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Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Reveals Its Crystal Marquee for MICE & Wedding Sectors

May 30, 2017

Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort Reveals Its Crystal Marquee for MICE & Wedding Sectors

BEL OMBRE, MAURITIUS Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has unveiled Crystal, a unique meeting space in the south of the island. This new concept opens opportunities for the resort in the events and MICE sector, from meetings and conferences to exceptional gala dinners and weddings.

Crystal is a fully air-conditioned transparent marquee. It measures 33 x 17.5 metres, can seat up to 250 people in banquet style and sits on a rooftop area of the hotel giving a wonderful view of the Bel Ombre coast.

The resort setting is ideal for events: 181 sea-facing rooms offer a breath-taking beachfront location alongside the turquoise lagoons of the Indian Ocean. Nestled in the nature reserve of Bel Ombre, the property is only 45 minutes from the airport,

A permanent structure, Crystal can be adapted for many needs. It can be used as a classic conference venue with pitch-dark option, or semi-transparent with ocean views, both incorporating the latest audio-visual technology.

“Crystal is unique in Mauritius and repositions the Outrigger as a full-on MICE destination for events, incentive meetings, weddings and banquets,” says Cyrille Carmona, Deputy General Manager of the resort. “With Crystal, the sky is the limit.”

The Outrigger, highly acclaimed for its dining, now has five food and beverage venues which can deliver MICE events for up to 250 covers.

Carmona says the key MICE points for the Outrigger are: five food & beverage outlets, including Crystal; all the resort’s rooms and suites are sea facing with a private terrace and balcony; there are spacious beachfront, garden and poolside venues for events; customized menus for beach parties and weddings, all the way up to wine and gala dinners; advanced audio-visual services; technical and secretarial services for businesses; lighting and ambience support; live entertainment, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort has a dedicated MICE team that tailors proposals and accompanies groups during their events. This team has created a range of original MICE services including team-building activities, nature retreats, personalised wellness experiences, themed gala dinners and private outdoor events.

“With the opening of Crystal at the Outrigger Mauritius Beach Resort I believe we now have a total package – a very compelling proposition for MICE event organisers worldwide,” says Carmona.


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March 15, 2016


Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau was thrilled to tell A Tale of Two Cities campaign in Tokio. Istanbul CVB was the guest speaker in the Meeting and Events Industry Symposium organized by Japan Tourism Agency on 15th of March. The Japan National Tourism Organization is one of the supporters of the event and the Lecturer Dr. Leo Esaki, Nobel Prize winner for Physics Laureate, was the speaker of the symposium

The concept behind A Tale of Two Cities is to create awareness of Istanbul as a flourishing and successful MICE destination. Istanbul highlights both its charm and capacity – by breaking down the misconceptions with the ‘two cities’ slogan and brand campaign whereby the city’s high-tech modern infrastructure is juxtaposed against its monumental history.

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December 1, 2015

Romotur in their condition as member of the Great Wine Capitals Travel Network has been behind the success of the Annual General Meeting of Great Wine Capitals that has been held in Bilbao- Rioja from the 5th to the 9th of November.
During five days Bilbao- Rioja has been the focus of the wine world where experts and professionals have reunited in order to discuss and compare the different ways and aspects how they live wine, wine making and enotourism, providing an interesting insight for all the assistants.
Amongst the different activities included in the agenda was the First-Ever Enotourism Conference Hosted by Great Wine Capitals in which experts of some of the most successful wineries in the world, such as Mondavi, Zuccardi, Freixenet, Gonzalez Byass, for example, have shared their experiences and practices on the following topics: “Wine Tourism Strategy” and “Successful models for wine tourism”.

The assistants also had the opportunity to enjoy technical visits to more than twenty of the most interesting and diverse wine tourism resources in the area; from centuries old wineries to the most modern and stylish installations where they have discovered the rich and diverse variety that Bilbao-Rioja has to offer as a wine lovers destination.

Romotur has selected the most interesting venues for the different acts such as the welcoming reception in Centro de la Cultura de Rioja or the International Wine Sampling at the Azkuna Zentroa-Alhóndiga, where more than three hundred people tried the finest wines from the Great Wine Capitals. The two masterpieces by the architect Frank Gehry, Marqués de Riscal Winery and The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, held the opening dinner and the final Gala of the Annual Meeting, providing both unique settings for the events.

Romotur has collaborated with the 5 star Hotel Meliá in Bilbao in the organization of a Fam-Trip for UK agents the past 15 and 16 of November. Eleven agents from some of the most reputed agencies in the field of MICE have been visiting Bilbao and knowing the destination as a future setting for some of their events.

