2020 Honeymoon Hotlist – Silvija Travel Tips

Hayes and Jarvis has just released its 2020 Honeymoon hotlist to help all newlyweds celebrate in style. Whether it’s from the top of a mountain, sailing across the ocean, soaring over the rainforest or snorkelling through colourful coral reefs this honeymoon bucket list will leave lovebirds spoiled for choice.

The world is home to so many romantic places that are bound to make this special time with your soulmate something you’ve always dreamed of – the only predicament? Where to choose! 

Here is Hayes & Jarvis‘ 2020 Honeymoon Hotlist to help make your honeymoon destination decision that bit easier.

Bali

Nestled among thousands of Indonesian islands, Bali is a place of outstanding natural beauty. Whether you’re enjoying the crystal clear waters, dramatic volcanic peaks or twinkling lakes, you’ll soon notice that your honeymoon in Bali has a staggering vista at every turn.  Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Bali holidays here 

Seychelles

Discover a tropical paradise on a Seychelles holiday, shaped by soft sugary sands and turquoise waters. Hosting 115 islands in the Seychelles, each offers an abundance of stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, and rich culture. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Seychelles holidays here

Thailand

Thailand holidays offer an unforgettably diverse range of experiences, from the vibrant cities and exquisite temples to the stunning islands and jungle-covered national parks. Thai people are famously friendly and will welcome you with a smile and gracefully-pressed palms during your Thailand honeymoon. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis Thailand holidays here 

Maldives

Maldives beaches alone would be reason enough to venture to this Indian Ocean paradise. Boasting some of the world’s best, find yourself soaking in the views with no one else around. Each Maldives resort has its own island – expect luxury in every detail, from personal butlers and elegant spas, to submerged restaurants featuring world-class cuisine. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Maldives holidays here 

Mauritius

Escape to a laidback luxury location with a honeymoon to Mauritius – a diverse island waiting to be explored. Boasting beautiful landscapes by mixing jungle-covered mountains, waterfalls, and wonderful white sand beaches. Holidays to Mauritius will enchant all those who step upon this country’s shores. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Mauritius holidays here 

South Africa

South Africa holidays are magical and awe-inspiring adventures. Hike one of the worlds seven new wonders; Table Mountain, search for the big five on a safari in Kruger National Park and see the best of South Africa’s impressive mountain scenery, spectacular gorges and breathtaking coastlines along the infamous South Africa Garden Route tour. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, South Africa holidays here 

India

Difficult to sum up in words, India is an extraordinary amalgamation of cultures, languages and religions. Find yourself astonished and inspired by incredibly rich cultures, mouth-watering cuisine, serene notes of spirituality and breathtaking landscapes. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, India holidays here 

Dubai

With its futuristic skyline, warm sandy beaches, luxurious resorts and world-class theme parks, there’s no end to your adventures during your Dubai holiday. Blending city glamour with traditional culture, the desert that surrounds Dubai offers jeep safaris, sunset camel rides, and glamping under the stars. Check out the Hayes and Jarvis, Dubai holidays here

Remember – this is just a sample of what’s available.

Call (01) 513 4329 to chat to one of the  Hayes and Jarvis, destination specialists who will find something to suit your needs perfectly. To be truly inspired, and for more information, visit www.hayesandjarvis.ie

The doors of the brand-new Hayes & Jarvis office are open. Be sure to call into 16 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, where the expert staff will be on hand to help you create your dream holiday.

T&Cs apply. Offer applies to new bookings only and is subject to availability. They reserve right to amend the offer at any time. Offer can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit www.hayesandjarvis.ie for full T&Cs. 

Hayes & Jarvis, Ireland’s leading long haul destination specialists offering luxury experiences worldwide.

