inspire EX is all about inspiration. The show offers a v...
|August 12, 2014
Be Inspired By CIBTM 2014 Knowledge Programme
CIBTM 2014 will provide meeting professionals with a premier three-day Knowledge Programme, which offers cutting edge, professional learning opportunities across influential, expert led sessions. This leading education programme offers an ideal platform for those involved in the meetings industry to enhance their professional knowledge and develop their careers. Erica Keogan, Associations and Education Manager, Meetings & Events Portfolio stated: "This year, we have created more than 20 dynam...
|August 07, 2014
Expert speakers, from various industries To Present Educational Forums At IT&CM India 2014
Expert speakers, from various industries such as Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Indian Tea Association, International Congress and Convention (ICCA), Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts among others, will be presenting topics catered specifically for attending association executives and corporate travel professionals from India or with operations based in India. Drawing on his experience as an international association CEO for the last 12 years and ...
|July 30, 2014
Simerjeet Singh Headlines IBTM India Forum In Chennai
IBTM India, which is set to take place from 3 -- 5 September 2014 at the 5-star ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai, India, will open the 2.5 days table-top event with the IBTM India Forum on 3 September, where Simerjeet Singh, Founder and Director of Cutting Edge Learning Systems, will deliver his keynote session, 'Accelerating Growth'. In his interactive session, Singh will share strategic tools, which will enable the audience to accelerate their personal and organisational growth. Participant...
|July 15, 2014
IBTM India Announces The Venetian Macao As Premier Partner
The Venetian Macao, a five-star luxury integrated resort, in Macau, has chosen IBTM India as a major partnership this year as part of the brand's attendance at the event, set to take place at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai from 3-5 September. The IBTM India Premier Partnership for The Venetian Macao, considered as a top leisure and business destination internationally, is part of the all-suite resort's marketing objectives to achieve maximum awareness for its meetings and events facilitie...
|July 07, 2014
Increased Demand For Inbound/Outbound MICE Business Reflects Strong Line-Up For IBTM India
The importance of the Indian outbound and inbound MICE market is reflected in the number and quality of Hosted Buyers heading to the top rated business destination of Chennai for the second edition of IBTM India, taking place from 3-5 September 2014. According to the Euromonitor International Report 'Passport Flows Inbound and Outbound India', India's businesses are fast becoming more international and increasingly seeking new and unexplored destinations across the globe, for MICE and busines...
|June 12, 2014
New Exhibitors Jump On Board IT&CM India 2014 - Indian's Travel Market On The Rise
Bolstered by India's potential as an emerging hub for MICE tourism, international and domestic CVBs / NTOs and corporates have jumped on board as IT&CM India 2014's exhibitors in the event's new table-top showcase. The list includes Busan Metropolitan City, Dubai Convention & Events Bureau, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, Portaventura Business & Events, Sapporo Convention Bureau, Taj Group, Tourism New Zealand and Travelite (India). Excited over India's prospects, debuting international exhib...
|June 04, 2014
Hosted Buyer Applications Open For IBTM INDIA 2014
Hosted Buyer applications have gone live for IBTM India, and key meetings industry suppliers from across the country as well as those from overseas are part of the growing list of exhibitors who will be attending IBTM India's second edition, which will take place from 3-5 September 2014 at the ITC Grand Chola luxury five-star hotel, in the top rated business destination of Chennai. Based on last year's success, IBTM India has established itself as a key event in the meetings industry calendar...
|May 27, 2014
Site Joins IT&CM Events' Supporting Association Line-Up
IT&CM Events has teamed up with Site, the global network for travel and event professionals, encompassing Site's support on several fronts -- educational programme, publicity, editorial and delegate support - for the upcoming IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific show happening on 30 September to 2 October 2014. Besides developing and delivering customised content for the IT&CM Events educational forums, the supporting association will also be bringing on board MICE buyers comprising of Site members f...
|May 12, 2014
Thailand Hotel Investment Conference May 20-21- Record Numbers of Overseas Registrations
Thailand Hotel Investment Conference (THIC) has registered record numbers of overseas registrations, topping 24 countries ahead of the May 19-21 event, confirming its importance for the Asia Pacific hospitality investment community. The draw to a destination recognized by the industry as the home of hospitality in Asia remains strong despite the ongoing political uncertainty in the capital, a fact further consolidated by the strong speaker line up for the two-day event. Held at the Dusit...
|May 12, 2014
KW Conferences Partners IT&CM India
KW Conferences, India's first accredited Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) has joined hands with IT&CM India to lend its over 20 years of expertise to develop and deliver the show's inaugural Association Day and Corporate Performance forums. Slated on 20 and 21 August 2014, expert speakers from various industries will present on topics catered specifically for attending association buyers and corporate travel professionals from India or with operations based in India. Educational topics...
|May 08, 2014
WTM Vision Explores 'Global Phenomenon' of Chinese Travel Market
It is "boom time" for China's outbound market, with "dynamic" growth of 16% forecast for 2014, delegates at WTM Vision Conference -- Shanghai will hear today (Thursday 8 May). Exclusive research from Euromonitor International will also show that outbound expenditure has reached a record level of US$120 billion and predictions for the coming five years reveal bumper growth rates. Fangting Sun, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, said: "Hong Kong and Macau are beneficiaries...
|April 17, 2014
Corporate Travel World (CTW) Event To Establish China Edition In Shanghai
From 2015, Chinese Corporate Travel professionals can finally look forward to a much anticipated Conference dedicated to building the body of industry knowledge and cultivating best practices relating to China's business travel policies and decision-making process. Branded and modelled after TTG Asia Media's Corporate Travel Word (CTW) Asia-Pacific, the newly launched edition in Shanghai is aptly named CTW China to reflect the show's focus on the interests and requirements of this geographica...
|April 16, 2014
IT&CM China's Association Day Returns For the 2nd Year
The second day of IT&CM China 2014 opened with much gusto as Association Executives thronged the educational sessions fronted by Association Day expert speakers from local representatives from China Electrical Equipment Industry, China Nonprescription Medicines Association, Eventown Group, International Dragon Award (IDA) Executive Committee, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Alicia Yao, General Manager of IME Consulting, kicked off the Association Day forums with "Association Me...
|April 15, 2014
IT&CM China 2014 Delegates First To Experience Special Events Venue -- The River Mall
IT&CM China 2014 delegates experienced this evening's official Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner for the first time at a special venue - The River Mall, sited within the Shanghai Expo arena. Touted as Shanghai's spanking new property, the River Mall has been primed to host a mammoth variety of events in the months and years to come. The evening's unique entertainment line-up featured the spectacular Yang Drum Dance Clan -- a traditional high tempo performance favoured for its auspicious sym...
|April 14, 2014
IT&CM China To Open Tomorrow With Record-Breaking Chinese Delegation
The 8th installment of Leading International MICE Event In China, IT&CM China, will open tomorrow with its strongest Chinese delegation to date. The unprecedented strength of the local participation is evidenced most significantly in the Chinese buyer numbers where close to 480 will attend over the next 3 days. Total International and Chinese buyer attendees have exceeded 600. This has surged the ratio of Chinese buyers to an all-time high of 70% of all buyers delegation. Collectively, buying...
|April 10, 2014
CIBTM Attendees: Asian Hosted Buyers Confirm Demand For Outbound Business
Recent research conducted by Reed Travel Exhibitions has identified Canada, United States, Germany, Switzerland, UK, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and UAE to be amongst the top ten destinations (outside of Asia), selected by Asian meetings planners attending CIBTM (www.cibtm.com), as a preferred destination for holding out bound MICE events. Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, "Things are looking very positive for this year with nearly two thirds of A...
|April 06, 2014
AIME Pre Tours Inspire Event Planners To Book Future Business
The 2014 Asia Pacific Meetings & Conference Expo (AIME) pre tour program has motivated over half of its participants to bring business to Melbourne and regional Victoria in the future, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today. According to MCB's survey of AIME pre tour participants, close to 100% were satisfied with their visit to Victoria in February and 48% said the pre tour program had positively changed their perception of the state as a m...
|April 03, 2014
IT&CM China's Returning Association Day Centres On Priorities of Chinese Association Executives
The importance of the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) in winning business for China, organising large-scale association meetings, and the benefits on associations to use social media to propel their association meetings' ROI. These highlights of this year's Association Day -- returning for the 2nd consecutive year -- reflect the urgencies and priorities that today's Chinese Association Executives need to master. Alicia Yao, General Manager of IME Consulting said, "Everyone knows the i...
|March 31, 2014
23rd Hotelex Opens Today In Shanghai
The 23rd Hotelex opens at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center on March 31. It offers 14 exhibition halls with over 140,000 sqm exhibition space. 25 activities are organized, including 21st Century F&B Forum and 2014 International Premium Area Match-Making Meeting (IPA). Meanwhile, Hotelex will bring together five international professional competitions: 2014 China Gelato Championship, China Master Bartender Competition, World Latte Art Competition China, World Barista Championship (...
|March 26, 2014
Oakwood Worldwide and Travelport Sign On As CTW Asia-Pacific 2014 Sponsors
CTW Asia-Pacific has sealed in sponsorship from big name hospitality and travel technology brands, eager to leverage on the opportunity to exclusively engage the 150 quality attending corporate travel buyers. CTW Asia-Pacific's track record of delivering this key buying segment cements Oakwood Worldwide (APAC) acknowledgement of CTW Asia-Pacific as a powerful platform that provides outreach to the corporate segment. Said the brand's Managing Director, Craig Ryan, "The event's ability to attra...
|March 26, 2014
IBTM Events Announces Global Partnership With The Events Network At BOB.tv
The global portfolio of IBTM Events that includes AIBTM, AIME, EIBTM, CIBTM, GIBTM, IBTM India and IBTM Africa has announced a partnership with BOB.tv which will see the portfolio providing its education content to The Events Network at BOB.tv. This new collaboration will see BOB.tv onsite at the events collating material from the knowledge driven education programme that is one of the core values of each of the IBTM portfolio of events. In addition to experiencing the live reactions from th...
|March 24, 2014
Record Attendance For 3rd IAGTO Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC)
Almost 500 delegates have descended on Mission Hills Haikou in China for the third IAGTO Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC). The event, running from 24-27 March, is being held by global golf tourism industry organisation IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour operators) in partnership with Mission Hills Group and the Haikou Government. It has attracted 194 golf tour operators from 32 countries -- an increase of more than 30% on last year's ground-breaking event in Pattaya, Thailand...
|March 07, 2014
IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2014 Looking Good
Close to 700 sqm of this year's IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific nett exhibition floor space has already been snapped up to date. Bolstered primarily by the show's best-ever early bird booth sign ups within 3 months after the 2013 event, some 8 CVB/NTO-led destinations have already confirmed their presence there. The list includes first-time exhibitor Ministry of Tourism Cambodia, and returning participants Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO), Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), Malaysia Convention ...
|February 17, 2014
PATA Travel Mart 2014 To Be Held In Cambodia, September 17-19
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will hold the 37th PATA Travel Mart 2014, September 17-19 at Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the "Kingdom of Wonder." The Mart is being hosted by the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia. PTM 2014 will offer delegates the opportunity to buy and sell Asia Pacific travel products in an emerging destination that has diversified its tourist attractions and attracted double digit increases in arrivals over the last 10 ye...
|February 14, 2014
2014 AIME Welcome Reception Location Revealed
The wait is over - Karen Bolinger, Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) has revealed that Birrarung Marr will be the location for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) Welcome Reception. The AIME Welcome Reception will take place on Monday, 17 February, the night before the two-day tradeshow begins, with Birrarung Marr set to be transformed into a medley of all things quintessentially Melbourne. "We are excited to announce that Birrarung Marr...
|February 13, 2014
ICCA Offers Educational and Business Programmes At AIME 2014
The popular ICCA Forum for Young Professionals (FYP) will also be making its comeback this year as it will be held from 16- 17 February 2014. A total of 28 participants from Australia, Hong Kong (China- P.R), India, Japan, Macao (China- P.R.), Malaysia and Thailand are set to learn more about the meetings industry from renowned faculty leaders and network with their peers worldwide. The FYP program has been led for 14 years by Faculty Manager, Ms. Elizabeth Rich and this year's theme "The Shape ...
|February 07, 2014
Virgin Australia Announced As Platinum Airline Partner of ATE14 - Australian Tourism Exchange
Tourism Australia has today announced Virgin Australia as the platinum airline partner of this year's Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE14). It is the first time Virgin Australia has sponsored Australia's largest annual travel and tourism business-to-business event, which will see the airline provide return flights for international buyer delegates from North America and New Zealand, as well as domestic flights to Cairns. ATE14 will see around 600 'buyer' delegates from 38 countries and appr...
|January 24, 2014
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) Joins IT&CM Events' Partner Line-Up
The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) has joined hands with IT&CM Events to develop and deliver the most relevant and applicable corporate travel management programme at Asia's leading MICE trade show. The collaboration encompasses that IT&CM China (Shanghai), IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand) will leverage on the strengths of both leading players and take Corporate Travel education and engagement in Asia to new heights. Through this win-win partnership, IT&CM Ev...
|January 20, 2014
Knowledge Delivered At CIBTM Supports Meetings Industry Needs In China And Beyond
Analysis conducted following CIBTM, China's leading meetings, incentives and business travel exhibition, taking place annually at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing has confirmed the resounding success of the education programme, with the line up of sessions securing the highest level of attendance to date. Helen Zhao, Dalian BIT World Travel Service, Inc. commented, "The education programme is open to everyone and it is a fantastic way for attendees to develop their careers and...
|January 20, 2014
IT&CM China Buyer Registrations Reach All-Time High
Registrations for IT&CM China have spiked in recent months in the run up to this leading international MICE event in China. Spurred by growing interest in international buying demand for China and the other destinations in the Greater China region, IT&CM China is experiencing its largest record of buyer registrations in its 8 year history. As of today, over 963 buyers from across 37 countries have submitted their interest to participate at the event and vie for one of 400 hosting places availabl...
