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February 25, 2016
Meet Puerto Rico Offers Planners More Options For Meetings Of All Types

With more than 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and 15,000 guest rooms throughout the Island, a world-class convention center, an increasing range of accommodation options, a menu of social media offerings and a growing list of awar...
February 10, 2016
Meet Puerto Rico Provides Social Media Offerings For Planners

Attendance and engagement are two key elements to ensure a successful convention or conference, according to meeting planner feedback secured by Meet Puerto Rico, the organization responsible for bringing meetings and conventions to Puerto ...
January 21, 2016
MCI Opens New Office In Colombia; MCI Expands Services In Latin America With First Office In Bogotá

MCI, a key driver of innovation in global meetings, events, association and congress industries, has announced the opening of its first office in the Colombian capital city of Bogotá. The company has expanded in Latin America since it ma...
January 20, 2016
Attraction of Event To São Paulo, Brazil Ensures Prêmio Caio

A process that began in 2010 culminated in attracting the World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse to São Paulo and led to the "Silver Alligator" (Jacaré de Prata) Prize at the Caio 2015 Awards, held at the Center Norte Exhibition Cen...
December 21, 2015
Quito, Ecuador Ends A Year Full of Successes and Recognitions

Quito ends a year full of successes and recognitions, and looks forward to an excellent future. The capital of Ecuador was, among other achievements, named South America's Leading Destination 2015 by the World Travel Awards and travel guide...
December 03, 2015
Quito Wins Six International Awards In 2015

Quito, over the last few years, has become a tourism magnet that continues to attract ever more visitors while earning important international awards. One of the distinctions achieved by the city in 2015 was won at the World Travel Awards, ...
November 30, 2015
Properties In Puerto Rico Add High-End Luxury To Island's Premier Meetings Offerings

Puerto Rico is already known as a sophisticated meeting destination, and with the recent surge of luxury property offerings, Puerto Rico is fast becoming one of the most sought-after destinations for incentive travel and high-end corporate ...
October 15, 2015
Pacific World Expands Into South America; Partners With Lima Tours, Based In Peru

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation has today confirmed a partnership with leading local DMC, Lima Tours, based in Peru. The collaboration will enable Pacific World to extend their global footprint...
October 12, 2015
Quito, Ecuador - Leading South American Destination For Third Consecutive Year

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, was awarded the "Leading South American Destination" distinction by the World Travel Awards for a third year in a row at the ceremony held in Bogotá, Colombia on October 10th. This award is considered "the Osc...
September 01, 2015
Great Pace Set For Groups and Conventions In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico began the new fiscal year (FY) 2015-16 on strong footing with more than 20 groups holding their meetings in Puerto Rico in August and September 2015. This represents a direct impact of $7 million to the local economy. "Puert...
August 25, 2015
Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2015 Set To Focus On Eastern Europe, The Caribbean And Latin America

The 25th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), set to take place at Montego Bay Convention Centre from September 20-22, 2015 will place special focus on the markets of Eastern Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. A one-of-a-kind exhi...
August 11, 2015
Sell-Out CMITE Event Kicks Off At New Venue in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Questex Travel Group's sixth-annual Caribbean Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (CMITE) event kicked off today at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the event's first time in the country. C...
August 07, 2015
Ecuador To Showcase At The 27th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week In Las Vegas

Ecuador's Ministry of Tourism announced today details of its participation at the 27th annual Virtuoso Travel Week taking place in Las Vegas, August 8th-13th. During the event, the Ministry of Tourism will meet one-on-one with leading tour...
August 01, 2015
Costa Rica Takes Meetings From Green Space To Business Space

The Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) launched a new marketing campaign on July 1, 2015, "From Green Space to Meeting Space," that aims at highlighting the reasons why Costa Rica is an ideal destination for meetings, congress and conventions. ...
July 14, 2015
Meet Puerto Rico Achieves Industry Accreditation In Destination Management And Marketing

Meet Puerto Rico was awarded for the third time with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), in recognition of the destination marketing organization's (DMO) com...
July 13, 2015
Business Tourism Takes Off In Quito, Ecuador

Quito Tourism is targeting business tourism with the creation of a sub department that will directly work on enhancing the city's position in this important market. This year, the Ecuadorian capital joined ICCA and has participated in two i...
July 01, 2015
Meet Puerto Rico Offers Planners More Options For Meetings of All Types

With more than 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and over 14,500 guest rooms throughout the Island, a world-class convention center, an increasing range of accommodation options, a menu of social media offerings and a growing list of...
July 01, 2015
Ecuador Will Host The U.N. Conference On Housing & Sustainable Urban Development In October 2016

The United Nations General Assembly welcomed on December 2015 the offer by the Government of Ecuador to host the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), and decided that the Conference will be held in Quito...
June 25, 2015
Questex Travel Group's First Latin America Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange Kicks Off In Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica is the backdrop for Questex Travel Group's first Latin America Meeting and Incentive Travel Exchange (LAMITE) event, which launched today at the luxurious Real InterContinental San Jose. LAMITE, held in partnership w...
June 11, 2015
Meet Puerto Rico Launches "Meeting Matchmaker" Social Media Campaign

Meeting Matchmaker, Meet Puerto Rico's (MPR) latest social media campaign, created in conjunction with social media agency Sparkloft, is the answer planners have been seeking to arrange the perfect meeting. Planners have in mind the idea of...
June 09, 2015
Trinidad & Tobago: Cultural Festivals, New Meetings Space & Hotel Specials

Rated the "happiest" Caribbean nation for the second time by the World Happiness Report, the dual-island nation of Trinidad & Tobago is sizzling with hot hotel deals, a thriving culinary scene and a diverse mix of cultural events this summe...
June 08, 2015
Tourism Arrivals Into The Cayman Islands Continue To Set Records

Air arrivals into the Cayman Islands have surpassed 150,000 in the first four months of 2015, an increase of almost 4.40% over the same period in 2014. In the month of April, the Cayman Islands received 36,017 stay over visitors, which ...
June 03, 2015
Jamaica Sustains Growth In Visitor Arrivals

The Jamaica Tourist Board announced a promising start in tourist arrivals for 2015, with official statistics for the period January to April 2015, indicating a 4.9 percent increase in stopover arrivals over the same period in 2014. From...
May 21, 2015
UNESCO and Quito Work To Conserve The Convent of San Francisco

Quito has stated work with UNESCO to preserve and position the Convent of San Francisco as a religious, cultural and emblematic attraction of the city for locals and visitors alike. The program will initially focus on the preservation of...
May 19, 2015
Maritz Travel Company Finalizes Global Meetings Network, Announces Partners

Maritz Travel Company, which consists of Maritz Travel Meetings & Incentives and Experient, has finalized the development of its Maritz Global Meetings Network by welcoming 25 best-in-class global partners to represent nearly 60 key countri...
May 13, 2015
Meet Puerto Rico Forecasts Economic Impact of Meetings and Conventions

Puerto Rico's group business for this summer starts off strong with 47 events, including, conferences, annual meetings and sports activities for this summer season. This represents a total direct spending of $22.6 million into the local eco...
May 11, 2015
ICCA 2014 Meetings Statistics Released: Paris Remains Number One City; USA Top Country

ICCA's eagerly awaited annual statistics on the number of rotating international association meetings hosted by countries and cities show few major shocks. Paris retains the top rank, with Vienna swapping places with Madrid and moving u...
April 20, 2015
Puerto Rico Launches Groups & Incentive Campaign At World Travel Market In Brazil

Meet Puerto Rico is launching a special promotion at World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America, the main Latin American travel industry show, held annually in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This three-day event provides an important platform for Meet Pue...
March 17, 2015
Holy Week In Quito, Ecuador: Wealth of Tradition and Faith

Semana Santa, or Holy Week leading to Easter, is one of the most unique times to be in Quito. The elaborate religious processions are the most distinguished and memorable religious events in Latin America. Taking place from March 19 to ...
March 16, 2015
Meet Puerto Rico Seeks Groups and Conventions Business In Colombia

Colombia and Puerto Rico continue to work on joint trade relations, this time in the groups and conventions tourism segment, Milton Segarra, president and CEO of Meet Puerto Rico, also known as the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, announced r...
January 13, 2015
Puerto Rico Top Location For Winter Meetings

