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ibtm america Announces Theme for Inaugural New Show Format: “Connections Mean Everything”

April 30, 2015

ibtm america Announces Theme for Inaugural New Show Format: “Connections Mean Everything”

Education Centered “Knowledge Forum” Set to Deliver Top-Notch Business Insights

The newly designed ibtm america has sharpened its focus on face-to-face business connections with this year’s show theme “Connections Mean Everything” in Chicago from 9-11 June.

This year’s “Discovery Day” (formerly “Education Day”) will kick off the Knowledge Forum with a keynote session sponsored by PCMA around the show’s theme.

Directly following this, there will be two sets of three congruent sessions brought to you by PCMA, Site and the ibtm events team. The first set of sessions will include a breakout around tools for planner productivity titled “Big Data Part 1” as well as an industry engagement option “Shared Economy” from PCMA. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to put meetings design into practice with the session on “Audiovisual Technologies and Adult Learning in Meetings” led by speaker Michael Owen from EventGenuity, LLC. The next set will see more sessions around industry engagement from Site. Returning presenter and attendee-favorite James Spellos will lead the last option “Way Cool Tech Tools”.

Keynoting on day two this year is Debbie Mayo-Smith. A best-selling author and globally recognised leading business productivity expert, Debbie will speak on how to improve profits and communication through the use of email, smartphone and other software.

Meetings Mean Business will be keynoting the Inspiration Lunch on day two of the show. The coalition is dedicated to showcasing the value that business meetings bring to the US economy.

To enhance productivity and informal connection making, the “ConnectZone” will bring additional education offerings for attendees and exhibitors to experience during their breaks. A hybrid of last year’s Innovation and Refresh Zones, the ConnectZone (brought to you in partnership with the Meeting Pool) revisits some of AIBTM 2014’s popular attractions such as the Innovation Spotlight Stage, sponsored by Certain Software, and the TECHbar.

New this year will be the WellnessNexus, a showcase of the latest and emerging trends in personal and professional wellness, as well as the ImageDeck, where attendees can enrich their personal and professional appearances via image consultants, beauty experts and a professional headshot lounge. Attendees will also be able to participate in some charitable activity, as “Dress For Success” will be on-hand accepting clothing donations. The not-for-profit organisation promotes economic independence for disadvantaged women by providing them with professional attire.

“Our focus this year for the ConnectZone twofold: we want our attendees to feel productive, even during their appointment breaks, but to also have fun and relax” says Jaime McAuley, ibtm america’s Event Director. “The ConnectZone allows for learning about the most recent technology innovations, and gives people a chance to better their wellness and productivity. We’ll have experts on hand in a variety of topics on hand to teach planners and exhibitors about emerging trends and techniques they can apply not only to their personal, but their professional lives as well.”

ibtm america takes place from June 9-11, 2015 in Chicago. To apply to be a Hosted Buyer or participate as an exhibitor, please visit

Die neue Tiger 800 Familie wächst mit zwei neuen Oberhäuptern auf insgesamt sechs Modelle

April 30, 2015

Die neue Tiger 800 Familie wächst mit zwei neuen Oberhäuptern auf insgesamt sechs Modelle

TRIUMPH stellt zwei weitere neue Modelle der Tiger 800 Familie vor: Die straßenorientierte Tiger 800 XRT und die stärker auf den Offroadbetrieb fokussierte Tiger 800 XCA. Beide Modelle sind in zwei neuen Farbvarianten erhältlich, Intense Orange für die XRT und Matt Khaki Green für die XCA und ab Juni im Handel erhältlich.

Die IMEX-Touren: maßgeschneidert und themenorientiert

April 22, 2015

Die IMEX-Touren: maßgeschneidert und themenorientiert

Frankfurt, 22. April 2015 – Nach dem großen Erfolg der IMEX-Touren im letzten Jahr wird das Konzept der themenspezifischen und geführten Touren über die IMEX fortgeführt und inhaltlich weiter entwickelt. Die IMEX-Touren, powered by GCB und in Kooperation mit dem MICE Club, finden an allen drei Messetagen vom 19. bis zum 21. Mai auf der IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, in Frankfurt statt.