|January 15, 2014
Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur will host the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition, the global event for the creation and development of airport cities. New ideas, developments and best practices are showcased during Airport Cities every year -- this means you will be able to learn first-hand what is happening around the world, obtain new ideas for your own airport or business and explore new business opportunities if your core audience is the airport industry. The conference will commence with a com...
|January 09, 2014
International Exhibitors Sign Up Early To Maximise Return On Investment At CIBTM 2014
CIBTM, the trade show for meetings and events organisers, venue providers and incentive and business travel services in China and Asia are offering a discounted early bird booking rate for exhibitors returning to the show in 2014, which is set to take place in Beijing (17-19 September). Jeffrey Xu, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Project Manager CIBTM commented, "The positive response we have received so far is a direct reflection of the success of last year's event -- confirming the quality and ra...
|January 08, 2014
IBTM India Confirms Venue For 2014 Event
The organisers of the Reed Travel Exhibitions' IBTM Global Events portfolio have confirmed that they will be holding the 2014 edition of IBTM India at the ITC Grand Chola, Chennai from 3-5 September 2014. Shinu Pillai, Reed Travel Exhibitions, IBTM India Project Manager commented, "IBTM India has now established itself as a key event in the meetings industry calendar in India. The launch edition, hosted in Mumbai, was a huge success and as part of our ongoing drive and determination to develo...
|January 08, 2014
ACTE Executive Forum At ITE & MICE 2014
TKS Exhibition Services Ltd., organizer of the annual International Travel Expo Hong Kong (ITE) and MICE Travel Expo (ITE MICE), has announced co-operation with The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) in ITE & MICE 2014 (ITE and ITE MICE) to jointly host an Executive Forum on Corporate Travel for ACTE members and other executives involved in corporate travel. This will include a tea reception and VIP tour particularly for facilitating further contacts and interactions of corporate ...
|October 02, 2013
IT&CMA and TCW Asia Pacific 2013 Welcomes Over 500 Delegates To Thailand
Over 500 travel MICE industry professionals from all over the world gathered at Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel on 1st October 2013 to attend a welcome reception for IT&CMA and TCW Asia Pacific 2013 which takes place in Bangkok from 2-3 October 2013. Hosted by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), the evening event took 'Connecting Asia' as its theme, underlining TCEB's objective of facilitating business and networking connections between Thailand and the Asian region...
|October 01, 2013
ASEAN Tourism Forum 2014 (ATF 2014)
The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2014, or better known as ATF 2014 will be held from 16-23 January 2014 in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. The ATF 2014 TRAVEX will be held at the Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) while the Ministerial and other official functions would be held at the Pullman Hotel, Kuching. Malaysia was where ATF was first held way back in 1981 and it is appropriate that it has returned "home". The theme is ASEAN Advancing Tourism Together, although ASEAN is diverse in terms of the ...
|September 17, 2013
Inaugural IBTM India Praised
The first IBTM India, launched by Reed Travel Exhibitions, to complement its global portfolio of meetings industry events on 6 continents, was praised by both suppliers and buyers as an "excellent new forum for business and knowledge." The new table top event placed over 80 Hosted Buyers with 72 exhibitors last week over the course of 3 days at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai. The success of the one-to-one pre-scheduled appointment system guaranteed some 2,496 appointments which meant an average o...
|September 17, 2013
ITB Asia Announces Three-Year Partnership with Marina Bay Sands
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced a strategic three-year partnership with integrated resort, Marina Bay Sands, starting in 2014. The next three editions of ITB Asia will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from 29 -- 31 October 2014, 21 -- 23 October 2015 and 19 -- 21 October 2016. Through this new agreement, Marina Bay Sands will also be ITB Asia's official hotel partner ho...
|September 11, 2013
China MICE Industry: CIBTM Sees 10% Increase In Pre-Scheduled Appointments
CIBTM, China's leading meetings, incentives and business travel exhibition, which took place last week in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, saw some 9,402 pre-scheduled business appointments (10% increase on PSAs compared to 2012 figures), taking place over the course of the show. Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions comments "We have been delighted with the level of business which was achieved this year and we have had a great deal of positive feedba...
|September 04, 2013
IBTM India - Show Preview: 12-14 September 2013, Grand Hyatt, Mumbai
IBTM India is the annual new business event for India bringing together a limited selection of regional and international pre-qualified MICE and business travel buyers and suppliers for three days of business, education and networking. The closed-door event offers a cost-effective and time-efficient way to do business through pre-arranged meetings between Hosted Buyers and Exhibitors over tabletop format. Shinu Pillai, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Project Manager, IBTM India comments, "IBTM ...
|August 21, 2013
Devdutt Pattanaik To Headline IBTM India Conference
The IBTM India Education programme will kick off on Thursday 12th of September with the IBTM India Conference (14:40-17:30), where Devdutt Pattanaik will deliver his keynote session, 'Business Sutra - A very Indian approach to Management' (15.15 -- 16.15). Devtutt, the best-selling author of 'Business Sutra - A very Indian approach to Management', will present a fresh perspective on leadership, entrepreneurship, governance and management through mythology, by comparing Jain, Buddhist and H...
|August 07, 2013
IBTM India Gears Up To Deliver First IBTM Tabletop Event
IBTM India, which is set to take place at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai from 12-14 September 2013 will be the first event of its kind to take place in India following a format that has already proven successful for other event's in the RTE portfolio. The table-top event is a proven model across Reed Travel Exhibitions' events. Limited to 100 international and Indian suppliers of product and services to the MICE industry, it is designed through pre-arranged meetings to place international and Indi...
|August 01, 2013
Inaugural Association Day at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2013
Four of the world's authority on Associations and Association Management are collaborating with TTG Events to debut IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific's inaugural Association Day on 2 October 2013. Catered for Association Executives, the Association Day will comprise of forums delivered by the four collaborators -- Kenes Asia, International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) and Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) -- as well...
|July 17, 2013
CIBTM Gears Up For Largest Show To Date
CIBTM, China's leading meetings, incentives and business travel exhibition, which is set to take place from 2 - 4 September 2013 at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, China is gearing up for its largest show to date. Hosted Buyer applications have doubled, (compared to this time last year) as many top level meetings buyers with proven purchasing power sign up to place their business with both regional and international participating exhibitors. CIBTM has also witnessed...
|July 16, 2013
Meet The World At ITB Asia As National Tourism Organisations Expand Presence At The Show
With a significant increase in National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) participation, visitors can expect to experience a world of opportunities at ITB Asia 2013, the Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market, which will be held from 23-25 October at the Suntec Singapore Exhibition & Convention Centre. Organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore), ITB Asia reports an increased demand for exhibitor space and is completely sold out, four months ahead of the event. The sixth instalment of the annual trad...
|July 05, 2013
IAEE Announces New Strategic Partnership With CIBTM
Today, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) has announced a partnership with CIBTM, the China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (www.cibtm.com) to host qualified exhibition organisers at its event 2-4 September 2013, in Beijing, China and co-produce education content at the event. IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, said, "In an ongoing effort to embrace new partners in collaborative efforts, we are very excited to work with CIBT...
|July 01, 2013
Change of Date For 3rd India Association Congress 2013
Due to certain strategic reasons, the Dates of 3rd India Association Congress has been changed to 22-23 Aug 2013. The venue of the conference remains same i.e. ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. The agenda of the conference is to create a greater sense of association and collaboration that gives decision-makers a smooth platform to reach the zenith. This conference will be attended by association heads from various domain like Heavy Industry, Research, Scientific , Law, Medical, Technical, IT, Trade ...
|June 25, 2013
Luxperience Enters Partnership With China Luxury Travel Network
Luxperience, the Sydney-based luxury B2B travel show, has entered a partnership with the China Luxury Travel Network (CLTN) to bring select luxury travel buyers from China. CLTN is the high-end B2C & B2B invitation-only leisure travel network, set up and operated by the VariArts Travel Group in China. Both parties said the partnership had long-term objectives. The main element will be using VariArts expertise to select high-end travel buyers from mainland China, especially those with a focus...
|June 20, 2013
ITE & MICE Hong Kong 2013 Drew More Quality Visitors
ITE & MICE 2013, a co-location of the 27th edition of ITE and the 8th edition of ITE MICE, was held successfully from June 13 to 16 at Halls 1A to 1E of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Its first two days opened only to trade and the last two days to the public. The Expo this year was 6.6% bigger in scale and occupied 16,000 square meters; had a record number of 680 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions; was visited by 5.8% more or 6055 travel agents / tour operators in the t...
|June 18, 2013
Macau To Host Second Annual Global Tourism Economy Forum
The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) will take place this year at the Macau Tower and Convention Center on September 17 -- 19, 2013. Hosted by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau SAR Government, Cheong U, and co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism under the auspices of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, the theme for this year's conference is "Regenerate our Economies: Invest in Travel and Tourism" to highlight the critical nature of tourism investmen...
|June 05, 2013
ITE & MICE Hong Kong 2013: A Bigger Travel Expo Has More To Offer
Noted for its highly international profile of exhibitors, its regional trade visitors and affluent FIT public visitors, ITE & MICE this year grows by some 6% in scale! Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR The Hon C Y Leung sent his Message to welcome all participants, and officiating the opening on June 13 are Mr Philip YUNG, JP, Commissioner for Tourism, Tourism Commission of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR and Mr Wang Zhifa, Vice Chairman of China National Tourism Administration. So...
|June 05, 2013
Increased Demand For Outbound MICE Business Reflects Support For Inaugural IBTM India
The importance of the outbound MICE market from India, among the fastest growing economies globally, is reflected in the number of suppliers heading to Mumbai for Reed Travel Exhibition's inaugural IBTM India which takes place from 12-14 September 2013 (www.ibtmevents.com/ibtmindia). IBTM India will reflect the core values of the IBTM global portfolio of meeting events providing business, education and networking but in a new tabletop format. The first event of its kind, IBTM India will mat...
|May 08, 2013
Arabian Travel Market New Frontiers Award Honours Philippines After 2012 Typhoon
Arabian Travel Market (ATM) has named the Philippines as the recipient of the New Frontiers Award 2013 during a special seminar event held on the second day of the show. Mr. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., Assistant Secretary, International Tourism Promotions, Department of Tourism Middle East office -- Philippines, accepted the award on behalf of the country's Department of Tourism from Mark Walsh, Portfolio Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, with previous recipients, Japan and Chile, represented re...
|May 02, 2013
ITB Asia 2013 Calls For Audience & Papers
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced a Call for Audience & Papers. This first time initiative by ITB Asia seeks to understand the needs of today's travel industry professionals, allowing 'audience' or industry stakeholders to recommend both the topics and speakers they would like to hear from during the upcoming conference sessions at ITB Asia 2013. Those keen to submit their suggested topics or speakers may complete the ...
|April 30, 2013
Australian Tourism's Premier Travel Trade Show (ATE) Heads To Cairns For 2014
Australia's only trade show dedicated to exclusively promoting Australian tourism products and experiences to the global travel market, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), will be hosted in Cairns for the first time in 2014 - helping to further bolster the country's $107 billion tourism sector. Organised by Tourism Australia, the annual event brings together 725 overseas travel buyers from 39 countries to meet with around 1,500 Australian delegates from 470 companies from every state and ...
|April 30, 2013
Cairns To Host Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) In 2014
Cairns will be the first Australian regional centre to host Tourism Australia's annual global Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) trade event in 2014. Queensland Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey said ATE was one of the most significant travel trade events on the Australian tourism calendar, bringing together Australian tourism businesses with buyers from around the world. "ATE 2014 will be held in Cairns as part of an agreement betwee...
|April 08, 2013
ISES Reveals Further Details of New International Event
The International Special Events Society (ISES) has announced further details of ISES Live, the new International Event designed for the Creative Event Professional, which takes place at Atlantis in Nassau, The Bahamas, August 22-24, 2013. The three day event will see a number of sessions and experiences designed for creatively minded professionals from within the global events industry, all delivered by thought leaders from a range of creative industries outside of the traditional event se...
|March 18, 2013
Sydney Town Hall Becomes Key Partner For Luxperience 2013
Sydney Town Hall and Restaurant Associates have partnered with Luxperience 2013, an international business exchange for the luxury and experiential travel and meetings community that will take place in Sydney September 2-4. The iconic Sydney Town Hall will host the Luxperience 2013 Thought Leaders Program and Welcome Cocktial Party on 1 September when up to 500 travel industry professionals will assemble in the building's Centennial Hall, which dates back to 1889. The delegates will be motiv...
|March 05, 2013
2013 WTM Vision Conference - Beijing
With the success of WTM Vision Conference in Shanghai in 2012, World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be holding WTM Vision Conference -- Beijing on Tuesday 8 April 2013. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from top executives of the largest tour operators both in China and worldwide, discussing the Chinese inbound and outbound markets. They will share their visions and expertise on sending visitors to and attracting visitors from China,...
|March 05, 2013
Tourism Malaysia Participates In Cruise Shipping Miami 2013
Tourism Malaysia will participate in Cruise Shipping Miami, the cruise industry's premier global event. Taking part in events such as Cruise Shipping Miami allows Tourism Malaysia to bring global awareness to its finest ports and growing cruise industry. "Cruise Shipping Miami provides a great opportunity to help establish Malaysia as the new hotspot for international cruises. Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia's leading cruise destinations with good infrastructure, and many captivating attra...
|March 04, 2013
ACTE To Stage Seminar At ITE & MICE 2013
TKS Exhibition Services Ltd., organizer of the annual International Travel Expo and MICE Travel Expo (ITE & MICE), has announced the co-operation with The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), which will stage and invite its corporate members to a "Corporate Travel Education Seminar" to be held in ITE & MICE 2013. Founded in 1988, ACTE is a leading non‐profit organization that serves and advances the global business travel industry in 102 different countries. The education...
|February 25, 2013
AIME 2013 Opens With Enhanced Program
The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will open tomorrow at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), amongst much buzz about the newly launched Business Events Week, and promises to impress with new initiatives and a substantial focus on technology. Speaking at the official opening Press Conference for AIME today, Sally de Swart, Reed Travel Exhibition's Director for AIME, said the focus for 2013 has been to deliver new initiatives to add value for all attendees a...
