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The DMC Network Celebrates Third Annual Exchange in Indianapolis, Indiana

August 31, 2017

The DMC Network Celebrates Third Annual Exchange in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Third Annual DMC Network Exchange took place August 23 – 26, 2017 with 110 clients and DMC Network partners coming together in the wonderful city of Indianapolis, Indiana. Accent Indy, the DMC Network partner for the destination, created and hosted the group in their hometown state.

Previously held in Los Cabos and Lake Tahoe, the three-day educational and networking event included unique experiences at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway where guests were invited to ride around the track with professional drivers and kick a field goal at Lucas Oil Stadium. Attendees also got to experience ‘Indy like a local’ through a variety of planned afternoon activities that included a bike tour and Segway tour through Indy’s cultural trail, visiting top local Breweries and golfing in the sunshine, to name just a few. In addition, the DMC Network partnered with Teachers Treasures to create a give-back experience for the attendees that provided much needed school supplies and backpacks to the community of Indianapolis.

Educational sessions on the US Economy with Economist Chris Kuehl and a panel discussion with Michael Dominguez (Chief Sales Officer of MGM Resorts International), Leonard Hoops, (President and CEO of Visit Indy), Kevin Hinton, (Chief Executive Officer for SITE) and Darrell Tamosuinas, (President of Teneo Hospitality Group) on crisis management, current trends and destination marketing ensured both DMC Network partners and their clients were given plenty of food for thought.

The city of Indianapolis truly shone during the program with exceptional dining experiences at St. Elmos and Char Blue as well as signature themed evening events including Indypalooza and a Classic 80’s dinner with guest appearances by “Prince” and “Michael Jackson”!

The DMC Network’s tagline, ‘’We’re there for you!” came into special relief at the event as an expression of each partner’s commitment to their clients but also to their destination. “DMC Network members share a deeply held conviction that our brand promise has to be more than mere lip service. It must be lived out in how we treat our people, our teams, our clients, and particularly, our destination. This clearly means giving back to the communities we depend upon for the work we do” said Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director of the DMC Network.

Accent Indy President, Shannon Gardiner, DMCP added “In the case of Indianapolis, we invited all of our guests to participate in a healthful “Rise & Shine” program each morning that included walking tours of the city, canal by sunrise and gentle flow Yoga. During the program, several local non-profit associations were invited to meet with the DMC Network team and Industry press in an effort to give profile to the amazing work that is being done locally to make Indianapolis the warm and welcoming city that it is today. Teacher’s Treasures, Dress for Success, Back on My Feet Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and PUP (People for Urban Progress) were all a part of this year’s program.” At the end of an action packed, thought provoking and truly “purposeful” 3 days, Matt Cuevas, incoming Chair for the DMC Network in 2018 officially announced the destination for the Fourth Annual DMC Network Client Exchange: Panama, June 28th – July 1st 2018.

About Accent Indy
Founded in 1989, Accent Indy provides a complete range of destination management services to corporations, associations and conventions hosting their meeting in Central Indiana. Accent Indy are uncompromising when it comes to acting in the best interest of their clients and partners. From event design and transportation logistics to engaging entertainment and customized activities, they provide strategic solutions to ensure program objectives are met with ease. They specialize in exceeding the needs of their clients with services and products designed to make each program an exceptional and memorable experience.
The Accent Indy team includes the only Destination Management Certified Professionals (DMCP) in Indiana and are the only DMC in the state accredited by the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI). In addition, Accent Indy is the exclusive Indiana member of the DMC Network; a consortium of independently-owned DMC’s whose memberships are earned through a stringent selection and oversight process ensuring strict adherence to ethical and operation guidelines and quality service.

About the DMC Network, LLC
The DMC Network brings connection to a community of accredited, owner-managed DMCs whose unsurpassed local relationships, knowledge and expertise offer peace of mind and consistent program delivery. Unique in the industry, the DMC Network is an LLC of the top-performing, independently owned DMCs throughout North America. With an average of over 25 years in business and more than twice as many accredited DMCs as any other DMC consortium or company, each DMC Network member delivers unsurpassed knowledge of their market and a confidence that they are a sound, professional organization that consistently exceeds clients’ expectations. With an insider’s knowledge, the DMC Network makes it effortless for their clients to produce meetings and events around the world. Through their alliance with Ovation Global DMC, their reach is extended across five continents. www.dmcnetwork.com


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Franck Seguin Appointed as General Manager of Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

August 31, 2017

Franck Seguin Appointed as General Manager of Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort

BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUSOutrigger Enterprises Group has appointed Franck Seguin general manager of the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort, effective Sept. 1, 2017.

