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Visitors to Frankfurt encouraged to ‘Be Well at IMEX’

May 6, 2015

Visitors to Frankfurt encouraged to ‘Be Well at IMEX’

A new wellbeing focus introduced at this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt is set to help buyers to stay healthy and rejuvenated during their busy days at the show. The ‘Be Well at IMEX’ initiative taking place throughout the show, 19 – 21 May, will help everyone attending the show feel refreshed and revived, giving them the chance to try out some of the latest wellbeing activities being adopted in the workplace today.

The Inspiration Hub, the centre of the extensive education programme at IMEX, has a dedicated health and wellbeing track offering a packed programme of eight sessions each day. These sessions cover mindfulness in events, work life balance, the importance of good posture and staying healthy while travelling. Buyers will also pick up tips on how to adopt ‘slow meetings’, a growing trend that will be explored in bite-size discussions with perspectives from neuroscience, power of silence, and mindfulness. As well as refreshing the mind, the body is also catered for with many exhibitors offering healthy snacks and smoothies.

In addition a new Meditation Room offers daily classes run by InnerSense, covering yoga, relaxation and guided meditation to help attendees re-energise between appointments. The room is open to all and will be the perfect space for time out during a busy day at the show.

Visitors looking for an energetic start to their day can join other IMEX participants on a 5km street circuit run on the Wednesday morning (20 May). Sponsored by the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro, the scenic IMEXrun takes participants along the River Main offering a beautiful view of Frankfurt. Beginning at 7am, the run will take approximately 30 to 45 minutes and participants can then enjoy a healthy Brazilian breakfast in the finishing area – all before the show opens at 10am. The IMEXrun concept was developed by sports by tlc, an event specialist that is active in Brazil, Portugal and Spain and who are inspired by healthy lifestyle trends and the unifying power of sports. For more info and to register visit www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/wellbeing/imexrun/

Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, explains:
“Wellbeing was one of the four key trends that we identified at the start of the year and it’s clearly a topic that’s making waves in the industry, particularly with the level of travel and long hours that meeting professionals experience as a part of their day-to-day work. Our initiative, ‘Be Well at IMEX’, offers both buyers and exhibitors numerous ways in which they can embrace the wellbeing theme and incorporate it into both their professional and personal life.”

For more details visit www.imex-frankfurt.com/events/wellbeing and join in the conversation on social media via #IMEXwellbeing.

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PACIFIC WORLD BRINGS REACTABLE AND GOOGLE GLASS TO EIBTM

November 17, 2014

PACIFIC WORLD BRINGS REACTABLE AND GOOGLE GLASS TO EIBTM
Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the integrated global DMC and Event Management organisation, are set to showcase some leading technology tools that could be integrated into different kind of events, meetings and incentives, at their stand (K36) whilst exhibiting at EIBTM 2014, which takes place from 18-20 November in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona.

They will be running three interactive sessions at their booth in Barcelona, including a Reactable demonstration that will take place on Tuesday 18 from 17.00 – 18.00 and two sessions with Google Glass, on Wednesday 19 from 16.00 – 18.00 and Thursday 20 from 10.00 – 14.30.

Reactable is an electronic musical instrument with a multi-touch tabletop interface. Patricia Silvio, Global Marketing Manager, Pacific World commented, “Reactable is a trendy tool that until now has been used for alternative and electronic music festivals. This creative technology is now jumping over into the corporate world, thanks to the potential it has to reinforce branding and corporate culture during an event.”

Reactable connects attendees of an event to the music in a completely different way. It turns every performance into a memorable experience where guests can interact with and create music. It is also visually impactful and is suited to all types of spaces and events.

“This audiovisual instrument could help to enhance the brand experience during an event. Could also help to transmit specific brand values in a different and creative way”, says Silvio.

Google Glass, which launched in 2012, has also received a great deal of interest amongst technology lovers within the meetings industry. The cutting edge technology offers huge potential within the meetings and events industry, as it is suited for a number of applications including team building apps and speaker prompts during conferences.

Silvio explains, “Clients will be able to try and discover a bit more about how Google Glass can be integrated in an event through live demonstrations at our stand. Some examples of how to integrate Google Glass into an event includes run a contest during a conference where attendees participate through taking their own photos and videos and uploading them directly from Google Glass to platforms including our Facebook fan page or Instagram account.”

Meetings industry professionals interested in placing outbound business into destinations including Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia (Bali), Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Vietnam Europe: Spain, Italy, England, France, Greece, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland Middle East: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman Southern African region: South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe North America (In Global Alliance with ACCESS Destinations Services) should visit Pacific World (K36) at EIBTM to find out more.

