Outrigger in Mauritius Introduces New Spa Offerings

Posted August 11, 2016 by MICEmedia-online.biz
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Outrigger in Mauritius Introduces New Spa Offerings
In partnership with Aromatherapy Associates, a new spa menu has been introduced to take holiday pampering in Mauritius to a higher level

BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS – The Navasana Spa at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has introduced a range of 15 new treatments using essential oils from Aromatherapy Associates of London.

The expanded menu offers new treatments, for both men and women, as well as locally inspired offerings such as Mauritian massage, wellness personalized massages, whole-body scrubs, new body wraps, and more holistic treatments.

The new menu and integrated approach will be launched in early August under the guidance of the resort’s renowned Reiki master, Jeeten.

The 15 Aromatherapy Associate treatments include scrubs and wraps, facials, men’s facials, hair nourishment and eye care. At the top end, guests can lose themselves in experiences such as Clear Your Mind, Uplift Your Mood and Sleep Deeply, each one lasting 120 minutes.

For men there is the new Refinery Essential Facial (60 mins), the Refinery Power Lift Facial (90 mins) and the Refinery Ultimate Face and Body Treatment (90 mins).

“The result for men or women is beautiful, glowing, healthy skin free from harsh chemicals and unnecessary synthetics,” says Jeeten. “At the Navasana Spa we aim to share the true power of essential oils and the incredible effects they have at a therapeutic level.”

Jeeten has also introduced a Mauritian Massage (75 mins), which is a full body spa treatment by a local expert done to the vibrations of Mauritian sega music coupled with bamboo techniques.

A new Wellness Personalised Massage is also designed to address each person’s specific needs by using techniques such as deep tissue, Shiatsu, reflexology and stretching.

“The entire Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort is a holistic experience in itself,” says General Manager, Pieter van der Hoeven. “Beach life, exquisite food and drink, music, excursions and now well-being in our spa, all of this makes up the full Outrigger holiday experience.”

ILEA AND VISITSCOTLAND LAUNCH

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ILEA AND VISITSCOTLAND LAUNCH ‘PURPLE PAPER’ FOLLOWING FIRST GLOBAL EVENT SUMMIT

Chicago IL: The International Live Events Association (ILEA) along with VisitScotland Business Events has launched ‘Event Horizons’ a specially created report highlighting the findings of the recent ILEA Global Event Summit 2016 which was hosted in Scotland.

The ‘purple paper’ outlines the key elements of the summit which took place in April 2016, bringing together a selection of leaders from the international events industry for two days of discussions surrounding the challenges and opportunities faced by the sector today.

Findings in the report highlight that unanimously, it was felt that live events remain the most effective medium of communicating to people’s emotions, creating brand positivity and core message affinity – this outlines the real value of events.

Some of the threats to the sector highlighted included; networked digital communication devices, unskilled practitioners, the fear of terrorism and poor economic conditions also. However it was widely ascertained that by promoting the value and benefits of live events, these could all be overcome.

Jodi Collen CSEP, President of the International Live Events Association explained; “Our delegates came together with open minds, ready to engage in discussions and activities, aiming to identify the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s industry. They left with their minds exhausted, yet filled with ideas and inspiration.”

She added; “Our inaugural GES was the beginning of the conversation, where we defined what we need to do as an industry to ensure a prosperous future. We plan to meet again soon, to delve into the specifics of how, as individuals and collectively, we can truly realize our value and achieve our global potential.”

The summit was a collaboration between ILEA, VisitScotland and IMEX Group, with support from technology provider Cvent and Events are GREAT Britain. It was hosted across multiple venues in Scotland, including Gleneagles and the EICC in Edinburgh and preceded by a visit to IMEX Frankfurt.

Neil Brownlee, Head of Business Events Visit Scotland added; “It was great to be involved with such a unique event, and to have the chance to show this influential group why Scotland is the perfect stage for live events. The purple paper will act as a crucial outlet to help us meet our shared ambition of keeping the summit’s conversation going within the wider industry, helping to promote the true values and address the challenges currently surrounding live events.”

