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PATA to hold first event in United Arab Emirates

pata nlogoThe PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference and Mart 2018 will take place in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Ain is one of the world’s oldest permanently inhabited settlements and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yokohama to host XXIII IMEKO World Congress in 2021

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Yokohama, Japan has been chosen as the host for the 23rd World Congress of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO). The conference will be attended by approximately 800 measurement technology experts from all over the globe.

Turkish Airlines supports UNWTO’s Silk Road mission

unwtoWorld Tourism Organization (UNWTO) organized the 7th UNWTO Silk Road Task Force event in the Mediterranean city of Valencia, Spain. Representatives from 24 countries of both private and public nature involved in the Silk Road Task Force to discuss strategies and best-practice examples on how to adapt the Silk Road to the challenges and opportunities of the globalized tourism age.

Cvent’s Top 10 Meeting Hotels in EMEA

HiltonDiagonalMarBarcelonaLeading cloud-based enterprise event management company Cvent, Inc has announced its annual list of the top 50 meeting hotels in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. The list was compiled by analysing meeting and event booking activity through its Cvent Supplier Network featuring more than 245,000 hotels, resorts and special event venues.

Who make the world more welcoming for LGBTQ travelers in 2017?

NewHopePrideParade Bucks CountyIndividuals and businesses that are making the world more welcoming for LGBTQ travelers in 2017 will be presented at the 34th Annual Global Convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association with the support from Visit Philadelphia.

Religious sites become meeting venues; St Paul’s Cathedral joins Searcys Collection

Searcys St Pauls CathedralToday more religious sites are used for corporate events. The latest addition to that is London’s St Paul’s Cathedral that joins Searcys Collection. Searcys, the iconic collection of restaurants, bars and venues throughout the UK showcased one of its newest acquisitions, the iconic St Paul’s Cathedral, to corporate buyers at an exclusive event on Wednesday night.

IACC and MPI join forces for advanced education in the meetings industry

meetingIACC, the only association to certify conference and meetings focused venues on a global basis, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the leading global association for meeting professionals, have announced a five-year global partnership for the mutual benefit of their members. The two associations will share event and learning platforms, including education delivered at annual conferences, regional events, and online as well as research initiatives.

Why People Attend Meetings?


Imago Venues in conjunction with Loughborough University and The Right Solution announced results of a research project for the meetings industry. The project answers questions such as the one in title of this article: Why people attend meetings?

2016’s Most Popular MICE Destinations

A recent global Destination Index revealed the top destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States for meetings and incentives.

Las Vegas Expos are Pumping Millions into the Economy

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Vegas has always been known as the entertainment capital of the world, but recently it has seen stiff competition from notable gaming meccas such as Macau and even more recently Dubai. However, while the likes of the Venetian in Macau seem to be struggling, for the most part, Las Vegas is still a force to be reckoned with according to recent published statistics.