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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

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.

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CONVENE 2019: YEAR-AFTER-YEAR CONSISTENCY AND QUALITY

The seventh edition of CONVENE featured an impressive mix of Hosted Buyers from over 30 countries, as well as Exhibitors and Specialist Suppliers representing different parts of the Baltic Sea Region. As a boutique event, the focus of CONVENE remained on quality, and all signs pointed to that ambition being successfully delivered.

A noticeable concentration of this year’s 165 Hosted Buyers were representing the UK market, which bodes particularly well for Vilnius, since LOT Polish Airlines recently announced it will be launching a direct route between Lithuania’s capital and London City Airport this May, making both cities much more accessible to business travellers. Hosted Buyer agendas were packed over the course of the two-day exhibition, with plenty of opportunities to meet with the 80 Exhibitors representing Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia and Belarus.

In addition to putting forth a comprehensive Education Programme touching on the industry’s hottest topics and latest trends, organisers also brought back CONVENE’s Professional Academy, a three-hour workshop dedicated to preparing suppliers for their meetings with Hosted Buyers throughout the show. The academy, which took place a day before the exhibition, had one session focused on the evolution of association sector meetings and another on growing business in the UK.

 

Inga Romanovskienė, Director of Go Vilnius, the city’s official development agency and umbrella organisation to the Vilnius Convention Bureau, was thrilled to welcome meeting industry professionals back to an event that has proved to be of great value to the entire region, saying, “When it comes to the meetings and events industry, the Baltic Sea Region is ripe for significant growth, with meeting planners from across Europe and the globe continuing to show interest in many of its destinations. And for our part, CONVENE is able to strategically position Vilnius as a regional leader and give people the opportunity to experience what the city has to offer first-hand.”

Organised by the Vilnius Convention Bureau, CONVENE is an annual business marketplace that provides non-stop networking opportunities for meeting professionals. The two-day event gathers Baltic Sea meeting and events industry suppliers and buyers from across Europe and the world together under one roof and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

Source: https://www.convene.lt

Vietnam to host the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) – Silvija Travel Tips

Vietnam, the Host Country of the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) to be held in Ha Long. Silvija Travel Tiops will be among the 1500 delegates. They comprise of Travel Media, Ministerial, NTO, official meeting delegates, as well as TRAVEX suppliers from across all 10 ASEAN member states, international buyers.

ATF TRAVEX, is the largest and most diverse showcase of ASEAN suppliers, will play witness to ASEAN travel trade industry exhibitors from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore , Thailand and Viet Nam, connecting with hosted buyers and media representatives from around the world.

The 3-day ATF TRAVEX 2019, which commences from 16 January and run until 18 January 2019. There will be 75 official sessions with the Host Country organising a programme packed with numerous social activities that include, Pre-and Post-Show Tours, an Opening Ceremony, a Welcome Reception and Dinner, a Friendly Golf Game and a Farewell Party for all ATF delegates.

Major highlights for Exhibitors and Buyers include the 32 one-to-one business appointments, 100% of which can be scheduled prior to arrival in Ha Long.

Senior Vice-President (Sales & Marketing International) Chris Bailey of Tour East Group, an exhibitor from Singapore, is looking forward to broadening the reach of their DMC services globally as part of the destination ASEAN offering. “Tour East is committed to sustainable travel programming and management from its 14 operating countries. We also blend these activities with advanced technology tools to deliver business efficiencies to our industry partners.”

Confirmed Buyers and Exhibitors alike are already looking forward to all the event has to offer. Buyer Agata Goscinska, CEO of Viventum s.c. Poland, is especially excited about Viet Nam’s capabilities as a conference and incentive destination. “I have made valuable connections all over ASEAN, but I am looking to make new ones and explore fresh ideas, attractions, and activities by experiencing Viet Nam first-hand at ATF 2019.”

Another anticipated ATF component is the ASEAN Tourism Conference, where major regional issues are presented and discussed by subject experts and thought leaders. In keeping with the aim of strengthening co-operation among the ASEAN tourism industry’s various sectors, this knowledge platform promotes discussion, exchange of ideas and valuable perspectives to motivate progress among ASEAN stakeholders.

It is also the aim of the Host Country that through its high hospitality and infrastructural standards, it will successfully demonstrate its capabilities and be recognised as one of ASEAN’s most attractive destinations, complete with world-class facilities and services to make an even greater impact on its already impressive touristic appeal.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, H.E. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said in a statement, “The people of Quang Ninh province are ready to welcome delegates and guests. We are honoured to host ATF and look forward to inviting all visitors to experience the natural beauty and warmth of our people. We are ready to embrace all ASEAN states to drive connectivity and sustainable tourism to Viet Nam and the region as one.”

For more information and programme updates for ATF 2019, visit www.atfvietnam2019.com

ABOUT ATF 2019
ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region as one tourist destination. ATF TRAVEX is the longest-running annual ASEAN leisure travel trade event, showcasing the largest contingent of ASEAN sellers. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 ASEAN member nations: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Each year, the hosting of ATF is rotated among the member countries. Viet Nam will host ATF 2019 and is all geared up to welcome 1500 delegates. ATF 2019 marks the 38th anniversary of this event since its inauguration in Malaysia in 1981.