For more information please visit: www.pacificworld.com

MARK SEARLE TO EXTEND FOCUS TO ALL PACIFIC WORLD DESTINATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE

January 15, 2014

MARK SEARLE TO EXTEND FOCUS TO ALL PACIFIC WORLD DESTINATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE

January 2014 – Following the announcement made early last year, that Mark Searle was appointed as UK based sales manager (developing business in Europe, Middle East and Southern Africa), it has since been confirmed that Searle’s role will now extend to all destinations where Pacific World (www.pacificworld.com), the global DMC, Event Management and PCO organization, operates.

Hervé Joseph-Antoine, Global Managing Director, Pacific World comments, “Mark’s combination of MICE agency background and the knowledge he has gained around the DMC offering has strengthened our presence in the UK market, and we look forward to supporting him in driving representation forward into 2014 across the whole Pacific World portfolio.”

Searle’s new appointment was effective from January 2014. As part of the new role he will be responsible for representing destinations including China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Greece, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Southern Africa, France, Monaco and England.

Joseph-Antoine continues “Unfortunately this does mean that we will be ending our partnership with MM & Co (www.mm-and-company.co.uk) at the end of December. David Marks and his team have been a great partner and an important representative for Pacific World”.

Following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011, 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 governments and convention centres, the global MICE company currently delivers event solutions in over 25 countries.

For more information please visit: www.pacificworld.com

EIBTM OFFICIAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

October 31, 2013

PACIFIC WORLD CONFIRMED AS EIBTM OFFICIAL DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

Pacific World, the global DMC, Event Management and PCO organisation has confirmed that they will once again be partnering with EIBTM, the global event for the meetings and events industry, to deliver operational support for all aspects of the show which will take place in the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona (19-21 November).

Mónica Sala Reyna, Country Manager of Pacific World Spain, commented, “EIBTM moved the show to Barcelona ten years ago and we are delighted to have been working with them to deliver the show since then. Each year, the show attracts over 15,000 meetings industry professionals to the city. As the official DMC, our role is to ensure that each of those attendees receive the best service.”

As the official DMC, Pacific World is responsible for managing over 5,000 hotel room nights, working with a list of official hotels to secure attractive rates for EIBTM delegates.

In addition to this, the global DMC are also responsible for coordinating all official transportation services for Hosted Buyers and visitors attending the show. This involves over 200 daily transfers, which are coordinated by nearly 100 members of staff. They also arrange private transportation services for CEOs and VIP’s, according to the individuals bespoke requirements.

Graeme Barnett, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Senior Exhibition Director commented, “We really value the relationship we have with Pacific World. Implementing EIBTM each year is an enormous task and it is incredibly important to us that we work with suppliers whom we can trust implicitly. Year on year, Pacific World prove themselves beyond expectation and we are looking forward to working with them for years to come.”

Following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011, 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 governments and convention centres, the global MICE company currently delivers event solutions in over 25 countries including China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Greece, Scotland, Portugal, Spain, Southern Africa, France, Monaco and England.

PACIFIC WORLD EXPANDS EUROPEAN NETWORK

February 25, 2013

PACIFIC WORLD EXPANDS EUROPEAN NETWORK

After rebranding as Pacific World EMEA (www.pacificworld.com) in November 2011, the key focus of the DMC in the region has been to expand its geographic footprint. The four original destinations of Scotland, Portugal, Spain and Greece have been supplemented by the opening of new offices in Paris and Monaco on 1st February, shortly to be followed by the opening of a London office on 1st March 2013.

Shaun Casey, EMEA Regional Director comments, “We announced last year our intention to further expand into EMEA. Rather than acquiring companies, Pacific World has selected highly experienced business professionals who share the same vision in terms of customer care, creativity and operational excellence. I’m delighted to welcome such experienced talent to our team. With more than 20 years’ experience in different organisations, each will make a valuable contribution to our growth in the region”.

Evelyne Mancini de Boni in Monaco and Hannelore Carzon in Barcelona will join the EMEA senior management team reporting into Shaun Casey, EMEA Regional Director. Corinne della Rocca and Laure Maida-Bigot from Monaco and Cecile Dubeau and Laure Le Pendeven from Paris will also move from other DMCs in the region to join Pacific World as part of their expansion plans.

This recruitment activity concludes the first of a three-phase implementation for geographic expansion in the region. The next two phases will see further openings in the region within the first half of 2013 allowing Pacific World to optimize its considerable investment in a sales organization focused on both traditional and emerging source markets around the world.

