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The Association of Corporate Travel Executives Announces Education Sessions at EIBTM

November 20, 2012

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives Announces Education Sessions at EIBTM

The Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) announced a partnership last month with EIBTM (www.eibtm.com), the leading event for the meetings, incentives, events and business travel industry, held from November 27-29 in Barcelona, Fira, Gran Via. As part of the strategic partnership, ACTE will provide the following programme of four education sessions to extend the show profile beyond the meetings and events industry to incorporate the world of business travel.

Moderated by ACTE Board of Directors member Albert Pozo, VP Global Customer & IT Services for Amadeus, Tuesday’s Education Program will highlight “Travel Technologies: Now and the Future.” Featuring speakers Dean Forbes, Chief Executive Officer of KDS, and Glenn Wastyn, President & CEO of Global Videoconferencing Network NV, this session will explore what technologies and tools are shaping today’s marketplace and the future of the MICE and Travel industries. Through a thoughtful discussion, attendees will learn about mobile, videoconferencing and other evolving technology trends and where they intersect with existing business models.

Also moderated by Pozo, “Marriage of Meetings and Business Travel Buying” will explain that more and more companies are leveraging the procurement synergies for Meetings and Business Travel. Experts Antonio Perea, Compras y ContratacionesGenerales, Cepsa, and LottenTegstamWelinder, Concept Owner Meetings/Regional Manager, Group Meetings & Travel for IKEA Group, will bring two points of view on how the two areas are managed within their respective companies. This session will allow attendees to discover how a structured approach to buying travel and meetings can easily save time, money and effort.

Wednesday, 28 November will introduce two brand new ACTE sessions. Rana Walker, Social Media Evangelist and Industry Consultant for ACTE Special Projects, will lead “Social Media in MICE and Business Travel.” This session will focus on social media as an evolving communication tool that is changing how we interact and who we interact with, in real time and with greater reach and efficiency. Walker will offer insight into how MICE & Travel are leveraging social media by using the web 2.0 platforms to better engage with event attendees and travellers, before, during and after an event or trip.

Additionally, Wednesday’s schedule will also play host to “Business Travel Trends” which will be moderated by Paul Revel, Editor of Buying Business Travel and feature Claudia Unger, Director of Research and Intelligence at BCD Travel, and Ute Asmus, Global Research Manager at AirPlus.

“We are excited to partner with EIBTM, especially in celebrating their 25th year, as they seek to provide richer educational content for the business travel industry,” said ACTE’s Executive Director Ron DiLeo. “We have worked to put together a program that will provide insights into the future of the business travel world as it relates to meetings and events. ACTE’s mission has always been to drive advancement and we are thrilled to be offering tools to do just that at EIBTM.”

To find out more about EIBTM, please visit: http://www.eibtm.com.
For additional information, please contact: Heather Durkee – +1 212 871 3020 x 110

> NEW ELECTRIC BICYCLE IN MALTA by SMS-FRANKFURT

April 19, 2012

NEW ELECTRIC BICYCLE IN MALTA by SMS-FRANKFURT
We are thrilled to announce the availability of a new electric bicycle in Malta following a successful launch in London and Spain earlier this year.

e-bikes, battery powered, green and clean – we loved this idea when we heard about it. It’s innovative, niche and going places – literally. There’s an offer to take advantage of too – read to the end.

It is a folding bike which offers the choice of using throttle and cruise power to pedal. The eco-friendly bikes come with full training, a helmet, lock, and road safety vest to ensure customers feel at their safest when exploring their chosen destinations. The electric bicycles can be easily parked and locked so guests can use them as a mode of transport to reach various landmarks or to explore the islands in a fun and unique way.

Since for MICE travel, guests would be of differing fitness levels and Malta could be a challenging terrain – steep hills would be unavoidable whichever route we plan. But hills also offer stunning scenery! So, we can opt for e-bikes powered by a rechargeable battery of 36 volts.

If one needs the extra boost, one can use the power which allows you a top speed of 25km/hr. Otherwise, if you’re fitter, you can flick the switch off. This means everyone keeps up and groups can really enjoy the experience without individuals getting too tired – unless they want the challenge!. The handlebars are upright, which makes this an ideal bike for sightseeing. Cycling on an e-bike is just like cycling on a normal bicycle; you still need to pedal as usual, and the bike has seven
gears for comfort.

Where the tours go and what to see on them;
We start in Gharghur, an amazing high vantage point, and plan routes that head out well away from commercial and urban centres sticking to small lanes in open countryside and diving off down alleys and narrow streets of villages. Tours are mostly half day (4 hours) but full day and tailored times can be arranged.

The beauty of the cycling pace is that you chance upon views and small hidden gems that you just wouldn’t reach by transport as a tourist even if you knew about them, or a local for that matter. Sometimes, a sight is as simple as a stunning view that you turn a corner and see unfold before you. Other times, we pass specific historical places of interest such as prehistoric sites. Since groups are small, we can tailor the route to suit a group’s pace and particular interests. For example, some people are keen
to stop at traditional food outlets, others at crafts workshops.

What people say?
“Our very first time cycling in Malta was on an e-bike and without any doubt a thrilling experience. The electric bicycle gives that little extra support to comfortably tackle the hillsides of Malta and still take in the scenery. We had the pleasure of getting a puncture at an absolutely marvellous spot where we had the chance to enjoy the peace and quietness of the area a little longer but were also shown that assistance and back-up are efficiently organized. All in all a memorable and recommendable day.”

Offer – we are giving free e-bikes delivery / collection to any location in Malta, offer until end December 2012.

For more information, please contact us!
www.Incentives-Worldwide.com


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