He will report to Outrigger president and CEO Scott Dalecio.

Seguin brings to Outrigger more than 20 years of experience in hospitality, including senior resort management roles in the Indian Ocean, the Caribbean and North Africa.

Most recently, he was general manager of the Banyan Tree Takamaka in the Seychelles. Seguin also knows Mauritius well, having been general manager of the Angsana Balaclava, a five-star suites and villas property, and the Intercontinental Balaclava, a 210-room hotel – both in Mauritius.

Apart from his native French, Seguin speaks English and conversational Spanish. He has a bachelor’s degree in hotel and tourism management from the Vatel Business School in Lyon, France.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome Franck to Outrigger,” said Dalecio. “With his in-depth Indian Ocean knowledge and international hotel experience, Franck will help us grow the already acclaimed reputation of the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort.”

 

ABOUT THE OUTRIGGER MAURITIUS BEACH RESORT
Opened in April 2014, the stunning deluxe property with 181 sea-facing rooms offers a breathtaking beachfront location alongside the turquoise lagoons of the Indian Ocean. Nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, 45 minutes from the airport, the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort blends the needs of the most sophisticated traveller with the charm and tradition of an early 18th century Mauritian sugar cane plantation. The resort features the locally renowned Plantation Club — famed for its Mauritian dining – a wide choice of relaxed dining outlets, a kids’ club, Navasana Spa (with hammam), and many watersports (including kite surfing). Visit Outrigger.com


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Domains für das Event Business

August 29, 2017

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Event Domains for sale – First Level Domains for sale!

August 29, 2017

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The accommodation battle (sharing vs. traditional) is on in China.

August 25, 2017

The accommodation battle (sharing vs. traditional) is on in China.

HUAZHU Hotels Group CEO Jenny Zhang, Tujia CEO Justin Luo, Xiaozhu CEO Kelvin Chen and IHG’s VP, Digital & Voice, Greater China, Billy Turchin, will speak at the upcoming 2017 TravelDaily Conference, (September 13-14 in Shanghai).

The fight for “stay” (sharing economy vs. traditional hotel accommodation) isn’t new, and it is far from over.
It’s not about Airbnb and other leaders trying to grab more of the accommodations market, as the local players have been making steady progress. In fact, if we talk of China and the sharing economy, where does Airbnb stand vis-à-vis Tujia, Mayi and Xiaozhu?
Even Chinese-indigenous brands, both sharing economy and hotels, are involved in an interesting tussle.
Overall, the outcome of the initiatives is clear – offer a tailored experience as per the traveler’s budget, interests/preferences etc. This is being reflected in emerging brands and listings.
China Lodging Group (HUAZHU), a hotel operator and franchisor in China with more than 10 brand names in its portfolio and over 3,330 hotels (335,000 rooms) in operation in 369 cities, is planning an upgrade for economy hotels and fast expansion of mid-scale hotels this year, with cash balance supporting capital investments and acquisitions. The plan is to maintain gross opening of 450-500 hotels with at least 40% in mid- and upscale segments. China Lodging has launched three new midscale hotel offerings: CitiGo (affordable luxury brand), Manxin and HanTing Plus (entry-level midscale brand from flagship HanTing). The company has acquired boutique hotel operator Crystal Orange, with more than 100 properties, for RMB3.65 billion.
At the same time, foreign brands, are diligently looking at ways to be a part of the digital ecosystem and strengthen their offerings in China.
The progress of Tujia is also being followed closely. After the company concluded a strategic agreement with Ctrip and Qunar to acquire their homestay businesses, Tujia has been in the news for its new platform, VaShare. As of July 2017, the VaShare platform has exchangeable properties in 800 holiday destinations around the world, and it plans to increase the number to 6,000 in two years.
So will OTAs’ foray into offline business be a game changer for the sector? What kind of transformation will this online-offline integration bring about?
Will hotel chains find themselves besieged by new competition? How is the sharing economy lending a new dimension to the sector in China?

