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Dubai RevPAR to rise in 2011

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The post Dubai RevPAR to rise in 2011 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A new report by Deloitte & Touche predicts Dubai hotels will increase their revenue per available room (RevPAR) by about 10% in 2011. The post Dubai RevPAR to rise in 2011 appeared first on Travel Daily.

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Asian Aerospace 2011 opens in Hong Kong

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The post Asian Aerospace 2011 opens in Hong Kong appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Asian Aerospace 2011 opened at AsiaWorld Expo, Hong Kong, yesterday, to drums and dancing lions. This year’s event combines an international exhibition, four industry conferences (the airline leaders Congress, APATS 2011, Asian Business Aviation and Air Freight Asia 2011) plus a static aircraft display of 22 business aircraft.

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ITB Asia 2011 hosted buyer registration opens

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The post ITB Asia 2011 hosted buyer registration opens appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Partial hosted buyers can choose to attend ITB Asia 2011 on any two days of the three-day show. “The partial hosted buyer category is conceptualised based on feedback from buyers who are unable to commit to the full programme but yet do not want to miss out on this excellent platform for doing business at ITB Asia 2011.

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Air Freight Asia returns in March 2011

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The post Air Freight Asia returns in March 2011 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Air Freight Asia, will be introducing a new Supply Chain Management (SCM) dimension at the 2011 event, which will include a Logistics Pavilion showcasing the latest products and services in this sector for the first time. Air Freight Asia 2011 will have a dedicated hall at AsiaWorld-Expo.

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Major Chinese presence at Pow Wow 2011

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The post Major Chinese presence at Pow Wow 2011 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The post Major Chinese presence at Pow Wow 2011 appeared first on Travel Daily. A record number of delegates from China are attending the International Pow Wow travel trade event taking place in San Francisco from 21-25 May. Some 120 Chinese tour operators, meeting planners and journalists are registered for the event, which is produced by the US Travel Association.

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Buyers from new markets show interest in ITB Asia 2011

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The post Buyers from new markets show interest in ITB Asia 2011 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. This category provides buyers with more flexibility to participate in other ITB Asia programmes such as panel discussions and conferences and enable them to manage their appointment schedules better.ITB Asia 2011 expects to be hosting approximately 500 international buyers this year.

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Thailand Travel Mart goes green

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Thailand Travel Mart 2011 (TTM Plus 2011) gets underway at Bangkok’s Impact Muang Thong Thani Exhibition Centre on 8 July. Additional post-tours for buyers and media will be held on 11 June 2011. The website www.tourismthailand.org/7greens will be launched at TTM 2011, intended to popularise the demand for green travel through electronic media and online networking and encourage the supply of environment-friendly tourism products amongst tour operators.

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KL wins several conferences

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The 10th International Conference on Low Vision in February 2011 will see 3,000 delegates. The post KL wins several conferences appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Several large conferences are heading to Kuala Lumpur in the next few years, along with thousands of delegates to the Malaysian capital. Three conferences next year will attract about 2,700 delegates.

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Hong Kong sees surge in MICE visitors

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HKTB Chairman, James Tien, confirmed that the city had already confirmed 315 conventions and exhibitions for 2011. The post Hong Kong sees surge in MICE visitors appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has announced that MICE arrivals to the city surged 22.8% year-on-year in 2010. The 1.43 million overnight MICE visitors also represent a 22.5% increase over the number achieved in 2008, before the global financial crisis.

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India becoming a hot MICE destination

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Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW), the sales and marketing alliance for independent luxury hotels, has revealed its top ten predictions for the most popular MICE destinations for travel during 2011 and beyond. The post India becoming a hot MICE destination appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Cebu hosts MICE conference

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Philippine MICE Con 2011 began today, receiving 424 international delegates as hotels and other travel and tourism firms exhibit the Philippines as MICE destination worth considering. The post Cebu hosts MICE conference appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Cebu and the Philippines is looking to build its stake in the lucrative global MICE market.

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PATA Travel Mart kicks off under a cloud

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The PATA Travel Mart 2011 got underway at New Delhi this morning, but the event has been overshadowed by a fatal bomb blast in the Indian capital. What affect this morning’s blast has on the remaining days of the event remains to be seen, but for now at least the PATA Travel Mart 2011 continues to be unaffected by events close by. The post PATA Travel Mart kicks off under a cloud appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Middle East MICE sector upbeat about future

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’ hosted by Sally Greenhill, from The Right Solution, delegates were asked how the current political unrest had affected their business.41% said there had been some cancellations and fewer enquiries, 19% of those present said they had seen no effects and that they still had an optimistic outlook for 2011. 53% were also forecasting an increase in their meetings and events business for 2011.