Casey concludes, “The expansion allows us to better service our customers on a longer-term, strategic basis in the region. Whilst this is important for our agency customers who are looking for business partners who can service multiple destinations and who truly understand their approach, it is essential for our long term success with our association customers as a PCO where the evaluation of destinations based on a number of contributing factors is key to the success in placing congress business. Our early success is already creating a lot of excitement in our organization.”

Following their worldwide rebranding in November 2011, 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 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: http://www.pacificworld.com

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

Folgen der Eurokrise für Urlaubsländer in Südeuropa

November 21, 2012

Folgen der Eurokrise für Urlaubsländer in Südeuropa
Studie der ITB Berlin und IPK International zeigt: Auswirkungen der Eurokrise bei Griechenland-Tourismus spürbar – Portugal, Spanien und Italien legten 2012 insgesamt zu

Berlin, November 2012 – Wie weit schlägt sich die negative Berichterstattung über die krisen-gebeutelten Länder auf deren Tourismus-Zahlen aus? Diese Frage untersuchten die ITB Berlin und das Marktforschungs-Institut IPK International im Rahmen des aktuellen Reisetrends des World Travel Monitor®. Das Fazit der Analyse: Griechenland verzeichnet im Vergleich zum Vorjahr weniger Reisen aus Nord- und Mitteleuropa. Die übrigen Urlaubsländer Südeuropas kommen buchstäblich mit dem blauen Auge davon und können Verluste kompensieren und sogar noch wachsen.

Beim Incoming, also den Reisen in das eigene Land, verlor Griechenland zwölf Prozent von Januar bis August 2012 im Vergleich zum gleichen Zeitraum in 2011. Diese Zahl relativiert sich mit Blick auf das Vorjahr, als das Land am Peloponnes indirekt vom arabischen Frühling profitieren und sogar sieben Punkte zulegen konnte. Auch in den Jahren davor verzeichnete das Land bereits einen leichten Rückgang. Besonders zurückhaltend waren 2012 Reisende aus den Märkten Deutschland und Großbritannien, aus denen 20 bis 30 Prozent weniger Reisen kamen. Neue Märkte wie Russland oder Rumänien trugen dazu bei, das Minus im Incoming teilweise aufzufangen.

Besser geht es den drei Ländern Italien, Spanien und Portugal. Italiens Incoming-Zahlen wuchsen 2011 um vier Prozent. In diesem Jahr kamen aus Deutschland und Großbritannien drei bzw. ein Prozent weniger Reisen. Bitter sind die Zahlen der Reisen aus Spanien – hier beträgt das Minus ganze 18 Prozent. Die „Emerging Markets“ wie Russland oder Polen legten aber beträchtlich zu, was den Gesamtreisezahlen zugutekommt. Unter dem Strich kann sich Italien über zwei Prozent Wachstum im Incoming freuen.

Auch die iberische Halbinsel kann ihre Verluste in der Anzahl der Reisen in das eigene Land derzeit mit neuen Quellmärkten ein großes Stück weit kompensieren. So hatte Spanien mit acht Prozent Wachstum im Incoming 2011 überaus stark von der politischen Lage in den arabischen Ländern profitiert. 2012 kamen aus Großbritannien fünf Prozent mehr Reisen – aus Deutschland stagnierten die Zahlen. Aus Italien kamen beachtliche 14 Prozent weniger Reisen. Spanien erfreut sich jedoch steigender Beliebtheit bei neuen Quellmärkten und verzeichnet zweistellige Wachstumsraten im Incoming aus Russland und Skandinavien. Insgesamt legten die Reisen um drei Prozent zu.

Ähnlich ist die Lage in Portugal. Bedingt durch den arabischen Frühling konnte das Land 2011 rund neun Prozent mehr Reisen verzeichnen. 2012 stieg die Zahl der Reisen aus Deutschland um erfreuliche vier Prozent. Noch positiver präsentieren sich die Zahlen aus Russland und den skandinavischen Ländern. Bei den Reisenden aus Italien und Spanien verlor das Land erwartungsgemäß deutlich. Alles in allem stieg damit 2012 die Zahl der Reisen in das eigene Land um drei Punkte.

„Die Besucherströme nehmen insbesondere zwischen den Krisenländern ab. Die Nachfrage aus Mitteleuropa ist weitgehend stabil, aus den neuen Märkten sogar positiv“, kommentiert Dr. Martin Buck, Direktor des KompetenzCenter Travel & Logistics Messe Berlin, die Analyse. „Die Studie zeigt, wie komplex die Zusammenhänge zwischen Eurokrise und Reisen in den Ländern Südeuropas sind.“


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