Hear from four senior executives at the upcoming 2017 TravelDaily Conference, held in partnership with Phocuswright September 13-14 in Shanghai
● Jenny Zhang, CEO, HUAZHU Hotels Group
● Justin Luo, Co-Founder and CEO, Tujia
● Kelvin Chen, Co-founder & CEO, Xiaozhu
● Billy Turchin, Vice President, Digital & Voice, Greater China, IHG
These are not-to-be missed sessions considering the level of competition and expansion being witnessed in China at this juncture.
The two-day TravelDaily Conference is a must-attend annual event for anyone associated with the travel industry in China.

Sep.13-14, 2017
The Yuluxe Sheshan
Shanghai, China

Contact:
Registration Inquiries: Rain Wang
Tel: +86 20 2882 9750 • register@traveldaily.cn

Sponsorship Inquiries – Echo Zeng
Tel: +86 20 2882 9757 • echo@traveldaily.cn


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ECM Summer School

August 23, 2017

ECM Summer School – Schulungsseminar internationaler Experten aus der Kongressbranche findet vom 26. bis 30. August 2017 in Dresden statt

Dresden, den 22. August 2017. Das Kongress- und Tagungsgeschäft hat sich in Dresden zu einem wichtigen Wirtschaftsfaktor entwickelt. Dresden gehört zu den Top 10 deutscher Kongressstädte und steht im europäischen Vergleich auf Platz 54. Um sich permanent weiterzubilden und voneinander zu lernen, finden regelmäßig internationale Schulungsveranstaltungen der Kongress- und Tagungsbranche überall auf der Welt statt. Dresden ist jetzt erstmals Austragungsort für die ECM Summer School des Fachnetzwerks European Cities Marketing (ECM).

Akquiriert wurde dieser Weiterbildungskongress von der Dresden Marketing GmbH (DMG), die seit 2008 Mitglied des europäischen Netzwerks European Cities Marketing ist. Dr. Bettina Bunge, Geschäftsführerin der DMG, hat als ECM Vize Präsidentin seit Jahren dafür geworben, dass die Veranstaltung mit ca. 80 Fachteilnehmern und Referenten aus ganz Europa hier stattfindet.

Ein Ziel der ECM-Mitgliedschaft ist es, über das Engagement in diesem bedeutendsten Dachnetzwerk für europäische Stadtmarketingorganisationen die Position Dresdens als Top-Kongressdestination in Europa weiter auszubauen. Die ECM Summer School in Dresden ist eine wichtige Werbeplattform für den Standort. „Wir werden Dresden als professionellen Gastgeber präsentieren und haben Leistungspartner aus der lokalen Kongressbranche direkt in das Workshop Programm integriert“, sagt Bunge. Die letzten Gastgeberstädte waren Zagreb (2016), Wien (2015) und Genua (2014). Für das diesjährige mehrtägige Weiterbildungsangebot haben sich rund 60 Teilnehmer angemeldet – Mitarbeiter von Convention Bureaus, Kongresszentren, Fluggesellschaften, Hotels, Stadtmarketingorganisationen und Veranstaltungsplanern. Geschult werden die Teilnehmer durch 16 internationale Referenten und Branchenexperten der Tagungs- und Kongressindustrie. „Wir freuen uns sehr, hochkarätige Referenten gewonnen zu haben, wie Christian Mutschlechner, Direktor des Vienna Convention Bureaus und Nicola McGrane, Geschäftsführerin von Conference Partners aus Dublin, einer internationalen Top-Agentur für Kongresse weltweit. Darüber hinaus nutzen wir die Gelegenheit, die Fachkompetenz vor Ort zu präsentieren. Zu den Referenten gehört Dr. med. univ. Julia Schellong von der Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik am Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus der TU Dresden,“ erklärt Bunge weiter. Frau Schellong organisiert 2018 die Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Gesellschaft für Psychotraumatologie in Dresden und stellt ihre Erwartungen als Kongresspräsidentin vor.

