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PACIFIC WORLD GAINS INDUSTRY RECOGNITION IN SUCCESSFUL START TO 2013

February 25, 2013

PACIFIC WORLD GAINS INDUSTRY RECOGNITION IN SUCCESSFUL START TO 2013

Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the global DMC Event Management and PCO Company, has received two industry awards following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011. Pacific World as a global brand has been recognised for delivering operational excellence, creativity and best-in-class customer service across the world.

The Pacific World Indonesia team were awarded the ‘Indonesia Leading Inbound Travel Agent’ award at the Indonesia Travel & Tourism Awards 2012/2013, positioning them as the number one MICE inbound agency in the region. Further to this, Pacific World were also awarded second place in ‘Best Business Events Company’ Readers’ Choice awards in CEI Asia magazine.

Herve JOSEPH-ANTOINE, Global Managing Director of Pacific World commented on the organisations recent success, “To be named as the number one MICE inbound agency in Indonesia and to gain recognition as one of the Best Business Events Companies by CEI Asia magazine is an honor for Pacific World. We feel that our dedication to producing unforgettable events is being recognized and we look forward to continuing success in the remainder of 2013.”

Through working closely with local governments and convention centres, the global MICE company currently delivers event solutions in over 14 countries including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Scotland, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Africa, Singapore and Indonesia.

For more information please visit: www.pacificworld.com

PACIFIC WORLD ENSURES ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL SERVICES FOR EIBTM

November 20, 2012

PACIFIC WORLD ENSURES ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL SERVICES FOR EIBTM
Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com) the leading MICE* player has announced a number of new developments which will be implemented as part of their Accessible Travel Services programme for EIBTM, which is dedicated to supporting disabled persons interested in attending the trade show which takes place in Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.

Through partnering with Disabled Accessible Travel, Pacific World will offer a wide range of services (available on request) including:
Accessible Airport Transfers, (100% adapted transport)
Accessible Transfers, hotel to event (100% adapted transport)
Accessible Accommodation (roll-in showers & shower chairs)
Accessible Tour Services, before, during, post EIBTM event (100% adapted transport)
Scooter service for the duration of EIBTM (on site service)
Assisted caterings services (on site)
Disability Information Service provided by Disabled Accessible Travel (On site)
Pacific World is also a member of the Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality, which works to raise awareness of the needs of all travelers with disabilities and remove physical and attitudinal barriers to free access and expand travel opportunities.

Shaun Casey, Regional Director EMEA, Pacific World commented, “Accessible travel for conference delegates is gaining momentum aided by recent EU legislation. Barcelona is already ahead of its competitors in how it has adapted itself to service the needs of this target audience. We are delighted that Pacific World has been selected to showcase these services during Europe’s leading event management trade show EIBTM.”
For more information on disabled accessible travel please visit: http://eibtm.pacificworld.com/transportation/accesible-services/

Following their worldwide rebranding in November last year, Pacific World as a global brand is recognised for delivering operational excellence, creativity and best-in-class customer service across the world. Through working closely with local entities and convention centres, the global DMC currently delivers event solutions in over 14 countries including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Scotland, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Southern Africa among others.

For more information visit http://www.pacificworld.com

PACIFIC WORLD APPOINTS GILL DEWAR AS NATIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTH AFRICA

August 31, 2012

PACIFIC WORLD APPOINTS GILL DEWAR AS NATIONAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR SOUTH AFRICA

Pacific World, the leading MICE* business in Asia and Europe has appointed Gill Dewar as Sales Representative for South Africa. The new appointment supports Pacific World’s drive to strengthen their sales force and expand its current Events Management and PCO* centres across the globe.

Pacific World has recently extended its business reach into Southern Africa, covering Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe from South Africa and Namibia offices.

Gill Dewar will be focusing on bringing Pacific World DMC*, Event Management and PCO expertise to South African market. Commenting on her new appointment, Dewar said, “I am excited about re-establishing the excellent existing reputation that Pacific World has in the South African MICE market and to introducing clients to the recently expanded Pacific World portfolio. There is a need for DMC diversity and variety in the industry and the new portfolio will definitely ensure this.”

Dewar has been working in the MICE industry since 1995 and prior to joining Pacific World, she was the MICE Product Manager for Tourvest Travel Services (Seekers Travel and American Express Travel Services). She has a track record of delivering excellent destination knowledge as well as maintaining excellent supplier and client relations.

Founded 32 years ago, Pacific World now covers 15 countries and over 30 destinations including Spain, Portugal, Greece, Scotland, South Africa, Namibia, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Pacific World has long-lasting experience managing large complex logistics combined with creative programs. As the official agency for important trade fairs and conferences such as EIBTM (Barcelona, around 15,000 delegates), they are responsible for managing accommodation, transportation and other destination logistics.

Pacific World strives to ensure operational excellence in order to meet the needs of its clients and bring “the art of destination management” to the entire world.

For more information please visit: www.pacificworld.com

Whole World. One Exhibition.

April 17, 2012

Whole World. One Exhibition.

Today at Baku Expo Centre the 11th Azerbaijan International Tourism and Travel Fair, AITF 2012, opened. The largest tourist forum in both the country and the entire Caspian region once again brings together tourism professionals from national tourism organizations, travel agencies, airlines, hotels and resorts.

With the slogan “The Whole World, One Exhibition”, AITF 2012 has brought together a record number of participants. There are 201 companies and organizations from 32 countries, presenting 62 tourism destinations. Azerbaijan, Georgia, India, Cyprus, Malaysia, the UAE, Russia, Turkey and the Czech Republic are among the permanent participants in AITF. Companies from Qatar, Poland, Vietnam, Lithuania, Slovakia and Croatia are all making their debut at this year’s show. In total, this year’s exhibition includes 15 national and regional stands from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Dagestan, India, Cyprus, Crimea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Slovenia, Turkey, the Czech Republic, the Emirate of Dubai, the Stavropol region and Croatia.