Die einstündigen und deutschsprachigen Touren sind kostenlos und alle registrierten Teilnehmer der IMEX können daran teilnehmen. Eine Anmeldung ist erforderlich und die Plätze sind auf 20 Teilnehmer begrenzt. Für 2015 liegt der Schwerpunkt auf den vier Themenbereichen „Inszenierung und Inspiration einer Incentivemaßnahme“, „Meetingarchitektur“, „Kongresse und Technologie“ sowie „Corporate Social Responsibility als Wettbewerbsvorteil“.

Inszenierung und Inspiration. Wie sieht der perfekte Spannungsbogen für ein Incentive aus?
Chris Cuhls erläutert, warum Inszenierung nicht alles ist, aber ohne wirkungsvolle Inszenierung alles nichts ist. Während dieser Tour erfahren die Teilnehmer außerdem, wie „WOW-Momente“ kreiert werden und wie alle Sinne im Rahmen einer Incentive-Maßnahme angesprochen werden können.

Meetingarchitektur – Hören – Sehen – Fühlen
„Wie kann Meetingarchitektur ein Event beeinflussen und optimieren? Wie wird Meetingarchitektur auf der IMEX sichtbar?“ Während der Tour besuchen die Teilnehmer mit dem Meeting Designer Mike van der Vijver spannende Messestände, erhalten Einblicke in innovatives Standdesign und erfahren von Best Practice-Beispielen, welche Rolle durchdachte Veranstaltungsformate hinsichtlich Teilnehmerverhalten und effektiver Programmgestaltung spielen.

Technologie. Kongresse und Interaktivität – Wie technologische Innovationen die Zusammenarbeit bereichern
Währen dieser IMEX-Tour erkunden die Teilnehmer gemeinsam mit Max Burger spannende technologische Neuheiten und lernen bewährte Standards kennen, die Veranstaltungen und Kongresse zu einem interaktiven Erlebnis werden lassen. Sie lernen zudem, welche ungeahnten Möglichkeiten für Vernetzung, Kommunikation und Interaktion auf Veranstaltungen durch die neuen Technologien möglich sind.

Corporate Responsibility: Unternehmerische Verantwortung als Wettbewerbsvorteil in der MICE-Branche
Unternehmen mit Eventkultur suchen verstärkt nach Möglichkeiten, ihre unternehmensinterne Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie bei der Planung und Umsetzung von Messen, Kongressen, Tagungen und Corporate Events fortzuführen. Diese Tour mit Jürgen May zeigt auf, wie Dienstleister Nachhaltigkeitsaspekte in glaubhafte und erfolgreiche Businessstrategien umwandeln können.

Carina Bauer, CEO der IMEX Gruppe dazu: „Wir freuen uns, dass dieses neue Format so begeistert angenommen wurde und werden auch künftig maßgeschneiderte Führungen über die IMEX zu den wichtigsten Branchenthemen anbieten.“

Alle Touren und deren Beschreibung sind unter folgendem Link erhältlich:

London gets set to welcome a fairy-tale summer and tourism boom

April 22, 2015

London gets set to welcome a fairy-tale summer and tourism boom
Tickets go on sale in spectacular fashion for Shrek’s Adventure! London opening this July

The much anticipated new visitor attraction from Merlin Entertainments PLC in collaboration with DreamWorks has launched its tickets sales today in the form of an ogre-sized Gingerbread House Ticket Office on London’s South Bank.

The edible Ticket Office, made from 700 real gingerbread biscuit tiles and 100kg of icing will be selling the first tickets for Shrek’s Adventure! London – a brand new Shrek adventure, complete with a cast of fairy tale characters, themed shows and sets, 4D bus ride, dramatic special effects and new DreamWorks animation.

