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ITCM interviews

Do you really know Gibraltar?

Britta Weiser
Its Sunborn Yacht Hotel will surprise you
Britta Weiser talks to Sydney Paulden
Gibraltar is known, to many people, simply as The Rock. It rises up at the entrance to the Mediterranean on the very tip of Spain and is only 15km across the sea from Morocco. It is an amazing sight to behold as the sun reflects off its mirror-like sheer stone cliffs like.


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Efficient Travel & Expenses management

Arlene Coyle of Amadeus and Dr Alexander Grous of LSE
LSE publishes research results
According to a study carried out by London School of Economics, globally a total of $1.6 trillion is spent on corporate travel and expenses. ‘But’, says the author of the report, Dr Alexander Grous of the LSE Department of Media and Communications, “we were surprised to find the extent to which enterprises are lacking in, first, a structured framework in which to manage Travel & Expenses (T&E) and, secondly, how from senior management down any control programmes in place are often ignored.’


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The Delegate Wranglers now has over 2500 members

Neil Thompson
‘Up to 200 more event organisers are joining each week’, Neil Thompson tells Sydney Paulden
In February 2014 a service was set up in the UK to share knowhow amongst a group of about 20 event organisers. It was the brainchild of Neil Thompson and he is very proud to be able to state today that there are now 2,500 members – with up to 200 new people joining every week. Membership is free.


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Greater awareness of the growing benefits of events business

Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group
Carina Bauer, CEO of IMEX Group, talks to Sydney Paulden
Carina Bauer is the CEO of the IMEX exhibitions. Carina has grown up as an exhibition organiser and so if she is optimistic, we can all feel a little more relaxed.
One doesn’t have to think for long to remind oneself of the traumas that the multi-national events sector has had to face during the past decade, from financial crises and Eurozone pitfalls to terrorist threats.


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‘We have 55 hotels in the UK and more on the way’

Alex Pritchard, CEO of Kew Green Hotels

Alex Pritchard, CEO of Kew Green Hotels, talks to Sydney Paulden

Alex Pritchard is the CEO of Kew Green Hotels. That is a company name that may not be instantly recognised by hotel users, but it is very familiar to hotel owners. Set up in 2001, Alex’s organisation is responsible for the operation of 55 hotel properties in the UK. They are mostly run under well-known brands such as Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express, , Crowne Plaza, Courtyard by Marriott, ibis Styles and Hampton by Hilton. It also operates some for independent owners.

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