EVENT HORIZONS: A Purple Paper from the ILEA Global Event Summit 2016: Scotland can be downloaded in full here www.ileahub.com/ilea/communicate/inspiration-central-ideas-you-can-use

Pacific World Appointed as Official DMC Partner for ibtm china

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Pacific World Appointed as Official DMC Partner for ibtm china

Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the leading global DMC and Event Management company, has once again been appointed as the official destination management partner for ibtm china this year which is set to take place in Beijing (7th & 8th September, 2016).

As the official DMC Partner, Pacific World will be responsible for facilitating all onsite logistics at the show including Hospitality staff at each hotel, airport transfers, ground transfers and pre tours for the Hosted Buyers, entertainment during the ibtm China Welcome Party.

Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World comments, “Pacific World and ibtm events have developed a close relationship through the 12 years that we have worked together to deliver DMC services for the flagship event in Barcelona; ibtm world. We have been expanding this partnership across the Pacific World global network and for second consecutive year we are the official DMC for ibtm China”.

“We are delighted to be the official partner. We have been operating in the China market for over 35 years and have seen the industry expand at an incredible pace.

“ibtm china have become a key industry event for us and once again we will be exhibiting at this year’s show. It is an ideal platform for us to showcase our products and services to the meeting planner community as well as managing various aspects of operations onsite again this year.”

During ibtm china, Pacific World Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong will showcase what’s new and trendy for meetings, incentives and events. For more information, please visit www.pacificworld.com

How exhibitors can enhance their event presence via social media

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How exhibitors can enhance their event presence via social media
With social media allowing exhibitors to expand their reach greatly at any type of event, it is important for exhibitors to make the most of the opportunities.

One of the leading event social media experts, Miguel Neves, Digital Content and Community Manager of the IMEX Group will be sharing valuable advice during a webinar organised by etouches entitled ‘Enhancing exhibitor exposure with social media’ on Thursday August 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

Miguel says: “Social media allows the connecting of the low friction online world with high value face-to-face connections. Using social media organizations can connect the best of both worlds in a truly engaging experience.”

In particular Miguel will offer insight into how various organizations promote their brand and create business opportunities with examples from IMEX in Frankfurt and IMEX America. This will include ideas of how to make use of social media platforms before, during and after the exhibitions.

Miguel Neves, a former President of the MPI UK & Ireland Chapter and a previous MPI Rise Award winner, was recently nominated by Bizzabo as 7th in “60 Most Influential Event Professionals to Follow Backed by Science.”

Further details about the webinar and registration can be found at – http://bit.ly/2aABu5u

www.imexamerica.com

www.etouches.com

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Inaugural Ignition Festival

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Inaugural Ignition Festival of Motoring Takes to the Road at the SECC; Glasgow, UK

Over 25,000 visitors attended the first ever IGNITION motoring festival at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC), Glasgow, UK, this weekend (5 – 7 August 16) in what was a high octane, high speed, unique showcase of motoring.

For three days, the entire SECC campus was utilised to host the festival including the creation of Glasgow’s first ever specially constructed Street Circuit around the venue’s closure roads and The SSE Hydro.

Iconic rally driver Jimmy McRae christened the circuit in Colin McRae’s original Subaru along with laps from Scotland’s own Formula One star David Coulthard, The Stig and Team Japspeed driver Shane Lynch.

Alongside the high speed racing displays taking place out on the circuit, making use of every aspect of the SECC campus – Hall 3 was transformed into a ‘Live Action Zone’ featuring performances from the Top Gear Live stunt team, led by Paul Swift, with Halls 4 and 5 featuring motoring exhibitions and displays of classic cars, supercars, rally cars and motorcycles – all paying homage to some of the world’s finest motor sporting heroes.

In the Lomond Auditorium an on stage Q&A was held featuring a line-up of top motoring stars, with The Hydro also providing a range of catering options for visitors. Car parks were fully utilised with a special ‘star’ carpark for VIP guests to display their own vehicles, as well the formation of a motorsport autotesting and trial biking area, plus a general paddock and holding area for the racing cars participating.

