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ACCESS Destination Services to accept payment of deposits via Meeting Escrow

April 8, 2016

ACCESS Destination Services to accept payment of deposits via Meeting Escrow

Meeting Escrow (www.MeetingEscrow.com) is proud to announce that ACCESS Destination Services (www.accessdmc.com) has officially confirmed acceptance of payment via its industry-leading deposit escrow service.

Chris Lee, DMCP, CEO of ACCESS comments, “Meeting Escrow is a long-overdue financial and risk management solution to challenges the Meetings Industry has been facing for years – how to protect client funds and ensure timely payment to supplier-partners. It provides our clients with 100% transparency and confidence for the advance payments they make to vendors around the world. ACCESS is proud to show its leadership by confirming its acceptance of this new standard of accountability for the industry.

Grant Snider, Meeting Escrow President & CEO adds, “This is another exciting development for our company. As we expand our range of financial and risk management solutions for the Meetings Industry worldwide, we are proud to see a prestigious Destination Management organization such as ACCESS add their support for a new way of doing business.

Meeting Escrow was founded by Grant Snider in 2015 to bridge a gap in the marketplace between buyers and sellers of Meetings Industry services. Both parties sign an escrow contract with Meeting Escrow for the total amount to be protected. Funds are wire transferred by the buyer directly to a distinct, uniquely identified Meeting Escrow bank account to the benefit of the supplier-partner and then the individual deposit payments are wire transferred out per the deposit payment schedule in the contract. Client funds are secure and fully protected and supplier-partners are paid on time.  In addition, escrowed deposits can be held in US dollars, Euros, Canadian dollars and 17 other foreign currencies, thereby shielding clients from exchange rate fluctuations. Meeting Escrow Inc. holds $5 million in liability coverage, underwritten by Lloyds.

Founded in 1969, ACCESS Destination Services sets the standard for excellence in award-winning destination management services throughout North America and the world.  Through global alliances with Pacific World and Amstar, ACCESS serves over 100 destinations throughout 30 countries. With global coverage and local expertise, ACCESS meets client objectives and exceeds expectations for corporate, incentive and association groups.

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PACIFIC WORLD AND ACCESS GLOBAL DESTINATION INDEX REPORT IDENTIFIES TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEETINGS, INCENTIVES AND CONFERENCES

March 1, 2016

PACIFIC WORLD AND ACCESS GLOBAL DESTINATION INDEX REPORT IDENTIFIES TOP DESTINATIONS FOR MEETINGS, INCENTIVES AND CONFERENCES
Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore recognized as top destinations in Asia

Italy and France most popular in Europe, UAE top destination in Middle East
Texas, Florida and Las Vegas top the list in the USA

Results from a recent global Destination Index, compiled by the leading Global DMC and Event Management Companies, Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com) and ACCESS Destination Services (www.accessdmc.com), have identified the top destinations in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States for meetings and incentives.

Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World, commented, “The Pacific World global Destination Index report identifies each year the countries and cities most thriving within the meetings, incentives and conferences industries. This year overarching themes that led to an increase in popularity were improvements in transportation/flights, an increase in venues and hotels, investment in technology, attractive exchange rates, and safety and stability.”

Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore were recognised as the top countries in Asia for meetings and incentives, with Bangkok and Bali voted as the most popular cities, and meetings and incentives being the most requested event types in Singapore. Governmental stability, attractive exchange rates and improved flight connections were factors contributing to the increased attention from source markets including North America, Australia and other Asian regions.

In Europe, France and Italy were identified as the top countries for meetings and incentives. Improved transport links and investment in infrastructure resulting in the opening of a number of new hotels and venues were factors accountable for the fact that Milan and Paris have both been voted as the most popular European cities for Meetings and Incentives, with increased interest from source markets such as the Middle East, USA, UK, Germany, and Brazil.

The UAE was recognised as the most popular destination for incentives and conferences in the Middle East, with the UK, Saudi Arabia and India identified as the key source markets placing inbound business into the destination. Accessible flight routes, new hotels, and an investment of time and resources in the latest technology and set-ups to facilitate large-scale events have pushed the UAE to the top of the list.

Texas topped the list as the most popular destination for meeting and events in the USA, followed by Florida and Las Vegas. New venues, restaurants and an increase in international and regional flights have boosted the popularity of these destinations while the abundance  of available VIP experiences have established Dallas, San Antonio, Miami, and Las Vegas as key cities for conference and incentives in the U.S.

For more details about the Destination Index, please go to: www.pacificworld.com

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR OVATION’S 2015 HUGGABILITY AWARD

September 9, 2015

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR OVATION’S 2015 HUGGABILITY AWARD

Now in its seventh year, Ovation’s annual Huggability Award has seen the great and the good of the international MICE industry recognised not only for their achievements, but for their personality, their attitude and their downright loveliness!

Nominations are now open to find a worthy and huggable successor to the 2014 Huggability Award winner Chris Baker.

Chris took home the huggability crown last year due to his ability to get the job done no matter where the credit goes. Like any good destination expert, he exudes an unwavering passion for his home city of Chicago and always acts as an avid ambassador for the city. It will be a tough task this year to find someone as passionate, welcoming and huggable as Chris,” commented Aoife Delaney, Director of Global Sales at Ovation Global DMC.

As always, Ovation Bear will be sharing the nominations received for the 2015 award as soon as they are received. Keep an eye on the nominations board to see who is in the running to be crowned Most Huggable Person 2015.

Among the early nominations received are;
Kevin Hinton (Site Global)
Miha Kovacic (Slovenia Convention Bureau)
Ray Bloom (IMEX Group)
John Callely (Teeling Whiskey)
Nominations can be made before October 5th 2015 here and the winner will be unveiled at 11 am on Wednesday October 14th at Ovation’s IMEX America stand 2227.

Ovation Global DMC
Ovation Global DMC (www.ovationdmc.com), the Destination Services division of MCI, is a leading network of Destination Management Companies offering best-in-class DMC services to associations, corporations and agencies at over 100 locations across five continents. With its network of strategic partners and its alliance with the DMC Network (www.dmcnetwork.com), Ovation offers services in all major meetings destinations globally.

For further information contact;
Ian Hemmingway
Marketing & PR Manager

Ovation Global DMC
Tel: +353 1 2802641
ian.hemmingway@ovationdmc.com
www.ovationdmc.com


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