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Game of Thrones fans will love this filming locations tour – Silvija travel Tips

The wild scenery of Ireland has captured the hearts of filmmakers around the world. And of course, it comes as no surprise to most Game of Thrones fans that the TV show was filmed in the beautiful County Antrim, Northern Ireland. If you are planning a trip to Ireland soon and can’t imagine anything better than a day dedicated to uncovering the magical locations of the series – Wild Rover Tours‘ Game of Thrones Tour from Dublin is a must-see experience.

Why book the Game of Thrones tour from Dublin

  • Visit locations where some of the most iconic blood-curdling Game of Thrones scenes were filmed
  • Savour the seaside town of Carnlough… or maybe better known as the dramatic city of Braavos!
  • Along the Causeway Coastal Route, stop at the Cushedun Caves, where you could swear you saw ships sailing from Westeros on the horizon.
  • With our lunch stop at the Fullerton Arms, claim your place at a very realistic Iron Throne.
  • Visit the House of Greyjoy (otherwise known as the Dunluce Castle) where you can hear the family’s affairs echoing.
  • Let your expert guide weave stories of Irish myth and truth that undoubtedly give this location its otherworldly magic.
  • Get 10% off a second Wild Rover Day Tour from Dublin when booking them at the same time.

Price: Adult €55.00 plus booking fee

Availability: 5 days a week

Pickup: 7:15am Dublin Bus Office, 59 O’Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1

Drop off: 8:10pm O’ Connell Street

Things to bring: All-weather clothing and a smile on your face

Included: GOT costumes, transport, guides and all admissions

Interested in experiencing the Game of Thrones Tour during your getaway to Ireland? Simply click here!

For further information on Wild Rover Tours’ and its services please visit www.wildrovertours.com

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IBTM announces partnership with SACEOS’ SMF for IBTM Asia Pacific – Silvija Travel Tips

IBTM, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has entered a letter of agreement to partner the renowned Asia-Pacific MICE industry business conference SMF (Singapore MICE Forum) with its newest Business Event, IBTM Asia Pacific. This “SMF x IBTM Asia Pacific” initiative comes at the back of the recent agreement between Singapore Tourism Board and IBTM Asia Pacific signed at the opening day of IBTM World in Barcelona. With the combined support of the Singapore Tourism Board and SACEOS, IBTM Asia Pacific is poised to become the leading trade event for the MICE Industry in the region.

Running in partnership with SACEOS (Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers) – the national trade association for meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions and events in Singapore – SMF2020 will take place over 1.5 days at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre from Monday 6th of April, followed by IBTM Asia Pacific on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th of April 2020.

SMF is SACEOS’ flagship industry business event; over the years, SMF has grown to be the choice platform for the regional MICE industry to gain new insights from luminaries in both our core and adjacent industries; exchange views and share experiences on how we can enhance our business. SMF will bring together a group of 500+ event professionals for 1.5 days of focussed discussions on how event design, as well as digital and community engagement, are becoming cornerstones of business success. Expert speakers will share and exchange views on proven transformative ideas and how the industry can make choices. As they say “To do the right thing or not, is a choice. To disrupt or not, is also a choice”. SMF2020 will bring together possibilities for organisations to adopt easily and promises to be a dynamic and inspiring experience like none other. 

The Forum will be structured around five key themes; innovation; technology; design; sustainability and event trends and will include a combination of dynamic talks, campfire sessions and case studies from thought leaders within and outside of the industry, to bring discussions to life and provide tangible outtakes and learnings for participants.

Nick Pilbeam, Divisional Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, commented: “We know from our extensive research prior to launching IBTM Asia Pacific, that there’s a real appetite for education in the Asia Pacific region and we’re delighted that we’re going to be delivering on that through our partnership with SACEOS. SMF 2020 will provide an inspiring and educational kick-off to our inaugural event and I’m looking forward to announcing more details in due course.”

As the national trade association for business events, one of SACEOS’ objectives is to provide a platform to develop a digitally-ready and future-ready MICE industry. The agenda of SMF is one of SACEOS’ key initiatives to encourage conversations and showcase of the Asia Pacific MICE industry and is a platform to catalyse MICE stakeholders to be wired for the future.   