The overall feeling of the participants has been that of a mixture of surprise, for those who had been in Bilbao before and could appreciate how the city has improved since they were last here, and that of discovery, as despite having regular flights to London and other major hubs in Europe, for many it was their first time in the city and did not know what to expect. For all of them it was a pleasant and entertaining experience to be able to get to know more about Bilbao and the interesting possibilities it offers as a MICE destination.

Two Unique Wine Experiences in Bilbao.
Bilbao offers amongst others two unique experiences not to be missed by wine enthusiasts while they are in the city.

Located in the Gran Via, the main street of Bilbao, we encounter one of the world’s few urban wineries: Bodega Urbana. Here you have the chance to select and blend your own wine from the suggesting varieties selected especially by Ana Martin, one of Spain’s leading oenologists.This interesting new concept combines wine making, wine tasting, an interesting selection of wines in its boutique, as well as food thought to be paired by the wines offered.

Crusoe Treasure is inspired on the wines found in shipwrecks that were still drinkable after all the time spent underwater. Their interest in such matter led them to create the first underwater winery in the world to observe the influence of ageing wine on the bottom of the sea. After their initial success with local bottled wines they have progressed to submerge whole barrels for its final ageing in the artificial reef they have created and that now has been colonized and naturalized by many local species of fish and crustaceans. Their wine can be found at some of the most exclusive restaurants in the world.


IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Opens With New Highs

September 29, 2015

IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Opens With New Highs

Bangkok, 29 September 2015 – The Leading International MICE Event Centered in Asia-Pacific kicked off today at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok, Thailand, presenting the largest line-up of over 20 MICE, events intelligence, corporate travel and association management knowledge sessions helmed by over 30 expert speakers. Headlining the education front is the first-ever ASEAN MICE Forum, endorsed by the ASEAN Marketing and Communications Working Group. This initiative enables IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific to facilitate closer collaboration between ASEAN’s MICE industry leaders.

The AMF @ IT&CMA is the first major step we are taking to raise awareness of the ASEAN region, made up of the 10 member countries, as a collective MICE destination. The AEC collaboration and close ties between the ASEAN national literally expands the possibility of any MICE programme to the region, as it can take on a multi-nation approach which will offer diversity and unique cultural experiences for participants. We are excited to initiate conversations with global MICE leaders during the forum,” said Khairuddin Abdul Hamid, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Brunei Darussalam, and concurrently the Chairman of ASEAN Tourism Marketing and Communication Working Group, ASEAN Secretariat.

The 2015 edition sees a growth of 14% in exhibitors’ participation, with sponsorship engagements increasing by more than 40% over 2014. All these have been made possible by TTG Events’ unwavering commitment to deliver quality content and buyers to the events. Featuring one of the largest CVB collections in the region, IT&CMA has once again delivered a truly global showcase of Convention Visitor Bureaus. The international presence is witnessed by the entrance of new European, Middle Eastern and North Asian bureaus like Berlin, Geneva, Lucerne, Zurich, Dubai and Jeju, while returning destinations Switzerland, Philippines, Macau and India are making a statement with an event bigger showing this year.

They are joined by all the leading Asian MICE destinations including Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Sabah and Thailand. This consolidates IT&CMA position as the must-attend MICE-focus event in Asia.

Ralf Ostendorf, Director Market Management of Berlin Tourismus & Kongress GmbH explained the motivation behind exhibiting at IT&CMA 2015 for the first time, “Our first experience with IT&CM Events was at IT&CM China earlier in Shanghai this year, and it proved to be a successful show for us. We are looking forward to the same success at IT&CMA 2015, as we see a lot of potential for Berlin as a MICE destination in Asia.”

Having reaped results from past sponsored networking functions at IT&CMA, Seoul Metropolitan Government, is delighted to return as a luncheon host for buyer and media delegates. Maureen O’Crowley, Executive Director, MICE Division, Seoul Tourism Organisation expressed her confidence backed by success at previous years’ events, “We had been the proud sponsor of Seoul Gala Dinner for several years. This year, we are excited to engage with buyers and media at a Seoul Hosted Luncheon that will take place tomorrow (30 September). At this luncheon, we will be highlighting new incentives from Seoul, especially our special support programs. Through this intimate session, we want to create an event stronger working relationship with our target audience.

The first day of the 2015 edition will round up with the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception hosted by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. Held at Live House@Central World, TCEB will be playing host to all event delegates at the evening’s function themed ‘Heaven Unveiled. A Night in Paradise’.

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Slovenian Convention Bureau appoints SoolNua

March 30, 2015

Slovenian Convention Bureau appoints SoolNua
to advise on Strategy and Marketing for MICE

The Slovenian Convention Bureau has retained Ireland-based Meetings & Events consultancy SoolNua to advise them over the next 12 months on strategy and marketing for the lucrative meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) sector.