Sunny and warm weather, blue skies, tropical breeze, casual attire and outdoor activities - sounds like the perfect location for your next meeting, right? Being named as the top international destination by Priceline.com, Puerto Rico is th...
January 12, 2015
BestCities Welcomes First South American Partner- Bogotá, Colombia

BestCities Global Alliance continues its expansion into new and emerging markets with the announcement that Bogotá, Colombia's capital, will become their first South American partner. Although a young bureau, the Greater Bogotá Conventio...
January 09, 2015
Jamaica Looks To Capitalize On Sporting Prowess With Launch of Jamaica Sport

Jamaica, home of sprint king and queen Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and famous for her inspirational bobsleigh team, has launched Jamaica Sport, an initiative to develop sports tourism and diversify the island's tourism offerings...
December 03, 2014
Chile To Host The 2015 Adventure Travel World Summit

Chile has won the bid to host the Adventure Travel World Summit (ATWS) in 2015. The adventure tourism industry's foremost annual gathering will take place from October 5 to 8 in the town of Puerto Varas, in the Lakes Region of Chile. Th...
December 03, 2014
Turismo Chile Participates In USTOA Annual Conference

From December 5 to 8, Turismo Chile will be at the USTOA Annual Conference & Marketplace in Boca Raton, Florida. Turismo Chile is excited to continue relationships with top U.S. travel operators and develop expansion opportunities with nich...
November 21, 2014
Jamaica Hosts 6th Annual Tourism Outlook Seminar

Now in its 6th staging, over 200 delegates participated in this year's Tourism Outlook Seminar (TOS) held at the Montego Bay Convention Center from November 20-21 under the theme: Tourism: Enhancing Social and Economic Impact. Tourism is on...
November 20, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago Hosts Symposium On Tour Guiding Safety and Security

The Tourism Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago (TDC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism (MOT), hosted its Inaugural Tourism Conference on November 18, 2014 titled: Tourism Tour Guiding Safety and Security Protocol Symposiu...
November 06, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago At WTM London 2014

The Trinidad & Tobago booth at World Travel Market (WTM) in London continues to be a major attraction at the international trade show. Sporting personalities Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke as well as the launch of a new destination book and mo...
November 05, 2014
British Virgin Islands' Barefoot Gourmet Soirée A Highlight of Restaurant Week

On November 22, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board (BVITB) is offering an elevated culinary experience with the Barefoot Gourmet Soirée, a mouthwatering event held at Peter Island Resort & Spa for a great cause. Five internationally p...
November 03, 2014
Trinidad & Tobago Concludes Second Successful Year At IMEX America

Trinidad & Tobago, in its continued drive as Southern Caribbean's Meetings and Conferences Capital, made its second appearance at the recently concluded IMEX America, the premier worldwide exhibition for meetings, events, and incentive trav...
October 29, 2014
Puerto Rico Top Location For Large Group Events To Escape The Conventional

Puerto Rico kicks off the Winter Season as the location for the high-profile Bacardi Triangle Halloween event, October 31-November 3, bringing 1,862 invited guests and contest winners from around the world for a three-day/two-night Hallowee...
October 22, 2014
Cvent Unveils Its 2014 100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts In North America And The Caribbean

Cvent, Inc., a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today revealed its annual list of the 100 most popular meeting resorts in North America and the Caribbean. Cvent operates one of the world's largest global marketplace...
October 10, 2014
"Escape The Meeting Blah!" Meet Puerto Rico Campaign Is Back; Special Incentive For IMEX

As if meeting on a tropical island in the Caribbean weren't incentive enough, Meet Puerto Rico (MPR) today launches a new version of the Escape the Meeting Blah! campaign -- rewarding meeting and incentive industry planners for booking grou...
October 06, 2014
Costa Rica To Host Central America's Largest Tourism Trade Show - CATM

Costa Rica will be hosting the most important tourism trade show in the Central American region, the annual Central America Travel Market (CATM), October 9-10, 2014. The event will gather tourism buyers and suppliers for two days of busines...
October 01, 2014
Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) 2014 Showcases The Destination's Tourism Product

The 24th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX), at the Montego Bay Conference Centre from September 21-23 was a success. This year's JAPEX, organized by the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA) and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB)...
September 29, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico and Ricky Martin Foundation Unite Against Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in Puerto Rico is a reality and has serious implications for the tourism industry. Therefore, Meet Puerto Rico allied with the Ricky Martin Foundation (RMF) to educate the local tourism industry on the impact of this socia...
September 29, 2014
VisitBritain and UKinbound Hold Tourism Roadshow In Colombia

From 29 September until 2 October a delegation of UK tourism suppliers will join VisitBritain and UKinbound for a multi-city tourism roadshow in Colombia to promote Britain as a key travel destination. The event follows Avianca's launch...
September 09, 2014
LGBT CONFEX Ready For LGBT Business Forum In Colombia's Equality Week

The 5th edition of LGBT CONFEX's LGBT Business Forum will bring a delegation of international business leaders to this year's IV Equality Week taking place in Bogota, Colombia from September 28 to October 5, 2014. This marks the first t...
September 01, 2014
Key Note Speakers Announced For WTTC 2014 Americas Summit In Lima

Leading economist Hernando de Soto and chef Gaston Acurio have been confirmed today as two of the key note speakers at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) 2014 Americas Summit in Lima, Peru, 10-11 September Over the course of a day...
August 27, 2014
Explore Jamaica's Cultural Heritage

Travelers visiting Jamaica can explore the island's rich cultural heritage during their next vacation. With its lush foliage, breathtaking scenery and wide range of historical attractions, visitors can make their next vacation an adventuro...
August 14, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico Announces Strong Group Business Numbers For The Fall

Puerto Rico was selected to host 49 events including, conferences, annual meetings and sports activities for this fall season. This represents an estimated 25,509 room nights and a total direct spending of $14.3 million into the local econo...
July 25, 2014
Saint Lucia Tourist Board Hosts North American Showcase Event

The Saint Lucia Tourist Board this week commenced the second annual Saint Lucia North American Showcase. The event, which runs July 24-27, brings together key tourism stakeholders from the United States, Canada, and Saint Lucia. The Saint L...
July 21, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico Announces Formation of the MPR Customer Advisory Board (CAB)

Meet Puerto Rico (MPR), the organization in charge of bringing groups and conventions to Puerto Rico continues its aggressive growth and quest for excellence, with the announcement of the new MPR Customer Advisory Board (CAB). Comprised of...
July 18, 2014
MCI Opens New Office In Chile, Expanding Services In Latin America

MCI, a key driver of innovation in the global meetings, events, association and congress industries, today announced the opening of a new office in Santiago, Chile. MCI has expanded rapidly in Latin America since its 2009 debut and today...
July 17, 2014
Reed Travel Exhibitions Talks Are Launched For The Ecuadorian Travel and MICE industry

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE), the world's leading travel & tourism events organiser, is hosting a roadshow around Ecuador to help educate the country's travel and tourism industry on new technology trends and innovations. The RTE Talks ...
July 16, 2014
Introducing "Panama, The New Business Hub Of The Americas"

Marketing Challenges International (MCIntl), the official North American marketing and sales office for the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP), has announced the launch of "Panama, The New Business Hub of the Americas," a promotional campaig...
July 14, 2014
LGBT Confex Brings LGBT Business Forum To Colombia's Equality Week

Latin America's leading LGBT business network, LGBT Confex, has developed and produced an LGBT Business Forum for Bogota's Equality Week to be held in the Colombian city from October 02- 04. The forum will focus on the needs of LGBT Busines...
July 10, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico Exceeds Groups and Conventions' Sales Goal

The organization in charge of bringing groups and conventions to the Island, Meet Puerto Rico, reached its annual goal by ensuring 189,109 room nights during this fiscal year 2013-2014. This translates into 409 groups and over 100,000 deleg...
June 17, 2014
Pacific World Identifies Top Destinations For Meetings and Events in the World

Pacific World, the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, has released its second Destination Index. Thanks to the strategic alliance with North America leader, ACCESS destinations Services, meeting professionals will now ...
June 13, 2014
Trinidad and Tobago Launches Meeting Planners' Guide

The Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TDC), in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, officially launched the Trinidad and Tobago Meeting Planners' Guide on June 11 at MovieTowne, Port of Spain. The guide, an ...
June 12, 2014
Dorier Brings Creative Audio-Visual Solutions To Latin America

Dorier, a leading provider of creative production services and audio-visual solutions, continues its global expansion with the opening of Dorier LatAm, a new office in Buenos Aires. Part of the MCI Group, a key driver of innovation in th...
June 05, 2014
FIEXPO Earns "ICCA Supported Trade Show" Status

FIEXPO Latin America was announced as an "ICCA supported trade show" by ICCA CEO Martin Sirk and ICCA President Arnaldo Nardone at the last day of the show. Martin Sirk commented: "Following the seventh edition of FIEXPO, I'm delighted t...
June 05, 2014
Panama Partners With MCIntl To Open North American Marketing & Sales Office For MICE

The Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) has selected Marketing Challenges Intl. (MCIntl) as the official North American marketing and sales office for the country's growing meetings and conventions business. One of the safest and most modern ...
May 29, 2014
Jamaica Offers Slew of Festivals and Events For The Season

Visitors can see a different side of Jamaica this summer with a choice of diverse events happening all over the island, and for every kind of traveler. With deals to be found on-island all summer long, it makes it affordable for travelers ...
May 19, 2014
ISES Global Business Survey Shows Strong Event Industry Growth

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has today released its Global Business Survey, which reveals strong growth across all sectors of the events industry. The survey, conducted during March 2014 across all 5,500 ISES members i...
May 12, 2014
ICCA: International Association Meeting Sector Continues Strong Growth; Paris New Number One City

With the release of the 2013 Top 20 Rankings for countries and cities, ICCA is reporting another year of continued strength in the international association meetings market. 11,685 regularly occurring association events which rotate betw...
May 12, 2014
30-Day Countdown and 30 Things To Look Forward To The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

As the clock continues to run, we now approach the 30-day countdown for the much-anticipated 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After anxiously waiting for over four years, national soccer teams and fans from all around the world will congregate in ...
May 05, 2014
Sao Paulo Prepares To Host Rotary International Convention 2015

Last week, with only slightly over one year to go until the 2015 Rotary International Convention, the city of São Paulo welcomed a delegation of 30 voluntary Rotarians from a number of countries including China, South Korea, Nigeria, the Un...
April 30, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico Launches Groups & Incentive Campaign At Major Travel Convention In Brazil

Meet Puerto Rico successfully launched, in Brazil, the new "Escape the Meeting Blah!" promotion at "World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America," the main Latin American travel industry show, held annually in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This three-day e...
April 28, 2014
Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Set To Rock The Island On April 30th

With more than 65 musical performances, art showcases, and a couture fashion show, the 23rd annual Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts festival will have travelers moving and shaking across the island. The 12-day celebration kicks off on April 30 and...
April 01, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico Launches "Escape The Meeting Blah!" Campaign

Spring has sprung and what better way to get the season off to a running start than with Meet Puerto Rico's new Escape the Meeting Blah!campaign - rewarding meeting and incentive industry planners for booking groups at member hotels and res...
March 05, 2014
Treasure Beach Jamaica Offers New Team Building Facilities For Incentive Groups

Treasure Beach on Jamaica's South Coast is now ready to welcome incentive groups of all sizes with an interest in team building and leadership following the completion of the General Colin Powell Challenge Course. The facility, the first o...
February 24, 2014
Maritz Travel Company Expands Global Capabilities; Adds Three Global General Managers

In today's increasingly global economy, organizations are demanding broader global capabilities with local insights to consistently design and deliver meaningful event experiences regardless of location. In response to this need and continu...
February 20, 2014
ACTIVE Network Business Solutions Group Joins Forces with Lanyon

ACTIVE Network Business Solutions, a leader in event marketing and Strategic Meetings Management technology, and Lanyon, a leader in transient hotel program technology, today announced the completion of a merger. The combined company, which...
January 29, 2014
Meet Puerto Rico Launches New Branding Campaign For The Convention Market

Meet Puerto Rico, the organization which markets and sells Puerto Rico to the meetings and conventions market, launched its new branding and image campaign this week during the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association's monthly industry lunc...
January 21, 2014
MCI Doubles Its Size In Brazil Through Acquisition of JZ Congressos

MCI today announced the acquisition of JZ Congressos, one of the biggest players in Brazil's conference and association management market. Doubling MCI's size in Brazil, the move will reinforce the company's capacity to offer its unique ...
December 17, 2013
Puerto Rico Entices Meeting Groups With New Hotels, Property Updates, Upgraded Airports/Services

With more than 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and over 14,000 guest rooms throughout the Island, a world-class convention center and an increasing range of accommodation options, Puerto Rico continues its emergence as one of the m...
December 06, 2013
Ecuador Highlights World-Class Tourism Offering At 2013 USTOA Annual Conference

The Ecuador Ministry of Tourism is showcasing the country's world-class tourism offering this week at the USTOA Annual Conference & marketplace in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event brings together more than 800 industry leaders from throughout...
December 03, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Positions Itself As A Leading Tourism Destination

The city of Quito is strengthening its position as a premier tourism destination and 2013 has provided a clear stage of the destination to continue its path. The NEW International Airport Mariscal Sucre was officially opened on February 20...
November 25, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Celebrates The "Fiestas de Quito" (Foundation Day)

Ecuador's capital, the city of Quito is in a charming, happy, festive mood as it celebrates the "Fiestas de Quito"(Foundation Day). These exciting Quito festivals start annually in late November with the so called "Pregón" in San Francisco...
November 07, 2013
Meet In St. Thomas At Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

Sugar Bay Resort & Spa on the island of St. Thomas, recently named on USA Today's 'Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts' list, is a perfect destination for family reunions, destination weddings and group meetings thanks to amazing views, th...
November 05, 2013
Jamaica Unveils Exciting and Diverse Schedule of Events This Fall & Winter

Travelers looking to take a break from the chilly winter temperatures can visit Jamaica for an exciting escape filled with diverse events. Through a continuous and wide-ranging program, Jamaica offers travelers insight into the island's cul...
November 05, 2013
GainingEdge and InterVISTAS Announce New Consulting Partnership For The Americas

Global consulting companies GainingEdge and InterVISTAS Consulting have announced a new partnership for providing convention and tourism related consulting services in North and South America. The new partnership results in the opening o...
October 10, 2013
AIPC Survey: Competition, Government Policy Top Concerns for Global Convention Centres

Convention Centres have identified growing international competition and government policies toward meetings and events participation as their top concerns heading into a period of only gradual economic recovery, according to the latest ann...
October 03, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Strengthens Its M.I.C.E. Offerings

The business tourism and events industry accounted for 25% of all visitors to Quito in 2012. It is estimated that these 130,000 travelers spent on average $607 per stay over the course of three days. In recent years, Quito has gained popula...
October 03, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Tourism App For Smart Phones And Tablets

Now you can access the official tourist guide of Quito from your smart phone or tablet. The Municipality of Quito, through Quito Tourism has launched an application that helps visitors to better know this fascinating city in the Middle of t...
October 03, 2013
New Natural Protected Areas In Quito, Ecuador

In order to preserve the local biodiversity, the Municipality of Quito declared Yunguilla and Cerro Puntas as Natural Protected Areas. It also authorized the creation of the Andean Bear Ecological Corridor. In addition, the Ecoroute Paseo d...
September 26, 2013
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Membership Meeting; Outlines New Strategies For Industry Success

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau, the lead organization dedicated to promoting and booking group meetings for the Island, has held its Annual Membership Meeting. More than 250 member-partners representing the local tourism industry and oth...
September 18, 2013
Puerto Rico For Green Meetings: From LEED-Certified Meeting Venues To 'Eco-Friendly' Adventures

Now more than ever, meeting planners are seeking out convention locations that incorporate 'green' practices into their day-to-day activities. In Puerto Rico, groups can be assured that meeting and hotel facilities make the grade in 'green'...
September 10, 2013
Newtonstrand Technologies Provided Innovative Interaction & Networking At MPI LAMEC, Brazil

