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

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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.

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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.

 

Charo Trabado, CEO, MITM Events, Lady of the Knightly Order of “El Camino de Santiago-Silvija Travel Tips

Charo Trabado, CEO of MITM Events, was invested as Lady of the Knightly Order of “El Camino de Santiago” along with thirty-one others that were awarded the honour of becoming part of one of the oldest and most recognized knightly orders in the world. 150 participants from 11 countries attended the event (Angola, Spain, USA, Cuba, Costa Rica, Italy, Philippines, Mexico, Paraguay, Portugal and Switzerland).

With a Master in tourism, Charo Trabado began her professional career in 1985 with Grupo Convenco, becoming the Co-Founder of GSAR Marketing. A global sales company, marketing and communication specialized in the representation of international companies in the tourism sector. Charo has held important positions in a number of companies represented by GSAR Marketing, including Grupo Taca, American Airlines and Copa Airlines among others. Since 1997, Charo Trabad organizes the B2B trade shows MITM Events, worldwide pioneers in the meetings tourism (MICE) and cultural sector. 50 plus events in 37 cities and 18 countries. Charo has worked with numerous international and governmental entities, institutions, associations and corporations during her 30-year car career making her one of the most recognized professionals in the industry.

Orden del Camino de Santiago” www.ordendelcaminodesantiago.es

MITM Americas 2019 professional training programme – Silvija Travel Tips

The professional training programme of the 23rd MITM Americas will take place on the 17th October 2019 in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba. The programme will include 3 courses imparted by: Pablo Weil, president of COCAL; Raúl García, Director of MICE Training; and Betina Anzilutti, CEO of NOUN Eventos and Executive Trainer.

Three modules include: “Specialization in the Meetings and Events Tourism sector (MICE)”, by Raul Garcia; “How to creatively project our business meetings”, by Pablo Weil; and “Accessible events”, by Betina Anzilutti.

Raul García López will be talking about “Specialization in the Meetings and Events Tourism sector (MICE)”. Raul has 18 years of experience as an executive in the tourism sector with positions as, Director of the Meetings and Incentives Department in the Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau, playing a major role in Madrid´s naming as the best MICE destination of Europe for 2018. Raul García López is currently the MICE tourism professor in the prestigious Universidad de Nebrija and Ostelea – School of Tourism & Hospitality, strategic consultant of the international tourism sector and entrepreneur with training programs in the tourism sector.

Pablo Weil will cover; “How to creatively project our business meetings”. Pablo is the current president of the Federación de Entidades Organizadoras de Congresos y Afines de América Latina (COCAL), the main association of congress organizers in Latin America; and Vice-President of the Asociación Argentina de Organizadores y Proveedores de Exposiciones, Congresos, Eventos Burós de Convenciones (AOCA).

Betina Anzilutti will cover the subject of “Accessible events”. CEO of Noun Eventos & Capacitación Ejecutiva, Betina has for over 20 years been in charge of qualifying executives in the Latin American MICE tourism industry. With over 100 classrooms in Argentina, Betina over the last 10 years has taken her talent to: Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica and Chile; as well as online lessons (e-learning).

This course has been specially designed to improve the competitiveness of the companies in the sector. Participating exhibitors will receive a certificate that will guarantee you access to superior courses at special rates to complement your professional qualifications.

MITM Americas has consolidates itself as the most important event for professionals in the meetings, congresses and business travel tourism industry, becoming a benchmark for business generation. Thanks to the strict vetting process of our hosted buyer program, your ROI is guaranteed.

The MITM System

Since 1997, MITM Events has developed The MITM System in 50 editions in 37 cities of 18 countries.

The MITM System, maximum business generator, guarantees the ROI thanks to an exceptional networking program and the quality of buyers; that enables agendas to be met within a 99.99% guaranteeing the exhibitors investment.

Eight Spanish hotel chains will participate in MITM Americas 2019 – Silvija Travel Tips

Eight Spanish hotel chains will participate in MITM Americas, the pioneer and most influential meetings and congresses trade show, that will be held in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba in Havana, 14-17 October 2019. Coinciding with the 500 year anniversary 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 and VP Hotels will be the representatives of Spanish hotel chains for this important MICE tourism 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). 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, NHm 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 a 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.

MITM Events  hwww.mitmevents.com

Cleared for Take Off my flight simulator experience

 Anaheim just outside Los Angeles, USA is known as the home of Disneyland. But for those older children or adults that like the thrill of professional flight simulators, Flightdeck is the place to visit.   

The only female travel media journalist for a group of nine media to experience the trills it was a day of big surprises and first for me.