|February 25, 2013
ITE & MICE Hong Kong Travel Fair Highlights "Sport Tourism"
Reflecting the growing demands of traveling abroad for sports like cycling, diving, golfing, hiking and skiing etc, a Sport Tourism Pavilion will be staged in ITE & MICE this year which will be held from June 13 to 16 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The Pavilion is to facilitate visitors finding information, service providers and products of sport tourism from travel agents, specialists, tourism boards, hotels and resorts etc. For easy identification, the Pavilion will have ...
|February 25, 2013
Business Travel Makes Its Debut At AIME 2013 In Melbourne, Australia
The region's premier meetings and incentives event, the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), will expand beyond the show's traditional industries to incorporate business travel for the very first time, when the event opens its doors Tuesday, 26 February. The move will see more buyers and exhibitors from the business travel sphere attending AIME, as well as a dedicated, business travel stream in the show's education program, AIME Knowledge, sponsored by the Association of Corporate ...
|February 18, 2013
AIME's Social Program To Jump Start The Year's Networking
Simmering paella stations replicating Melbourne's inner-urban gastronomic scene; authentic flavours from Malaysia, Korea, India and the Philippines; and a touch of dancing will make up this year's dynamic social program at the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME). The program will kick off with the official Welcome Reception, Melbourne LIVE!, encapsulating the city's vibrant festival scene, on the evening of Monday, 25 February. Festivities will take place at Melbourne's hottest new...
|February 18, 2013
Tourism Australia Announces Support For Luxperience
Tourism Australia has entered a wide-ranging agreement with Luxperience, the annual flagship travel trade event for luxury and experiential travel in the Australasia region. Within the agreement, Australia's national tourism body will become a key supporter of Luxperience 2013 and will use it to promote unique travel experiences to a global market of buyers from the Americas, Asia, Middle East and Europe. Tourism Australia will also work with Luxperience to implement an international media...
|February 13, 2013
Technology and Education Take Centre Stage With New Initiatives Announced For AIME
The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) has announced seven, exciting new initiatives, developed in response to attendee feedback and industry trends, intended to help visitors get maximum value out of time spent at the annual event. The new initiatives include: the Future Events Experience, a dedicated technology space on the show floor; a new mobile app; a mobile concierge; an expanded education program - AIME Knowledge; a dedicated area for niche event suppliers from the A-LIS...
|February 11, 2013
Meeting of The Minds At Inaugural AIME CEO Summit
Top level executives from the Asia-Pacific region will come together to discuss key challenges being faced in today's macro business environment at the AIME Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Summit, which will be held during the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne, on 26 February, 2013. Three top thought leaders have been chosen to stimulate discussion on key external change agents which are impacting the business events industry. Summit Chair, Elizabeth Rich, said t...
|February 08, 2013
New Visitor Appointment Diaries Announced For AIME 2013, Melbourne, Australia
This year, for the first time, visitors to AIME will have the opportunity to line up Pre Scheduled Appointments with their top choice of exhibitors through new Visitor Appointment Diaries, a system that was previously only available to Hosted Buyers. The Visitor Appointment Diaries, which open on 18 February, will be complimentary to use and will allow visitors to book meetings with exhibitors to ensure their time at AIME is maximised. Pre-registered visitors will receive an email notifying t...
|February 06, 2013
AIME 2013 Introduces New Mobile App For Instant Show Information
Attendees at this year's Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will be able to access vital information about the show instantly and easily with a new mobile app launched today. Attendees will be able to browse the full list of exhibitors, view a detailed program of events running throughout the show, read up on AIME Knowledge seminars and speaker bios, view appointment diaries, and navigate the show floor. The AIME mobile app also provides access to social media conversations a...
|February 05, 2013
New Western Australia Stand Is The Space To Connect At AIME 2013
To accommodate the growing number of Western Australian exhibitors, the 'Western Australia -- Space to Connect' stand will present a brand new look at the 2013 Asia Pacific Incentive and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne on Tuesday 26 to Wednesday 27 February. Coordinated by Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) and designed and constructed by local exhibition and event company, Perth Expo Hire, the new stand will be in keeping with the fresh, vibrant and friendly destination brand, and will include ...
|January 31, 2013
ITE & MICE 2013 Highlights New & Trendy Travel Themes
ITE & MICE - International Travel Expo & MICE Travel Expo, the annual travel fair held in June, which draws respectively 12,000 trade and 70,000 public visitors, will highlight the following travel theme and/or stage pavilions of Sport Tourism (new), Honeymooning & Overseas Wedding (HOW), Study Tour (ISTC), Travel Photography, Cruise, Wellness & Medical Tourism (WMT), and MICE in the year 2013. While exhibitors of ITE & MICE are mainly arranged by geography, a growing number now prefer by tra...
|January 08, 2013
2013 Events Calendar For Business Travel & MICE: Asia Pacific
Here is a selection of 2013 industry events representing business travel / meetings, incentives, conventions & events markets -- taking place in Asia Pacific... AIME - Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia 26-27 February 2013 PATA Annual Conference 2013 Bangkok, Thailand 26-30 April 2013 CIBTM - China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition Beijing, China 2-4 September 2013 International Travel Expo (ITE)...
|December 06, 2012
Hotel Investment Conferences Update
HIFI - Hotel Investment Forum India January 14-15, 2013 The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi (N.C.R.) Hear what India's top hospitality leaders have to say about the state of the industry. HIFI's "Global Hotel Leaders Speak Out" session will feature panelists: Puneet Chhatwal of Steigenberger Hotels AG, Simon F. Cooper of Marriot International, Inc., Andy Harrison of Whitbread Plc, Stephen Ho of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Vikramjit Singh Oberoi of the Oberoi Group. The panel will be m...
|December 04, 2012
International Post Tour Program Added To Agenda For AIME 2013
International post tour itineraries are being offered to Buyers attending the 2013 Asia-Pacific Meetings & Incentives Expo (AIME), marking a first in the trade show's 21 year history. The new initiative from the leading meetings and events trade show in the Asia-Pacific region, offers Hosted Buyers the chance to take part in one of two new exciting post tour options to New Zealand and Singapore. With New Zealand only a short-haul flight from Melbourne, AIME, in conjunction with Auckland Conv...
|November 30, 2012
PATA Travel Mart 2013 To Take Place in Chengdu, China Sept 25-27
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that PATA Travel Mart 2013 will take place September 25-27 at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chengdu in Sichuan province, China. Alongside the Mart, the PATA Board Meeting will be held September 27-29 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chengdu. Established in 1978, PATA Travel Mart is Asia Pacific's leading and longest running B2B show for the travel industry. Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO said: "The Ma...
|November 29, 2012
ITB World Travel Trends Report - Asia Is The Driving Force In Global Tourism
Asia continues to be the driving force in global tourism. According to the latest ITB World Travel Trends Report, this year the number of outbound trips from Asia rose by seven per cent, due in part to rising wages. Yet again, the most frequent travellers came from China and Japan, both countries reporting double-digit growth in outbound travel. During the first six months of this year the number of outbound trips from China grew by 20 per cent. Japan has recovered from the market collapse follo...
|November 27, 2012
Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Events Portfolio Adds 7th Event With Launch of IBTM India In 2013
Reed Travel Exhibitions organizer of the world's leading portfolio of incentives, business travel and meetings industry events has announced that it is to launch IBTM India which will take place at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai from 12-14 September 2013. IBTM India will provide an integrated platform for the MICE and Business Travel sectors to come together and transact business, share knowledge and network in the business and financial hub of Mumbai. Scheduled to take place over 2.5 days, this ...
|November 15, 2012
HIFI - India Announces 2013 Program Highlights And The Global Leaders Panel
The Hosts of Hotel Investment Forum India, HIFI, have announced the Global Hotel Leaders panel and two special session tracks added to the HIFI 2013 program. HIFI will take place on 14-15 January, at the Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Delhi (N.C.R.), India. HIFI is hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and Horwath HTL. A highlight of this year's program is the ever-popular Global Hotel Leaders session. This session will feature a prestigious group of hotel leaders offering their perspective on get...
|November 09, 2012
ASEAN Targets Chinese Tourists At CITM 2012 In Shanghai
ASEAN Tourism and China will draw closer together at the China International Travel Mart (CITM) in Shanghai, November 15-18. The China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) has provided ASEAN with two booths to boost bilateral tourism relations. ASEAN is keen to increase the number of Chinese visitors to the region as China's economy continues to grow the fastest in Asia Pacific. According to the UNWTO's World Tourism Barometer report on the first half of 2012, ASEAN countries are some o...
|November 05, 2012
AIME Announces New Pre Touring Itineraries For 2013
From the world-famous Twelve Apostles to the luxurious pampering houses in Daylesford, Hosted Buyers attending the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) next February will be spoiled for choice on the ever-popular pre touring program, which includes five new additions announced today. Designed to showcase regional Victoria's premier business events destinations and facilities to event planners prior to their attendance at AIME, Hosted Buyers can select from 15 different pre tour pro...
|October 31, 2012
China Business Travel Forum 2012 In Shanghai
China Business Travel Forum (CBTF) will be held from November 6 to 7 at Pudong Shangri-la, Shanghai. The two-day conference is designed to showcase the business travel industry, offer educational sessions and bring the industry's business leaders together. The theme of the forum is "Pushing Boundaries - Driving Innovation in Travel Management" this year. It will also present the findings, China Business Travel Barometer, the most extensive business travel research and insights available in China...
|October 19, 2012
ITB Asia To Expand To Two Floors In 2013 At Refurbished Suntec Convention Centre
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced that its 2013 event is set to be even bigger and better as plans are already underway to expand the show even further. Organisers are planning to take up two floors of exhibition space next year (across level 6 and level 4) when it returns to the newly refurbished Suntec Singapore Convention Centre from 23 - 25 October 2013. The fifth edition of ITB Asia came to a close today at The Sa...
|October 17, 2012
ITB Asia Travel Trade Show Opens With Bullish Industry Outlook
Asia Pacific is set to continue to lead as the world's fastest-growing travel region next year, reaching US$357 billion, a 64% increase over 2009, according to a study released today at ITB Asia by industry research authority, PhoCusWright. ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', now in its fifth year, opened today and will be held until Friday, 19 October at The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. "Asia Pacific is definitely one of the growth en...
|October 12, 2012
AIME 2013 Hosted Buyer Early Bird Rates
Prospective buyers looking to join the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo's (AIME) popular Hosted Buyer Program in 2013 have only a few weeks left to take advantage of the 'Early Bird' significant savings. Hosted Buyers will qualify for a 10 per cent saving on all applications submitted before 26 October, 2012. The 21st anniversary AIME, which will be held on 26-27 February, 2013 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia, will present ample oppo...
|September 26, 2012
ITB Asia Adds Four New Conferences To Highlight Regional Tourism Trends
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced another four new conferences to join the line-up for this year's show. These include panel discussions on the boom in the luxury hospitality and retail segments, new developments in the Chinese corporate travel market, travel buyer and supplier collaborations, and a first look at the lucrative cruise industry. ITB Asia 2012 will be held from 17-19 October at The Sands Expo and Convent...
|September 26, 2012
PATA Travel Mart Opens In Manila; CEO Says PATA 'Next Gen' Momentum Is Gathering Pace
The PATA Travel Mart 2012 opened (September 26) in Manila, Philippines. Some 925 attendees have joined the three-day annual B2B travel industry event, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hosted by The Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines. At the opening press briefing, PATA CEO Martin Craigs told media: "There is real momentum and clarity about PATA's new core value propositions of PATA mPower insights, innovative events, aligned advoc...
|September 26, 2012
HICAP Sustainable Award Winners Announced
Burba Hotel Network (BHN), Horwath HTL, and Stiles Capital Events, co-hosts and organizers of the annual Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), have announced the winners for the HICAP 2012 Sustainable Hotel Awards. The 23rd annual HICAP will be held 10-12 October 2012, at the InterContinental Hong Kong. Winners of the HICAP 2012 Sustainable Hotel Awards are: Sustainable Project Design - Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka -- Jetwing Vil Uyana embodies what can be accomp...
|September 25, 2012
Shanghai To Host the 52nd ICCA Congress 2013
The 52nd Congress of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will be held in Shanghai on November 2-6, 2013. This annual congress is to be jointly organized by ICCA and Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration in coordination with ICCA Chinese members. Hosting ICCA Congress 2013 will play an important role in promoting Shanghai to the international meetings and tourism market, attracting more international meetings to Shanghai, and giving a strong boost to the growth of Shan...
|September 20, 2012
ITB Asia Launches New Strategic Initiative To Target Tomorrow's Travel Leaders
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced a new strategic initiative for this year's show, Future Leaders, to help attract and groom young talent for the fast-growing travel industry. Taking place on 19 October, the inaugural event aims to bring together eminent business leaders from the industry and over 100 of Singapore's brightest sparks to provide a strategic solution to the industry's manpower needs. Now in its fifth yea...
|September 13, 2012
4TH IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research China and Asia Focus Announced At CIBTM
The results of the 2012 IBTM Global Meetings Industry Research China and Asia focus shows that the region continues to offer huge potential for growth with an increase in volume of events, budgets and new destinations predicted. The research study was based on the business decisions and challenges of 579 professionals (332 buyers and 247 suppliers from the meetings and events industry) as they move into a new age of global event planning. Of those surveyed 77% were from Asia and 23% were bas...
|September 12, 2012
ITB Asia 2012 Panel Debate 'Looking Into Tourism In Asia In 2030'
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced its first ever panel debate jointly organised by leading travel industry experts representing the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), titled 'Looking into Tourism in Asia in 2030'. Taking place on the first day of ITB Asia 2012, 17 October, at 1pm, the inaugural panel debate will reinforce ITB Asia's positioning as an invaluable networking and kno...
|September 03, 2012
AIME 2013 Hosted Buyer Early Bird Rates Announced
Prospective buyers looking to join the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo's (AIME) popular Hosted Buyer Program in 2013 can now benefit from significant savings, with the organisers announcing a 10 per cent 'Early Bird' application fee discount for all Hosted Buyer applications submitted before 26 October 2012. The 21st anniversary AIME, to be held on 26-27 February 2013 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia, will present ample opportunity for ...