The official opening ceremony was attended by the Minister of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, Mr Abulfas Garayev; the Advisor to the Turkish Ambassador in Azerbaijan on Culture and Information, Mr Said Ahmad Arslan; the Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism of Bulgaria, Mr Ivo Marinov; a representative from the World Tourism Organization, Ms Alla Pirisolova; and the director of Iteca Caspian, Mr Farid Mamedov. Opening the exhibition, Minister Garayev thanked the organizers of AITF 2012, and noted that the exhibition is considered by international organizations to be the most influential in providing impetus to the development of the tourism industry.

The representative from the World Tourism Organization, Ms Alla Pirisolova, read a letter from the Secretary General of the WTO, Mr Taleb Rifai, who noted that AITF offers great opportunities for tourism development.

At the opening ceremony, Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Mr Ivo Marinov highlighted that it was the first time that Bulgaria had taken part in AITF to promote its tourism potential.

The Advisor to the Turkish Ambassador in Azerbaijan on Culture and Information, Mr Said Ahmad Arslan, noted that AITF is an important event for increasing the awareness of the global community about the country’s development.

Director of Iteca Caspian Mr Farid Mamedov welcomed all participants on behalf of the organizers, and thanked the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, as well as other the agencies, partners and sponsors who had provided support for the exhibition.

The unconditional prestige of the exhibition and the considerable attention paid to Azerbaijan’s booming tourism industry is underlined by the participation of the World Tourism Organization with its own stand.

This is the third consecutive year in which Turkey has been the partner country of the exhibition. For the firs time, AITF has its own guest country, namely, Bulgaria.

Over the next three days, travel industry professionals will get a unique chance to meet the major companies in the global travel industry, to experience the flavour of each and every country represented at the national stands and to expand their portfolio of tourist destinations.

The exhibition is very attractive with the offers of various recreation and travel opportunities. Medical tourism is widely represented by resorts in Bulgaria, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. Azerbaijani tourists are well familiar with the resort cities of Essentuki, Zheleznovodsk, Kislovodsk, Mineral Waters, Pyatigorsk and Truskavets, which are all represented at AITF 2012. They will be complemented by Crimean resorts and a number of medical and health organizations, including the National Spa Association of Lithuania and Slovenia’s regional administration, the Land of Celje, which includes six luxury thermal spa resorts.

As is tradition, the exhibition includes a stand organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan Republic, and the upcoming 2012 Eurovision Song Contest provides the main theme for the display. Presentations of new projects and developments in the field of leisure and adventure in Azerbaijan will be made by the nation’s leading travel agencies, recreation centres and health resorts, as well as by major hospitality chains operating in Baku, including Fairmont, Hilton Baku, Four Seasons and Park Inn.

Those who admire exotic destinations will be offered interesting, and sometimes bizarre suggestions for holidays in Thailand, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

The biggest stand at the exhibition will once again be claimed by Turkey, which maintains its leading position among the tourists visiting Azerbaijan. Resorts on the famous Turkish Riviera, and well-known hotels and tour companies from different regions of the country will offer visitors trips to both popular and hitherto unexplored corners of Turkey.

A large delegation has arrived at AITF from Croatia. This is certainly in part due to the abolition of visa requirements for citizens of Azerbaijan travelling to Croatia till the end of October 2012. On the Croatian stand, tours will be offered, with accommodation at the best hotels on the Adriatic coast; visitors will be introduced to the sights of the country and will be invited to attend the numerous cultural events held annually in the capital city and the provinces.

This year, there is an increase in the number of airlines announcing their special offers for the Azerbaijani market. AZAL (also acting as the official air carrier), AirAstana, AirBaltic, Qatar Airways, Fly Dubai, Czech Airlines and Turkish Airlines will present their most affordable scheduled and charter flights for the summer tourist season.

Every year, AITF attracts more tourism professionals from around the world. This year’s business programme is full of thematic presentations and seminars. One of the most interesting events on the first day of the exhibition promises to be a seminar on the “Tourism opportunities in the countries of the Visegrad Group”. This will be attended by representatives of the national tourism agencies of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and the managers of major host companies, hotel chains, resorts and airlines in these countries.

A presentation of the hotels and resorts covered by the scheduled flights of Qatar Airways will take place in the first two days of the exhibition; the National Tourism Authority of Thailand will be holding a presentation on its exotic resorts; Croatian companies and tourism organizations will be holding a series of workshops; and the Azerbaijani travel agency, SW Travel, will launch a new online booking system.

In parallel with AITF, the 6th International Exhibition of “Everything for Hotels, Restaurants and Supermarkets”, HOREX Azerbaijan, is taking place.During the exhibition, leading companies from Austria, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and France will demonstrate professional kitchen equipment, laundry facilities, household chemicals, textiles and exclusive dishes for motels, restaurants and hotels. In addition, information technology products for hotels, such as online booking and online payment systems, will also be on display. The exhibition includes well-known brands in the hospitality industry, such as La Cimbali, Santos, Robot Coupe, Rational, Winterhalter, Karma-Global, Rotondi, Scotsman, Modular, Bonnet, Sagi SPA, Rovabo, Danube International, Muehldorfer and Ingrid Lesage Creations.

During the exhibition, presentations and master classes with internationally renowned experts will take place on the stands of participants. Visitors will become participants in and spectators of an unforgettable spectacle and have the chance to see the latest equipment in action.

Thus, HOREX reflects the needs of the rapidly developing tourism and hotel business in Azerbaijan and will contribute to establishing new standards of quality.


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