The theme of the recent MPI conference in São Paulo, Brazil on 26th August was about the future of meetings and 500 delegates were able to experience how events were changing by using a range of cutting-edge Newtonstrand technologies. T...
August 21, 2013
Puerto Rico Convention Center District Development Picks Up Pace With Focus On Delegate Experience

With conventions and exhibitions drawing up to 14,000 visitors at a time the world-class Puerto Rico Convention Center Pedro Rosselló has become a prime meeting facility within the Americas. To-date the Puerto Rico Convention Center has ho...
July 30, 2013
Shuli Golovinski To Make Keynote Speech At MPI LAMEC In Brazil This August

Shuli Golovinski, industry visionary, author and founder of Newtonstrand Innovations has been invited as a keynote speaker for the next Latin America Meetings & Events Conference (LAMEC) in Brazil this August. Taking place in Sao Paulo, ...
July 30, 2013
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Congratulates Island Resorts On Premier Global Meetings Recognition

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has congratulated several hotel members named to the list of '100 Most Popular Meeting Resorts' in North America and the Caribbean. The list was published by Cvent, one of the world's largest cloud-based ma...
July 25, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Planning Mega Business and Tourism Complex

In order to meet business travel demand projected to grow by 5% within the next five years, the city of Quito, Ecuador is currently holding a bidding process for the construction and management of a business and tourism complex which will i...
July 24, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Wins Top Honors At World Travel Awards

The city of Quito, Ecuador was named South America's Leading Destination at this weekend's World Travel Awards where it competed against eight other destinations including Lima, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Santiago and ...
July 23, 2013
Peru Wins Two Awards At The World Travel Awards 2013

The World Travel Awards (WTA) took place on July 20, 2013 at the Huaca Pucllana restaurant in (Lima) where Peru was named the "Best Culinary Destination" for its second consecutive year by the World Travel Awards -Edition Central and South ...
June 25, 2013
Sao Paulo Conventions & Visitors Bureau Travels To Paris To Support Citys Bid To Host Expo 2020

Sao Paulo Conventions & Visitors Bureau (SPCVB ) was in Paris this week to support the city of Sao Paulos bid - as one of the candidates - to host the Universal Exhibition, Expo 2020. The event is seen as being the largest in the world, and...
June 19, 2013
Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador, Nominated For Best Tourist Office At The World Travel Awards

Known worldwide as the "Tourism Oscars", the World Travel Awards represent the most important tourist gala of the year in the world of tourism, travel and leisure, which is held simultaneously throughout the world and in different venues an...
June 17, 2013
Quito, Ecuador Will Host The XIV Latin American Meeting of Digital Cities

Quito is growing every day and is never behind in its technological advancements. In 2013 the city will host the XIV Encuentro Iberoamericano de Ciudades Digitales (Latin American Meeting of Digital Cities), organized by AHCIET, with the su...
June 14, 2013
Global Videoconferencing Network (GVN) Sets The Standard For The Virtual Travel Industry

Global Videoconferencing Network (GVN), consolidator of the largest global inventory of public and private videoconferencing rooms for the travel industry, has launched a new online booking platform and sets the standard for the virtual tra...
June 12, 2013
Cvent Unveils Its List of The 100 Most Popular Resorts In North America And The Caribbean

Cvent, a leading cloud-based enterprise event management platform, today revealed its list of the 100 most popular resorts in North America and the Caribbean, according to meeting and event booking activity in the Cvent Supplier Network. ...
June 05, 2013
MCI Launches "The Power of Engagement" 2012 Online Sustainability Report

Today, June 5th, is World Environment Day and MCI has announced the launch of its 2012 Sustainability Report, entitled "Power of Engagement." The online and mobile-ready report details MCI's strategies and performance at integrating sust...
May 28, 2013
ISES Appoint Champions For New Brand Strategy Launch

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has selected seven of its leading members to be International Brand Champions (IBC's) to assist in the launch of the associations new Brand Strategy. The Champions, chosen from the seven ke...
May 23, 2013
Quito, Ecuador's Vision For Its Former Airport

Following the inauguration of Quito's new international airport Quito's Major Mr. Augusto Barrera officially launched one of the most daring urban and tourist projects within the last few years-The city's new convention center and complex....
May 07, 2013
Sao Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau Event Shares ICCA Experience With Associates

In yet another pioneering initiative, Sao Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPCVB) invited some 60 associated companies and entities to an exclusive meeting with leaders of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the...
May 06, 2013
Ecuador Among Leading Luxury Travel Destinations For 2013

The Ministry of Tourism for Ecuador reports that the country has been recognized as a leading luxury travel destination for 2013 by the exclusive Virtuoso travel network. Ecuador's distinctive luxury offering showcases the country's abun...
May 03, 2013
BestCities - Just What The Doctor Ordered For Medical Meetings

BestCities Global Alliance is showing international medical associations it's just what the doctor ordered with partners hosting some of the world's most prestigious medical conferences over the next three years. All BestCities destinati...
April 24, 2013
Brazil Enters Hotel Building Boom, WTM Vision Conference - Sao Paulo Delegates Told

Brazil is entering a hotel building boom, driven by demand for beds not only during the FIFA World Cup 2014 and the Olympics Games in 2016 but also from domestic travellers, reveals new research presented (April 24 2013) at the WTM Vision C...
April 22, 2013
ICCA To Host Seminar On International Association Meetings Market At WTM Latin America

ICCA is set to host a special seminar entitled "The growth of the Latin American Congress & Convention Sector in the World Scenario" during the first edition of World Travel Market Latin America, taking place 23-25 April 2013 in Brazil. ...
April 16, 2013
ABTS Global Expansion Continues; Partners With Viva Group

ABTS Convention Services (ABTS), a global company specializing in serving major medical association meetings in the U.S, has inked a deal with Viva Group, Srl., an integrated special event and professional congress organization (PCO) based ...
April 12, 2013
The New Metropolitan Convention Center in Quito, Ecuador

Once Quito has inaugurated its New Quito International Airport, the Mayor of the Metropolitan District of Quito will officially launch one of the largest urban development / tourism projects in recent years: the new convention center and co...
March 16, 2013
From April To June Visitors To Dominica Can Experience Hiking, Music; The Island's Artisan History

From music to hiking to the island's artisan history, Dominica offers a wide variety of activities for visitors to the island from April to June. Known for its many festivals, the Nature Island has something for everyone year 'round. Dom...
March 16, 2013
UNWTO Welcomes Travel Facilitation Measures By Jamaica

UNWTO welcomes Jamaica's decision to waive visa requirements for Eastern European nationals and to extend indefinitely the current visa waiver system for some Latin American nationals. These important policy steps are in line with UNWTO's c...
March 13, 2013
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Launches Puerto Rico Meeting University

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has launched an exclusive online education program tailored to meeting planners. Puerto Rico Smooth Meeting University, the meeting and convention industry's first centralized education portal, was develope...
March 04, 2013
Quito Turismo, Ecuador Launches PR Campaign To Increase Canadian Visitors

Quito's visitor's bureau is the entity responsible for promoting tourism to the World Heritage city and one of National Geographic's top destinations to visit in 2013. Quito has launched a PR and marketing campaign aimed to increase the pre...
February 11, 2013
Hogg Robinson Group (HRG) Announce Preferred Relationship With ACTIVE Network

Hogg Robinson Group (HRG), the award-winning international corporate services company, has announced a preferred relationship with The ACTIVE Network, Inc. the leader in cloud-based activity and participant management (APM) solutions. Unde...
February 10, 2013
Jamaica's Annual Fat Tyre Festival Attracts Top International Mountain Biker

Katie Holden, 2012 US Grand Prix Champion and top international mountain biker, has confirmed her participation in Jamaica's annual Fat Tyre Festival, a week-long mountain biking extravaganza highlighting the island's breathtaking trails an...
February 07, 2013
Carnival In Quito, Ecuador

Carnival in Quito has changed. Before the holiday was an excuse for people to wet others... yes, everyone would through water on everyone else. A strange tradition, granted, we, Quiteños, still remember the fear of walking on the street dur...
February 07, 2013
The International Special Events Society (ISES) Announces Launch of ISES Live Event