|August 26, 2012
Luxperience, In Sydney, Australia - Exhibition Space Officially Sold Out
Luxperience, the inaugural exclusive high-end experiential travel trade event, has officially sold out all available exhibition space. The 'by invitation only' business exchange, which takes place at Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal from the 10th to the 12th of September, has acquired 100% participation from suppliers, with new companies being placed on a waitlist. Rosemarie Sama, CEO and Co-Founder of Luxperience said, "We have seen a phenomenal take up rate in the past few weeks leadin...
|August 13, 2012
'Shorter And Sharper' Format For Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE) 2013
Tourism Australia and host organisation, Destination NSW, have announced changes to the format of next year's Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE), due to be held in Sydney in April 2013. Following an ongoing review of the event, feedback from industry stakeholders and representations from ATE 2013 host state tourism agency, Destination NSW; the existing format involving separate 'East' and 'West' modules will be combined into a single, 'shorter and sharper' global event. The new format will...
|July 17, 2012
The 13th Korea MICE EXPO Was Held Successfully In Seoul At COEX From 3 to 5 July
Over 300 domestic and overseas buyers participated and its record high of over 3,500 business consultation sessions were conducted for both the domestic and overseas buyers. There were MICE forums under the title of 'The Power of MICE' discussing the ripple effect of the MICE industry on soceity, economy, and culture. Also, destination presentations were held introducing three major cities in Korea - Seoul, Daejeon, Busan, COEX - convention center where KME 2012 was held, Seoul Tourism Orga...
|July 16, 2012
CIBTM 2012 - The Biggest Ever
CIBTM, China's largest meetings, incentives and business travel exhibition (12 - 14 September 2012) taking place at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, has received unprecedented regional and international exhibitor bookings and Hosted Buyer registrations, driven by regional and overseas companies wanting to do business with each other. Supported by the findings of the 2011 CIBTM Industry Research Report, growth is not only for the meetings market within China, but also for...
|July 11, 2012
Successful Road Show Delivers Regional Hosted Buyers To CIBTM
The level of Hosted Buyers attending CIBTM from South China has increased by 100%, following a successful roadshow through Chengdu and Shanghai, which took place recently. The roadshows were specifically tailored to communicate the importance of CIBTM (China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) in supporting both inbound and outbound business for China's Meetings Industry and to reach potential buyers who already work in the industry but do not realise they are part of it. ...
|July 10, 2012
ITB Asia 2012 Enhances Conference Programme With The Addition of Three New Partners
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced the addition of three new conference partners to this year's powerful programme line-up. This year, leading travel industry experts representing MCI, National Association of Travel Agents Singapore (NATAS) and Panacea Publishing Asia will come together at ITB Asia to deliver and discuss innovative solutions and best practices of the travel industry and related sectors. Apart from ...
|June 21, 2012
ITE & MICE Hong Kong 2012 Sets New Records
The co-located 26th edition of ITE and the 7th edition of ITE MICE had record numbers of exhibitors, buyers and trade visitors, and public visitors; drew 8 new destinations and 7 new official pavilions / stands; launched successfully new travel themes of Honeymooning & Overseas Wedding, Study Tours, and Travel & Photography. Other themes highlighted included MICE, Cruise, Wellness & Medical Tourism, and the Hong Kong Travel Agents Zone. Held from June 14 to 17 this year at the Hong Kong Conv...
|June 21, 2012
ITB Asia 2012 To Enhance Trade Visitors' Experience With Revamped Layout
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia , 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced it has revamped the layout for this year's show to help visitors navigate the event with even more ease and increase exposure for exhibitors. The show also completely sold-out following the close of exhibitor applications in May, five months ahead of the event. Now in its fifth year, ITB Asia 2012 will be held from 17-19 October at The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay San...
|June 19, 2012
CIBTM Develops Business Travel Sector In China With Dedicated Education Stream
CIBTM, The China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition has formed a strategic partnership with ACTE (The Association for Corporate Travel Executives) and is set to deliver a stream of dedicated Business Travel education sessions that will support the growth potential for this sector in the region. Jeffrey Xu, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Project Manager CIBTM commented, "Last year's China and Asia Meetings Industry Research Report revealed that 66% of the Hosted Buyers who attended we...
|June 18, 2012
CIBTM Hosted Buyer And Visitor Registration Open
Hosted Buyer and visitor registration has opened for this year's CIBTM (China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition). Considered to be the leading and largest international event for the business travel, meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry in China and the wider Asia region, last year's record breaking event attracted over 4,400 industry professionals from America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific including 300 Hosted Buyers and more than 7,500 pre-scheduled appo...
|June 14, 2012
PATA To Run Top Level Intelligence Workshops At PTM In Manila In September
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will present three hot issues affecting the travel and tourism industry with workshops on ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015, the emerging CIVETS markets, and mTourism. As part of the PTM programme, the workshops will take place on September 25-28 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila, Philippines. Martin J Craigs, PATA CEO said: "Apart from building business during PTM2012, delegates will be empowered with insights that will help them be better prep...
|June 01, 2012
PATA Mart Returns To The Philippines
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the PATA Travel Mart 2012, September 25-28 at the SMX Convention Center, Manila. The event is hosted by the Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines. The national campaign, "It's more fun in the Philippines," will offer delegates the opportunity to tap into new energy levels, business growth and a mood of optimism that will be apparent on the show floor and in B2B transactions at the Mart. "PATA Next Gen an...
|May 18, 2012
Asian Attractions Expo 2012 To Take Place 5-8 June In Hong Kong
More than 4,500 buyers and sellers from around the world, including company chairmen, CEOs, and general managers will participate in Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2012 to experience the industry's cutting-edge creations and five days of education programming and networking activities. The sold-out trade show floor is open 6-8 June. The main conference will take place 5-8 June; however, some education programming will begin 3 June. Industry professionals interested in attending AAE 2012 can regist...
|May 10, 2012
Global Tourism Economy Forum: Macau 2012
The Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government signed an agreement (May 10) with the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC) confirming its role as the host city for the first three editions of the "Global Tourism Economy Forum" (GTEF). Supported by co-organizer China Chamber of Tourism under the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce and coordinated by GTERC, this international high-level exchange platform is poised to promote the robust growth of the tou...
|May 02, 2012
International Hotel Groups To Show Strong Presence At ITB Asia 2012
Some of the world's top international hotel groups are set to make a strong presence at ITB Asia 2012, The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market, which will be held from 17-19 October at The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. According to event organiser Messe Berlin (Singapore), major hospitality groups such as Starwood Asia Pacific Hotels and Resorts, Meliá Hotels International, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, Hilton Worldwide...
|April 30, 2012
New Dates For AIME 2013
Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), have announced new show dates for AIME 2013, which will now take place on the 26 and 27 February 2013. Previously announced March 2013 dates have been revised as exhibition space at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) became available in February when the show is usually held. Sally de Swart, RTE's Director for AIME, said the change of dates has been well received following co...
|April 12, 2012
Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center at IT&CM China
The Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center will be attending IT&CM China from April 17th to the 19th at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Mr. Takeo Katsura from the sales division and Mr. Seiji Yokoyama from the PR division of the Chiba Convention Bureau will be joined by Kuzushige Kato from the sales division of the Sheraton Grade Tokyo Bay Hotel at the Chiba Booth, located within the Japan section. Visitors can come by the booth to learn about the various MIC...
|April 09, 2012
ITB Asia 2012 Enhanced Buyers Programme Registration Opens
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced that registration for this year's buyer programme is now open. Buyers who are keen to attend ITB Asia 2012 may submit their application online at www.itb-asia.com, starting today. ITB Asia's Buyers' Programme has consistently attracted top quality buyers and has the reputation of generating genuine business leads. International and regional senior level buyers and decision makers atte...
|March 27, 2012
Malaysia Gearing Up To Host PATA Annual Conference 2012
Malaysia will be hosting the 2012 PATA Annual Conference from 19 to 22 April 2012, making it the fourth time in forty years that the nation was doing so. Organised by PATA, Pacific Asia Travel Association, at The Royale Chulan Kuala Lumpur, the conference will be themed "Building the Business Beyond Profits" where some of Asia Pacific's conscientious entrepreneurs and industry practitioners will share their successful managerial and entrepreneurship business models and principles with interna...
|March 26, 2012
European Exhibitors Head To China Meetings Week and CIBTM 2012
CIBTM the established meetings industry event in China which attracted a record number of Hosted Buyers and facilitated more than 7,500 pre-scheduled appointments last year, is receiving significant interest from European product and service providers who are looking to exhibit at this year's event set to take place from 12-14th September. Madrid Convention Bureau will be exhibiting for the fist time and joining returning exhibitors Flanders, Vienna Convention Bureau, Barcelona Convention B...
|March 21, 2012
ITE & MICE Hong Kong 2012: June 14-17, 2012
Hong Kong's only international travel expo, ITE & MICE, which this year will be held from June 14 to 17 at halls 1A to 1E of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center, will feature over 600 exhibitors from some 50 countries and regions from Africa, Americas, Asia and Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Noted for its highly international profile, some 80% of exhibitors of ITE & MICE come from outside Hong Kong, and about half of the participating countries and regions are from outside Asia...
|March 09, 2012
Sendai To Exhibit At IMEX 2012 For The First Time
Soon after Sendai was changed forever by the 2011 East Japan Earthquake, it started on its journey of recovery, and hasn't looked back. At IMEX 2012 which opens in Frankfurt from May 22-24 this year, the Sendai Tourism & Convention Bureau (STCB) will be making its debut as a Wild Card. Offered to applicants which show potential as a brand new meetings and incentive travel destination, the winner receives free exhibition space within IMEX's Wild Card Pavilion and other benefits to help it ma...
|March 01, 2012
Impressive Turnout At 20th Anniversary AIME
The show floor was buzzing at the 20th anniversary Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2012 with more quality Hosted Buyers undertaking Pre Scheduled Appointments (PSAs) with exhibitors than in 2011. 500 Hosted Buyers from 27 countries attended AIME, which is an increase of 16.5 per cent compared to 2011. Furthermore, 779 exhibitors were present at the show and pre-audited figures show that an impressive 3,384 visitors attended over the two days. Of these figures, 51 per cent...
|February 22, 2012
AIME 2012 Award Winners Announced At Nightcap Networking
The award winners for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2012 were announced last night at a jazzy event, Nightcap Networking, held at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and hosted by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) and the Atlantic Group. The awards, presented by Sally de Swart, recognised excellence in stand design and presentation, as well as acknowledging one individual who has contributed to the success of the meetings and incentives indus...
|February 20, 2012
Ita Buttrose To Open AIME's 20th Anniversary Show
Media personality Ita Buttrose will open the 20th anniversary Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) tomorrow at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), marking the beginning of the renowned, two-day, meetings and incentives event. Ms Buttrose, who attended the first AIME back in 1993 where she presented as part of the Education Program, joins Cr Carl Jetter, representing the City of Melbourne, the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MCVB Karen Bolinger and former CEO ...
|February 17, 2012
Site Invites Incentive Industry To "Be In Beijing" For Site International Conference 2012
Beijing, China is the host city for the Site International Conference, 14-17 September, 2012. Site is inviting incentive travel industry professionals from around the world to "Be in Beijing" to experience this exciting destination firsthand. The rich history, heritage and culture have established China as a leading destination for motivational events and incentive travel. "Site celebrates our history with Beijing. In 2005, we held our Executive Summit there and we have established the fir...
|February 13, 2012
AIME 2012 Launches Smartphone App
Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), have launched its official Smartphone event application with ShowGizmo. Registered visitors, exhibitors and media attending the show in Melbourne on the 21 and 22 February 2012 can download the event app for free starting today. The introduction of AIME's ShowGizmo Smartphone application for the 20th anniversary show is a move designed to keep attendees up-to-date on everything taking place ...
|February 06, 2012
ITB Asia To Take Place At Marina Bay Sands, Singapore In 2012
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced that this year's show will take place at The Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from 17 to 19 October. Suntec Singapore, which has been ITB Asia's home for the past four years, is currently undergoing major refurbishment, and the show plans to return to the newly renovated venue in 2013. "We look forward to ITB Asia 2013 at the all new Suntec Singapore, and...
|January 26, 2012
The 31st ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2012
More than 1,400 delegates descended on Manado, North Sulawesi on 10-15 January to participate in the 31st ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), which featured the ASEAN Tourism Conference (ATC), Travel Exchange (TRAVEX), 35th ASEAN National Tourism Organization (NTO) Meeting, and Ministerial Meeting. The annual ATF is a cooperative regional effort aimed at promoting member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as one tourist destination. The event involves all tourism indust...
|January 18, 2012
New Social Events Spice Up AIME 2012
Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) have refreshed the show's social program this year and are offering new networking opportunities on and off the show floor. Building on popular annual events such as the official Welcome Reception, AIME is holding a new Tuesday night event, "Nightcap Networking". The show floor will also be opened up for Exhibitor Networking Drinks on the first day, Tuesday, 21 February, between 4:30pm and 6pm, giving attendees more opportuni...
|January 09, 2012
Experience A Taste of South Africa At AIME's Globe Restaurant In 2012
Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) welcome South African Tourism as the 2012 sponsor of Globe, the show's restaurant and meeting hub -- a move that will give attendees the opportunity to sample South Africa's unique cuisine. Globe's centrally located dining venue will give AIME's attendees an opportunity to experience a true taste of the country's traditional and modern flavours through its carefully tailored food and wine menu. The restaurant also offers a c...
|December 13, 2011
Cornell International Hospitality Summit India
Executives from the leading hospitality brands in India will participate in the Cornell International Hospitality Summit India, presented by the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA) on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, India. The summit will provide a platform for academics and industry experts to examine current issues and trends in the country's hospitality industry. "We are excited and honored to have so many hospitality leaders participating i...
