Tag: Congress

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

Tear gas and burning tires in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo as Brazilians begin general strike

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 14, 2019 23:55 0

Thousands of Brazilians have joined a general strike, called for by trade unions, to protest against pension reforms being discussed in Congress. In Rio de ... Read More

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas to host Skål International 2019 Sustainable Tourism Awards

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 13, 2019 15:40 0

In its 18th edition, a total of 56 entries from 25 countries are this year competing to win the Sustainable Tourism Awards that Skål International, ... Read More

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

Russian Convention Bureau participated in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 11, 2019 21:02 0

The key theme of RCB's participation at SPIEF'2109, presented in various formats was "Politics and Business: Effective Interaction for Development of the Event Industry." "As ... Read More

‘Creating common ground’ – Hamburg hosts hat-trick of international industry events

‘Creating common ground’ – Hamburg hosts hat-trick of international industry events

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 10, 2019 18:10 0

Planners from across the world experienced Hamburg first hand as part of a series of fam trips and events held recently in the city. Hamburg ... Read More

Cash-strapped NASA to allow private tourism to International Space Station

Cash-strapped NASA to allow private tourism to International Space Station

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 8, 2019 18:25 0

US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been forced to take on some extra work to pay the bills: playing host to private tourists ... Read More

Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location

Aiden hotel opens first U.S. location

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- June 6, 2019 21:25 0

 Aiden by Best Western today opens doors in Austin, Texas. The first U.S. location for the company's modern, suburban boutique brand, Aiden by Best Western ... Read More

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019 22:04 0

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators ... Read More

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

U.S. Travel Association: Holds IPW Press Conference and you’re there

editor editor- June 5, 2019 00:18 0

Roger Dow, U.S. Travel Association President and CEO was the first to speak at the U.S. Travel Association’s IPW Press Conference held at the 51st ... Read More

Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?

Who is the new Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Nkhensani Kubayi-Nguban?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 31, 2019 02:34 0

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has named Nkhensani Kubayi-Ngubane as the new minister of tourism to replace Derek Hanekom. Until her appointment, Ms Mmamoloko "Nkhensani" ... Read More

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

ECPAT-USA honors leaders in fight to end trafficking at 2019 Freedom Awards

editor editor- May 30, 2019 22:05 0

ECPAT-USA, the leading policy organization in the United States seeking to end the commercial, sexual exploitation of children through awareness, advocacy, policy, and legislation is ... Read More

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosts Belgian Travel Summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 16:04 0

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) inaugurated the first edition of the Belgian Travel Summit (BTS) taking place until June 1 in the Emirate ... Read More

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Art Cities Exchange 2019 to welcome leisure, luxury and MICE industry players

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 28, 2019 21:58 0

Art Cities Exchange (ACE) 2019 will see the presence of 90 international buyers from the leisure, luxury, and MICE sectors from Europe, the USA, Canada, ... Read More

ICC Sydney Celebrates National Reconciliation Week

ICC Sydney Celebrates National Reconciliation Week

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 28, 2019 06:53 0

International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) is celebrating the contributions and achievements of Australia’s First Nations people this National Reconciliation Week, which commemorates the anniversaries ... Read More

Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award

Joachim König receives 2019 Joint Meetings Industry Council Unity Award

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 27, 2019 23:11 0

Kai Hattendorf, President of the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has announced the winner of the 2019 JMIC Unity Award as Joachim König, Managing Director ... Read More

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

Memorial Day traffic study finds dire economic cost, public support for user fees

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 22, 2019 19:05 0

The U.S. Travel Association on Wednesday released a survey finding that Americans avoided an estimated 47.5 million auto trips due to highway congestion in 2018—costing ... Read More

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

In the footsteps of Leonardo in France: The enigma of the Last Supper tapestry

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 21, 2019 21:45 0

This is the title of the study day that was held at the Vatican Museums at the end of the restoration of the famous tapestry ... Read More

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

ICCA: Colombia is in top 30 countries for meetings tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 20:04 0

The annual ranking by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) revealed that Colombia is included in the top 30 countries who host international congresses. ... Read More

BestCities launch Inspiring Young Leaders program

BestCities launch Inspiring Young Leaders program

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 18:40 0

BestCities Global Alliance has today launched the Inspiring Young Leaders program, and has recognized two associations who have committed to actively encouraging youth engagement ahead ... Read More

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

BestCities 2019 Copenhagen Global Forum to look to the future

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 16:40 0

BestCities Global Alliance and Copenhagen Convention Bureau (CCB) are set to investigate what the future holds for associations and association congresses with a focus on ... Read More

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

2.8 million travel on U.S. airlines every day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 21, 2019 07:35 0

Airlines for America (A4A), announced today that it expects a record 257.4 million passengers — an average of 2.8 million per day — to travel on ... Read More

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

Madrid and Barcelona beat London and Singapore to world’s ‘Top 5 congress cities’

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019 19:30 0

The city of Madrid climbs to third in the ranking of world congress cities, published by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) for 2018. ... Read More

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

FAA announces changes for recreational drones

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 22:02 0

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is implementing changes for recreational drone flyers mandated by Congress in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. While recreational flyers ... Read More

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

National Restaurant Association announces new Executive Vice President

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019 01:35 0

The National Restaurant Association has appointed Sean Kennedy as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, the Association's senior-most executive in the development and execution of ... Read More

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

US Travel: Deployment of TSA agents on southern border could result in turmoil for business and leisure travel

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019 15:33 0

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Barnes issued the following statement on reports that Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials ... Read More

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

Prague breaks meetings record: Top-ranked MICE destination

editor editor- May 15, 2019 00:00 0

Prague hosted a record number of conferences and congresses in 2018. Over 4,500 events took place in its collective accommodation establishments last year – that is ... Read More

Bogota hosts 6th International Nightlife Congress

Bogota hosts 6th International Nightlife Congress

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 15:25 0

For the second year in a row, the city of Bogotá (Colombia) will host the 6th International Nightlife Congress and the 5th Golden Moon Awards ... Read More

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

Failed project: South Africa’s economic & social decay worst for any non-war-torn country

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 14, 2019 01:35 0

Recent research from think tank Eunomix Business & Economics suggests that a much more sober view of South Africa is overdue. The study found that ... Read More

Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings

Paris ranked as world’s top destination for international meetings

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019 15:55 0

In its latest report, the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranked Paris the world's number one destination for meetings, outpacing the second-place holder, Vienna, ... Read More

U.S. Transportation Secretary announces Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee

U.S. Transportation Secretary announces Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 10, 2019 01:05 0

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced that it is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety ... Read More

German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market

German National Tourist Board wraps up successful participation at Arabian Travel Market

editor editor- May 8, 2019 23:22 0

The German National Tourist Board (GNTB) together with a host of leading German tourism trade partners, has wrapped up another highly successful participation in this ... Read More

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