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Saudi Arabia to launch into MICE sector worldwide

April 28, 2017

Saudi Arabia to launch into MICE sector worldwide by exhibiting at IMEX in Frankfurt
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to launch its first international campaign to market the country as a destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions by exhibiting at IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 from 16 to 18 May.

Supported by a public relations campaign devised and implemented by London-based Clareville Communications, this marketing activity by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage in association with the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau will highlight the extensive range of more than 600 first class hotels, convention and exhibition facilities available in the leading cities across the country.
The marketing initiative is a practical step in line with Vision 2030, announced in April 2016, setting out economic and social policies designed to move the Kingdom’s economy away from its dependence on oil. Hosting business events is one of the focal points of the reforms, along with leisure and religious tourism, all means to generate both revenue and employment.
Under the National Transformation Plan, the centrepiece of Vision 2030, the Saudi Commission for Tourism & National Heritage (SCTH) is investing almost SAR 26 billion (US $7 billion) on initiatives around the country.
Established nearly four years ago, the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau was created with a mandate to develop the meetings industry.
Tariq A. Al-Essa, Executive Director of the Saudi Exhibition and Convention Bureau explains: “As the worldwide exhibition for incentive travel, meetings and events, IMEX in Frankfurt is the perfect place for us to meet thousands of influential event and meetings buyers face-to-face and to show them the opportunities in Saudi Arabia and many superb facilities that we could offer them.”

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Hotel industry in Europe keeps a positive trend

July 6, 2016

Hotel industry in Europe keeps a positive trend for the first quarter of 2016 despite terrorism fear

The latest ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report* points out that for the first quarter of 2016, European hotels keep up the positive trend with a 0.6 point increase in Occupancy Rate and 1% growth in Average Daily Rate** allowing the RevPAR*** to improve by 2%.

Despite widespread growth, contrasts can be observed when it comes to individual country performance. Factors such as the migrant crisis – affecting tourism in certain destinations – and the security environment following the Brussels attacks in March impacted hotel performance in several key destinations across the continent.

While some capitals are affected by the terrorism fear…

As the city was directly hit by terrorism, Brussels’ RevPAR dropped by 7.4%, mostly due to a 5.5 points decrease in Occupancy Rate. Other European capitals, such as London and Berlin, were also affected by these events, raising doubts about European security in the eyes of foreign clientele.

At the same period France (except the capital) regained a growth track especially thanks to RevPAR improvement in the whole country: Reims (+13.1%), Lille (+8.2%) or Marseille (+7.4%), Paris is still recovering from the consequences of the November attacks on tourism with a RevPAR decrease by 9.2%.

… others seem to recover “market shares

Prague has reached a strong RevPAR, with 18.3% growth for this indicator. The organisation of several international medical trade shows in Prague significantly stimulated hotel performance. Amsterdam was also among the frontrunners in the European landscape (+17.1% in RevPAR), as hotels benefitted from the organisation of the Fespa Digital Amsterdam and other international business events. Budapest also registered positive results, with a 10.7% increase in RevPAR due to gains in Occupancy Rate (+2.7 points) and Average Daily Rate (+5.1%). Polish hoteliers benefited from the European men’s handball championships at the beginning of the year. Warsaw and Poland report increases in the RevPAR by respectively 1.3% and 6.1% on the first quarter. Austria posted a RevPAR increase by 5.7%, it is better than the capital, Wien (+0.6%).

In Northern Europe, Edinburgh observed a RevPAR increase by 7.5%, a trend totally different from London or Liverpool which decreased by 4.5% and 1.8% respectively.

Finally, performance across Southern Europe continued to improve, boasting higher results than in the 2015 first quarter. RevPAR in Lisbon grew by 2.4%, it strongly increased in Spain with San Sebastian (+34%), Zaragoza (+25.9%), Malaga and Seville (+21.7%), Barcelona (+16%) and Madrid (+12.8%). Rome and Turin are on a positive trend, with RevPAR increase by 2.4% and 4.2%.

All ECM members have exclusive access to the complete ECM-MKG European Destinations Observatory report with all the graphs and analysis.

