Destination Reports

Destination reports

Not-so-faraway Faroes


Roger St. Pierre finds magic and MICE potential in the Faroe Islands

Looking for a destination that’s out of the ordinary but not too far away and which boasts a state of art infrastructure to ensure your event’s success? The mystical Faroe Islands could be the answer.
‘In the middle of nowhere but easily accessible’ might seem like a contradiction in terms but, thanks to the high quality service offered by Atlantic Airways – the islands’ national carrier – both of them apply readily to this enticing archipelago, set somewhere between the far north of Scotland and Iceland.

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Creative Scotland highlights MICE facilities

Scotland Arena

Briony Key of ITCM tours some of Scotland’s choice MICE venues

Dundee’s massive investment
The new museum is forecast to attract 10,000 visitors a week and has already won a major architecture prize for Civic Buildings (unbuilt) in the World Architecture News Awards.

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Mauritius provides massive impact at modest prices


‘Much more than sea, sand and sun’, say Fam Trip delegates

The reputation of Mauritius as a destination can sometimes be too high for its own good. Incentives-cum-meetings held in Mauritius could be conceived as the height of luxury at a time when austerity has been the buzzword. In fact, the cost can be surprisingly modest for a never-to-be-forgotten trip to an island paradise in the Indian Ocean.

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Dresden is a ‘must visit’ . .


. . . and Maritim Dresden the place to stay and meet

Dresden has become a symbol throughout the world of the horrors inflicted by war. It was the target for two days of carpet bombing in February 1945 and so a first-time visitor might expect to see a very modern rebuilt city.
Astonishingly, a stroll round its spacious squares and a marvelling at vista after vista of baroque palaces and churches gives the impression that it has been totally and lovingly preserved, unharmed, over the centuries.

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Yorkshire’s venues of infinite variety – ancient and modern, large, small and quirky


ITCM visits a representative range throughout the county

For event organisers, Yorkshire is like a giant, upmarket tombola. Dig into any area of the county and you can find a gem of a venue. A year ago ITCM went on a tour and carried out 16 site inspections covering unusual venues; ancient monuments; academic lecture theatres; guildhalls and museums. The procedure has just been repeated in 2011. A further whistle-stop tour of almost a score of different venues, all selected by Welcome to Yorkshire, all ranging from one end of the spectrum to the other – yet not a single repeat visit, all completely different from those previously seen.

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