Dan Thurlow; Director of Exhibitions, SECC said: “Delivering this event has not only been a real city wide collaboration but also a real showcase of what the SECC can offer, with almost all areas of our campus being utilised. We were transformed across the three days, into a real high action, thrill fest with some hugely impressive displays and memorabilia from all facets of the motor industry.”

IGNITION Event Director, Jeremy Vaughan, said: “The combination of motor sport heroes, stunning cars in action, coupled with A VIBRANT MOTOR SHOW had been a huge hit with Scotland’s passionate motoring crowds.

“Scotland’s rich heritage in motoring and passion for motor sport helped make the 2016 IGNITION event a major success for all involved.

“David Coulthard and Jimmy McRae are legends in Scotland and the fact they and Mark Webber mingled with the crowds made the event very special indeed.

“We were so encouraged by the attendance, the personalities and the support we received from Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Event Scotland, the SECC and the media.

“The feedback from all the exhibitors and sponsors has been overwhelming, which has already shown in their commitment to next year’s event. Visitors flocked into the halls to see over 20 marquees represented by dealers and manufacturers, plus a wide variety of products, services and luxury goods all creating an annual destination as the leading motor show in Scotland.”

Joe Aitken, Head of Major Events at Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “IGNITION was the most exciting, ambitious and complex motor show ever to be staged in Scotland and it was the sheer scale of this high-octane festival which proved so appealing. From the creation of Scotland’s first-ever Formula 1 street circuit and a stellar line up of some of the biggest names in world motorsport to a truly remarkable collection of supercars and bikes, classic cars and the Top Gear Live stunt team, IGNITION took over every part of our state-of-the-art SECC complex; demonstrating the unrivalled capacity and flexibility that this now world-class event campus can offer.

“Glasgow’s global profile as a diverse, vibrant and world-class major events city has never been greater. Today, we’re recognised by organisers of some of the world’s biggest events – and widely respected by the events industry at large – as a city with the expertise, excellence and innovation to deliver show-stopping events that pack a real punch for audiences.”

Stuart Turner, Head of EventScotland, said: “The inaugural IGNITION Festival of Motoring has been a great success for Glasgow and Scotland as a whole, providing a wonderful weekend of fast-paced action and excitement for spectators. With its thrilling programme of motoring displays and performances, and use of state-of-the-art facilities, IGNITION demonstrated just why Scotland is the perfect stage for events.”

Webinar on “Wellness & Yoga/Spa”

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Webinar on “Wellness & Yoga/Spa”
Wednesday, 31 August

Dear Industry Friend,

India is the ultimate spa destination. It is the birthplace of yoga, which originated here over 5000 years ago and which is all about harmonizing the body with the mind and breath through the means of various breathing techniques, yoga postures (asanas) and meditation.

It is also the home of Ayurveda. One of the oldest systems of medicine known to man, it makes use of nature’s bounty by using natural plants and herbs to treat all kinds of ailments though just its massages refresh wonderfully bringing joy and new energies to a holiday.

From vipassana to meditation to pampering spa hotels, from simple retreats to luxurious converted palaces, from beaches to mountains, India offers some of the best wellness retreats in the world. Join us on a journey to discover the best in wellness and spa’s that India has to offer.

1st Session – Chicago 0400 hrs | London 1000 hrs | Hong Kong 1700 hrs
2nd Session – Chicago 1000 hrs | London 1600 hrs | Hong Kong 2300 hrs

If you are unable to register or would like a recorded version of this webinar,
please contact Neha Khaneja (nehakhaneja@creative.travel) for this to be sent to you.

INCON 2016 PRESS RELEASE

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INCON 2016 PRESS RELEASE:
Social Media Opportunities for Events and Conferences Social media has changed the approach to conference management for all involved: the PCO, the delegates, the sponsors and the speakers…INCON’s latest expert article looks at the impact that social media has had on the meetings industry and the importance of understanding and utilising all available communication channels.Author, Emma Aru, President of EGA Worldwide explains “I am convinced that we are in a new pioneering phase of the meeting industry, which will be deeply changed by social media and by the technological, social, and cultural innovations that will take place within the next few years.
This article is No.29 in a series of expert articles brought to you by INCON.

To download the full article or other articles in the series please go to:
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