#ECM #EuropeanCitiesMarketing #MICEnews #MICEmedia

Meetings Industry Veteran Grant Snider Launches New Company

September 18, 2015

“Meetings Industry Veteran Grant Snider Launches New Company”

Meetings Industry veteran Grant Snider has launched a new company, Meeting Escrow Inc., to protect client deposits and ensure timely payment to supplier-partners. Using the company’s segregated account system, planners and their clients are guaranteed their advance deposit payments are 100% secure prior to program operation while supplier-partners are relieved of the burden of constantly chasing payments.

Unfortunately, our industry is not regulated so there is no global standard for the protection of deposits. Standard practice is to mix client deposits with general operating accounts which means these monies are potentially at risk. Recent high profile failures have highlighted these risks and left planners reluctant to part with their money causing huge challenges for the entire supply chain,” said President and CEO, Grant Snider.

Snider continued: “Meeting Escrow was founded to bridge this ‘trust gap’ in the market. Planners and supplier-partners sign an escrow contract with Meeting Escrow for the total amount to be protected. Funds are wire transferred by the client directly to Meeting Escrow and safeguarded in a segregated bank account to the benefit of the supplier-partner. There is no commingling of Meeting Escrow’s own operational funds with client funds; nor is there any commingling of any client’s funds with any other client’s. The individual deposit payments are then wire transferred to the supplier-partner per the deposit payment schedule in the escrow contract. Client funds are secure and fully protected and supplier-partners are paid on time. Meeting Escrow offers security and efficiency, a win-win for everyone”.

Sandy Monkemeyer, Senior Vice President & Corporate Travel Director for Captive Resources, LLC, welcomed Snider’s new initiative. “Meeting Escrow is an important addition to our industry as it provides Meeting Planners with the guarantee that any funds paid by way of advance deposits are 100% secure and only released to supplier-partners when they fall due. This provides great comfort for companies where internal regulations and due diligence are increasingly important.

Katherine Wright, CMP, CMM, President of Toronto-based meeting planning company The Wright Solution, added that “Meeting Escrow finally provides the solution planners have been looking for: how to give our suppliers commitment without jeopardizing the often large deposits we pay months in advance to book future programs. I can’t think of a better person in this industry to be spearheading such a venture – Grant Snider embodies trust, confidence and fairness in all of his business dealings and will help streamline the whole process so we can focus on what we do best: planning and executing meetings and events.

Grant Snider brings lifelong Meetings Industry experience and an indisputable reputation as a person of integrity and trust to Meeting Escrow. Following an early career in the hotel industry, Snider moved to the destination services sector eventually becoming co-owner of JPdL, Canada’s largest DMC. He sold his stake in the company in 2014. Over the years he has served in a variety of leadership positions in meetings industry associations such as ADMEI, SITE and FICP.

Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau Showcases the City’s Pulse at ACE of MICE

February 24, 2015

Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau Showcases the City’s Pulse at ACE of MICE

LONDON (24 February 2015)Turkey’s only MICE industry fair and Istanbul Convention Bureau’s (ICVB) industry partner, the ACE of MICE Exhibition, will be held at the Istanbul Congress Centre on 26-28 February gathering sector professionals from Turkey and around the world.

At the fair expected to attract more than 13,000 visitors, ICVB will promote Istanbul’s congress, conference, fair and exhibition facilities and incentives via one-to-one meetings with international sector professionals over the three days.

Goal to make Istanbul first choice for MICE…
ICVB’s General Manager Ozgul Ozkan Yavuz says: “We at ICVB are striving to make Istanbul the first go-to destination in international congress tourism and continue to work towards the city increasing its market share of the international MICE scene. To that end as an industry partner of the ACE of MICE Exhibition, which promotes the whole of Turkey, we look forward to a successful fair for both visitors and exhibitors. This year we will be taking members of the international media on tours of the city as the most direct way to experience and learn about Istanbul. We are very proud to be a part of the ACE of MICE Exhibition – the fair where the heart of the congress industry beats.”

The ACE of MICE Exhibition, established to created awareness of the MICE sector, is being held for the second time this year with exhibitors from 25 countries and will include the ‘ACE of MICE Congress, Meeting and Event Awards’ on 27 February at the Halic Congress Centre.

Kazakhstan Information Center

January 27, 2012

Kazakhstan Information Center
Information Centre (IC) provide for general public and tourists information and directory service.