|December 08, 2011
Reed Travel Exhibitions Announces Expansion of Strategic Partnership With Site
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has announced the growth of their strategic partnership with Site, the global association for the motivational events and incentive travel industry. Extending their long-standing relationship, Site will help build on the award winning AIBTM and Americas Meetings Week, and further develop its relationship across the IBTM portfolio including new programs at EIBTM and CIBTM. Under the expanded agreement, Site will serve as a Group Co-ordinator for AIBTM (www.aib...
|November 29, 2011
AIME 2012 Visitor Registrations Now Open
Visitor registrations have now opened for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2012, providing an affordable and beneficial networking opportunity for anyone involved in planning or booking business events and incentive trips. The 20th anniversary AIME will be held on 21-22 February at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia, and with more than 850 international exhibitors showcasing their destinations, products and services, industry visito...
|November 21, 2011
AIME Still Going Strong In Its 20th Year
The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) may be celebrating its 20th year in 2012, but this premier industry event is proving as dynamic as ever, with new initiatives and a range of new sponsors coming on board; AIME is still the event for the business events industry. A sponsor in previous years, Saxton Speakers Bureau, which is returning to AIME for a third consecutive year to run the impressive Saxton Ultimate Event Experience, has now become a major sponsor of the show. AIME ...
|November 18, 2011
PATA Launches China Responsible Tourism Forum
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), in collaboration with China International Heritage Towns Exposition, have organised the China Responsible Tourism Forum (CRTF). The forum will take place in Beijing on December 16, 2011. The event will coincide with the China Heritage Towns Exposition that will be held at the same venue December 16-18. The forum aims to help, protect and preserve the heritage and culture of ancient villages in China, while responsibly developing these villages to bo...
|November 15, 2011
Exhibitors: Last Chance For AIME Priority Rates
Organisers of the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) are urging potential exhibitors to book space as soon as possible to take advantage of the priority booking rates that are only available until the end of November. AIME is the region's premier exhibition for the meetings and incentives industry with over 800 exhibitors attending each year and around 3,500 Hosted Buyers and industry visitors combined from around the world, all there to make business happen. Sally de Swart, ...
|November 07, 2011
Cornell Launches International Hospitality Summit In Mumbai
At the first Cornell International Hospitality Summit (CIHS) India, presented by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, industry leaders and academics will examine the future of the hospitality industry in India. The summit, which will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2012, in Mumbai, India will be co-presented by the school's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is title sponsor of the summit, and all summit sessions will be held at the Taj Mahal Palace. "We...
|November 02, 2011
Reed Travel Exhibitions Announces Strategic Partnership With ACTE
Reed Travel Exhibitions and The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) have announced a joint collaboration across all events in their IBTM Portfolio, the world's leading exhibitions for the meetings and events industry held in five business destinations across the globe. The strategic partnership aligned across the portfolio will ensure a unique level of knowledge, insight and expertise is delivered directly to the corporate Hosted Buyers who attend each of the IBTM shows. Cra...
|October 31, 2011
Exhibitor Presence Increases For AIME 2012
The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) is experiencing an increased demand for exhibitor space giving further credence to reports that the meetings and incentives industry in Australia and the surrounding region is going from strength to strength. AIME, owned by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) and organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), will be celebrating its 20th anniversary on 21-22 February 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), a...
|October 25, 2011
Speaker Line-Up For The Asian Conference Summit and Awards Announced
The Asian Conference Summit and Awards will be held in Singapore on March 27th and 28th 2012. This prestigious event will bring together for the first time key Asian conference practitioners to evaluate best practice and strategy for the industry at the Summit, and recognise and celebrate excellence in Asian Conferences at the Awards ceremony. The two-day Summit will provide information on the latest developments and opportunities for strategic development of conferences in Asia. This will ...
|October 24, 2011
TravelRave 2011 Concludes On A High After A Weeklong Celebration of Asian Tourism
TravelRave, Asia's mega travel and tourism festival, came to a close after a weeklong celebration of Asian tourism. Abuzz with activity and excitement, TravelRave 2011 packed a punch with its concentration of high impact business events, catering to the diverse needs of the travel and tourism industry. As the only comprehensive regional platform of its kind, TravelRave 2011 sought to bring tourism professionals and business leaders together to discuss collaborative opportunities and stimulate gr...
|October 18, 2011
AIME Announces New Partnerships With Industry Associations
The Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) has announced three exciting new partnerships with major associations within the events and conference planning industry for the 20th anniversary event in 2012. The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE), the Professional Conference Organisers Association Inc (PCO) and International Special Events Society (ISES) will work alongside AIME organisers to promote business events' opportunities to their current and prospective members...
|October 14, 2011
Major Congresses To Generate More Than $22 Million For Victorian Economy
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, has announced that Melbourne has been successful in its bid to host four world-class business events over the next six years. Ms Asher congratulated the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau on its winning bids. "These four events are expected to attract 4,400 delegates to Victoria and generate $22.8 million for the state economy," Ms Asher said. The events are: - The 25th World Congress of the International Society for Forensic G...
|October 11, 2011
Download The ITB Asia Mobile Guide On Your Mobile Phone
Visitors to this year's ITB Asia can download a free guide to the show on their mobile phones. The ITB Asia Mobile Guide again offers the entire show at one's fingertips, including a list of exhibitors, a floor plan and information on press conferences and sightseeing in Singapore. The ITB Asia Mobile Guide, provided by GIATA & TOURIAS, will make it easy for ITB Asia visitors to find their way around the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Every exhibitor ent...
|October 11, 2011
AIME 2012 Hosted Buyer Early Bird Special Closing Soon
Prospective buyers hoping to secure early bird rates for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo's (AIME) Hosted Buyer Program will need to act quickly as the 10% saving off the registration fee will end on 28 October 2011. The 20th anniversary of AIME, owned by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) and organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), will be held on 21-22 February 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia. Each year, ...
|October 06, 2011
ITB Asia 2011: Leading Association Executives To Debate Industry's Future
Travel professionals who want to learn and network with leaders of the association community can look forward to participating in the second instalment of the successful Association Day. Annual association meetings are becoming an increasingly important sector as the association business is relatively recession proof and such events take place regardless of global economic conditions. Designed for association executives who want to explore and exchange new ideas in association management; an...
|October 05, 2011
Blossom Japan 2012 Will Take Place February 13--16 At ICC Kyoto
Japan remains firmly on the wish list of destinations with global travellers, that's according to the recent Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey 2011, which polled 11,620 respondents from 23 countries and territories around the world. According to Visa's survey, 16% of respondents polled said that they are likely to travel to Japan for leisure in the next two years, making it the third most popular destination with respondents. The United States and United Kingdom were ranked first and secon...
|October 04, 2011
CITE2011 Successfully Concluded In Guangzhou
China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo 2011 (CITE2011) successfully concluded at The Poly World Trade Center Expo, Guangzhou on 5 September, 2011. The fair doubled the scale of previous fair to 70,000sqm, which attracted nearly 29,677 trade visitors and over 290,000 public visitors. It became the largest travel expo in Southern China Region. CITE2011 was the authorized national tourism expo jointly organized by National Tourism Administration of PRC (CNTA), People's Government...
|October 03, 2011
ITB Asia 2011 Announces Japan As Partner Country
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced that Japan will be the partner country for this year's show to be held 19 -- 21 October in Singapore. This partnership is a multi-agency initiative made possible with the support of Messe Berlin, Singapore Tourism Board and Pico. ITB Asia will provide a strategic platform for Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) to showcase the country's impressive recovery from the March 11 earthquake and prom...
|September 28, 2011
ITB Asia Stickman Trots The World To Raise Funds For Charity
Attendees at ITB Asia 2011 will now be able to contribute to a good social cause while doing what they do best, travelling around the world. Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has launched a special social media project to help raise funds for its adopted charity -- Operation Smile Singapore. The star of the project is known as the 'ITB Asia Stickman' - a smiling, bendable rubber figurine in the signature ITB orange. The 'ITB Asia S...
|September 26, 2011
New Pre Touring Options For AIME 2012
The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), the event in the Asia-Pacific region for the meetings and events industry, and the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) have announced the addition of two new tours to the AIME 2012 Pre Touring Program. Pre touring is available to participants of AIME's Hosted Buyer Program with tours commencing on 18 February 2012, prior to the start of the main event. AIME, a Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) event, is approaching its 20th year an...
|September 22, 2011
ITB Asia 2011 To Inaugurate Four New Conferences
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced four new conference sessions added to this year's show. These include panel discussions on 'Loyalty Programmes', 'Boutique Hotels', 'Women in Action' and a 'Business Travel Plenary Session'. Held from 19-21 October in Suntec Singapore, ITB Asia delegates can look forward to a powerful speaker line-up for all four sessions which will take place across the three days of the show. This y...
|September 12, 2011
Philippines Prepares For PATA Travel Mart 2012
Three days of successful business meetings at PATA Travel Mart closed in New Delhi on September 9 with the Philippines gearing up to host the Mart in Manila in September 2012. PATA Chairman Hiran Cooray said: "After a very productive week in Delhi, PATA is delighted to take the PATA Travel Mart back to Manila where it was launched as the first regional travel trade event for Asia Pacific back in 1978." Daniel Corpuz, Under Secretary of the Philippine Department of Tourism, addressing PTM 2...
|September 07, 2011
Bigger PATA Travel Mart Opens In New Delhi, India
The PATA Travel Mart 2011 opened in the incredible city of New Delhi, India. Over 1,200 attendees will join the three-day annual travel trade event, September 6-9, organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. The amount of floor space booked, the number of buyer organisations and the number of seller delegates attending is the biggest since 2008. "The upturn reflects PATA's new commitment to building the business," sai...
|September 02, 2011
CIBTM 2011 In Beijing Closes
As the 6th CIBTM drew to a close in China (September 2nd), the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (BTD) told the MICE industry via presentations to the media, Hosted Buyers, Exhibitors and trade visitors that they had not only signed another 3 year MOU with Reed Travel Exhibitions (organizers of the event) to continue their support of the growing meetings industry in China, but that they would also provide additional resources to encourage inbound business to support RFP's from ...
|September 01, 2011
Three World-Class Business Events For Victoria, Australia
Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Louise Asher, has announced that Melbourne has secured the rights to host three world-class business events: - The inaugural World Prostate Cancer Congress in 2013 - The 26th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 2017 - The 27th Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and 65th Annual Scientific and Standardisation Committee Meeting in 2019. "Events of this standing are vital in putting Victoria on t...
|August 31, 2011
Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (BTD) And Reed Travel Exhibitions Sign M.O.U.
Reed Travel Exhibitions meetings portfolio of events and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (BTD) have signed an MOU to further strengthen the current strategic partnership which was originally formed in 2009. This new MOU will run through to 2013. At an official signing ceremony that took place at CIBTM 2011, Mr Lu Yong Director General of BTD and Richard Mortimore, Managing Director Reed Travel Exhibitions agreed through the memorandum to assist the BTD develop a sust...
|August 30, 2011
Annual Research For China And Asia Meetings Industry Released At CIBTM 2011
The results of this year's annual China and Asia Meetings Industry Research Report shows that China and Asia offer huge potential for growth in the domestic, regional, international inbound and outbound markets for all types of meetings and events. Taking place during June and July 2011 the research was undertaken with qualified buyers and suppliers throughout the region and internationally from the Reed Travel Exhibitions global portfolio of event's worldwide database. A total of 445 buy...
|August 17, 2011
AIME Attracts Exhibitors For 2012 Anniversary Show
Companies interested in exhibiting at the 20th anniversary Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) can now take advantage of reduced prices, with organisers announcing its priority booking rates which will be available to all exhibitors until the 30 November 2011. AIME will be held on 21-22 February 2012 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) in Melbourne, Australia. Taking a stand at AIME gives exhibitors access to over 3,500 Hosted Buyers and attendees from inc...
|August 03, 2011
ITB Asia 2011 Announces Largest Ever Conference Programme
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced the largest conference programme line-up ever for this year's show with the addition of two new conference partners -- TTG Asia and the Singapore Tourism Board. Currently in its fourth year, ITB Asia is known for having successfully established a credible and international knowledge-sharing platform alongside the trade show, through the series of conferences, seminars and workshops it ...
|July 28, 2011
Big India and China Presence Boosts PATA Travel Mart
The upcoming PATA Travel Mart in New Delhi, will see a large amount of business created by Indian and Chinese buyers. PATA statistics show that the Indian and Chinese outbound markets are growing at around 12% per year. Thirty Indian buyer organisations will be present. China will send 40 travel buyers, including 20 from the independent China Travel Service, the biggest wholesale tour operator in China. A total of 310 buyer delegates from 228 organisations in 51 markets have so far regis...
|July 25, 2011
CIBTM 2011 Is Following The Trend Of Growth For The MICE Sector In The Region
With over 300 exhibitors, a 21% growth in event space over 2010, some 300 Hosted Buyers (25% increase over last year), plus more than 5500 Pre-Scheduled Appointments, and an increase in the number of Professional Education Seminars, CIBTM 2011 is following the trend of growth for the MICE sector in the region and will be the largest event of its kind since the launch in 2005. Highlights from this year's event, which takes place from 30th August -- 1st September, include 14 domestic tourism bo...
|July 20, 2011
ITB Asia 2011 Floor Space Sold-Out In Record Time
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, 'The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market', has announced that all available booth space for this year's show has been completely sold-out four months ahead of the event in October 2011. Many exhibitors have also taken advantage of a new two-year contract scheme to snap up 14% of the prime booth space in 2012. "Asia Pacific is the fastest growing travel market in the world and with close to 800 exhibiting companies from 60 countries partici...
|July 11, 2011
Central Government Officially Sponsors CIBTM
TheChina Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), Asia's largest business travel and meetings industry trade show, announced today the official support and co-hosting by the China National Tourism Administration and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development. CIBTM 2011, to be held in Beijing for its sixth year, from 30th August to 1st September at China National Convention Centre (CNCC), is one of five Reed Travel Exhibitions' international shows dedicated exc...
|July 11, 2011
ITB Asia 2011: Nearly 20% of Hosted Buyer Programme Applications Hail From New Markets
Messe Berlin (Singapore), organiser of ITB Asia, the Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market, has received more than 940 applications for the hosted and partial hosted buyers programme to date, just a few months after registration opened in March. Apart from repeat buyers, an impressive nearly 20% of the applications are from markets looking to participate in the show for the very first time. These newcomers include countries such as Bhutan, Brunei, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Luxembou...