Neben fachspezifischen Themen lernen die Teilnehmer diverse Veranstaltungsorte und Hotels in Dresden kennen. Allein bei den von der DMG organisierten Abendveranstaltungen präsentieren sich drei Locations: der Ostrapark – Zentrum für Eventkultur in Dresden, das Restaurant Kastenmeiers in der Eventlocation Kurländer Palais sowie das Verkehrsmuseum Dresden. Tagungshotel für das erstmals in Dresden stattfindende Event ist The Westin Bellevue Dresden. Dazu Sebastian Klink, General Manager von The Westin Bellevue Dresden: „Wir freuen uns darauf, unsere Gäste von uns und der Stadt Dresden zu begeistern. Der Wellbeing-Gedanke steht in unserem Haus an erster Stelle, welcher unter anderem durch den Running Concierge oder das Westin Superfood RX unterstrichen wird. Denn eins steht fest: Jeder Gast soll sich bei seiner Abreise besser fühlen als bei seiner Anreise.“

Das ECM Netzwerk umfasst 100 europäische Städte, s. www.europeancitiesmarketing.com. Mitglieder sind Stadtmarketing- und Tourismusorganisationen sowie Convention Bureaus. „ECM ist für unsere Arbeit unerlässlich. Unter dem Motto ‚Meet – Share – Grow‘ finden Fachkongresse, gemeinsame Marktforschungsstudien, Weiterbildungsangebote und Themenworkshops statt. So können wir uns vergleichen, voneinander lernen, erfolgreiche Projekte präsentieren und uns selbst als professionellen Austragungsort für Tagungen und Kongresse vorstellen“, sagt Bunge abschließend.

Über die Dresden Marketing GmbH:
Die Dresden Marketing GmbH (DMG) ist die offizielle Dachmarketingorganisation der Landeshauptstadt Dresden und verantwortet die nationale und internationale Vermarktung Dresdens als Tourismus-, Kongress-, Wissenschafts- und Wirtschaftsmetropole. 2008 gegründet, besteht die 100%ige Tochterfirma der Landeshauptstadt Dresden aus einem Team von 19 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern. Geschäftsführerin der DMG ist Dr. Bettina Bunge. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.marketing.dresden.de.


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NOVUM Hotel Group hoists its sails: the second niu to open in Lübeck

August 23, 2017

NOVUM Hotel Group hoists its sails: the second niu to open in Lübeck

With its innovative millennial brand, the NOVUM Hotel Group is still steering its expansion course. The niu in the Hanseatic city of Lübeck will follow the first niu hotel, located in Essen. The niu Rig is currently under development by the Hamburg Hotel Group at the strategic, prime location “Am Bahnhof 17-19”. According to current planning, the 83-room hotel will open in April 2018.

All niu hotels are highly individualized, each with its own charm. From the name to the interior, food and drink, the niu Rig tells a story inspired by shorelines and seafaring adventures – very fitting for the maritime history of the location and the vigorous activity in the Hanseatic city.

The name Rig is the term for the system of ropes or chains employed to support a ship’s masts. This makes sense because Lübeck has reigned over the Hanseatic League for over 500 years and today, as a gateway to the Baltic Sea, it is becoming an increasingly popular destination among tourists. Guests enjoy trendy furniture, accessories with a turquoise-white ambience and recurring maritime motives such as pirates, anchors, ropes, sailors and sails. In contrast to all expectations, the implementation is typically niu; quite casual yet lively. Pleasant armchairs, parquet flooring, exceptional art and more invite the modern globetrotter to experience a unique and instagrammable world.

In line with the niu philosophy, everything is shared at the niu Rig. “With our niu concept, we are throwing old conventions overboard and creating an open world of experience for both locals and travelers at attractive prices,” explains David Etmenan, Chief Executive Officer & Owner of the NOVUM Hotel Group. From our Bistro to Living Lobby – everything fits seamlessly, is networked and is even a place where locals enjoy lingering. Not to forget our Nordic-fresh inspired culinary delights such as Schwarzbrot (dark rye bread), Rotspon (locally bottled red wine), mackerel, marzipan and more, and other delights such as inspiring background music and the latest technology. Guests will find ample electrical outlets, smart flat screens, USB ports and high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

More than 30 original niu hotels will be built in Europe by 2019.

 


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