The International Special Events Society (ISES) has today announced the launch of ISES Live, the new International Event designed for the Global Creative Event Professional. ISES Live has been created to deliver an inspirational experie...
January 30, 2013
While There Why Not Explore Peru

In Peru you can experience the sheer variety and wonder of its rich culture, warm hospitality, long-standing history, delectable cuisine and spectacular scenery. But one aspect where Peru truly shines is in adventure. With plenty of experie...
January 09, 2013
Puerto Rico Adds High-End Luxury To Island's Premier Meetings Offerings

Puerto Rico is already known as a sophisticated meeting destination, and with the opening of the Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve adding to the recent surge of luxury property offerings, Puerto Rico is fast becoming one of the most soug...
January 06, 2013
Ecuador Continues To Attract Visitors Year Round

Ecuador is a destination that holds great amount of life in more than one way. A major contributor to the world's biodiversity, and a hub for religious and civil history; Ecuador is truly a multifaceted destination filled with not only adve...
December 13, 2012
JMIC Meeting Recognizes Accomplishments; Plans For The Future

The semi-annual meeting of the Joint Meetings Industry Council was held in conjunction with the EIBTM industry trade show in Barcelona in late November and a number of initiatives were agreed and accomplishments announced in the Council's o...
December 04, 2012
Rainforest Adventures Parks In Costa Rica: The Most Sustainable Theme Parks In The World?

While numerous theme park operators worldwide move toward more sustainable practices -- from pilot solar power projects to a few electric vehicles and LED lighting -- could the most sustainable theme parks in the world currently be the Rain...
November 15, 2012
events by tlc Opens In Porto

events by tlc now has a permanent presence in Porto, Portugal's second city, headed up by Leila Rocha who has relocated from the head office in Lisbon. The company has seen an increasing demand for the destination, a World Heritage Site...
November 14, 2012
BestCities' Conferences Attract More Delegates

Conference delegates are voting for BestCities' destinations with their feet according to data collected by the ten Alliance partners. All BestCities bureaux have noted significant increases in delegate attendance across the internati...
November 14, 2012
4th Annual Adventure Travel Development Index; Rankings For Emerging Markets

This year's Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI), published by The George Washington University, the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Vital Wave Consulting reveals that Switzerland and New Zealand topped the rankings on s...
November 09, 2012
Rio De Janeiro Becomes The First Big City To Receive The Title of World Heritage Site

The UNESCO Heritage Committee has elected the city of Rio de Janeiro as the first big city to receive the title of World Heritage Site in the Urban Landscape category. The decision was made at the Committee's 36th session in Saint Petersbur...
October 29, 2012
Quito, Ecuador - A Candidate For New World's 7 Wonders Cities

The City of Quito has made it to the second round of the New "7 Wonders of the World Cities" competition and is now part of 303 cities that were selected from an initial 1,200 list. Whether you have visited recently or in the past, Quito ha...
October 24, 2012
Rio De Janeiro To Host Global Laureus World Sports Awards

Rio de Janeiro will host the 2013 and 2014 global Laureus World Sports Awards ceremonies. The Awards, also known as the "Oscar for Sports," is held annually in different countries, and celebrates the most remarkable men and women from the w...
October 15, 2012
AIPC Global Survey: Progress In The Face of Adversity

With three years of extensive input from AIPC members all over the world and a new approach that enabled a comparison of both regional perspectives on key issues with those held by the global group as a whole, the AIPC Annual Member Survey ...
October 05, 2012
Ovation Global DMC Announces Offices At Eight New Locations

Continuing its global expansion Ovation Global DMC has announced offices at eight new locations across Asia, Europe and Latin America. At each of the following locations, destination services will be provided by Strategic Partner compan...
September 25, 2012
Inkaterra, Peru Announces New Orchid Package

Inkaterra, Peru's leader in sustainable tourism and conservation, has developed a new package centered entirely around orchids. Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel holds the world's largest collection of native orchid species in their natur...
September 19, 2012
JMIC Releases Research Report On Meetings Value Models

The Joint Meetings Industry Council has released a research report commissioned to determine the state of industry value measurement and to make recommendations as to how those measurement processes might be enhanced in the future. The stud...
September 05, 2012
events by tlc In Brazil Exhibits At IMEX Americas In Las Vegas

The global interest in Brazil has raised a notch following the success of the London 2012 Olympics. Rio de Janeiro plays host in 2016 but before then is the World Cup in 2014 and already events by tlc is receiving enquires and requests for...
August 28, 2012
Puerto Rico Counts Down To ICCA World Congress In San Juan; Over 700 Meeting Planners To Attend

In just two months' time, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) will host its annual congress in Puerto Rico. One of the most prominent organizations in the world of international meetings, the delegation is largely c...
August 28, 2012
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) "2012-2013 Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities"

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has just published its new "2012-2013 ALHI Global Sales Guide To Meeting Facilities," a very useful meeting planners resource guide from which to identify resorts and hotels of distinction from ...
August 27, 2012
Aqua Expeditions Peru's Luxury Amazon River Cruise Wins Award

Aqua Expeditions, Peru's first luxury Amazon river cruise, has won a 2012 Condé Nast Traveler World Savers award in the "Doing it All" category. The World Savers were announced in the September issue of the magazine (on newsstands now) and ...
August 17, 2012
Meeting & Event Planners Use Costa Rica Jungle For Leadership Team Building With Business Games

Rainforest Adventures, Costa Rica has added treasure hunts to its team building experiences for meeting planners. The Atlantic park (near Braulio Carillo National Park, Guápiles) and the Pacific park (near the beach town of Jaco) now offer ...
August 17, 2012
ICCA/IMEX Survey: International Association Meetings Market Remains Resilient & Positive

The results from the latest survey jointly carried out by ICCA and the IMEX Group into how major international association meetings are faring, continue to paint a positive picture for this most resilient sector in the meetings industry, de...
August 02, 2012
AIPC Conference Addresses Challenges of Ongoing Economic Issues

"Strategies for Success and Survival: Information, Context, Action" was the theme of this year's AIPC Annual Conference in Amsterdam and as suggested it comprised a wide range of perspectives on the challenges associated with a lingering ec...
July 19, 2012
Embratur Survey Finds Rio+20 Attendees Feel Brazil Is Ready For 2014 FIFA World Cup; 2016 Olympics

A survey conducted by the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur) during the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development finds that over 80% of delegates and journalists attending the summit believe Brazil is or will be prepared ...
June 21, 2012
NYC & Company and Sao Paulo, Brazil Tourism Extend Cross-Promotional Partnership

NYC & Company, New York City's marketing, tourism and partnership organization, and Sao Paulo Turismo, Sao Paulo's tourism board, have (June 21) extended a cross-promotional agreement to boost travel between the two cities through 2013. As ...
June 19, 2012
Puerto Rico Jumps In International Ranking of Association Meetings

ICCA (the International Congress and Convention Association) is reporting another year of continued global strength in the international association meetings market. For the first time ever, more than 10,000 regularly occurring associat...
June 12, 2012
South American Tourism Industry To Become More Environmentally Sustainable

EarthCheck, the world's leading environmental benchmarking and certification company for the travel and tourism industry has forged a partnership with one of South America's most respected environmental sustainability organizations. Chil...
May 22, 2012
ICCA Statistics Show Increased Market Share For Latin America In International Association Meetings

ICCA is reporting another year of continued global strength in the international association meetings market. For the first time ever, more than 10,000 regularly occurring association events which rotate between at least three countries wer...
April 25, 2012
Lighthouse Bay Resort, Barbuda, For Corporate Retreats, Business Meetings

Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda offers the quintessential location to host corporate retreats or a show of appreciation for top employees who deserve recognition for a job well-done. While not your traditional "conference room," tables ar...
April 18, 2012
Authentic Jamaican Cuisine At The Island's Food Festivals

Looking for a way to "spice" up the summer BBQ? Forget hot dogs and hamburgers and instead pack up the family for a visit to the island of Jamaica -- a food lover's paradise. This year marks Jamaica's 50th Anniversary of Independence and wh...
April 12, 2012
Rainforest Adventures Offers Meeting and Incentive Travellers "Nature Time"