|June 28, 2011
PATA Travel Mart Returns To Modern And Growing India
The Pacific Asia Travel Association will host PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2011, September 6-9 in New Delhi, India, a market where outbound travel has averaged annual growth of 12% over the last five years and where foreign inbound arrivals are already up by 11.5% so far this year. Since the last PATA Travel Mart was held in New Delhi in 1993, the city has grown dramatically to become the fifth largest in the world by population. The 2010 Commonwealth Games paved the way for major improvements to t...
|June 02, 2011
Mekong Tourism Forum: Facilitating Access; Planning and Control Cruicial for Mekong Tourism
The Annual Mekong Tourism Forum ended on May 28, 2011, which saw more than 250 industry experts congregating in the Southern City of Pakse in Laos to discuss and exchange ideas on promoting tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub region (GMS). The two-day forum was held at the Champasak Grand Hotel. In his keynote address to Forum delegates, Robert Hecker, Managing Director of Horwath HTL Asia Pacific highlighted the strong need to facilitate access to the GMS by improving infrastructure and loosen...
|June 01, 2011
ITE & MICE 2011 To Open On June 9 In Hong Kong
The 600 plus exhibitors this year come from a record number of 56 countries and regions, up almost 20%, from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, the Pacific and Indian oceans, and the Middle East! Some 80% of the exhibitors are from outside Hong Kong and around half of the exhibiting countries from outside Asia! These testify the exceptionally strong international profile of ITE & MICE exhibitors! A warm welcome to all ITE & MICE participants this year comes from Mr. Donald Tsang, Chief Executiv...
|May 30, 2011
ICCA Announces Destination For 2014 ICCA Congress
The 53rd ICCA Congress will be held in Antalya, Turkey, in the first week of November of 2014. The ICCA Board's decision was made at the IMEX 2011 exhibition in Frankfurt and was revealed on the last day of the show. The other finalists in the bidding competition were Houston, TX, U.S.A. and Monterrey, Mexico. Martin Sirk ICCA CEO said: "Each year the standard of bids for the ICCA Congress gets higher and higher, with exceptionally creative ideas and teamwork. Passing on the bad news to t...
|May 19, 2011
TravelRave 2011: Leading Tourism Organisations Partner Singapore
TravelRave returns to Singapore this October with new partners including leading organizations like the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Questex Media Group. Confident of the strategic role that TravelRave plays in the Asian tourism industry, industry partners and event organizers worldwide are launching inaugural travel business events and new original content, further catalyzing opportunities for tourism in Asia. As Asia's only Mega Travel...
|May 19, 2011
ITB Asia 2011 Trade Visitor Tickets Now Available Online
Visitors interested in attending ITB Asia this year can now purchase trade visitor tickets at www.itb-asia.com and take advantage of the lower online prices starting from May 18. Positioned as The Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market, ITB Asia attracts top industry exhibitors and buyers from all around the world within the three key travel sectors: MICE, Business Travel, Travel Technology. With a trade visitor pass, members of the travel industry can attend the show which will be held from...
|May 18, 2011
Oracle Goes Green At The China National Convention Center (CNCC) In Beijing
Oracle successfully held its Oracle OpenWorld, JavaOne and Oracle Develop conferences at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing at the end of 2010. As part of the company's commitment to developing practices and products that help protect the environment, Oracle worked closely with the CNCC teams, under the guidance of consultants Meet Green, to ensure that the event minimized its environmental impact. Following the event, CNCC produced a Waste Management report for Oracle to h...
|May 16, 2011
China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) Call for Papers
The first call for papers has been announced by the organisers of CIBTM (China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) the leading international exhibition in China and Asia dedicated to the Business Travel, Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Events industry. CIBTM will take place from 30th August -- 1st September in Beijing at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) and is set to attract many of the leading names from the world of Associations, Corporates, Agencies and academ...
|May 13, 2011
Hoteliers Optimistic About Recovery At HICAP UPDATE In Singapore
The Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) UPDATE in Singapore drew more than 250 mostly optimistic participants to the Pan Pacific Hotel, 4-5 May 2011. HICAP UPDATE, which is a lead-up to HICAP in Hong Kong this October, is organized by BHN, Horwath HTL and Stiles Capital Events. Richard Duncan, Chief Economist of Blackhorse Asset Management, provided an overview of the global economy and predictions on the economic outlook of the region. In looking at the economy, Duncan expresse...
|May 13, 2011
CIBTM 2011 Offers Unique Platform For Meetings Industry
Following the predicted "growth in the volume of events" in China, detailed in the 4th CIBTM Annual Meetings Industry Report presented at the event in 2010, the organisers Reed Travel Exhibitions, are seeing an increase in the number of regional and international suppliers exhibiting this year to take advantage of the "new sales leads" generated from the event. Critical to the success of the event for all suppliers is the Hosted Buyer programme that delivers pre-scheduled appointment diarie...
|April 20, 2011
AIME Wins MEA National 'Exhibition of the Year Award'
Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) last night won the prestigious 'Exhibition of the Year' award for the 2010 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) for the third consecutive year at the 2011 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards Night. This accolade means that AIME is now in the MEA 'Hall of Fame'. AIME is the premier event in the Asia-Pacific region and the largest exhibition in Australia for the business events industry held a...
|March 30, 2011
China Incentives Business Travel and Meeting Exhibition (CIBTM) 2011
The next China Incentives Business Travel and Meeting Exhibition (CIBTM) in 2011 will take place in Beijing at the China National Convention Centre from Tuesday 30 August -- Thursday 1 September. This year's CIBTM, together with China Meetings Week, is once again officially supported and co-hosted by the China National Tourism Administration and the Beijing Municipal Government. CIBTM's Exhibition Manager Jeffrey Xu comments: "At such an exciting time for the industry in the region, we are...
|March 24, 2011
Mekong Tourism Forum 2011 To Showcase Emerging Destinations
The 2011 edition of the Mekong Tourism Forum will take place in the emerging destination of Pakse, southern Laos, 27-28 May. Under the theme, "Destination Mekong: The Making of a Star," the leading tourism event for the Mekong region will showcase emerging destinations and trends in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). "The Forum is the event of the year for travel industry professional dedicated to putting the GMS on the global travel map as a single destination," said Mason Florence, execu...
|March 14, 2011
AIME Named 'Exhibition of the Year' at Victorian MEA Awards
Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) took out the coveted 'Exhibition of the Year' award at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Victorian Awards held at The Sebel Albert Park on Thursday 10 March. The accolade was awarded for the 2010 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), an annual event drawing more than 5,000 people to Melbourne. The exhibition was assessed across a wide-range of criteria, including business and financial plans, marke...
|March 07, 2011
Update Your Calendar: Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings & Events Portfolio
Here are the dates for all the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings and Events Portfolio - the 'IBTM' events - mark your calendar... IBTM events, which include AIBTM, AIME, CIBTM, EIBTM, and GIBTM extend to five continents. Tailored for the markets they serve, each IBTM event has a different strategic delivery, however, they all share three core elements: a Professional Education Programme; a Hosted Buyer Programme; and networking events. In total the five events provide access to 5,000 sup...
|March 03, 2011
AIME 2010 A State Finalist For The MEA Exhibition of the Year Award
The organisers of AIME have announced that AIME 2010 has been listed as a State Finalist in the MEA Victoria Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Industry Awards for the Exhibition of the Year. Sally de Swart, Event Director, states, "This is wonderful news to receive just as AIME 2011 has come to a close and we are very proud that the 2010 exhibition has once again been recognised by the prestigious MEA Industry Awards. AIME has been awarded the Exhibition of the Year by MEA for the last two...
|February 14, 2011
Melbourne's Lord Mayor To Officially Open AIME 2011
The organisers of AIME have announced that for the second year running the Right Honourable, Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne will be officially opening the 19th Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) tomorrow morning, Tuesday 15 February. The Lord Mayor will welcome all visitors, exhibitors, media and Hosted Buyers to the two-day event which is taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Sally de Swart, AIME's Event Director comments: "We are very ...
|February 10, 2011
The PATA AT&RTCM 2011 Kicks Off In Pokhara
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) commenced its Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM) event in Pokhara, in the mountain kingdom of Nepal. Under the theme 'Social Give Back: Doing Well by Doing Good', the conference once again addressed key issues facing responsible travel, and sought to improve awareness regarding sustainable tourism practices. The AT&RTCM attracted close to 200-delegates. Sellers were from five countries, namely, Bhutan, India, Sri L...
|January 25, 2011
AIME Gearing Up For The Industry's Networking Event of the Year
AIME organisers are encouraging attendees to the show to conduct business on and off the show floor through its dedicated networking events. The unrivalled networking opportunities, which kick off with the renowned Welcome Reception at 6pm on Monday 14th February, are considered a key benefit of attending the event. AIME's Welcome Reception, organised by the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB), will be held at the St. Kilda Sea Baths in Melbourne. It is one of the industry's most ...
|January 10, 2011
PATA Adventure Travel & Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2011 Tours
The Nepal Tourism Board and the PATA Nepal Chapter have created exclusive tour itineraries for delegates attending the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart (AT&RTCM2011) in Pokhara, Nepal, February 7-11. The tours are either complimentary or heavily discounted, and give an in-depth cultural insight into Nepalese heritage and culture. Delegates will enjoy a complimentary sightseeing tour of Pokhara, which is a rare combination of snow-clad peaks and snow fed lakes ...
|January 04, 2011
HIFI Hotel Investment Forum India Announce Keynote Speaker
The hosts of the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) have announced that The Honourable Kumari Selja, India's Minister of Tourism, will provide the keynote address at the event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2011, at the Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre in Mumbai, India. HIFI is co-hosted by BHN and Horwath HTL, India. "We are very pleased to have Kumari Selja address the delegates at HIFI next week in Mumbai. Her leadership and vision on how tourism can become a part of the nat...
|December 23, 2010
Cambodia To Host ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) Travex 2011
This year's ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) TRAVEX (Travel Exchange) 2011 registered an overwhelming response, with over 500 exhibition booths fully sold by end October 2010. All ten member-nations will be well-represented at this annual leisure travel trade event which showcases the largest contingent of ASEAN destination products and services. While some 1,000 buyers have registered their interest to source at the event, only 400 have been selected to attend under a privileged hosting programme. ...
|December 22, 2010
Manila To Host PATA Travel Mart 2012
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has announced that the PATA Travel Mart 2012 (PTM2012) will take place in Manila, Philippines. Dates will be confirmed and announced soon. The event will be hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism and the Tourism Promotions Board. The Philippines successfully won the bid over other strong contenders in the running. Manila hosted the very first PATA Travel Mart back in 1978, where over 300 delegates assembled to experience Asia Pacific's first...
|December 14, 2010
Bruce Poon Tip To Keynote The PATA AT&RTCM 2011
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has confirmed that Bruce Poon Tip, founder of Gap Adventures, Canada, is to be the keynote speaker at the Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2011 (AT&RTCM2011). Under the theme 'Social Give Back: Doing Well by Doing Good', the event will take place at the Fulbari Resort and Spa, Pokhara, Nepal on February 07-11, 2011. Said Poon Tip, founder, Gap Adventures: 'Gap Adventures has pioneered moves within the travel sector to op...
|December 14, 2010
Early-Bird' Special To Hear Key Industry Speakers At AIME 2011
With AIME 2011 fast approaching, organisers have announced an impressive line-up of key industry speakers for their popular Education Program and are offering 'early bird' savings for those who register for the AIME Master Class Seminars, Leaders Forums and the Business Events Forumth before the 7 January 2011. AIME's 'early-bird' offer means people save over 17% when booking a Master Class Seminar and over 15% when booking a Leader or Business Events Forum before 7 January 2011. Also AIME ...
|December 10, 2010
Tourism Malaysia Participates In DEMA Show 2010
This year Tourism Malaysia celebrated 15 years participating at the DEMA Show, the only international trade-only event for the diving, action water sports and travel industries. The exhibition was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 17 - 20, 2010. "DEMA Show 2010 was our most successful event since first participating," said Mr. Norazmi Omar, Deputy Director Western USA. He added, "Our various diving products peaked the interest of many diving enthusiasts. Our goal to grow ...
|December 03, 2010
AIME Attracts New Hosted Buyers To 2011 Event
Organisers of the annual Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) 2011 are expecting the show to generate record business for exhibitors with Hosted and Semi Hosted Buyer spots filling up fast and 50% of registered Hosted Buyer's new to the show in 2011. AIME is in its 19th year and is the largest exhibition showcase in the Asia-Pacific region for the business events industry, held from 15 -- 16 February 2011 at the award winning Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Th...
|November 22, 2010
Hong Kong Is All Set To Stage A Variety Of Exciting Events
Winter approaches, and that means the excitement is mounting in Hong Kong. WinterFest, the Chinese New Year Celebrations and the Hong Kong Arts Festival are on their way! From 29 November until 2 January, Hong Kong will be celebrating Christmas and welcoming 2011 with its highly-anticipated Hong Kong WinterFest event. During this time, the region is magically transformed with sparkling lights and decorations. The skyscrapers are illuminated; the malls, shops and hotels are decked out in their...
|November 16, 2010
PATA Adventure Travel Mart 2011 Returns To Nepal
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will bring back the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2011 (AT&RTCM) to Pokhara, Nepal. The AT&RTCM will take place at the Fulbari Resort and Spa, February 7-11, 2011. Under the theme 'Social Give Back: Doing Well by Doing Good', the conference will focus on current issues on sustainable and responsible tourism such as 'Greening of Travel and Tourism' and 'Experiential and Indigenous Tourism'. 'Extreme Adventure Hol...
|October 19, 2010
November Will Be A Busy Month In The Business Events Calendar For Malaysia
The month of November will be a busy month in the business events calendar for Malaysia. The international association meetings across various fields including medical sciences, finance, and education are expected to attract over 10,000 conference delegates to Malaysia in November. As a high-yield tourism sector, international conventions are known to bring tremendous economic benefits to the host country. The nine conventions listed (below) are estimated to inject in excess of RM 62 million ...