Mr Aloysius Arlando, SACEOS President, said: “SACEOS aims to inspire our industry by taking the lead to upend itself, the bold step to disrupt, and forge partnerships to create a refreshed future. Through this partnership with one of the world’s largest organisers, Reed Exhibitions, we can pool our strengths together with a longer term goal for SMF and IBTM Asia Pacific to lead and define the MICE industry in this region.”

IBTM Asia Pacific will bring together a high calibre group of international, APAC regional and local meeting planners and exhibitors for two days of pre-scheduled one-to-one business meetings, education and networking. The event will be under-pinned by IBTM’s sophisticated, industry-leading Hosted Buyer programme which creates personalised appointment diaries for Hosted Buyers and exhibitors to ensure that delegates only meet people with whom there’s a very good chance of doing business.

For more information, or to register interest, visit: ibtmasiapacific.com

Cvent CEO Urges MICE Professionals Worldwide to Embrace Their Entrepreneurial Spirit – Silvija Travel Tips

CEO and Founder Reggie Aggarwal delivered an inspirational keynote speech to more than 1,300 event and hospitality professionals at the third annual Cvent CONNECT Europe industry conference in London today. Aggarwal urged attendees, and the MICE industry at large, to embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, uncover new business opportunities, and find ways to capitalise on the growing MICE industry, which is projected to reach 1$1.4 billion by 2025.

Reflecting on Cvent’s 20th anniversary this year, Aggarwal shared an honest account of the path to Cvent’s success. “When I started the company, we had one product, and one vision: Online event registration,” said Aggarwal. “In 20 years, we’ve grown from a handful of people working in my parent’s basement to a company with more than 4,300 employees providing an entire event management platform to planners, marketers, and hoteliers around the world. Our journey has been full of ups and downs, but we are extremely proud of the industry-leading company we have become today, and we’re excited about what the next 20 years will bring.”

Cvent now has more than 27,000 customers and 300,000 users worldwide. Through its cutting-edge technology, the company has powered more than 3.5 million events for some of the most recognised brands in the world and has helped hundreds of thousands of hotels and venues connect with their customers and grow their MICE business. Cvent went public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013 and went private in a $1.65 billion transaction in November 2016.

In Europe, the company has seen nearly 50% growth and Request-for-Proposal (RFP) value sourced through the Cvent Supplier Network has increased 35% year-over-year highlighting continued MICE growth in the region. Cvent has expanded its headcount across Europe and now has nearly 200 employees to support the local customer base and address the growing demand for meetings and events technology.

Hyatt Announces Plans for Andaz Macau – Silvija Travel Tips

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Galaxy Entertainment Group to develop a new Andaz property in Macau, China. The hotel, expected to open in the first half of 2021 as part of the ever-expanding Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, will mark the entry of the Andaz brand into Macau.

Andaz Macau will comprise over 700 rooms and suites, an Andaz Lounge, a bar and restaurant, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and an indoor pool. The hotel is directly connected to Galaxy International Convention Center and 16,000-seat Galaxy Arena with a dedicated private lounge catering to large Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions (MICE) groups. The hotel is also part of the Galaxy Integrated Resorts precinct, providing guests easy access to 11.8 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of unique entertainment, shopping with over 200 world-renowned luxury brands, leisure attractions and more than 120 dining options.

Andaz, meaning ‘personal style’ in Hindi, encapsulates the brand’s passion to connect with its guests and to experience the world through their eyes, and it also speaks to the uniqueness of the brand’s properties. From New York to London to Shanghai, and most recently to Seoul, Andaz hotels and resorts are known to stimulate the senses through distinctively local and authentic experiences. Rather than merely visit a destination, guests are invited to truly engage and connect with the surrounding locale and culture.

