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Venues of Excellence expands academic portfolio with University of Birmingham accreditation

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Venues of Excellence (VoE) has increased the number of academic venues within its UK portfolio, following the accreditation of two event spaces at the University of Birmingham.
Both The Great Hall and The Bramall at the University of Birmingham have been awarded VoE membership, taking the number of academic venues within the national consortium’s UK portfolio to more than 25.


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The Hotel Room Block Model is under industry review

New research reveals booking trends of large-scale, urban convention attendees
Hilton, NYC & Company and PCMA Foundation have announced that approximately half of all delegates attending large-scale, urban conventions are circumventing the established room-reservation process and booking accommodations on their own. The three organisations collaboratively conceived of and funded the “Room Block of the Future” study to better understand room booking behaviours within the business events industry, with the hope of developing a delivery system that better suits planner and attendee needs in an ever-evolving meetings landscape.


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Absolute Corporate Events team get colourful to raise money for homeless charity The House of St Barnabas 

ACE to take part in ‘Color Rush’ in June to fundraise for London’s homeless
The team will take place in ‘The Color Obstacle Rush’ in Sheffield on June 29th 2019 at Rother Valley Country Park to raise money for The House of St Barnabas


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Well Met gets set to Meet the Judges for CHS Awards 2019

CHS 2018 winners
Well Met, the conference office at Leeds Beckett University, is putting on its best bib and tucker ready to ‘Meet the Judges’ for the Conference & Hospitality Show (CHS) Awards 2019, at Cloth Hall Court on Monday 29th April.  
A panel of 70 independent judges and hospitality and conference experts will sift through hundreds of entries to determine the shortlist that will go through to the glittering awards ceremony, at Royal Armouries, Leeds where the winners will be crowned on Thursday 6th June.


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Award-winning Lip-Smacking Foodie Tours selected as Preferred Partner by Virtuoso

Lip Smacking Foodie Tours, the award-winning, premier culinary walking tour in Las Vegas, announces it has been selected as a Preferred Partner member by Virtuoso. Preferred Partner status with Virtuoso, the invitation-only member network catering to luxury travel advisors, provides the company exclusivity within the network, meaning no similar experiences are able to become members.

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