|September 29, 2010
Makuhari, Japan To Host ICCEES 2015 World Congress
As a result of the diligent efforts of the Chiba Convention Bureau, the International Council for Central and Eastern European Studies (ICCEES) has chosen Chiba's Makuhari area as the site of its 9th World Congress in 2015. ICCEES was born during the cold war as an organ of collaboration between researchers in the West studying the Soviet Empire, but after the Berlin Wall fell, opened up to global membership, broadening viewpoints on Slavic studies. Their World Congress is held once every...
|September 29, 2010
Annual Travel Expo To Move To New Venue In HCM City
The sixth edition of the International Travel Expo (ITE) in HCM City, the largest tourism event in Viet Nam, will be held September 30-October 2. La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the expo would be held at the new, modern Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in the Phu My Hung area in District 7. The organisers of ITE 2010 announced the participation of 155 buyers from 35 countries and regions, nine tourism promotional...
|September 20, 2010
Thailand Wins Bid To Host ICTS In 2016
Thailand has won the bid to host the 26th International Congress of the Transplantation Society (ICTS) in 2016. Mr Akapol Sorasuchart, President of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, said the decision to host the 26th ICTS was made in April - May 2010. "At that period Thailand was in a political turmoil. We might lose to Argentina, our competitor. But the vote showed that ICTS still selected us as the host country. This is our strong evidence that many international associations ...
|September 20, 2010
India Gears Up For PTM2011 In New Delhi
The final day of the three-day PATA Travel Mart 2010 (PTM 2010), September 14-17, saw international buyers, sellers and media delegates gather at the dinner reception hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Rajen Habib Khwaja, Secretary of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, welcomed delegates to PATA Travel Mart 2011, New Delhi, India. Said Hiran Cooray, PATA Chairman: "The PATA Travel Mart 2011 in New Delhi, India is one of the most exciting events and activit...
|September 14, 2010
Macau SAR Welcomes Delegates To PATA Travel Mart 2010
The PATA Travel Mart 2010 opened for business with nearly 1,000 buyers, sellers and media attending this year's event at the Venetian Macao~Resort~Hotel, Macau SAR. PATA chairman Hiran Cooray presided over the official opening ceremony at the Venetian Macao~Resort~Hotel, supported by an impressive list of VIPs and distinguished guests. Also taking part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were HE Dr Chui Sai-on, chief executive -- Government of Macau SAR; Cheong U, secretary of Social Affairs and C...
|September 07, 2010
AIME Accepting Hosted Buyer Applications For 2011
Reed Travel Exhibitions has announced that Hosted Buyer Program applications are now open for AIME 2011. Applicants are encouraged to register and qualify before Friday 29 October 2010 to receive a 10% early bird saving off their registration fee. AIME's Hosted Buyer Program welcomes applications from key decision makers involved in booking events within the business events industry. Applicants can apply for AIME's Hosted Buyer Program at www.aime.com.au Approaching its 19th year, the Asia-P...
|September 03, 2010
CIBTM On Target To Become Leading Meeting Event In ASEAN
At CIBTM 2010, Ms Gu, Deputy Director General of the Beijing Tourism Administration (BTA) and the co-organiser of the event, announced that they expect CIBTM will become the leading event for the meetings industry in ASEAN within the next three years. Increased numbers of exhibitors, representing 26 countries, the largest ever Hosted Buyer Programme and number of trade visitors, helped set the trend for growth and secure the future of CIBTM which took place in Beijing this week. Shane Jam...
|September 01, 2010
ICPB's Conventions India Conclave Draws 250 Delegates
It was appropriate that India's Silicon Valley should be the location of the ICPB's (India Convention Promotion Bureau) Conventions India Conclave - 2010. Taking place at The LaLit Ashok, Bangalore, India, from August 27-28, the Conclave attracted over 250 delegates representing both international and national buyers as well as ICPB members, and was inaugurated by Mr. G. Janardhana Reddy, Hon'ble Minister of Tourism and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka. This inaugural sessi...
|August 18, 2010
Real-Time Metrics To Be Used At CIBTM
Following the signing of a global agreement with Reed Travel Exhibitions and a successful pilot last year at EIBTM, all educational seminars over the three days of CIBTM are to be evaluated using MeetingMetrics' online survey and reporting tools. MeetingMetrics offers a unique self administered set of sustainable online tools for maximising meeting effectiveness, measuring meeting results and demonstrating value and return on investment. Participants at all the CIBTM education sessions wil...
|August 17, 2010
CIBTM To Be Co-Hosted By Central Government
The China Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), Asia's largest business travel and meetings industry trade show, announced that the event will be officially co-hosted by the China National Tourism Administration and the Beijing Municipal Government. CIBTM 2010, to be held in Beijing for its fifth year, from 31st August to 2nd September at China National Convention Centre (CNCC), is one of five Reed Travel Exhibitions' international shows dedicated exclusively to the meeti...
|July 29, 2010
First Perth Event Show Announced
The business tourism industry in Western Australia had matured to the point where it could sustain an annual trade show to showcase what's on offer to meeting and event planners, according to Perth Convention Bureau Managing Director Christine McLean. Announcing the launch of the inaugural Perth Event Show from May 6 to 7 next year, Ms McLean said the time was now ripe for Perth to have a trade show for local, national and international buyers. "The industry has now come of age and I believe ...
|July 22, 2010
Registration Numbers Strong For PATA Travel Mart '10
Over 300 buyer delegates from 228-organisations across the world have registered to participate in the PATA Travel Mart (PTM) 2010. The PTM is Asia-Pacific's premier travel trade show, to be held in September 14-17 in Macau SAR. All of this year's buyer delegates have been carefully vetted by the independent Buyer Selection Committee to maximise the potential for successful contracting opportunities for PTM2010 Sellers. While the largest percentage of buyers still hails from Europe, there has...
|July 01, 2010
Hospitality Industry Raising Profile of Central Asia & Turkey
The organisers of CATHIC (Central Asia & Turkey Hotel Investment Conference) and EMITT (East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel) have signed an agreement to work alongside each other to strengthen the links between the hotel investment industry and the travel and tourism sector. Both events take place in Istanbul and will offer a smooth transition from one to the other, so delegates are able to take advantage of the benefits of each event: - CATHIC will take place from 7 - 9 Fe...
|June 25, 2010
BEXCO Hosts UN Environment Programme
The Busan Exhibition & Convention Center (BEXCO) in partnership with Busan Metropolitan City, Korea Tourism Organization and the Ministry of Environment hosted the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting to establish the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), June 7-11, 2010. Representatives from 97 governments and 50 organizations convened at BEXCO in the world-famous port city of Busan, Korea to discuss the forming of IPBES, a new governing body ...
|June 25, 2010
Global Travel & Tourism Summit RFP Process Initiated
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has opened the tendering process to find the host city of the 12th Global Travel & Tourism Summit. The organisation has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for cities around the world to submit applications to host the 12th Summit in a little less than two years' time. The RFP and the supporting documents must be returned by 1 September 2010 to WTTC's Events Director, Tony Thompson email@example.com. The Summit is the world's highest-level gather...
|June 24, 2010
Hong Kong ITE & MICE 2010 Attracts New Participants
Amid uncertainties in the world economy, the 24th edition of ITE and the 5th edition of ITE MICE had a successful turnout. There was a record number of newly participating countries and regions. Also new was a Geo-park theme pavilion on eco-tourism, and several new official pavilions by tourism authorities, mostly from Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, sent a Message to welcome all participants of ITE & MICE 2010! Officiating the o...
|June 23, 2010
Expo Breathes Life Back Into Shanghai Hotel Market
After two downcast years, the Shanghai World Expo has lived up to its promise of drawing large crowds and breathing life back into the Shanghai hotel market. Performance results just released by STR Global show for the month of May 2010, average room rates reached close to RMB 1,000 - a level not seen since October 2008. The strong year-on-year room rate growth of 29 percent was aided by a 54 percent increase in occupancy that saw market-wide occupancy hit 72 percent for the month, surprisin...
|June 17, 2010
Bioscience Professionals To Gather At Singapore Expo
Singapore's largest multi-purpose international business event venue will welcome, for the first time, two back-to-back bioscience conferences this month. From 22 to 25 June, the Third Annual World Cancer Congress 2010 (WCC 2010) will see more than 3,000 academics, clinical and medical researchers, oncologists and drug manufacturers gathering to discuss the latest research findings in oncology at 125 sessions in Singapore Expo's Conference Halls. Presentations and speeches will also be deliv...
|June 01, 2010
Shanghai and Austria To Host ICCA Events
The 52nd ICCA Congress will be held in Shanghai, China-P.R. on 2 - 6 November 2013. The ICCA Board's decision was made at the IMEX 2010 exhibition in Frankfurt and was revealed on the last day of the show. The other finalists in the bidding competition were Houston, TX, U.S.A. and Gold Coast, Qld., Australia. ICCA CEO Martin Sirk said: "The standard of bids received from our member destinations continues to improve each year, and Shanghai needed to produce an exceptional proposal in order to ...
|June 01, 2010
Over 250 Buyers Expected at PATA Travel Mart 2010
Over 250 buyer delegates have registered for this year's PATA Travel Mart (PTM2010) in Macau. These buyers have been vetted carefully by the PTM2010 Buyer Selection Committee that was established earlier this year to review and approve all applications. Purchasing Managers of many major airlines and national carriers are already on board for PTM 2010, including British Airways, Emirates, Sri Lankan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia. PATA is also working closely with the host of this yea...
|May 26, 2010
Australia's Focus At IMEX: Associations
Tourism Australia returns to IMEX this year to market Australia's business events capabilities, including a stronger presence in the association meetings market. The new $1.8 million three year partnership, between Tourism Australia and the Australian Association of Convention Bureaux (AACB Inc) and major convention centres across the country, aims to raise Australia's profile as a destination for international association meetings. Tourism Australia Managing Director, Andrew McEvoy said the ...
|May 25, 2010
CIBTM To Host Dedicated China Meetings Week
For the first time in China, CIBTM will be running a dedicated China Meetings Week. CIBTM is the only industry show officially backed by the national government in China - China National Tourism Administration and Beijing Municipal Government. The initiative has also received the backing of leading industry associations - MPI, ICCA, Site - all providing input into the professional education programme that plays such a pivotal role in the event. China Meetings Week, with CIBTM at its core,...
|May 18, 2010
Joint Event To Tackle "Global & Local Challenges"
The 24th Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Conference and Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2010 will take place from 5th to 7th July, 2010 at Cinnamon Grand hotel, Colombo. Timely themes and hard-hitting topics will augment this year's joint event as it takes on a concerted regional focus, attracting eminent speakers, political leaders and diplomats for the technical sessions and panel discussions from across the region. As customary, the Keynote Speaker at the ...
|May 07, 2010
CIBTM Attracts Major Players
Following last year's record figures, an impressive list of international exhibitors -- both first timers and those taking additional space -- have signed up to attend the China Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), taking place from 31st August -- 2 September 2010 at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing. Co hosted and supported by the China National Tourism Administration and the Beijing Municipal Government, CIBTM is the only BT MICE show officially ba...
|April 27, 2010
Mekong Tourism Forum Confirms Top Speakers
The Mekong Tourism Forum has confirmed a compelling list of speakers to address its theme for 2010, "New Roads, New Opportunities." Tourism ministers, director generals, travel industry CEOs and leading private sector and development minds will address current and future challenges and opportunities facing tourism in the Mekong region. The Forum takes place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 7-8 May 2010. High profile speakers include H.E. Dr Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism of Cambodia, Mr Luzi Mat...
|April 22, 2010
Malaysia Pavilion To Be Unveiled
The Malaysia Pavilion is ready to be unveiled for The Shanghai World Expo 2010 for the period 1 May - 31 October, 2010. The Malaysia Pavilion is located in an area of 3,000 square-meters at Zone B, while the design is derived from the unique architectural style of the rumah Negeri Sembilan (Negeri Sembilan house), distinguished by their horn-shaped roofs. Themed "Malaysia: Harmonized City Living", which is in line with the World Expo 2010's theme 'Better City, Better Life', the Malaysia Pa...
|April 21, 2010
AIME Awarded MEA National 'Exhibition of the Year"
Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) have won the 'Exhibition of the Year' award for the 2009 Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) for the second consecutive year. The award was presented at the 2010 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Awards Night held last night at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and was accepted by Ms Rosemarie Sama, AIME's event director and Ms Sandra Chipchase, MCVB's CEO. AIME is the largest exhibi...
|April 19, 2010
Olympic Park Selected To Host Australia's Best Events
Organisers of the Australian Event Awards have named Sydney Olympic Park as their choice of venue for the next three years. "This was a tough decision" said Jeremy Miller, Executive Producer of the Awards, "there has been huge interest from all corners of Australia in becoming the Home of the Australian Event Awards and, as usual, there was a fair amount of interstate rivalry. In the end, Sydney Olympic Park with its incredible capacity to host all events from sporting grand finals to concert...
|April 09, 2010
Committee To Scrutinise Buyer Applications For PATA Travel Mart
PATA has established an independent committee to vet applications from Buyers seeking subsided registration and attendance at the Association's 2010 Travel Mart in Macau SAR on 14-17 September. The committee comprises representatives from Asian Trails, Diethelm Travel, Accor Asia Pacific, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hotel Equatorial Group, Guam Visitors Bureau, and Tour East -- all well-established Seller companies and organisations familiar with the main purpose and benefits of the PATA Travel Mar...
|April 05, 2010
Singapore Expo To Welcome Tony Blair
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will appear at Singapore Expo from 27 to 29 April. He will be there to speak at the 18th National Achievers Congress (NAC). This established congress has been staged at Singapore's biggest convention and exhibition centre since 2004. Hall 2 will be transformed into an auditorium with tiered seating as well as a private VIP lounge while Conference Halls G, H and J will be configured into speakers' rooms. NAC is a hallmark event with world-class speaker...
