Agency & Association

Meetings Industry Association to host first virtual Connect event

The UK’s leading venues and booking agents will come together this March for the Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) first ever virtual edition in its award-winning Connect series.
The event, now in its seventh year, provides a unique platform for business meetings and events industry professionals to engage and build relations with agents while giving parties the chance to gain useful insights.


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GBTA Poll: Vaccine a Game-Changer for a Return to Travel

Nearly half of respondents say border closures and restrictions have impacted their company travel recovery efforts in 2021
The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s largest business travel association, finds most GBTA members and stakeholders (79%) would be “very comfortable” or “comfortable” traveling for business after receiving the Covid-19 vaccination, and almost half support mandatory testing prior to travel to ensure the safety of customers and clients when meeting face-to-face. 


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HBAA calls for clarity and consistency from PM’s announcement

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.

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Call to action for the European hospitality industry to capitalise on its business recovery and increase revenue during and post pandemic

Ten valuable insights and next steps for hotels’ business recovery following HSMAI Europe Day 2021
More than 300 international brand leaders in the European hospitality industry were given valuable insights on how to proactively prepare for and roll-out their business recovery in 2021 and beyond when they attended the HSMAI Europe Day 2021. This included the HSMAI Revenue Optimisation Conference (ROC) Europe and Chief Officers Roundtable (COR) Day 2021.


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TCEB’s 5 Strategies to boost International Exhibitions in 2021

TCEB aims to be more segmented in its international exhibition promotion in 2021 giving high priority to 12 key industries to strengthen national development and put emphasize on Asian market. It expects to work with 58 potential international exhibitions and generate 23 billion baht revenue for the country’s MICE industry.

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