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Destination Reports

Destination reports

Cruise Venues - Where meetings become memorable

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Where meetings become memorable

Cruises make meetings-cum-incentives into memorable occasions
World’s waters are becoming almost crowded with the increasing number of giant cruise ships that have been launched in the last few years. The most recent was the introduction in July of Norwegian Epic, NCL’s largest ever. It can carry 4,200 passengers and features five new nightlife concepts, including the first ice-bar at sea, curved cabins, and the highest proportion of outside cabins on a cruise ship.

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London’s conference hotels stay ahead

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London’s conference hotels stay ahead

Competition grows continuously around the world, but London maintains a highly ranked position as a MICE destination. It is an irresistible draw because it is an exciting city, it is the crossroads of the world, it offers cultural and historic attractions and some of the finest conference hotels. All hotel groups thirst for a property in London and those already there constantly ensure that their facilities are state-of-the-art. ITCM reviews the latest developments on the London conference hotel scene

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Liverpool and region

Even more investment enhances Liverpool’s facilities

Carol O’Reilly highlights the good news for event organisers

Within the Mersey Partnership, the body that promotes economic development, investment and tourism in the sub-region encompassing Liverpool, Southport and what is known as England’s Golf Coast (with 20 clubs in close proximity), the name Liverpool Convention Bureau has been introduced as a specially focused unit.

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Incentive Islands

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One small step to the Isle of Man

Eliminate all previous conceptions and see the Isle of Man for yourself

The pendulum of fashion has swung the Isle of Man right back into favour. Now its Victorian promenades and harbours, its Gaiety Theatre and its hotels with armchairs you can sink into are what so many people are relishing.
Plus it has several other major benefits in today’s world. Award winners can fly into the airport near Castletown from every corner of the UK. No one needs to travel into Heathrow or Gatwick in order to catch a flight. Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, London City, Manchester will all do fine.

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Florence

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Pay for the event 
– have Florence as a bonus

A simple stroll around the city of Florence is enough to convince delegates that it is a 
well-chosen destination

There are just very few cities in the world where a first-time visitor can stroll around and suddenly become aware of places they feel they have known all their lives. Florence is one of those cities, because much of it is embedded in European history, art and literature and visitors feel it in their bones.

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