IT&CM China 2020 – Silvija Travel Tips

The Leading International MICE Event in China, IT&CM China 2020 will be held from the 19-21 March 2020 at Shanghai Exhibition & Convention Center of International Sourcing. This is the 13th instalment of the international MICE event that seeks to “Promote China to the World and the World to China.

The event has the support of American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), China Business Event Federation (CBEF), City Conference &Event Executive Union (CCEU), ChangSha Meeting Industry Association, China Association of Travel Services MICE Committee, International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO), International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA), Korea MICE Association, Philippine Council of Association and Association Executives (PCAAE), Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA), Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), and World PCO Alliance.

Co-located with CTW China as China’s only double-bill event In MICE and Corporate Travel, IT&CM China is part of the IT&CM Events series by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. This event is co-organised by CITS International M.I.C.E. a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITS (China International Travel Service), and MP International.

For more information on IT&CM China, visit www.itcmchina.com

ABOUT CTW CHINA 2019

The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference For China-Incorporating Meetings & Events CTW China is the market’s answer to the proliferation of corporate travel management activities, including business travel & entertainment (T&E) as well as Meetings & Events (M&E), for Chinese-grown companies and multi-national corporations based in China. Established in 2015, te market-driven event is dedicated to raising the sophistication of Chinese professionals who manage the corporate travel-related needs of their organisations. By localising best global practices and cultivating a sustainable expert and peer-sharing knowledge support network, CTW China is at the helm of enabling local influencers, planners and decision-makers of corporate travel functions to get the most of their corporate travel management decisions. Co-located with IT&CM China, CTW China is part of the CTW Events series co-organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media.

For more information on CTW China, visit www.corporatetravelworld.com/china

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A visit to Marble Arch Caves – Silvija Travel Tips

Top off your year with a visit to Marble Arch Caves The Marble Arch Caves, one of Europe’s finest show caves, has extended its opening hours in November with guided tours taking place from Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm throughout the month.

The caves will then close for the winter season, and reopen in early March 2020. Set in the heart of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, the guided tours of the Marble Arch Caves bring visitors along a 1.5km trail through the fascinating natural underworld of rivers, winding passages, lofty chambers and an array of delicate cave formations. Marble Arch Caves staff, located in the Visitor Centre, can also provide information and advice on visiting the area, activities available locally and walking in the neighbouring area of Marlbank which has a range of walks suitable for all levels of walkers.

Tours take place at the Marble Arch Caves approximately every 30 minutes from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm Wednesday to Sunday throughout November with the Marble Arch Café open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

Please note tours are weather dependent and it is advisable to contact the Marble Arch Caves on the day of your visit.
For more information on local attractions or guided cave tours check out our website at www.marblearchcaves.co.uk or telephone the Marble Arch Caves on 028 66 321815.
    
 For further information contact:  Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark 43 Legnabrocky Florencecourt County Fermanagh BT92 1EW Telephone:  0044(0) 28 66321815 

IBTM World 2019 set for Meetings Success – Silvija Travel Tips

IBTM World 2019 talking place takes place in Barcelona from 19 – 21 November 2019 has smashed its record for pre-arranged meetings at the first stage of its bespoke appointment matching process, with meeting numbers up 6% up on last year’s total at this stage. There has also been an increase in year-on-year in the average number of appointments per exhibitor.

Furthermore, latest figures show that 50% of Hosted buyers so far confirmed are new to the IBTM portfolio and 61% are new to IBTM World, giving exhibitors more opportunities to do business with completely new contacts.

Commenting on the news, David Thompson, Exhibition Director, said: “We’re delighted to announce such strong results at this stage of the event preparation. All indicators are that we’re going to have another record-breaking event in terms of the number of high-quality opportunities for our customers to do business. It’s also a huge boost for our team as we enter the final stages of preparation for the event.