Announcing the appointment, Miha Kovačič, Director of the Slovenian Convention Bureau, said “After a decade of promoting and positioning Slovenia as a MICE destination it is time to go into a higher gear. We want SoolNua to take us to the next level. SoolNua owners Patrick Delaney and Pádraic Gilligan have immense industry experience and can help us drive forward with an compelling, engaging story of Slovenia as a MICE destination”.

SoolNua Managing Partner, Patrick Delaney said “We started as a DMC in Ireland and, from the outset, realized our first challenge was to build destination awareness. Slovenia has made great strides as a MICE destination but remains a shy, hidden gem. It needs to amplify its voice and tell its wonderful story with confidence and conviction. We are truly privileged to play a part in bringing this about”.

Gilligan added “During our recent trips to Slovenia we’ve been impressed by the quality of the MICE product. Slovenia may be small country but it offers extraordinary variety from city to countryside and mountain to maritime. Most of all there’s a palpable energy about the place, an easy friendliness in its people, a sense of welcome, a can-do attitude. As MICE buyers look increasingly for experiential authenticity, Slovenia is destined to emerge strongly”.

About the Slovenian Convention Bureau
The Slovenian Convention Bureau was established by the industry in 2004 to develop, position and promote the Slovenian meetings industry in the international market place and to represent the voice of the industry to the National Government. The Slovenian Convention Bureau is also the organiser of of Conventa, a trade show and exhibition that showcases the “New Europe” to international meetings and events planners.

About SoolNua
Established in early 2014 by Patrick Delaney and Pádraic Gilligan, SoolNua works with destinations, hotels and venues on MICE related matters including strategy, marketing and training. Delaney and Gilligan are former directors of MCI and the founders of Ovation Global DMC.

Aserbaidschan: Kongress- und Kulturpartner der ITB Berlin 2013

June 13, 2012

Aserbaidschan: Kongress- und Kulturpartner der ITB Berlin 2013
Aserbaidschan ist Partner des weltweit größten Tourismuskongresses und präsentiert sich als spannendes Reiseziel für Kulturtouristen – Hochrangig besetzte Podiumsdiskussionen über die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung des Landes auf dem ITB Berlin Kongress 2013

Berlin, 11. Juni 2012 – Mit einem vielfältigen Programm schlägt Aserbaidschan als Kongress- und Kulturpartner der ITB Berlin 2013 die Brücke zwischen Europa und Asien. Das Land zwischen dem Kaspischen Meer und dem Kaukasus präsentiert sich auf der weltgrößten Reisemesse mit seiner schönen Natur und reichen Kultur als reizvolles Ziel für Kulturtouristen und als eine erstklassige MICE-Destination. Ebenso ist Aserbaidschan mit hochrangig besetzten Podiumsdiskussionen über die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung des Landes prominent auf dem ITB Berlin Kongress, dem führenden Think Tank der internationalen Reiseindustrie, vertreten.

„Neben der Ölindustrie als Hauptwirtschaftsfaktor richten wir unseren Fokus auf die Entwicklung des Tourismus“, unterstreicht Abulfas Garayev, Minister des Kultur- und Tourismusministeriums Aserbaidschan, das Engagement auf der ITB Berlin. „Die Partnerschaft mit der ITB Berlin ist für uns ein sehr wichtiges Instrument zur effektiven Förderung des touristischen Potenzials von Aserbaidschan. Dieses Jahr haben wir durch den Eurovision Song Contest in Baku eine große Medienaufmerksamkeit erreicht und konnten der ganzen Welt ein modernes Bild unseres Landes zeigen. Dieses möchten wir als Kongress- und Kulturpartner der weltweit größten Reisemesse vertiefen.“ Bereits 2011 verkündete Aserbaidschan als das Jahr des Tourismus. Die Fortschritte der touristischen Infrastruktur sind bereits heute sichtbar. Es entstanden neue Hotels und es wurden Gesetzesinitiativen zur Entwicklung des Tourismus eingereicht. Eines der größten Tourismus-Projekte, der Bau des Shahdag-Skigebietes, soll noch in diesem Jahr realisiert werden.

Über die ITB Berlin und den ITB Berlin Kongress
Die ITB Berlin 2013 findet von Mittwoch bis Sonntag, 6. bis 10. März, statt. Von Mittwoch bis Freitag ist die ITB Berlin für Fachbesucher geöffnet. Parallel zur Messe läuft der ITB Berlin Kongress von Mittwoch bis Freitag, 6. bis 8. März 2013. Er ist weltweit der größte Fachkongress der Branche. Mehr Informationen sind zu finden unter Die ITB Berlin ist die führende Messe der weltweiten Reiseindustrie. 2012 stellten 10.644 Aussteller aus 187 Ländern ihre Produkte und Dienstleistungen rund 172.000 Besuchern, darunter 113.006 Fachbesuchern vor.

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