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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

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UK AND IRELAND ATTEND EIBTM

November 4, 2013

UK AND IRELAND ATTEND EIBTM
Destinations use Global Event for the Meetings and Events Industry as a Platform to Boost International Exposure

UK and Ireland have confirmed that they will once again be exhibiting at EIBTM (www.eibtm.com) this year. The decision for London & Partners, Visit Scotland and Meet in Ireland to attend the show, supports its strategic business objectives which are to extend its global presence and market the UK and Ireland as a key Meetings and Incentives destination to an international audience.

London and Partners (www.londonandpartners.com) – Stand B35
Barbara Jamison, London & Partners Head of Business Development Europe, commented, “Exhibiting at EIBTM generates about £25m worth of enquiries for London & Partners and our partners. The city has shown that it can deliver events on an unprecedented scale, and a raft of new venues, accommodation and attractions have been developed.

“By exhibiting at the show, we aim to promote London as a top business tourism destination, with a focus on corporate, incentive and association events. It provides a platform to promote the new marketing messages of London, namely, its diversity, innovation, value and the legacy of London. We are also able to introduce partners to market contacts they do not already have whilst gaining market intelligence and competitor information to formulate our overall market strategy.

“We want buyers and visitors to the show to see London as a destination where they don’t have to fly in, have their event and fly straight out again. There are a multitude of attractions to see and activities to do in the city and these can become great reasons to extend a business trip or form part of a social itinerary. London is where people can tap into key markets and network with business professionals that are experts in their field”.

VisitScotland (www.conventionscotland.com) – Stand B60
Amanda Henderson, Meetings and Incentives Marketing Manager, UK & Europe, VisitScotland comments, “Scotland is a destination on the move, offering a globally recognised culture that adds splendour, character and humour to any occasion, and that is supported by a 250-year heritage in hospitality that creates a welcome so deep rooted in the population’s character that its impossible to miss.

“Combine this with a truly breathtaking landscape, a playground of incentive choices – from outdoor pursuits, cultural explorations, geographical delights and world renowned sport – and with an equally enticing contemporary choice of destinations, attractions, hotels and venue’s; Scotland is a country ready-made for the ambitious and demanding event business.”

“2014 is a big year for Scotland, the combination of Homecoming 2014, the arrival of the Commonwealth Games and the return of the Ryder Cup will showcase to the world the many reasons why event organisers choose Scotland. Our world class hospitality, our warm welcome, our abundance of stunning venues, range of accommodation, the most beautiful landscapes in the world, and of course our passion for sport, especially golf, are just some of the many reasons to visit Scotland.”

Meet in Ireland (www.meetinireland.com) – Stand B30
Keith McCormack, Head of Business Tourism and Events, Fáilte Ireland commented,
“Meet in Ireland attends EIBTM each year as the show provides another opportunity to promote Ireland as a MICE destination to international buyers particularly those from our key source markets of US, UK, France and Germany. Our presence at the show gives our Irish trade partners a platform to showcase their business and we pass on as many contacts to our partners as we can.”

“Meeting new buyers who are considering Ireland as an option for their MICE business enables us, as a destination, to convince these buyers that Ireland is the right choice for their group and also gives us an opportunity to introduce new ideas and product to them. Meet in Ireland’s role is to educate buyers on what Ireland has to offer from a MICE perspective and to advise buyers on the best fit for their meeting, conference or incentive programme.”

“EIBTM is an essential event in our annual promotions calendar, it offers a real opportunity for our Irish trade to showcase their products and meet genuine international buyers, it is a win win event for our us as the Tourism Development Authority. The show also provides an opportunity for us to continue to build on our existing relationships with buyers, and also gain knowledge on who our competitors are and what other destinations are doing from a MICE perspective.”

Visit England (www.visitengland.com) – Stand B50

Simon Gidman, Head of Business Visits and Events at VisitEngland, commented:
“Following a hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012 and a host of major sporting events on the horizon, including the 2014 British Open, the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the 2017 World Athletics Championships, VisitEngland will be celebrating all things ‘sport’ and showcasing our great event destinations and venues at EIBTM in 2013.”

“As the national tourism organisation for England it is our job to encourage international visitors to our country and given that just over 25% of international spend is by business visitors this is a very important market for us. A recent report suggests that the UK meetings industry is worth an estimated £58 billion to the UK economy and employs over 530,000 people”.

“England is globally recognised as a world leader in meetings and events with a highly skilled and creative industry and after the hugely successful Olympic and Paralympic Games last year, England proved once again that it can host global events at the very highest level. Now we can look forward to hosting more major international events in the years to come whether business, cultural or sporting. England is proud host to the Rugby World in 2015 and getting ready to welcome the World Athletics Championships in 2017″.

“It is also our job to raise awareness of the incredible opportunities for holding business events across the entire length and breadth of our country. Many of our destinations have a proven record of boosting delegate numbers as well as offering excellent facilities and superb value for money. This year at EIBTM VisitEngland has an impressive range of stand partners. These include three of our leading exhibition and convention centres, a number of England’s most exclusive luxury hotels, two of our world class universities, two DMCs and a host of our most successful event destinations. EIBTM provides us with an excellent platform to showcase England as one of the world’s leading destinations for corporate, incentive and association events. Our key messages are around easy access, excellence in key economic sectors – particularly those in the advanced knowledge sectors such as engineering and life sciences – a diverse range of quality venues and our warm English welcome.

“With the arrival of a new heir to the English throne and new developments happening across the country, English tourism has an exciting future to look forward to. At EIBTM we want to give visitors a real taste of what we have to offer!”

EIBTM 2013 will take place from 19th – 21st November, a week earlier than in previous years. The EIBTM Forum will take place the day before the exhibition on 18th November. To find out more about ways to attend, visit www.eibtm.com/attend

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

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


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