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ITCM Meetings Show UK interviews

Doubletree by Hilton Hull hides a secret

Helen Symonds, Director of Sales & Marketing
Helen Symonds, Director of Sales & Marketing, gives ITCM the inside story
The Doubletree by Hilton Hull, opened in December 2017, has done everything to ensure that guests are not aware of its most unusual feature. The property, located on a corner in a very convenient central address, just 30 minutes from the airport, has 165 modern guestrooms and suites, all with complimentary Wi-Fi.


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‘Our global expansion plans are working well’

Sara Abdulla Al
Sara Abdulla Al Aslai of the Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau tells Sydney Paulden about Abu Dhabi’s facilities and attractions
The more you look at Abu Dhabi, the more surprises you find. It is a tiny member state and capital of the United Arab Emirates and it has a local population of under 2m but it actually houses 10m people.


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Natasha Keesoony, Hosted Buyer Manager, The Meetings Show (TMS) talks to ITCM

Natasha Keesoony, Hosted Buyer Manager, The Meetings Show
A free show with masses of benefits to all visitors at every level

Q. What year was the first TMS held?
A.The Meetings Show first opened its doors in 2013. As we approach our fifth edition I am delighted to say it has gone from strength to strength. Last year saw us move into Olympia’s Grand Hall for the biggest show to date and we are looking forward to welcoming a wealth of industry professionals to the show next week.


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Tiny country, endless options

Naama Oryan-Kaplan

Naama Oryan-Kaplan puts the case for Israel

The Director, UK & Ireland, for Israel Tourism is Naama Oryan-Kaplan. Her message from their stand at The Meetings Show in London was: ‘People can’t really appreciate what Israel actually is and what we have to offer unless they visit our country. New visitors are always very pleasantly surprised’.

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Zagreb welcomes a surprising new market

Zlatan Muftic

Zlatan Muftic, of the Zagreb Convention Bureau, updates ITCM

Zagreb in Croatia is a European capital that deserves to be better known – and Zlatan Muftic aims to raise awareness internationally. He is the Zagreb Convention Bureau Director and he was very happy to bring ITCM up-to-date at The Meetings Show in London.
Zagreb is aiming high. Its present international air terminal was designed to handle 2m passengers per year. The annual traffic has risen to 3m but, opening in 2016, a new terminal is designed for 5m.


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