“We continue to work hard to secure the highest calibre buyers for IBTM World, and to bring new buyers to the event to give our exhibitors a wealth of potential new business opportunities. We’re committed to building on the success of previous years to deliver more, even better quality meetings for our customers.”

So far buyers representing 77 countries have been confirmed, with delegates from globally renowned businesses including Google, Adobe, ICBC Bank, La Caja Seguras, BBVA France, Dell, Whirlpool, BMW, European Society of Cardiology and International Association for Enterprise Information Security.

This year IBTM World has also launched an Elite Corporate Buyers programme which will bring senior event planners from an FTSE 500 or equivalent company to the event – providing additional opportunities for exhibitors to connect with high-level event planners. Created in association with American Express Meeting & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, supported by Event Marketing Association and sponsored by London & Partners and Hilton, the Elite Corporate Programme includes four sessions addressing some of the key challenges facing senior corporate event organisers.

Created in partnership with the Association of Association Executives (AAE), the Association programme returns this year and includes eight topical sessions addressing some of the key challenges facing association event organisers. The afternoon concludes with Associations Connect, a peer-to-peer networking event, in association with ICCA.

Event planners can also be inspired by the event’s new IBTM Accelerate zone. Designed to attract and nurture entrepreneurial talent, the zone will incorporate exhibitors and education sessions that will give delegates the opportunity to learn from other successful MICE entrepreneurs and share ideas with their peers.

IBTM Accelerate will feature several interactive discussions for the next generation of event planners; an ‘Influencers of MICE’ series led by ex-MPI president and Founder of Word of MICE Mariska Kesteloo; Future Focus – a series of sessions focusing on the future of the MICE industry, and the hotly anticipated IBTM World Tech Watch Awards which will be presented in the zone. Supporters of the new feature zone include Barcelona Convention Bureau, MPI, Word of MICE, Reed Exhibitions, La Salle Ramon Llull University, CETT-UB, Eight PR & Marketing and Reed Exhibitions UK.

Buyers can also attend tailored education sessions in the Knowledge Programme, which this year includes a packed three-day schedule designed to enhance events expertise and keep attendees on the cutting-edge of industry trends.

For more information on IBTM World 2018 visit ibtmworld.com

Travel destination Vilnius, Lithuania – Silvija Travel Tips

Once a part of the Eastern bloc, Lithuania is the southernmost and biggest of the Baltic States.

Since Lithuania joined the European Union in 2004, Vilnius, the capital, has experienced a youthful renaissance. It’s a city on the move, full of tech start-ups, warehouse-style music venues and art festivals. But the city’s claim to fame is its 13th century Old Town, where Medieval streets snake beside fairytale-like churches, and underground beer halls are famous for selling the cheapest beer Europe.

 

 

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Summer in New York, Top 6 Things to Do – Silvija Travel Tips

From the spectacular skylines and stunning architecture to the sensational food culture and superb art scene, summer in New York is an adventure like no other. As the balmy breeze replaces the wintry air, New York evolves into an urban jungle filled with street performers, artists, food stalls, festivals, markets and more.

The possibilities are endless in the iconic ‘city that never sleeps’ from kayaking the Hudson River to Shakespeare in the Park and everything in between. Start planning your summer in New York with our travel expert Amanda’s list of the top attractions and events that you will only experience in the Big Apple.

Union Square Greenmarket


Established in 1967, the famous Union Square Greenmarket hosts the largest gathering of regional farmers, bakers, and fishers around and provides New Yorkers with the best locally grown and sourced foods the area has to offer.

Frequented by locals and chefs, Greenmarket produces a bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, artisan bread, jams, pickles, cut flowers, wine, coffee, ciders, honey and more

Explore Central Park


Escape to scenic Central Park to enjoy an afternoon of literary readings, boating on the lake, or sunbathing in Sheep’s Meadow. Summer activities include walking tours, catch and release fishing, yoga, running and fitness tours, hiking, and overnight camping. Visitors can also borrow a Field Day Kit consisting of a wiffle ball and bat, football, soccer ball, frisbee, jump ropes, cones and more from the North Meadow Rec Center.