The summertime opening of this family attraction is set to further strengthen London’s tourism offering and encourage more international and domestic visitors to the capital. Last year, London’s visitor attractions experienced continued growth with a 7.11% increase on the previous year, and the 2014 full year international visitor figures due out next month are on course to top a record breaking 2013, which welcomed 16.8 million international visitors to London.

Gordon Innes, CEO London & Partners said, “London’s world class visitor attractions have been helping drive a big increase in tourists coming to the capital from all over the world – putting the city on course for its most successful and exciting tourism year yet.

We are confident that the addition of Shrek’s Adventure! London along with a vibrant and diverse calendar of summer events will further boost London’s visitor economy as the capital continues to go from strength to strength.”

Summer highlights across London include the third annual Prudential RideLondon (1-2 August), a two-day cycling festival for families, amateurs elite cyclists alike, as well as the new Sunset Safari experience at ZSL London Zoo (5 June – 17 July) which gives visitors the chance to unwind in the company of over 750 species after hours.

This year, for the first time ever at the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace, displays throughout the State Rooms will recreate the settings for state visits, receptions, garden parties, investitures and private audiences (1 August 2015 – 27 September). Elsewhere at the National Portrait Gallery, Audrey Hepburn fans can explore the celebrated film star’s fascinating life and career through the Portraits of an Icon exhibition (2 July – 18 October).

For more information on what’s on in London this summer and beyond, go to

HONG KONG – Meet us at IMEX 2015

April 22, 2015

Meet us at IMEX 2015 in Frankfurt from 19th – 21st May 2015
at Hong Kong stand B350

Hong Kong’s strategic location at the heart of the world’s fastest growing economies along with its sophisticated infrastructure, easy accessibility, business-friendly environment, professional expertise and vibrant lifestyle converge to become what is recognized as Asia’s premier destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions.

If you’re looking to inspire and incentivise people to reach their peak performance, or to reward their efforts and show your appreciation, bring them to Hong Kong – a vibrant and business-friendly meeting place that brings the world together. Hong Kong has the experience, efficiency, variety, and dynamism to ensure your meetings and incentive trips revitalise and invigorate individuals and teams alike.

For Conventions, Hong Kong is the ideal home for conventions of the highest global standards, with its a prime location in the heart of Asia, peerless infrastructure, award-winning venues, and world-class professionalism, Asia’s business capital is ready to help you deliver a successful and seamless convention that will attract international experts and thought-leaders, and leave the world talking.

Hong Kong’s core values:
• Superb infrastructure
• Business-friendly environment
• World-leading venues
• Visa free for over 170 nationalities
• Over 3,000 scheduled passenger flights every week
from over 180 worldwide destinations
• Half the world’s population within 5 hours’ flying time

Please schedule an appointment with us and with our 18 travel industry partners
at the Hong Kong stand B350

Helen Chan
Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5381

Bonnie Chan
Business Development (Long Haul Markets)
Tel: + 852 2807 6210

To Enter: After completing a PSA with either MEHK or one of partners below at stand B350 then drop your business card into our prize draw box
You have two chances to win as a draw will be made on both Day 1 and Day 2 of the show at 5pm
The prize includes flights and accommodation
All entrants must have completed a PSA / appointment / group presentation either with MEHK or one of our 18 partners present at the show
*Only European hosted Buyers and Trade Visitors are eligible to enter
Winners will be contacted by email.

New creative dimensions to learning in the Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt

April 20, 2015

New creative dimensions to learning in the Inspiration Hub at IMEX in Frankfurt
There will be plenty of creativity to be discovered among the 170 education sessions at IMEX in Frankfurt from 19 to 21 May.

Creative Learning and a wide variety of innovative General Education sessions will be the focus of two of 10 different tracks brought together at the new Inspiration Hub on the show floor.

The comprehensive range of education strands will also include Business Skills, Marketing and Communication, Risk Management and Compliance, Technology & Social Media and Trends & Research, along with Diversity and Sustainability. A new dedicated Health and Wellbeing track will cover concepts such as mindfulness at events, the importance of good posture and staying healthy while travelling. Among the other initiatives are new early morning deep dive sessions on Business Networking and Building Confidence.