2019 TRAVEX Dates: 16 to 18 January 2019
Venue: Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center, Ha Long, Vietnam

Vietnam to welcome International Delegates to ATF 2019 – Silvija Travel Tips

The shimmering Bay of Ha Long, Vietnam with its magnificent limestone formations will form the backdrop of the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) in January 2019. Ha Long city, the capital of the surrounding Quang Ninh province, is all set to welcome some 1,500 international delegates during the week-long event. This includes ministerial officials to the events formal meetings, as well as exhibitors from across ASEAN region. The event will also attract hosted buyers & media from around the world, as well as travel industry professionals to the TRAVEX trade show.

Official ministerial meetings will primarily be held at the FLC Ha Long Bay Resort while the 3-day TRAVEX travel trade exhibition from 16 to 18 January 2019 will take place at the Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Center (QNEPEC).

The 21,000 sqm state-of-the-art venue modelled after a local pearl-making mollusk, has been the selected venue of choice for significant cultural, social, and economic forums in the city and can now add the ATF name to its list.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Viet Nam, H.E. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, said “The people of Quang Ninh province are ready to welcome delegates and guests. We are honoured to host ATF and we invite all visitors to experience the natural beauty and warmth of our people. We are ready to embrace all ASEAN states to drive connectivity and sustainable tourism to Viet Nam and the region as one.”

In anticipation of ATF 2019, the city has undergone extensive developments to enhance connectivity to Ha Long city. A new highway connecting capital Hanoi with the province will cut transport time down to 1.5 hours from 4 hours.

For more information on the event visit: Visit  atfvietnam2019.com

#AFTVietnam2019     #TravelByASEN

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Explore Vibrant Vietnam – Silvija Travel Tips

Explore Vibrant Vietnam with TDactive Holidays, specialists in small group adventure holidays. Vietnam has so much to offer, from stunning white sandy beaches and bustling cities to spectacular countryside filled with rice fields and sleepy villages.

On this holiday-of-a-lifetime, you will embark on a cultural discovery tour of Vietnam from North to South as part of a small group.

Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam. this landscape you can seen from the island Titop

Experience Hanoi’s Old Quarter by cyclo ride (a three-wheeled bicycle taxi that appeared in Vietnam during the French colonial period), spend a night on a traditional junk boat in the emerald waters of Halong Bay, cycle through the Vietnamese countryside in search of pagodas, explore the underground network system of the Cu Chi Tunnels, discover the charming coastal town of Hoi An, visit vibrant floating markets, explore the Mekong Delta’s warren of canals and immerse yourself in local the culture of Ho Chi Minh City.

This holiday combines culture, history, colour and independent discovery set against the most beautiful of scenic backdrops.

Prices start from €2,049pp for 15 nights, including return flights from Dublin, internal flights in Vietnam, 12 nights’ B&B hotel accommodation, overnight cruise in Halong Bay, 11 lunches & one evening meal, excursions, expert local guide and all taxes & charges, departing from February 2019.

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Cahernane House Hotel in Final 3 Best Dining Hotels in the UK & Ireland – Silvija Travel Tips

Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney has been shortlisted in the Condé Nast top 3 hotels for ‘Best Dining Experience UK & Ireland’.  Condé Nast is widely regarded as the ultimate globetrotting bible for even the most discerning traveller and features luxury hotels, restaurants and destinations from all corners of the world.  The leading lifestyle travel magazine will hold its ‘Annual Awards for Excellence Dinner’ at the glitzy May Fair Hotel in London on Monday, 5th of November 2018 when the overall winner will be announced. Cahernane House Hotel, General Manager, Emer Corridan will attend the black-tie awards ceremony to represent the property.

Cork native, Eric Kavanagh is the Executive Chef at Cahernane House and leads a talented team in the kitchen at the distinguished Herbert Restaurant in the hotel. Before starting at Cahernane House Hotel in 2017 Eric worked at Longueville House in Mallow, Marlfield House in Gorey and Sheen Falls in Kenmare. He also spent some time abroad in Canada and New Zealand where he was inspired by the many international chefs he worked with.

The Herbert Restaurant has two AA Rosettes and serves fabulous seasonal dishes prepared with flair and style by a hand that understands great technique with minimal fuss. The stunning, 40-bedroom Cahernane House Hotel is set on 6.4 acres at the edge of the Killarney National Park and lakes. This stunning manor house is steeped in history and was originally built in 1877 but has since been restored to all of its original grandeur by the PREM Group in 2016 after the hospitality giant bought the property.  In the past 18 months over €6.5 million has been spent on the property which has seen each of the manor rooms being completely renovated and restored. The renovation programme also included the complete renovation of the 26 guest rooms in the hotel’s Garden Wing and the complete refurbishment of the original Cellar Bar.

The Autumn Escape Break (From €94.50 per person sharing) includes one night’s accommodation with breakfast and dinner in the fine dining, critically acclaimed 2 AA Rosette Herbert Restaurant (you can also enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco when you book on www.cahernane.com). This lovely package also includes a complimentary art and history tour which runs each evening from 6.00pm.

For more information on Cahernane House Hotel or to make a booking see  www.cahernane.com  or call +353 (064) 663 1895

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