Coasters at Coney Island


Coney Island – this legendary New York landmark is the epitome of American pop culture with its renowned boardwalk, iconic attractions, and scenic ocean views. For decades this waterfront promenade has been a nostalgic retreat from the sweltering pavements in the city and offers movie nights, concerts, shopping, rides, boardwalk games, a sandy beach, Friday night fireworks, and the ever-popular Mermaid Parade.

Kayak the Hudson River


A great way to stay cool during the summer in New York is to hop in a kayak and soak in what is arguably some of the best views of Manhattan from the Hudson River. Kayaking the Hudson is a unique urban adventure for all ages and skill levels. Experience the tranquil river while you are surrounded by the distant sounds of the urban jungle and picturesque views of the cityscape.

Top of the Rock


The historic landmark of the Rockefeller Center offers visitors the opportunity to shop, dine and explore the city from a vantage point unlike any other. This famous New York attraction is known for its unique shopping experience, live recordings of popular shows, and the iconic observation deck complete with unobstructed 360-views of the cityscape. With something for everyone and unlimited Instagram-worthy opportunities, the Rockefeller Center is perfect for tourists wanting to feel on top of the world.

Bike the City

Rather than spending hours on your feet, or on a bus that glides past every landmark, New York bike tours offer a convenient alternative to exploring everything the city has to offer. Biking provides tourists with the opportunity to cover more ground, interact with the city, explore hidden gems, and dive further into the diverse neighbourhoods of New York.

To book your holiday in New York visit the American Holidays website at www.americanholidays.com

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IT&CM Asia and CTW 2019 new highlights and re-designed programme – Silvija Travel Tips

The IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2019, re-designed 2019 programme features new engagement sessions: Say Hi To Everyone, Brand Showcase Presentations, Exhibition Walkabout and Meet-The-Corporates.  ww.itcma.com

Take-up of new activities by close to 20 brands: Dubai Business Events, India Tourism, Japan National Tourism Organisation, Japan by JTB, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, MICE Excellence Center, Royal Orchid Holidays, Taiwan, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and more.

Branded and sponsored targeted functions to remain popular, with more invited exhibitors this year

Multiple space expansions at largest Asia-Pacific MICE showcase.

IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2019 will feature a re-designed programme with proven engagement activities aimed at fostering new avenues of lead generation between suppliers and buyers beyond one-on-one business appointments. Following a successful roll-out during the China event staged in March 2019, new initiatives such as Brand Showcase Presentations, Exhibition Walkabouts and Meet-The-Corporates have seen adoption by close to 20 brands that have chosen these activities to supplement their business appointments and enhance their outreach to niche buyer segments during the upcoming show.

Brand Showcase Presentations: For the first time, 10 brands including Dubai Business Events, Japan by JTB, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Royal Orchid Holidays, Taiwan, Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), Thai MICE Cities, will be sharing their latest highlights and developments first-hand at these 20-minute sessions open to MICE, Association and Corporate buyers and media.

Exhibition Walkabouts: Targeting association buyers and media, up to 10 featured destinations comprising India Tourism, JNTO, TCEB and more will get to make quick introductions and exchanges with these sought-after delegates at their own pavilions/booths during these 4 x 1-hour guided sessions over 2 days.

Meet-The-Corporates: Conducted in a speed-dating format, up to 12 IT&CM Asia exhibitors like Dubai Business Events have opted to meet and connect with attending CTW corporate travel/procurement professionals over 2 x 1-hour sessions over 2 days.