The key feature of the Creative Learning strand is the new Creative Thursday. The last day of the show will feature at least 12 original sessions on thought-provoking subjects such as developing emotional connections in corporate events, why the experience matters and using science to design with confidence. The sessions on ‘Five Ways to Boost Creativity and Innovation …or Kill it’ and ‘Why Chocolate Comes in So Many Different Flavors’ will be particularly engaging and different as they will be presented in a ‘creative play’ format.

On Tuesday and Wednesday there will also be at least 6 creative learning sessions each day including ‘3½ Ways to Effectively Manage People’ and ‘What Makes a 3 Michelin Star Experience?’

The extensive General Education programme will cover topics ranging from reputation and relationship management, public speaking, meeting ROI and face to face communication in the digital age.

The session on ‘Navigating the Corporate Meetings and Incentive Industry as a Young Professional’ is one of many that are designated for each of two levels of experience, Young Professional and Senior Professional. The German sessions also remain extensive with over 30 sessions planned. Overall the Inspiration Hub will use a variety of learning styles and areas including seminar rooms, campfires, the research pod, hot topic tables and meet the expert.

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group says: “The General Education and Creative Learning tracks and, in particular, Creative Thursday sessions are sure to inspire and reward those who take part in these highly original sessions. They are exciting new additions to our already wide ranging education programme which adds an important dimension to IMEX.”

To find out about the educational tracks please search


Aquila Yachts on Display at Singapore Yacht Show

April 20, 2015

Aquila Yachts on Display at Singapore Yacht Show

Clearwater, FL (April 17, 2015) – Sino Eagle Yacht Company is proud to announce their participation in the 2015 Singapore Yacht Show. This is the second year that the yacht builder will be attending the show, displaying one of their newest luxury power catamarans, the Aquila 48.

Aquila Yachts represents the newest and most exciting yacht evolution on the market today offering practicality and luxury with trend setting innovation, quality and custom designs for international markets. With strong international sales in Singapore, Australia, China, New Caledonia, Cyprus, British Virgin Islands, Canada and the United States, Aquila is quickly becoming a premier choice for luxury yacht buyers around the world.

Aquila’s global growth and success can be attributed to their exceptional foresight in predicting market specific needs with customization options for worldwide consumers. Specifically, this month they are introducing the Aquila 48 Lan Kwai Fong Special Edition to the Asian market.

This yacht has been designed to appeal to the Asian buyer and answers cultural desires for their yachting lifestyle. Aptly named Lan Kwai Fong, this special edition of the Aquila 48 delivers the energetic nightlife the name depicts. The main entertaining deck includes numerous seating areas, a karaoke machine, sound system and multiple flat screen televisions. A catering galley is located in the port hull, an intimate salon in the starboard hull and two resting cabins occupy the forward areas in the lower deck. The oversized flybridge with evening lighting features, seating and a superb sound system allows the party to continue outside under the stars.

“We are very excited to return to this distinguished Yacht Show again this year. The Singapore Yacht Show has a distinct focus on the prominent, high profile superyachts that are the most glamorous motor yachts in the world. Our luxury customization designs create an unparalleled luxury power catamaran for international consumers, making our yachts a natural fit for the show attendee’s discerning tastes” said Frank Xiong, CEO of Sino Eagle Group.

Construction of Aquila power catamarans began in 2012 through a partnership between Sino Eagle Group and MarineMax, the world’s largest power boat retailer. Then through collaboration with development, design and manufacturing firms including J&J Design Group and Seaway, the team set out to develop a new, purebred power cat unlike anything in the marketplace today.

This evolution in power catamarans, a fusion of European, American and Asian innovation includes 38’, 44’ and 48’ models bringing an entirely new perspective to the private ownership and charter markets, and is quickly becoming the choice of the world’s leading Marine charter and boating lifestyle companies.

