Anantara’s two Northern Thailand resorts, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort and Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp and Resort have been included in Travel+Leisure USA magazine’s iconic top 500 - an illustrious list that recognizes the 500 best hotels in the world, as chosen by their readers.
Hotel booking data suggests that guests are forging ahead with hotel bookings – despite the ongoing uncertainty around the end of lockdown, with room night bookings up by 19% and a 53% increase in turnover from direct bookings.
2021 is the year of the comeback, the year of the return to business and the time everyone has been looking forward towards. After a year of challenges, patience, resilience, we will be more happy than ever with what we had and will have again. Europe Congress is looking forward to offering the MICE industry its first live event in Budapest, Hungary from 30th of May till the 1st of June.
HBAA is urging the Government to provide the Meetings, Events and Accommodation sector with clarity and consistency in its recovery roadmap announcement next week. Juliet Price, Consultant Executive Director of HBAA, which represents more than 250 UK member organisations including agency and venue members in the industry, said: “It is extremely important that the Government follows the data and, as the figures are moving in the right direction, a clear path is established to enable our £70bn industry to reopen successfully and sustainably. Time is running out, or has already run out, for some businesses and individuals, and this impacts our dedicated talent and available expertise.
New Chef on the Menu at Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa - Aberfoyle, ScotlandMacdonald Hotels has announced that renowned chef, James McCulloch Thomson, is joining Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa in Aberfoyle as executive head chef.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts appoints new Global Chief Marketing Officer
Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced that Mr Franck Kermarrec has been appointed Global Chief Marketing Officer. Kermarrec joins Millennium Hotels and Resorts from Hertz International, where he was leading their business and commercial strategy.
Istanbul CVB’s GM elected as the Chairperson of ICCA Mediterranean Chapter
General Manager of Istanbul Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hicran Ozbuk has been named as the chairperson of ICCA Mediterranean Chapter for 2 years’ term.
Jade Boulter appointed General Manager of Holiday Inn Sutton hotel
Jade Boulter has been appointed General Manager of Holiday Inn Sutton hotel. A young and ambitious hotelier, Boulter will lead the 78-strong team at the 119-bed Sutton hotel, welcoming guests from across the region Read more
PortAventura – a world class and versatile events option
Michelle Chenery reports on a Fam Trip to see much more than a theme park Read more
Madeira offers exciting accommodation, views, cuisine and transport
Michelle Chenery reports on a trip to Portugal’s pearl of the Atlantic, hosted by Uniqueworld and the DMC, Abreu Read more
ITCM slept here
Historic property, superb grounds - plus Stratford-on-Avon
James Rampton reports on a stay at the Hallmark Welcombe Hotel
Park Plaza Riverbank gives you London
Sydney Paulden reports on a central location with great facilities
Apex City of Bath gives sparkling destination the venue it deserves
Sydney Paulden visits the city’s newest hotel property
Carlton Towers turns dream into reality
Lauren Stiles enjoys an incentive weekend at the home of Lord and Lady Gerald
A venue that adds so much to every event
Alexander James reports on a stay at Marriott Heathrow/Windsor Hotel
Enjoy Henry VIII luxury at Leeds Castle in Kent
Roger St Pierre is almost lost for words Read more
The Seychelles - an unrivalled MICE destination
Mika Lara savours a visit to the Indian Ocean’s pristine paradise Read more
Great cuisine, exciting activity and team-building at Northcote
Michelle Chenery dines, drives and goes shooting in Lancashire Read more
Country of castles and commitment
Sydney Paulden was entranced on a visit to Unexpected Luxembourg Read more
Prime Lake Geneva destinations
Michelle Chenery visits Lausanne and Montreux After a short flight with Swiss Air, we landed at Geneva airport to be met by Philips Excursions transfers services. Read more
Barceló Sants - out of this world meeting options
Briony Key goes where no ITCM reporter has gone before
The chance to go to Barcelona brought back memories of back packing around Europe, so I jumped at the opportunity to see how ..... Read more
Work hard and play hard in Leeds
Roger St Pierre reviews how much this great city has to offer
How well do you know Lisbon?
Michelle Chenery reports on the city’s multi-faceted MICE facilities It is easy to see why ICCA has rated Lisbon as one of the world’s Top Ten Destinations for international meetings and congresses. Read more
Seoul should be on your shortlist
Sydney Paulden reports on a visit to a fascinating and friendly city It seems as if Korea has until now been somewhat overshadowed by the aggressive international marketing of some of its Far Eastern neighbours. Read more
Gothenburg has Europe’s largest integrated venue
Jan Erik reports on how Sweden’s second largest city has become a major player in the MICE market. You might be forgiven for knowing very little about Gothenburg. Read more
A new view of Jamaica
Michelle Chenery reports on an unexpected itinerary along Montego Bay’s Elegant Corridor The Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva quality service starts as soon as you arrive at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay. Read more