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An impressive year for BCD M&E underlined by significant growth in both turnover and profits

BCD Meetings & Events Ltd has announced a 300% increase in profits in 2017, the first full year of trading since the acquisition of Zibrant Ltd in July 2016.
The pre-tax profit of £2.4m includes the combined trading of both BCD M&E and Zibrant for the twelve months ending December 2017, compared to an equivalent £810,000 for 2016.


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Tourism Authority of Thailand and Expedia ink MOU to drive tourism growth

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), and Ms. Pimpawee Nopakitgumjorn, Director of Market Management of the Expedia Group, together announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to drive more valuable international travelers to the Kingdom.

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Coombe Abbey becomes latest Venues of Excellence member

Coombe Abbey team
One of the most unique and inspirational hotels and conference venues in the UK has become the latest member of the growing Venues of Excellence consortium.  
The prestigious sales and marketing consortium, which awards membership to only the highest quality conference, meeting and training venues across the country, has announced the accreditation of Coombe Abbey in Warwickshire – the third addition in less than a month following Conference Aston in Birmingham and Altitude London.


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AIM Group International celebrates 10 years of its Madrid Office and opens in Barcelona

AIM Group International celebrations
AIM Group International, a leading agency in the organisation of congresses, meetings and events, celebrates its 10th anniversary in Spain with its Madrid office and announces the opening of a new office in Barcelona. The announcement was made during the 10 Years Celebration Party held yesterday evening in Madrid, which involved clients, partners, providers, journalists and industry representatives.

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Migration report would drive decline in hospitality workforce and undermine major part of UK economy, warns UKHospitality 

UKHospitality has reacted to the Migration Advisory Committee’s report into EEA migration in the UK – released yesterday – warning that the recommendations would drive worker shortages and undermine a major part of the UK economy, which employs over three million individuals.

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