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ITB Asia targets new markets

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” ITB Asia 2011 expects to be host approximately 500 international buyers at Suntec Singapore this year. The show runs from 19 to 21 October 2011. The post ITB Asia targets new markets appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. This year’s ITB Asia travel trade show is set to have a more international flavour, with organiser Messe Berlin revealing that it has seen strong interest from new markets.

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PATA to organise Bhutan’s first travel trade event

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The new event in Bhutan follows previous adventure travel marts staged by PATA in 2010 and 2011 in the Nepalese cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara. ” The news comes as PATA prepares to launch another major travel trade event in South Asia – the PATA Travel Mart 2011, which kicks off on Wednesday in New Delhi. The post PATA to organise Bhutan’s first travel trade event appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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MICE sector key to Abu Dhabi economic growth: ADTA

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”Business related tourism will continue to deliver the lion’s share of demand in 2011 growing to 1.5 The post MICE sector key to Abu Dhabi economic growth: ADTA appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority is projecting a 15% growth in business related visitors to the emirate this year rising by 200,000 on last year to 1.5

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GIBTM unveils new website

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GIBTM 2011 will take place from 28 - 30 March at the ADNEC in Abu Dhabi. The post GIBTM unveils new website appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. GIBTM, The Gulf Incentive Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition, has unveiled a new website - www.gibtm.com <[link] - with enhanced features. Now in its 5th year, the event has grown significantly and the website reflects this development.

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Aston opens Palembang MICE hotel

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The Aston Palembang Hotel & Conference Center is located mid-way between Palembang’s airport and the city centre, and has launched in time for the 2011 Southeast Asia Games which are being held in Palembang this November. The post Aston opens Palembang MICE hotel appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Aston International has opened of a new four-star hotel and conference centre in Palembang.

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ITB Asia announces enhanced conference programme

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Held from 19-21 October at Suntec Singapore, ITB Asia 2011 will feature two new events; the inaugural TTG Travel Agent Conference and the Asia for Asia Conference. The post ITB Asia announces enhanced conference programme appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. ITB Asia has released details of an enhanced conference programme for this years event.

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WTM launches free mobile app

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World Travel Market Exhibition Director Simon Press said; “The WTM App is a great initiative which will improve all our participants’ experience at WTM, by increasing the ability to plan before WTM 2011 and maximise everybody’s time while attending the event. The post WTM launches free mobile app appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. World Travel Market (WTM) has launched a free mobile app.

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No Vacancy conference comes to Bangkok

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No Vacancy, one of Asia Pacific’s leading accommodation industry conferences, is heading to Thailand with its first Southeast Asian event in Bangkok on 7 June, the day before the start of the 2011 Thailand Travel Mart+. The post No Vacancy conference comes to Bangkok appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Beijing signs meetings MoU

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At an official signing ceremony that took place at CIBTM 2011, Lu Yong, Director General of BTD, and Richard Mortimore, Managing Director Reed Travel Exhibitions, agreed to boost Beijing’s MICE sector with participation at events organised by RTE on five continents – AIBTM in the US, EIBTM in Spain, AIME in Australia and GIBTM in the UAE, and well as CIBTM in China. The post Beijing signs meetings MoU appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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China MICE sector grows, but room for improvement

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In its fifth ‘Industry Research for China & Asia Meetings Industry’ report, which surveyed more than 400 MICE buyers and suppliers in June and July 2011, Reed Travel Exhibitions found that inbound international events to China have grown in 2011, indicating a rise in interest in the region. The post China MICE sector grows, but room for improvement appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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GIBTM set to ‘raise the bar’ for MICE sector

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The sessions will be held in a dedicated seminar theatre on the show floor.The Education programme kicks off with the launch of the 2011 Middle East Meetings Industry Research. The post GIBTM set to ‘raise the bar’ for MICE sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. This year’s education programme at GIBTM is set to raise the bar with the announcement of eight confirmed sessions run by top speakers from across the industry.

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GIBTM numbers up on 2010, claim organisers

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”GIBTM 2011 concludes today. The post GIBTM numbers up on 2010, claim organisers appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Organisers of this year’s Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) in Abu Dhabi have revealed that visitor numbers on the first day of the event eclipsed the 2010 instalment.”We

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WTM Vision speakers announced

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The organisers of this year’s inaugural World Travel Market WTM Vision Conference, which will be staged in conjunction with Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2011 on 3 May, have confirmed this year’s line-up of high-calibre speakers.The event, hosted at WTM’s sister event Arabian Travel Market, includes two thought-provoking sessions, including a panel debate entitled Is Green the new cutting edge?