Aquila Yachts will be on display throughout the show at berth B07.

IMEX Politicians Forum to share valuable insights into attracting meetings business

April 20, 2015

IMEX Politicians Forum to share valuable insights into attracting meetings business
IMEX supports North American Meetings Industry Day 16 April

When more than 100 ministers, senior regional politicians and meetings industry leaders gather in Frankfurt on Tuesday 19 May for the 13th annual IMEX Politicians Forum, there will be strong recognition that the wide ranging benefits that meetings and events create are broadly integral to the economic development of a country, region or city as well as bringing valuable tourism revenue.

A unique event in the industry, this year the Politicians Forum theme will be “How Do I Attract More Meetings and Events to My Destination?” By exchanging knowledge and best practice on strategies, it will give politicians essential insight and appreciation of what is needed to develop a destination brand for meetings.

It will address how to break down barriers to growth and secure far reaching community impact. It will also highlight the importance of the cohesion of government departments, local authorities and agencies to secure events and of reaching out to the societies of science, medicine, technology, education and business.

As leaders from across the meetings and events industry in the USA, Canada and Mexico come together on Thursday 16 April to support the first annual North American Meetings Industry Day (NAMID), Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group revealed that senior North American industry professionals will be closely involved with the IMEX Politicians Forum.

“North American Meetings Industry Day is a valuable new initiative that we welcome and support wholeheartedly.

“Six senior members from the Meetings Mean Business Coalition which is playing a leading role in North American Meetings Industry Day will be among the delegates taking part in this year’s Politicians Forum, which brings together national and regional politicians from five continents.

“What is more, as part of the program of the day, all the politicians and industry leaders will be invited to the Opening Ceremony for IMEX in Frankfurt where one of the world’s foremost business leaders, Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP, the world’s largest business software company, will deliver the keynote speech. Bill believes passionately in the value and effectiveness of meetings as a means to drive business growth and profit.

“The high profile and importance of the senior politicians taking part are strong testimony to the status of the IMEX Politicians Forum and the evolving role of meetings in economies, with many representing their Ministries of Economic Development. This signifies that national and regional governments increasingly recognise that the benefits of meetings can reach beyond tourism and often, through integration, into science, education and regional commerce. They are an important generator of income, employment and inward investment, they increase global trade, boost knowledge, foster scientific advancement and reduce the ebb and flow of seasonality.”

The full day program will begin with a VIP Guided Tour of the exhibition prior to the opening ceremony and will be followed by a further chance for politicians to visit IMEX and their national pavilions. In the afternoon, at the Villa Kennedy Hotel, there will be a Ministers Summit for national politicians and a Global Exchange of Best Practice for local and regional politicians before the Politicians Forum commences, where the politicians and industry leaders will come together to share knowledge and perspectives for the benefit of all.

Carina Bauer added: “With many senior politicians already attending from countries and major cities across the globe together with an outstanding program, the IMEX Politicians Forum is once again set to add to the understanding and appreciation of the already powerful role of meetings in national and regional economies in securing economic, social and reputational dividends. This includes how political support for the meetings industry is critical to the advancement of science, medicine, technology and education. Most importantly, it will reveal the vast potential for the benefits to be greater still if government and industry co-operate fully, co-ordinate efforts and invest in further development.”

Stylish Europe in a Budget – Generator Hostels

April 16, 2015

Generator’s history
Generator started life as a family-owned business back in 1995, and was acquired by Patron Capital in August 2007; the two properties at that time, which were both in key youth travel cities (London and Berlin) inspired the new owners and it is there that the revolutionary concept began: to create a worldwide portfolio of achingly fashionable, urban design hostels, that are stylish and contemporary, central, safe and very affordable.

Immediately, Patron Capital’s Hospitality & Leisure Partner, Josh Wyatt began refashioning Generator, leading the strategic, creative and financial strategies of the business enabling the platform and brand to grow from two properties in 2007 to eight – as of autumn 2013.