Promoting the event Steen Jakobsen, Assistant Vice President of Dubai Business Events said  “IT&CM Asia continues to be an important event on our annual calendar of activities in key markets, and we are excited about returning as an exhibitor at this year’s edition. In addition to our one-on-one meetings, we have chosen to take advantage of the Brand Showcase Presentation and Meet-The-Corporates platforms to further highlight our city’s appeal, explain the support Dubai Business Events can offer and build new connections with the wider business events community, and especially corporate buyers,”

Another newly added segment to the show this year is Say Hi to Everyone. Formatted as an interactive ice-breaker and helmed by MICE Strategist and Hospitality Consultant Mr David Barrett, this session allows all delegates to get a sense of who’s who at this year’s show and to identify profiles they would like to meet across both events, kick-starting connections before business days begin.

More Brands Engaging Target Segments Beyond One-On-One Appointments 

In line with the strong take-up of new initiatives, more brands have also opted for captive engagement sessions this year with an extensive line-up of sponsored events to date.

TCEB will be presenting a “Corporate Exchange, Exclusively Thailand” networking mirroring the new “Meet-The-Corporates” format, featuring up to 48 Thai suppliers, and attended solely by corporate buyers over 2 days.

Mrs Nichapa Yoswee, Senior Vice President – Business of Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau said “Our new branding Thailand Redefine Your Business Events inspires us to find every window of opportunity to create value and enhance return on investment and return on time for MICE stakeholders. Our partnership with IT&CMA in launching Corporate Exchange, Exclusively Thailand initiative is a perfect match with our new branding. We are excited to see the Thai suppliers and Corporate Travel Managers leverage on this new initiative and deepen their interaction in an exclusive setting”.

The CTW Asia-Pacific front, sponsor CWT will be fronting the light-hearted interactive session for all CTW delegates over coffee and tea in a corporate networking exclusive.

New exhibitor and sponsor OMT Group joins the line-up of luncheon, cocktail and dinner hosts that presently include Accor Bangkok & Hua Hin Hotels, Conrad Bangkok, Japan By JTB, Marina Bay Sands, TCEB and more. Hosting not one but two functions, this ASEAN-based DMC is aiming to promote their MICE-based itineraries through their Networking Lunch Europe Cruise Preview and Networking Chao Phraya River Cruise Dinner. The latter is also open to invited exhibitors.

As a strategic partner, TCEB will continue to host the perennially anticipated Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner, pre-show city tours of Bangkok and post-show tours to Ayutthaya and Khao Lak.

Multiple Space Expansions At Largest Asia-Pacific MICE Showcase 

JTB’s space expansion of 250%, Seoul Tourism Organisation’s and Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia’s booth increase of 120% alongside Royal Cliff Hotels Groups’ doubling in space has bolstered the event’s already largest MICE showcase of Asia-Pacific destinations, products and services.

Mizuho Hara, Manager of Events & Promotions of JTB Asia Pacific Headquarters on their decision for expansion said “New business leads and conversion to actual business gained through our participation last year was the push factor for our return this 2019. JTB’s primary objective this IT&CMA is to meet new MICE and Association buyers and help facilitate international tourism to Japan.”

Darren Ng, Managing Director, TTG Asia Media said “The encouraging space expansion of returning exhibitors attest to continued confidence that IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific delivers across all fronts, internationally and locally. As the show continues to evolve, we progressively put in our best to cater to the ever-changing needs of our suppliers and buyers.”

Present onboard destination pavilions, corporate and association brands include Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Centara Hotels & Resorts, Dubai Business Events, EventsAir, India Tourism, International Association of Professional Congress Organiser (IAPCO), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Jeju Convention & Visitor Bureau, Japan National Tourism Organisation, JTB, Korea MICE Association (KMA), Korea Tourism Organisation, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau, Marshall Cavendish, MEET TAIWAN, Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, OMT Group, Osaka Convention and Tourism Bureau, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Pattaya MICE City, Philippines Tourism Promotions Board, Resorts World Sentosa, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Sampran Riverside, Seoul Tourism Organisation, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), Taipei City Government, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Thai Airways, TCEB, Worldwide Cruise Associates, World PCO Alliance (WPCOA) and more.

