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ConferenceLeeds’ conference ambassador programme gathers momentum with Media Yorkshire link up

Jennifer Young, Head of ConferenceLeeds,
ConferenceLeeds has continued to champion the digital sector in the city, through a link-up with Media Yorkshire and Leeds Digital Festival. The collaboration comes as part of ConferenceLeeds’ conference ambassador programme, which aims to support industry leaders in bringing sector-specific conferences and events to Leeds.

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Destination Florence: 
the new official marketing and promotional project of the city of Florence

FCVB staff at launch event
Firenze Convention and Visitors Bureau presented the new Destination Florence, a project realized in partnership with the Municipality of Florence that will allow to redefine a future model for the governance and sustenance of Florence tourism.
The Destination Florence project has been presented in Florence on January 18th by the Major of Florence, Dario Nardella during the press conference in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.


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the new official marketing and promotional project of the city of Florence

Virtuoso® sees a substantial leap in its network growth

International travel agency network Virtuoso rolled into 2017 with tremendous momentum bolstered by a substantial spike in agency, advisor and production growth in 2016. By all accounts, the network, known as the industry leader in luxury travel, saw a banner year in 2016, having added 39 new agency locations across 23 countries since last January

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Use quality hotels for 3, 6 or 12 hours

Guillermo Gaspart

ByHours transforms time gaps into pop-up offices or pit-stops

Started in Spain in 2012, ByHours.com has proved itself successful enough for its founder, Guillermo Gaspart, to expand its services. Many more hotels are now joining the scheme. ‘We now have as many as 150,000 travellers as regular users’, he explains. ‘and they all report how valuable it is for making the most of otherwise wasted time during a trip’ The idea is very simple. Travellers can book facilities in hotels in slots of 3, 6 or 12 hours.

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Delegates don’t feel encouraged to participate in meetings, research reveals.

More needs to be done by event organisers to encourage participation in meetings, according to research carried out by Imago Venues.  
Whilst gaining knowledge, building relationships and learning from peers and colleagues rank highly as reasons why people commit their time to attending meetings, the results show that just 51% of delegates and 37% of students feel fully encouraged to take part, highlighting that more needs to be done to make the experience worthwhile for them.


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