To facilitate the growth of the brand, in 2011, Carl Michel joined as Generator’s Executive Chairman following years of extensive experience in the travel and aviation industry for companies such as BA, Opodo and Holidaybreak. Together Patron and the Generator team have been working to dispel the ordinary hostel myth by actively replacing all the unflattering aspects of old style hostelling with bespoke design, innovation, creativity, culture, technology and extremely vibrant social spaces.

Following a rejuvenating rebrand in 2012, Generator became the fastest growing hostel group in Europe. Bed stock grew to 3900 and then again to 5200 (a 33% increase) in 2013. Not content with stopping there, the portfolio will grow to 6425 (a 23.5% increase) beds by the end of 2014 with the goal of between 8-10,000 beds by 2015 (another min 24.5% increase).

This calendar year Generator will achieve a new record for the group when it exceeds 1 million bed nights. However, Generator is about so much more than growing ‘numbers’. More detail on the differentiation and dispelling of the hostel myth can be found in the next section. Suffice to say, the Generator teams have invested a huge amount of thought and hard work into creating an excellent (not satisfactory, not mediocre, not tolerable) sleep and social experience within each and every Generator.

Generator’s offering

Urban Design Hostels
We’re talking cutting-edge design from the award-winning Anwar Mekhayech from The Design Agency. Think what some of the luxury hotel brands have done for the boutique hotel space in their quest to be desirable and stylish – well that is what Generator is doing for hostels – just without the price tag. It might sound like a big statement, but simply step inside any Generator to realize it is true.

The design of each Generator property is individual to its location, expertly created to reflect its surrounding neighborhood and culture – in Generator’s words, “we aim to respect the soul of the city we are in”.

The use of the social spaces is also key to the philosophy of Generator. Whether travelling alone, on business or with a partner, all Generators are places with gregarious spaces, designed to instigate social serendipity. Axiomatically, Anwar’s design draws people into the gloriously furnished social spaces where they lounge, surf, chat, play games, eat and drink, relax, read, watch TV and see great live entertainment.

Locations are chosen by virtue of proximity to public transport in areas where there is a creative, community buzz. Cities are chosen on the basis of youth travel appeal and must have an artistic or cultural trend that makes it an interesting and exciting place for the travelling cognoscenti.

Generator currently has nine design-led properties with nearly 6200 beds across seven countries. The properties attract guests from over 75 nationalities. In alphabetical order, here’s the top line on those properties:

Generator Barcelona is located in the trendy Gràcia district in an iconic corner office building. As Generator’s only hotel and hostel combination, its top floors offer private terraces, complete with striking views across the city skyline from the Sagrada Familia to the Mediterranean.
Generator Berlin Prenzlauer Berg is based in a refurbished retro office building with traditional East German characteristics in the ϋber-cool Prenzlauer Berg district.
Generator Berlin Mitte is in the heart of one of Berlin’s most buzzing neighborhoods with a historic, listed interior courtyard. Artwork by legendary Berlin Wall street artist Thierry Noir adds to the hostel’s Bohemian character.
Generator Copenhagen is a former Philippe Starck residential development which combines some of the original furniture with a welcoming, urban-inspired design.
Generator Dublin was the former Irish folk-dancing hall in the fashionable Smithfield Square neighborhood and is connected to the famous Jameson distillery.
Generator Hamburg is in Klockmann Haus, the city’s first skyscraper. Once a famous department store, the Beatles recorded one of their first songs during their Hamburg years (October 1960) in a private acoustic studio on the 5th floor.
Generator London was once a police station set in antique London Mews and, keeping true to its roots, many original features and signage is still visible.
Generator Paris Paris, like all other Generators, evolves the hostel concept into a lifestyle experience for discerning travelers who want to explore the real city with style, comfort and the right price tag.
Generator Venice is located on the island of Giudecca in an old grain warehouse, just across the water from St Mark’s Square. As the only hostel in the Venetian Archipelago, it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful historic city.