With Rainforest Adventures (a collection of sustainable eco-adventure parks located in some of the most sought-after conference, meetings and incentive destinations in the world), meeting planners can give delegates and business teams "natu...
April 10, 2012
Jamaica Offers Charming Locations For Group Events: Historic Houses To Mountain Retreats

Meeting planners looking to identify venues for post-meeting social gatherings will find that Jamaica offers an extensive collection of prime locations for groups of all sizes. In addition to providing top-tier meeting facilities, including...
April 03, 2012
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Incentives For Groups Choosing Puerto Rico For Meetings

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has launched a new booking incentive for groups choosing Puerto Rico for their meeting or convention. The 'Soar and Stay Giveaway' invites groups to 'take-off' to Puerto Rico with one free flight for every ...
March 16, 2012
Brazil Launches Brand New Tools, Introducing U.S. Travelers To Unique Cultural Offerings

Embratur, the Brazilian Tourism Board, is giving New Yorkers a first look at the unique experiences that can be found in Brazil through two brand new tools -- an interactive Brand Channel website and Brasil Quest, a new video game app. The ...
March 15, 2012
What do you think of Vancouver, Canada?

What do you think of Vancouver, Canada? If you've been there on business or for an event or convention ... we want to hear from you We are working on an upcoming feature on Vancouver, British Columbia and are looking for input, anec...
February 02, 2012
Puerto Rico's Meetings Growth

Puerto Rico is already known as one of the world's most sought-after travel destinations offering stunning beaches, first-class hotels, championship golf, elegant resort spas, as well as exciting shopping, entertainment and cuisine. But bey...
December 12, 2011
EMBRATUR, The Brazil Tourism Board, Offers iPad Version of Aquarela Magazine

iPad users will now have the opportunity to learn a bit more about Brazil's beauty and diversity. EMBRATUR, the Brazil Tourism Board, is introducing an electronic version of its recently launched Aquarela Magazine, which includes articles o...
November 30, 2011
American Express Meetings & Events Forecasts Increase In Number of Meetings In 2012

Meetings demand globally in 2012 appears to be on the rise, according to a recent survey and in-depth interviews of meeting experts, including planners, buyers and hotel suppliers based around the world conducted by American Express Meeting...
November 29, 2011
Ovation Global DMC's Expansion Continues With New Offices In Latin America

Continuing its global expansion, Ovation Global DMC has announced offices at three new locations in Latin America. Signifying a consolidation of Ovation's presence in the region, the new offices will provide destination management services ...
November 17, 2011
Puerto Rico For Incentive Groups

With new luxury properties, one-of-a-kind group activities, distinctive event sites and world-class entertainment, Puerto Rico continues to expand its offerings to provide memorable, rewarding and unparalleled experiences to the group incen...
November 07, 2011
Reed Travel Exhibitions' Global Portfolio of Meeting Events To Undertake Worldwide Industry Research

With events on 5 continents for the global meetings industry, Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is undertaking its first worldwide research among its total buyer and supplier database that will establish, twice a year, the first qualitative dat...
October 25, 2011
Frommer's Announces 2012 Top Destinations

Frommer's has unveiled Frommer's Travel Top Destinations 2012. This list, compiled by Frommer's experienced and passionate travel editors, writers, and experts features an inspiring choice of established and emerging destinations -- which a...
October 04, 2011
Panama As A Meetings & Conventions Destination

Panama is a top destination in Latin-America to host major international events. Just now, Panama is welcoming thousands of foreign visitors from around the world to attend the World Baseball Classic, as well as the UN Preparatory Meeting f...
September 23, 2011
Proexport Colombia To Exhibit At IMEX America

Colombia is rising in the ranks as global corporate tourism destination. An easily accessible destination from the United States, only 2.5 hours from Miami, plus no visa requirements for American citizens, Colombia is an ideal destination f...
August 02, 2011
The 2014 FIFA World Cup Will Generate 183 Billion Reais To Brazil's GDP

Embratur, the Brazil Tourism Board, estimates that the 2014 FIFA World Cup will generate close to 183 billion Reais (over 115 billion US dollars) as Brazil expands its economy and growth in its tourism and infrastructure sectors in preparat...
July 28, 2011
Jamaica To Host Grand Celebration To Commemorate 173rd Year Of Emancipation

Jamaica's 173rd anniversary of emancipation will be observed with an Emancipation Jubilee heritage festival at the Seville Great House and Heritage Park in the parish of St. Ann, on July 31, 2011. The theme of this year's festival is, "Let ...
July 26, 2011
Jamaica Showcases Its Culture Through Food Festivals This Summer

This summer, visitors can taste the flavors of Jamaica at several food festivals happening across the island. From its Jamaican jerk spices and stewed sauces to its curried goat and internationally sold patties, the island's fare is recogni...
July 21, 2011
Puerto Rico Hosts High Profile Chemistry Conference

From July 27 through August 5th, Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Convention Center Pedro Rosselló will be the host site of the 46th General Assembly and 43rd World Chemistry Congress of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry....
July 13, 2011
Meetings In Argentina: A Destination That Suits All Your Needs

What makes Argentina a destination that suits all your needs? Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world, and 2nd largest in South America, with 6 tourist regions offering visitors a great variety of landscapes and climates. The coun...
June 21, 2011
events by tlc Joins The PCMA; Exhibits At AIBTM

The inaugural AIBTM in Baltimore opens tomorrow and events by tlc are exhibiting as American interest in Portugal and Brazil has increased in 2011. "We took the decision to exhibit due to increased client interest in both destinations", ...
June 13, 2011
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Kick-Offs The 'Summer of Citywides'

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has announced the "Summer of Citywides," as it welcomes the Sixth World Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) taking place in Puerto Rico later this week. B...
June 13, 2011
Brazil Tourism Board To Exhibit At AIBTM

Ranked among the top destinations for international events, the Brazil Tourism Board (Embratur) will exhibit at The Americans Meetings & Events Exhibition (AIBTM) held in Baltimore, Md. on June 20-23, 2011. The tradeshow provides Embratur t...
May 19, 2011
ICCA: Number of International Association Meetings Continue To Increase Significantly

The ICCA rankings cover meetings organised by international associations which take place on a regular basis and which rotate between a minimum of three countries. The data represents a "snapshot" of qualifying events in the ICCA Associatio...
May 12, 2011
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau's Meeting Planners Feedback Program Yields High Marks

Results of the last three quarters of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau's Meeting Planners Feedback Program, which surveys planners' perceptions and experiences on the Island before and after a meeting program, indicate high marks for the d...
May 09, 2011
Aqua Expeditions' New River-Cruiser, M/V Aria, Sets Sail on the Peruvian Amazon

The M/V Aria, Aqua Expeditions' second luxury river-cruiser on the Peruvian Amazon, set sail May 6 on its maiden voyage with 21 passengers aboard. The brand-new addition to the Aqua Expeditions fleet features 16 specially designed cabins w...
May 03, 2011
Belize Tourism Board Announces Strong Start To 2011 Tourism Trends

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce strong tourism trends for the first quarter of 2011, a continuation of high overall statistics reported for the country in 2010. Specifically, Belize has seen an increase of 2 percent in...
May 02, 2011
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau Launches New 'Meet San Juan' Web Site

The Puerto Rico Convention Bureau has launched a new interactive web site dedicated to meetings and conventions in San Juan. Tailored specifically to the needs of meetings planners and convention delegates, MeetSanJuan.com offers in-depth i...
April 26, 2011
St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) Launches New Mobile App

A new mobile app for St. Vincent and The Grenadines (SVG) is now available on iPhone via the iTunes App Store (iPad version coming soon) and as a WebApp for Android Phones and Blackberry via the web at www.DiscoverSVG.com. The free app make...
April 20, 2011
"Time To Retool Within The Tourism Industry" Says Jamaica Tourism Minister

Participants at the 4th annual Tourism Outlook Seminar being held at the Half Moon Conference Centre in Montego Bay, St. James, Jamaica have been challenged to retool by pumping more investment into the Tourism Industry in order to appeal t...
March 16, 2011
Consider Puerto Rico For Under-50 Attendee Meetings