My first taste was to get fitted out in my air combat flight suit to fly my assigned F16 aircraft. The Instructor briefed us on the flight controls and the weapon system. All a bit technical but with a little help from the instructor anyone can master it. Then it was into the aircraft cockpit, strapped in by the ground crew, canopy down and radio checks with the tower. “Cleared For Take Off”. I push the throttle forward, afterburners on and I thunder down the runway skyward and bank left over the sea. All simulated but it feels real. After a series of flight manoeuvres under the instruction of the from the tower, the group of novice travel media pilots are ready for combat.

Target acquired missile lock. fire. I only have six missiles before I have to use the guns so have to be sure I don’t waste them.  Where is my wingman Top Gun, MAVERICK  (Tom Cruise)   when you need him, someone on my tail firing at me, release flares, so much to remember. A few strikes and I crash and burn on landing. Not my finest performance but I survived.

Next, at Flightdeck I progress to take the controls of a Boeing 737-800 jet. This fix-base simulator is categorised as high fidelity, an exact replica of a Boeing 737-800 with a 180-degree wrap around screen. Joining my flight simulator in the cockpit I sit the captain’s seat. The cockpit is full of buttons, switches, lights, alarms but calmly my instruct tells me what to do. We are landing the aircraft at Kai Tak International Airport the old Hong Kong airport with a low approach over the city at night.

Banking left Hong Kong comes into view out the cockpit window. My task is to keep us on the right flight track using the flight controls and looking at the instruments in front of me. My instructor is controlling the power, flaps and all those other technical things. We are begin our descent following the light, banking right very low over the city and then down the runway for a perfect touchdown. I have landed a Boeing 737-800 simulator.

Later in the week during my stay in Anaheim I got to meet my Wingman Top Gun MAVERICK (Tom Cruise).

If you are into planes, Flightdeck in Anaheim is a great place. Prices for the F16 Fighter Jet experience start US$59 and US$109 for the  Bowing 737. I really enjoyed the Bowing 737 experience and if you would like to see the video of my flight view here: Flightdeck 737

Flightdeck  www.flightdeck1.com

MITM Americas, 14-17 October 2019 –Silvija Travel Tips

The 23rdedition of MITM Americas will be held from the 14-17 October 2019 in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, coinciding with the celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the city of Havana, and with the sponsorship of the Ministry of tourism of Cuba, Gran Caribe Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Nacional de Cuba.

MITM guarantees an agenda of up to 30 pre-established appointments with TOP MICE international buyers and a productive networking program to establish strong business ties among participants. Out of all registered buyers only 20% are approved to participate, thus ensuring that only the ones with the highest business potential make it through our strict vetting process.

GSAR Marketing has employed the MITM System in its 50 trade international trade shows organized in 37 cities of 18 countries. Over 10,000 companies corroborate the success of this system, confirming the great benefits obtained during the business program.

Which hosted buyers attend this edition? Decision makers from a corporate companies, incentive agencies, international associations, meeting planners, congresses organizers, luxury tourism, wedding planners, or tour operators with a MICE department.

www.mitmevents.com Continue reading MITM Americas, 14-17 October 2019 –Silvija Travel Tips

Explore where Hollywood is made.

  1. The first day when arrived to IPW 2019 in Anaheim I had a sightseeing tour to Warner Bros Studio, one of the busiest working studios in Los Angeles.

 

Familiarity with the studio started in a warm atmosphere, guests were greeted in Hollywood with delicious snacks and Oscar images.

 

Tour Guides have brought us behind the scenes of a studio that has been in the world for over 95 years.

We went behind the lens and discovered the secrets of movie making magic.

 

Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood brought us closer than ever to the legendary entertainment we love, where the greatest names in entertainment made history.

Experience the excitement of a Hollywood studio featuring movies and TV shows

A lot of great impressions and cinematic secrets give us a great Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood

IPW 2019 Anaheim, California

Tourism showcase IPW 2019, organised by Visit USA, take place in Anaheim, California.

Thousands of tourism professionals attended from around the world meet in America for a five-day US rundown.

Brand USA shut down Downtown Anaheim early Sunday morning to greet hundreds of media delegates who had spent the next three days discovering America’s many tourism assets at IPW.

During the press brunch, the “Anaheim Gets Animated Street Festival” showed glimpse of the sights, sounds, flavors and vibes

The highlight was a surprise performance from the incredibly talented Natasha Bedingfield who left attendees starstruck with stripped down performances of her hit songs

Explore more with free stopover offers

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Dine for free at Disney with American Holidays

1st May 2019
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Travel destination Vilnius, Lithuania

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.

 

 

Source: SilvijaTravelTips