Music, Technology and Events
Each property has free Wi-Fi and 24-hour security with welcoming, knowledgeable staff on hand around the clock to provide advice on exploring the local area and other tips for a memorable city stay.

Generator’s philosophy, location and design effortlessly attract unique collaborations with local artists, musicians and international brands and, to strengthen this authenticity, each hostel has an event coordinator who is efficiently plugged into the scene and coordinates parties, classes, fashion and art exhibitions and music activities. Take the artist in residence programme at Venice and Berlin, Joss Akesson’s live show at Generator during Copenhagen Fashion Week or Red Bull sponsored events as an example. The list is never ending; photos, videos and comments of these experiences seem to flow on Generator’s Twitter and Facebook pages. It’s no wonder Generator is the leading hostel brand on Facebook.

Aside from these uniquely designed events, music plays a significant part of the culture, identity and social experience of guests and is therefore a key element of Generator’s social spaces; from in-property concerts to its carefully curated brand sound that every guest can influence and take home.

Because of this fresh approach Generator’s demand is increasing, attracting those discerning travellers who are in tune with the ‘contemporary design at affordable prices’ message. Every Generator property is naturally young, soulful, smart and energetic.

And so what kind of bed do you get for €10 per night? Surely there can be nothing left after all of the modern lighting, furnishing, art installations etc.? A comprehensive range of room styles, all immaculate, modern and stylish – including female only dorms and en-suite rooms with free bed-linen and towels – are offered at competitive rates so there is something suitable for every budget and traveller type.

Regardless of whether you’re sharing an eight dorm or in a private en-suite, all of Generator’s spaces are designed to instantly make you feel like you are home, regardless of where you are in the world.

Guests can instantly book a bed with Generator Hostels’ via the website

Coming soon…
Generator aims to have 15 locations by 2015 and Patron Capital has invested an additional €150 million into the business in order to realise its ambitious growth plans; these include further sites in Europe as well as expansion into the US. The two most immediate acquisitions are Rome and Amsterdam, which will open late 2015.

Generator Rome
Built in the 1900’s as an elegant residential building on Via Principe Amedeo, Generator Rome is perfectly positioned, located within a short walking distance of the Colosseum amphitheatre, Termini Station and Metro to the main Roman attractions.

Set over seven floors with 80 rooms the building will accommodate over 200 guests and will include a cave, bar and lounge. There will also be a rooftop terrace that will be open to all guests, commanding breath-taking views across Rome.

Generator Amsterdam
The new Generator will be located in the University of Amsterdam’s former health sciences and zoological department, and will accommodate up to 566 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms with park or garden views and en-suite bathrooms. An exclusive luxury apartment overlooking Oosterpark will be fitted for six people and include self-catering facilities. The building is an imposing brick structure completed in 1917 and features elegant, grand spaces and very high ceilings throughout. Two new floors with all glass facades will be added, marrying modern architecture with the unique heritage of the property.

Roger Ramirez
PURPLE | 27-29 Glasshouse Street | London | W1B 5DF | +44 7984 471449 |

Allgäu-Orient Rallye

April 15, 2015

7. ALLGAEU-ORIENT RALLY 2012 is over
Finishing in Baku/Azerbaijan followed by the ceremony in Wadi Rum/Jordan

One of the last automobile adventures of this World, the old and youngtimer rally from the Allgäu region in southern Germany to the Orient and specifically to Baku in Azerbaijan was started 28th of April 2012 for the seventh time in Oberstaufen.
It was also in the year 2012 the Low Budget Rally for the people, who dream of participating in a calculable adventure. The rally is a cheap alternative for Paris-Dakar for strong Teams and good mooded people.

Jürgen Schreiter from SMS-Frankfurt participated in this years Allgaeu-Orient Rally for the first time with the CaBa Racing Team.

The Challenge:
2 Weeks – 13 Countries – 6,000 Kilometer and
No Highways – No Toll Roads – No Ferry Boats – No GPS!

Some first impressions on

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