More than eighty-percent of corporate off-site gatherings are meetings with less than fifty attendees. But beyond corporations, small meeting groups can include government conclaves, incentive reward travel, small association leader and edu...
March 03, 2011
Wyndham Worldwide Joins StarCite Accreditation Program for Suppliers

Wyndham Worldwide Hotels has today launched a new program that will enable Wyndham properties to increase their relevance and work on a more collaborative basis with corporate meeting planners using StarCite. Wyndham is participating in...
January 05, 2011
São Paulo's Global Presence

Brazil has established itself as a global player in the past decade, following tangible breakthroughs on the economic, cultural and social fronts. The international community sees these achievements as part of unique directions, new perspec...
January 04, 2011
New Fort George Tourism Zone For International Travelers To Belize

The Belize Tourism Board has announced the official launch of a newly established Fort George Tourism Zone (FGTZ) in Belize City. Unveiled in December 2010, the FGTZ is located within city limits outside of the privately owned cruise port v...
December 30, 2010
Belize: Top Events For 2011

Travelers planning a trip to Belize in 2011 are in store for an un-Belize-able experience with a line-up of unique adventure, cultural and culinary celebrations sure to transform any trip into a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. With an array of...
December 22, 2010
Quito, Ecuador: American Capital of Culture 2011

Quito was declared First World Heritage Site by the UNESCO 32 years ago. Moreover, last September, Quito was declared American Capital of Culture 2011 by the International Bureau of Cultural Capitals (IBOCC). This nomination places Quit...
December 21, 2010
New Montego Bay Convention Centre, Jamaica Opening January 2011

Meeting planners anticipating the opening of Jamaica's new Montego Bay Convention Centre in January 2011 will be impressed not only by its advanced technology, but also by its proximity to major hotels and cultural attractions. This new fac...
December 16, 2010
Aqua Expeditions' New Amazon Guest Lounge In Nauta, Peru

Aqua Expeditions has opened a brand-new lounge in Nauta on a tributary of the Amazon to offer greater comfort to its guests boarding the M/V Aqua, and in the spring, its new boat the MV Aria. The open-air lounge situated at the edge of ...
December 15, 2010
Certain Software Reveals Top MICE Predictions For 2011

Certain Software, a provider of event management solutions for the global meetings and events industry, has announced its predictions for trends that will shape its market over the next year. Based on insights gleaned from customers and par...
December 08, 2010
Historic Falmouth Cruise Port, Jamaica USD $220 Million Development Project

January 2011 will bring the first of many cruise ships to the 32-acre, two-berth Historic Falmouth Cruise Port as the Navigator of the Seas arrives on January 7. The Port is a US$220 million project under development by Royal Caribbean Limi...
December 08, 2010
2010 JMIC "Profile and Power" Award Announced

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced the winner of the 2010 JMIC Profile and Power Award as Geoff Donaghy of AEG Ogden, Immediate Past Chair of the Business Events Council of Australia (BECA). The award was made in recog...
December 02, 2010
Jamaica's Curry Festival: A Taste Of The Destination's Cultural Diversity

Jamaica's Curry Festival offers a fascinating escape that will heat up the holidays with deliciously spiced cuisine to the beat of hot reggae rhythms. The event will be held at Turtle River Park in the resort area of Ocho Rios on Sunday, De...
November 30, 2010
EIBTM 2010 Global Industry Trends and Market Share Report

The annual EIBTM Global Industry Trends and Market Share Report* was launched (Tuesday 30 November) at EIBTM in Barcelona. The report compiled by Rob Davidson, Senior Lecturer in Business Travel and Tourism at The University of Westminster ...
November 30, 2010
Site Index Reinforces Value of ROI/ROO; Reveals Growing Destination Markets

As part of its ongoing Site Index research initiative, The Site International Foundation released its Focus on Destination Selection study. The report reviewed the key factors that determine which locations are selected as rewards for perfo...
November 10, 2010
Jamaica's Championship Golf Courses Set To Host Two Major Tournaments

Jamaica is set to showcase three of its world-class championship golf courses: Half Moon, White Witch and Cinnamon Hill, as the destination will host two major year-end tournaments in Montego Bay. The 54-hole strokeplay LIME Jamaica Open te...
October 25, 2010
ICCA and IMEX Survey of The International Association Meetings Market

The results from the latest survey jointly carried out by ICCA and IMEX amongst international associations into how their major meetings are faring indicate that this most resilient of sectors is going to continue to be vitally important to...
October 14, 2010
Montego Bay Convention Centre To Host Caribbean Marketplace 2011

During a press conference October 14 at The Hilton Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett announced the Montego Bay Convention Centre will be ready to host Caribbean Marketplace 2011. Taking place January 16...
October 06, 2010
Sixth Annual Restaurant Week Jamaica Slated For November 13th

The sixth annual Restaurant Week Jamaica kicks off November 13, 2010 and runs through November 20. The seven-day culinary celebration is bigger than ever this year with a record 60 restaurants spanning Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. T...
October 06, 2010
CMEx XIX Conference Ends On A High In Jamaica's Capital City

The 19th staging of the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx) on Sustainable Tourism ended on a high note in Jamaica's capital city, Kingston, on Sunday, October 3 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel with Bermuda's Premier Dr. Ewart Brown receiving the ...
August 08, 2010
City Service Argentina Selects WMG For U.S./Canadian Biz Dev

World Marketing Group will provide North American representation and business development in the U.S. and Canada for City Service in Argentina. Led by Claudia Bertoli and supported by an experienced team of industry professionals, City S...
May 14, 2010
Britain And Brazil Join Forces For The '12 & '16 Games

VisitBritain and Embratur, the Brazilian national tourism organisation, have signed an official partnership agreement to increase tourism between the two countries around the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The sig...
May 11, 2010
Brazil Tourism Launches Promotional Program For Rio de Janeiro

Major sporting events provide a unique opportunity for tourism in any country. Hosting the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil is on its way to reaching a new stage of its promotion as a global destination. To build on this, t...
March 24, 2010
Jamaica Invites Conventions To Montego Bay

At the end of this year, Jamaica's famous luxury resort area of Montego Bay will open its arms to the conventions, groups and meetings market with its 84,000 sq. ft. state of the art offering of exhibition space, banquet hall and meeting ro...
March 23, 2010
Chilean Conventions Bureaus Group MICE Infrastructure Update

Chilean Conventions Bureaus Group wishes to inform its national and international partners, associates, collaborative companies and all institutions that have to do with organizing Meetings, Business Tourism, Congresses and Conventions, the...
March 18, 2010
StarCite Partners With EveryScape

StarCite, Inc., the leading provider of Web-based solutions to strategically manage corporate meetings and events, has announced a new exclusive partnership with EveryScape, creator of "The Real World Online," allowing participating hotel p...
March 11, 2010
Cap Juluca Brings A Taste Of Cape Cod And Napa To The Caribbean

Visit the Caribbean island of Anguilla for Cap Juluca's Spring Gastronomical Celebration on April 24 & 25. Cap Juluca's culinary weekend of wonder will begin with a wine dinner on Saturday evening at Pimms restaurant overlooking the Caribbe...
March 07, 2010
EFAPCO Joins Joint Meetings Industry Council

Leigh Harry, President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) today announced that EFAPCO (the European Federation of Associated Professional Congress Organizers) has now joined the Council, driving the total membership of major inte...
February 22, 2010
Great Hotels Organisation Launches New MICE Promotion

Great Hotels Organisation, the London-based sales and marketing alliance has announced the launch of a brand new MICE promotion aimed at the agency and corporate meetings, events and incentives markets. Following the success of last yea...
January 20, 2010
St. Vincent And The Grenadines Launches Revamped Website

To unveil the best of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) -- a collection of 32 unspoiled islands and cays in the secluded Southern Caribbean -- the new website specifically focuses on four key niche products -- Yachting & Charters, Diving...
January 12, 2010
Jamaica's Tourism Industry Starts New Year On An Upbeat Note

Jamaica is projecting solid tourism growth in 2010. Speaking at the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Caribbean Marketplace 2010 travel trade event, which opened this week in Puerto Rico, Jamaica's Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlet...
December 09, 2009
Frommer's Announces The Top Destinations of 2010