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Singapore is Asia’s top MICE destination

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The city secured 12 new World Congresses within the first half of 2011 alone, already breaching last year’s total of 14. The post Singapore is Asia’s top MICE destination appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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TCEB wins bid to host mega pharmaceuticals congress

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””Amongst the many top quality international health-related events previously staged at BITEC are “Herbalife Asia Pacific Extravaganza 2011”, “The 19th International Conference of Nutrition 2009”, “The 19th World Congress of Neurology” (WCN 2009) and “The 2nd Federation of Asian Small Animal Veterinary Associations Congress 2009” (FASAVA).

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Bright future for Asian MICE sector – Hilton chief

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The post Bright future for Asian MICE sector – Hilton chief appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The MICE sector will continue to expand globally, despite perceived threats, and Asia Pacific will lead the way. This is the view of Paul Brown (pictured), Hilton Worldwide’s President of Brands & Commercial Services, who addressed buyers at ITB Asia this morning as the event’s opening keynote speaker.

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MBC reports “solid momentum” in MICE sector

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The post MBC reports “solid momentum” in MICE sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Eighteen months after opening, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has quickly solidified itself as an international MICE destination. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of the integrated resort said; “Marina Bay Sands is experiencing solid momentum in our MICE business.

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Marina Bay Sands reports strong growth in MICE sector

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The post Marina Bay Sands reports strong growth in MICE sector appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Eighteen months after opening, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has quickly solidified itself as an international MICE destination. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer of the integrated resort said; “Marina Bay Sands is experiencing solid momentum in our MICE business.

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MICE as a vehicle of growth for Indonesian tourism

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The post MICE as a vehicle of growth for Indonesian tourism appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. A Korean tourism official has advised Indonesian authorities to focus efforts on MICE infrastructure to spearhead wider tourism development. Korea is the third largest MICE destination in Asia and this sector is a major contributor to the country’s tourism status.

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MICE sector growing strong in China

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The post MICE sector growing strong in China appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Events companies have been capitalising on growth in China’s business environment this year and are optimistic about the future of the MICE industry. Reed Exhibitions has taken on a number of new shows across the country this year, reporting increased attendance in most cases. By launching shows across various locations, Reed has been capitalising on China’s regional economies.

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South Korea plans MICE drive in 2012

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The post South Korea plans MICE drive in 2012 appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. The South Korean government will focus on the MICE industry next year, with the launch of the ‘2012 Korea Convention Year’ The scheme was devised to further the development of the country’s events industry, which the Korean government has been nurturing as one of its strategic new-growth industries.

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Middle East MICE industry remains positive for year ahead

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The post Middle East MICE industry remains positive for year ahead appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Delegates at the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM) have predicted that MICE business will continue to grow despite the trouble faced in the region.

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MICE enquiries booms at Great Hotels of the World

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The post MICE enquiries booms at Great Hotels of the World appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Great Hotels of the World has seen a 89% year-on-year rise in enquiries for June. The hotel group generally saw a 31% increase during the first six months of the year with a shorter lead time of six weeks. Armand Guillemot, director of MICE sales at Great Hotels of the World said that companies are booking late to avoid hefty fees incurred for cancellations or postponements.

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KLM aims to boost Amsterdam MICE market

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The post KLM aims to boost Amsterdam MICE market appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. KLM has signed a new partnership agreement to boost the MICE market in Amsterdam. The Dutch airline penned a multi-year contract with Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands’ largest exhibition centre, which will see the two parties work together on bids for around 25 large international events every year.

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New GM for Al Rostamani Travel & Holidays

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The post New GM for Al Rostamani Travel & Holidays appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Al Rostamani Group has appointed Vik Naidu general manager of Al Rostamani Travel & Holidays.Naidu has been with the Al Rostamani Group for the past three years as group chief marketing officer, a position he will continue to hold along with his new responsibilities at Al Rostamani Travel & Holidays.

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ADTA to work with key stakeholders at GIBTM

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The post ADTA to work with key stakeholders at GIBTM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Report finds rising confidence among event organisers at GIBTM

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The post Report finds rising confidence among event organisers at GIBTM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily.

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Ferrari World showcases unique MICE offerings at GIBTM

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The post Ferrari World showcases unique MICE offerings at GIBTM appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is showcasing its unique corporate offering at GIBTM, which is currently being staged in Abu Dhabi.”Where ”Where else can a company organise a training conference and then have delegates race against each other on a Ferrari driving simulator,” said Troy Lindquist, director of Sales & Marketing, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

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GIBTM tackles rise of social media

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The post GIBTM tackles rise of social media appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. Another key discussion topic at GIBTM this year was the effect that Social Media plays in promoting MICE business, increasing awareness, improving and maintaining a high level of customer service, and communicating directly with target audiences. When the participants at the seminar ‘What is happening in the World of Meetings?’

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Dusit Princess City Centre targets MICE business

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The post Dusit Princess City Centre targets MICE business appeared first on TD (Travel Daily Media) Travel Daily. While many may escape the heat during the summer, it is business as usual for many more in Dubai.

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