|March 31, 2010
Mekong Tourism Forum Set For Siem Reap On May 7-8
This year's Mekong Tourism Forum will be held on May 7-8 the Angkor Century Resort and Spa, near to Angkor Wat the awe-inspiring Cambodian UNESCO Heritage Site. The Mekong Tourism Forum provides a cooperative platform for stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss development, marketing and promotion of travel to, from and within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). It presents an inclusive, interactive and results-oriented opportunity to encourage public and private sector participation ...
|March 22, 2010
Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix Festival During F1 Season
Kuala Lumpur (KL) once again becomes the world motoring center of attention when it hosts round three of the FIA Formula One (F1) Grand Prix World Championship in April. Riding on the heels of F1, the city is set to showcase top notch KL lifestyle to visitors at the week long Kuala Lumpur Grand Prix (KLGP) Festival which culminates on 4 April with the F1 Grand Prix finale at Sepang International Circuit. The festival will kick-off with the eighth Vintage & Classic Car Concourse at the Petrona...
|March 19, 2010
AIME Scoops 'Exhibition Of The Year' For The Third Year Running
Reed Travel Exhibitions and the Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau have been awarded the esteemed 'Exhibition of the Year' award for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) for the third consecutive year at the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) NSW Gala Awards Dinner held last night at Doltone House in Sydney. AIME is an annual event established and owned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) and organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions. AIME is the premier event in the ...
|March 15, 2010
Tourism Australia Makes Push Into Asian Events Market
Tourism Australia will host 29 Australian convention bureau and industry partners at the Team Australia Business Events Educational (TABEE) in Beijing this week, as a part of its push into the Asian business events market over the next 12 months. TABEE 2010, 15 -- 17 March, is Tourism Australia's largest trade event for the business events sector in Asia and is an important joint marketing initiative with Australian industry. Tourism Australia's Regional General Manager, North Asia, Johnny N...
|March 11, 2010
NTA Chairman And CEO Cathy Greteman To Present At ADTOI Conference
The Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India has selected NTA Chairman and CEO Cathy Greteman as a presenter for its upcoming Convention 2010 on domestic tourism. As a tour operator and motorcoach charter company owner in the United States, Greteman will bring 25 years experience in travel and tourism to the ADTOI conference attendees. During her presentation, Greteman will share information about the U.S. domestic travel infrastructure, including how people book domestic travel, what...
|February 23, 2010
AIME 2010: a Hot Ticket
Tickets are selling fast for AIME's Master Class Series, Saxton Ultimate Event Experience & Business Events Forum - a major attraction for visitors and exhibitors alike at the industry's leading meetings and incentives expo taking place on 2 and 3 March in Melbourne. More than 700 seminar spots have been booked by attendees. Among the most popular seminars are 'Marketing to Win' and 'How to Get More Bang for Your Buck'. Each year the AIME Master Class series brings together some of the fin...
|February 11, 2010
Asian Cuisine Events At Singapore Expo This Spring
Celebrate the myriad of aromas and flavours that make Asian cuisine so enticing at Singapore Expo this Spring, as Asia's leading events venue brings three food shows to tantalise the tastebuds of even the most discerning of gourmands. Singapore Expo's long track record of hosting successful food shows is well-known, and in the next four weeks, 180,000 visitors are expected to descend upon the spacious Halls when the Convention and Exhibition Centre morphs into a true food haven. The gastronom...
|February 11, 2010
AIME 2010 Welcome Reception
From tap and stomp to chilling out in an urban garden retreat, this year's Welcome Reception for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) promises to stimulate the senses, and capture the essence of Melbourne. The event will be held at The Goods Shed South. Once a landmark public transport building, The Goods Shed South will transform into a series of unique spaces which present Melbourne's diversity, from established cultural experiences to emerging subcultures. According to Sandr...
|February 09, 2010
Second Edition of The IAPCO Regional Seminar Set For Macau
Subsequent to the successful organization of the first IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers) Regional Seminar held in Macau last year, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) will host a second edition of the IAPCO Regional Seminar at the newly opened Grand Hyatt Macau from 15-17 March 2010. "Whilst such seminars are recognized as a comprehensive course for beginners, it has proved to be equally rewarding for those who have been active in the meetings indu...
|January 19, 2010
AIME Announces Record Buyer Registration
The pre-scheduled appointments for the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) will open for exhibitors today as AIME organisers report that a record number of hosted buyers have already qualified for the show. AIME's Event Director Rosemarie Sama says the two-way diary allows exhibitors and buyers to schedule their appointments and manage their event diary easily. "As of Monday, Exhibitors can go online and select those buyers they are interested in meeting at AIME," Rosemarie ...
|November 24, 2009
AIME: Face-To-Face Business Meetings Still The Best
Buyers who attended AIME 2009, Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo, have confirmed what many in the meetings and incentive industry know intuitively and what recent surveys have shown: nothing beats face-to-face business meetings. Dr Yvonne Luxford , Manager, Policy and Advocacy, Royal Australasian College of Physicians said that AIME was incredibly helpful, even though her workplace uses a PCO for conference organisation. "I think that I learnt more at AIME in 2 days than in years of ...
|November 20, 2009
Speaker Added For PATA Adventure Travel & Responsible Tourism Conference
Another high profile speaker has been secured for the all-important PATA Conference and Mart in Nepal next February. Jose Dominic MD and CEO of Kerala-based CGH Earth joins an impressive list of industry experts attending the Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart from 1-5 February at the Soaltee Crown Plaza, Kathmandu. For the past 30 years Jose Dominic has led a group well known for its role as a pioneer in tourism development in Kerala. The PATA Conference and Mart wi...
|November 18, 2009
AIME 2010 Master Class Program Announced
Reed Travel Exhibitions has re-appointed event management company Event Planners Australia to manage the AIME 2010 Master Class program. "Following the success of the AIME 2009 education program we are delighted to have Event Planners Australia working with us again to deliver the best in education at AIME 2010," said Event Director, Rosemarie Sama. The series of 10, 1 hour Master Classes featuring leading industry figures has been designed to provide practical information that will give p...
|November 11, 2009
HSMAI Asia Pacific Hosts Asia Connect In Hong Kong And Thailand
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association is hosting two ASIA CONNECT conferences, one in Hong Kong on the 26th of November and the other, an inaugural event in Thailand on the 30th of November. Both conferences explore the impact of new media on sales and marketing for the hospitality industry. The HSMAI Hong Kong/Macau chapter is hosting the ASIA CONNECT Hong Kong event at The Langham Hotel. The programme explores Social Media Marketing Case studies and/or best practices by Paul Mott...
|November 10, 2009
IMEX Association Day Takes Shape For 2010
Organisers of the IMEX Association Day 2010 in Frankfurt have announced a diverse and topical programme intended to provide association executives with unrivalled educational insight in a day of intensive learning and networking. Association Day 2010 will take place on Monday 24 May in Frankfurt and is organised by IMEX in partnership with ICCA. Martin Sirk, ICCA CEO, will lead the line-up of the day's speakers with an examination of the critical factors involved in deciding where to hol...
|November 09, 2009
WTTC: Beijing To Host 10th Global Travel & Tourism Summit
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has announced its agreement with the Government of China to hold the 2010 Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Beijing from 25-27 May. "We are very pleased to host this event, which is such a landmark in the annual industry calendar," said SHAO Qiwei, Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA). "CNTA, The People's Government of Beijing Municipality and Beijing Tourism Administration will play an active governmental role to fully sup...
|October 28, 2009
AIME 2010 Early Bird Registration Closing Soon
AIME's popular Early Bird Registration for industry professionals wishing to be hosted to the Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo, AIME 2010, in Melbourne on 2-3 March, will close on 30 October. All buyers who register and qualify for AIME 2010 by this date will receive a 10% discount on the registration fee. AIME fully hosted buyers receive a range of exclusive benefits including complimentary airfares, transfers and 4/5 star accommodation throughout the show as well as complimentary acc...
|October 23, 2009
Malaysia Wins Bid To Host Major Asia Pacific Medical Congress In 2012
Kuching, Sarawak has secured the hosting of the 14th Asia Pacific Congress of Paediatrics (APCP) in 2012 after Malaysia won the bid in Shanghai, China on 18 October 2009. This four-day event scheduled in September 2012 is expected to generate a revenue of over RM3.9 million for the local hospitality and tourism sector whereby some 1450 national and international participants will converge for meetings. The winning bid is a credit to the collaborative efforts of the Malaysian Paediatric Assoc...
|October 20, 2009
PATA Travel Mart 2009 Wins Praise from Delegates and Hosts
This year's PATA Travel Mart in Hangzhou China (PRC) has received widespread praise from industry delegates, China-based Sellers and the host city's organising body. Local sellers are expressing great satisfaction with the pre-matched appointments system and very impressed with the outcome of the appointments. Many companies are reporting firm commitments or the concluding of actual business agreements, according to PATA's Beijing-based Regional Director Kate Chang. Hosting PATA Travel Mart ...
|October 14, 2009
HSMAI's ASIA CONNECT To Be Held Alongside ITB Asia, WIT
HSMAI Asia Pacific's conference series ASIA CONNECT will kick off this year with a two part programme alongside ITB Asia and following the Web In Travel (WIT) conference on the 22nd and 23rd of October at Suntec City in Singapore. The conference will bring together local hotel sales and marketing management with international delegates for the first time. "Selling with Pride, not Price" is the theme of this years' conference and the key note speech will be delivered by Arthur Kiong (righ...
|October 14, 2009
Melbourne Launches AIME Pre Touring Program
Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau (MCVB) has added one of Australia's premium wine regions to its AIME 2010 Pre Touring Program for hosted buyers. The Yarra Valley, located just one hour's drive from Melbourne's CBD, is a world renowned wine region reminiscent of Tuscany in Italy or the beautiful Burgundy region of France. Also known for its five star resorts and conference facilities, nature based experiences and gourmet food, it is sure to be a one of AIME's most popular pre-tours. ...
|September 23, 2009
Ho Chi Minh City 5th International Travel Expo (ITE HCMC)
The Mekong Region is again on display as Ho Chi Minh City hosts the 5th International Travel Expo. This year's editions will be held from October 1-3 at the Phu Tho Exhibition Center. ITE HCMC has become an indispensable platform for both international and local participants to showcase a diverse range of tourism products and services from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. ITE HCMC is regarded as Vietnam's foremost tourism trade fair and is considered a National Event by the Vietnam Ministry of Cul...
|September 23, 2009
Phuket's Inaugural International Hospitality Show
Royal Phuket Marina is hosting the inaugural Phuket International Hospitality Show from September 24-26. The prestigious trade show is being staged at Phuket's first dedicated Exhibition & Conference Centre at the world-class luxury marina. It promises to become the hospitality industry's event of the year, showcasing a comprehensive range of industry suppliers of food & drink and equipment, supplies and services for hotels, bakeries, restaurants and food outlets in the Phuket, Krabi, Phang N...
|September 16, 2009
Tourism Ministers Head For PATA Travel Mart In Hangzhou
Tourism ministers from Tonga and Vanuatu are amongst the one thousand delegates and VIP visitors heading to Hangzhou next week for PATA Travel Mart 2009. James Bule, Vanuatu's Minister for Trade and Tourism and Fineasi Funaki, Minister for Tourism in Tonga are being joined at this prestigious travel industry event by Somphong Mongkhonvilay, Minister of the Prime Minister's Office, Lao PDR. They will be welcomed by PATA Chairman Phornsiri Manoharn. PATA Travel Mart is Asia Pacific's most impor...
|September 10, 2009
CIBTM 2009 -- China's Leading Meetings (BT MICE) Event
This year's CIBTM, China's leading meetings (BT MICE) event opened in Beijing's newest exhibition venue on September 8th 2009 and was 35% larger than the last CIBTM in 2007. As one of the first events at the CNCC (China National Convention Centre), participants were in the heart of the Olympic Green and alongside the Bird's Nest -- a venue made famous around the world during the 2008 Olympic Games. Highlights from the show included an announcement by Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) to launch a...
|September 08, 2009
CIBTM Announces Dedicated Meetings Week In China
On the first day of the biggest China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing, the organisers, Reed Travel Exhibitions announced an initiative to create the first week dedicated to the Meetings and Incentives industry in China in 2010. This year's show, co-hosted by the Beijing Tourism Administration (BTA) is 35% larger than the previous edition, which took place in 2007 and has attracted 324 international and local ex...
|September 07, 2009
AIME 2010 Prospectus Now Available
The AIME 2010 prospectus containing important information regarding next year's event is now available to download from the AIME website. "I encourage anyone interested in exhibiting at AIME 2010 including past exhibitors and companies looking to participate for the first time to download the prospectus today," said Event Director, Rosemarie Sama. "After a record breaking 2009 event we expect AIME to continue to grow in 2010. Our audited figures show that this year AIME attracted 298 new e...
|September 02, 2009
7 Days To Go To CIBTM 2009 In Beijing
With just 7 days to go until CIBTM opens on the 8 September at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing, the event is set to be the biggest ever. This year's show is 35% larger than the previous edition, which took place in 2007 and this year has attracted 297 international and local exhibitors. 4900+ Pre-Scheduled Appointments have already been scheduled by over 280 Hosted Buyers from America, Europe, Middle East and Asia-Pacific guaranteed to attend CIBTM. An impressive extra...
|August 10, 2009
Priority Bookings Open For AIME 2010
Companies that participated in AIME 2009 have until Friday 4 September to select their preferred space at AIME 2010 (18th Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo) at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2 & 3 March. From Monday 7 September space on the floor plan will be open to new exhibitors. All the information required in order to book space at AIME 2010 is available on the AIME website, including a downloadable floor plan, prices, stand options, furniture packs and information...
|August 04, 2009
CIBTM Appoints Air China As Exclusive And Offical Airline Partner
The China Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) has appointed Air China as the exclusive and official airline partner to the show. It is the first time that Air China has been a partner of a meetings and incentives event in China, showing recognition of the potential of the brand association with CIBTM but also the wider exposure of Reed Exhibitions China and Reed Travel Exhibitions. This also demonstrates the airline's commitment to developing its brand in the global meet...
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