IC was established in purpose of developing tourism industry, strengthening and cultivating business environment in Kazakhstan and Almaty in particular.
IC is a project of Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on regulation of activities of Regional Financial Centre of Almaty city (RFCA) and Kazakhstan Tourist Association (KTA).

Marketing Activities:

  • Creating and dissemination of advertising material about city services and planned social events in Almaty;
  • Tourist maps, guide books, brochures, abd business cards outspreading;
  • Service sector study;
  • Promotion of new services;
  • Feed back supporting.

Information and Directory Activity of IC

  • Creating and refreshing information database on a regular basis;
  • Providing up-to-date and authentic information about organizations of service industry, culture events and social life in Almaty.

Terms of Reference of IC:

  • Information Centre development according to international standards;
  • Providing information service;
  • Escalation of business and tourist attractiveness of southern capital and creating advantageous image of republic of Kazakhstan in the international arena.

Indonesia Travel Tourism Award 2011/2012

January 26, 2012

Indonesia Travel Tourism Award 2011/2012

Nomination

The awards are given to the outstanding Indonesian hotels, resorts, villas, serviced apartments, travel agents, tour operators, amusement parks, airlines, airports, tourism boards, destinations, who fulfill the quality and hospitality experience expectation as well as being models for the emerging travel industry. The recipients of the awards should prove as leading brands in the industry and has demonstrated exemplary service towards the customers

ITTA Foundation is pleased to announce entries of over 170 Nominees for the 2011/2012 Indonesia Travel and Tourism Awards. ITTA 2011-2012 is all set to Celebrate 45 categories of award from Indonesia’s Travel/Tourism  Industry. Contenders include Indonesia’s leading hotel brands, airlines and luxury resorts Venue, Apartment and Serviced Suites to areas of Special Tourism like Promotion Board, Cruise Operator, Amusement Park, Life Style Malls and other Honorable awards like Personality and Life Time Achievement Awards. Attended by senior executives, decision makers from major travel companies, operators and destinations, ITTA events are universally respected as providing established, top level networking opportunities and is considered as one of the prestigious event in Indonesia.

ITTA 2011 NOMINEES ANNOUNCED Click on Award Categories to find Nominees List


Awarding Category List

Hotel

  • Indonesia Leading Airport Hotel
  • Indonesia Leading Luxury Hotel
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Jakarta
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Surabaya
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Semarang
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Bandung
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Yogyakarta
  • Indonesia Leading City Hotel – Medan
  • Indonesia Leading MICE Hotel/Venue
  • Indonesia Leading Boutique Hotel
  • Indonesia Leading Business Hotel
  • Indonesia Leading Global Hotel Chain
  • Indonesia Leading Local Hotel Chain
  • Indonesia Hotel of the Year
  • Indonesia Leading Green Hotel

Resorts, Suites, and Villas

  • Indonesia Villa of the Year
  • Indonesia Leading Thematic Resort
  • Indonesia Leading Beach Resort
  • Indonesia Leading Family Resort
  • Indonesia Leading Luxury Resort
  • Indonesia Leading Spa Resort
  • Indonesia Resort of the Year
  • Indonesia Leading Serviced Apartment & Suite

Destination & Tourism Board

  • Indonesia Leading Tourism Promotion Board

Tourist Attractions and Travel Agents

  • Indonesia Leading Corporate Travel Agent
  • Indonesia Leading Cruise Operator
  • Indonesia Leading Amusement Park
  • Indonesia Leading Tour Operator
  • Indonesia Leading Inbound Travel Agent
  • Indonesia Leading Outbound Travel Agent

On-Ground Transportation

  • Indonesia Leading Taxi & Limousine Company
  • Indonesia Leading Coach/Bus Company

Special Tourism

  • Indonesia Responsible Tourism Award
  • Indonesia Leading Low Cost Airlines
  • Indonesia Leading Life Style Mall
  • Indonesia Leading International Airline
  • Indonesia Leading Airport
  • Indonesia Leading DMC
  • Indonesia Leading GDS

Honorable

  • Indonesia Tourism Lifetime Contribution Awards
  • Indonesia Tourism Personality of The Year

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