Other revitalised event highlights include:

Sticky Awards – IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific’s very own appreciation programme for top-performing delegates – comprising a new awards list and voting format.

Attractive lucky draw incentives for good performing buyers.

Expanded knowledge programme with a Sustainability theme that ties across the various sessions at the extended Asian MICE Cruise Conference, Keynote Lecture, Association Day forums, ASEAN MICE Forum and CTW Asia-Pacific Conference.

App-centric event that reduces the use of printed materials and increases connectivity between delegates.

If you would like to procure, network and learn at IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2019, join us from 24 – 26 September 2019 at the Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld. The leading MICE event is co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific – The Leading Corporate Travel Management Conference for the Asia-Pacific.

For more information, log on to www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com/apac

#ITCMA19. #CTWAPAC19

About IT&CMA 2019 

24 to 26 September |2019 Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld, Bangkok, Thailand 

Established in 1993, IT&CMA is at the forefront of fostering MICE growth opportunities for the Asia-Pacific and beyond. Its multi-faceted programme engages regional and international industry suppliers and buyers in the realms of business, education and networking. IT&CMA also features dedicated platforms designed around the interests of valuable MICE niche segments, enabling the event to consistently deliver a delegate profile that is both relevant and dynamic. IT&CMA remains uniquely positioned as the only global event with the largest exhibition showcase of Asia-Pacific MICE suppliers. The show is part of the IT&CM Events series.

Co-located with CTW Asia-Pacific, IT&CMA is part of the IT&CM Events series organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is Asia-Pacific’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel. Both events have been co-locating since 2004, offering its delegates an unparalleled platform to do business, learn and network.

www.itcma.com        www.corporatetravelworld.com/apac

Ten Spanish hotel chains will participate in MITM Americas 2019- Silvija Travel Tips

Ten prominent Spanish hotel chains will participate in MITM Americas, the the pioneer and most influential meetings and congresses trade show, that will be held in the Hotal Nacional de Cuba in Havana, October 14/17. Coinciding with the 500 year aniversart of the city.

MITM Americas has consolidates itself as a must not miss event for professionals in the meetings tourism, congresses and business travel industry. Thus, becoming a benchmark for business generation in the sector.

Thanks to the strict vetting process, that buyers must go through, the ROI is guaranteed.

Meliá, Iberostar, Barceló, Be Live, Riu, ROC, Evenia, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, NH Hotel Group and VP Hotels will be the representatives of Spanish hotel chains for this important MICE event. Spanish hotel groups have over 2,000 hotels worldwide, which has greatly influenced their positioning with five of the best hotel chains in the world (Meliá, NH, Riu, Barceló and Iberostar).

The MICE sector for Spanish hotel chains:

Spanish hotel chains have not underestimated the importance of the MICE sector, which as observed in the 2018 MICE Travel Report, showed the MICE tourism to Latin America has grown by 56% in the last five years. Between 2016 and 2017, over 6.1 million trips to the region under the MICE category where recorded, the majority (2.4 million) to participate in meetings, conferences and seminars; 1.4 million people traveled with the objective of participating in trade shows, 1.2 million for incentive travel and 1.1 million assisted congresses and conventions.

Seven Spanish hotel chains in the TOP 100 worldwide

In the ranking published in 2018 by the World Tourism Organization, four Spanish hotel chains: Meliá, NH, Barceló, Riu placed among the top 50 worldwide.

To these four, three more in Eurostars, H10 and Iberostar are among the top 100 largest, in number of hotels.


The MITM System:

MITM Events has implemented the MITM System to organize trade shows since 1997 with 50 editions in 37 cities of 18 countries.

The MITM System, a strong business-generating tool, guarantees the ROI thanks to an exceptional networking program and the quality of the buyers it provides: which makes it so appointments are met within a 99.99% guaranteeing the exhibitors investment.