Each year the Frommer's writers and editorial team come up with a list of destinations travelers should consider visiting in the year ahead. Not necessarily "hot spots," these destinations are what we consider up and coming, often overlooke...
December 02, 2009
British Virgin Islands Kite Jam 2010

All eyes of the extreme sports world will be on the British Virgin Islands in anticipation of the inaugural BVI Kite Jam, taking place March 1-5, 2010. Five days of inter-island events including flat water freestyle, waves, sliders and raci...
November 30, 2009
ICCA, IMEX And Fast Future Launch Of Ground Breaking Global Study

The International Congress and Convention Association, the IMEX Group and Fast Future Research have announced the formal launch of Convention 2020 - a groundbreaking research study looking at the future of live events, venues and meeting de...
November 23, 2009
Cvent Supplier Network Spans The Globe

Cvent, the leading provider of meeting management and site selection software for over 20,000 meeting planners and travel procurement professionals across 29 countries, announced that the Cvent Supplier Network now allows planners to source...
November 09, 2009
Latin America Plans To Take A Greater Share Of Luxury Travel

The Latin American travel industry is banking on luxury tourism to counter the global economic downturn, reveals the World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2009 today (Monday 9 November). The region is investing heavily in luxury touri...
October 27, 2009
International Award For São Paulo Tourism

Business tourism in São Paulo has achieved yet another international milestone. The International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) has just recognized the São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau (SPCVB) as Hot Leader of the Year. Thi...
October 13, 2009
Arundel Villa on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands Makes its Debut

Arundel Villa, a luxury estate on the north shores of the island of Tortola, is now available for rental. Formerly the home of noted international lawyer, political advisor and Washington, D.C. resident Lester S. Hyman, Arundel Villa has be...
October 13, 2009
Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort in Belize

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort an eco-sensitive resort surrounded by 300 acres of pristine jungle on the southern coast of Belize, is the ideal escape for travelers looking to envelop themselves in nature without sacrificing creature comfort...
August 21, 2009
Cvent Announces International Expansion of Cvent Supplier Network

Cvent, the leading provider of meeting management and site selection software for over 14,000 meeting planners, announced additional support and features for international meeting planning on the Cvent Supplier Network. Cvent has included m...
August 13, 2009
BestCities Convention Bureau Alliance To Meet In Vancouver

In order to further strengthen its commitment to convention best practices, Tourism Vancouver recently met with BestCities Global Alliance convention bureau partners in Cape Town. The meeting, which will be held in Vancouver in 2010, also i...
August 05, 2009
BestCities Convention Bureaux Converge In Cape Town

Convention Bureau partners from all corners of the world -- Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Melbourne, San Juan, Singapore and Vancouver -- came together in Cape Town recently to further enhance the BestCities Global Alliance; the ...
July 06, 2009
São Paulo Receives Rotary International Convention In 2015

São Paulo's business tourism industry has reason to celebrate. Brazil's largest city has been chosen to host the Rotary Club International Convention in 2015, an event expected to attract over 40,000 people. São Paulo was elected unanimousl...
June 16, 2009
BestCities Appoints Gary Grimmer & Company To Manage Alliance

The BestCities Global Alliance has appointed Gary Grimmer & Company (GG&Co) as its new management company. Eight of the world's leading meetings destinations on five continents - Cape Town, Copenhagen, Dubai, Edinburgh, Melbourne, San Juan...
December 02, 2008
New Brand Identity For RTE's Portfolio of Meeting & Incentive Events

Reed Travel Exhibitions group of meetings and incentive events -- EIBTM in Barcelona, GIBTM in Abu Dhabi, CIBTM in Beijing and AIBTM in Baltimore, USA - have been given a brand makeover to reflect the expansion and market positioning of the...
May 15, 2008
MSC Cruises Means Business With MICE Services

Luxury Italian cruise operator MSC Cruises is taking working holidays to a whole new level with its unrivalled onboard business services. Being one of the largest operators in the world, MSC Cruises can cater for anything from 30 to 3,000 p...
March 07, 2008
DMC - Condor Travel Expands Business Tourism Operations Into Brazil

The premier South American destination management company, Condor Travel, has expanded its business tourism operations into Brazil -- now marking the sixth Latin America country where the company has a dedicated DMC division. The strate...
December 12, 2007
Congrex Expands With Association Global Services AG

Association Global Services AG has joined forces with international professional meeting and exhibition management services company, The Congrex Group. The skills, experience, service mix and geographic coverage of these two combined organi...
April 11, 2007
ICCA Publishes Country And City Rankings 2006

U.S.A. and Vienna once again top country and city respectively The ICCA rankings cover meetings organised by international associations which take place on a regular basis and which rotate between a minimum of three countries. The data r...
December 27, 2006
BestCities Moves Toward Certification For Bureaus

The BestCities Global Alliance has moved into the final phase towards achieving their Global Certification Program for convention bureau service standards. The Alliance's primary goal in establishing this certification is to be the only con...
November 06, 2006
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort, St. Thomas, Targets Incentive Group Business

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort in St. Thomas is taking the incentive business to new heights by redefining what it means to offer personalized and customized vacation experiences through its "Unforgettable Events" premiere occasion services. Rece...
July 11, 2006
BCD Travel Launches Global Meetings & Incentives Brand

BCD Travel, the world's third largest travel management company, has announced (July 11) the creation of a global organisation and brand focused on supporting meetings, incentives and events. BCD Meetings & Incentives combines the experienc...
June 30, 2006
2006 UFI Open Summer Seminar Examines New Methods To Boost Business

UFI's 2006 Open Summer Seminar, hosted by the Finnish Fair Corporation in Helsinki, Finland from June 26 -- 28, brought together exhibition industry specialists and exhibitor representatives to exchange ideas on new tools and programmes to ...
August 23, 2005
Meeting & Incentive Planners Look To Caribbean Submarine

Meeting and incentive planners looking for an "outside the box" experience for attendees or top performers can find what they are seeking by looking below the surface of the sea. For corporate and incentive planners, Atlantis Adventures, op...
July 19, 2005
UN/WTO Recognises Meeting & Exhibition Planning

An agreement was struck in 2004 between the World Tourism Organization, ICCA, MPI, and EIBTM. The WTO is a specialized agency of the United Nations, and lends its research and marketing guidance by using its Tourism Satellite Account, a sys...
May 30, 2005
ICCA International Meetings Market Report

Following the publication of ICCA's "International Meetings Market" Report on May 20, ICCA has summarised the key findings of this years study: Market Share Per Continent Europe had the largest global market share in 2004 with 60%. A...
April 24, 2005
The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) Launches New Website

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) have created a new web site at www.themeetingsindustry.org to facilitate the distribution of resource materials for the Profile and Power industry awareness program and to act as an ongoing source...
October 10, 2003
The International Meeting Industry Standardization Institute Symposium

The International Meeting Industry Standardization Institute (ISMI) with the auspices and support of the Costa Rican Association of Professional Congress Organizers, the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, the International Congress and Conventi...
September 10, 2003
BestCities.net Alliance Places San Juan, Puerto Rico On World Stage

Formed in 2000, BestCities.net members, represented by each destination's Convention and Visitor Bureaus, are widely considered to be the gold standard in terms of appeal for the group business market. Using exacting criteria to measure a ...
June 30, 2003
LatinCaribe Bureau Establishes Headquarters In San Juan

LatinCaribe (LCB), a non-profit group formed in 1999, has relocated its headquarters to San Juan with the goal of reengineering and reinvigorating the organization and forging strategic alliances with key meetings and conference industry tr...
May 03, 2003
Jorge Castex Wins Joint Meetings Industry Council's 2003 Unity Award

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JIMC) announced that this year's Unity Award for long term contributions to the meetings industry has been made to Jorge E. Castex, President of Congresos Internacionales S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina an...
April 03, 2003
Star Alliance Conventions Plus

Only three months into 2003, Conventions Plus (the global convention product from Star Alliance launched in 2002) has already signed agreements with organizers of 17 events this year that total more than 130,000 delegates. Several more are...
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