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Agency & Association

Latest mia research reveals the true cost of COVID-19 on the sector

The Meetings Industry Association’s (mia) latest research reveals the business meeting and events sector has been decimated by the impacts of COVID-19 and is urgently calling on government intervention.
Compiled following its most recent insight request from the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), the research details the huge financial losses, which are largely uncovered by insurance, that have been endured by the industry.


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WTTC responds to Latest UK Government Quarantine Announcement

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President & CEO, said:“WTTC is deeply disappointed that thousands of British holidaymakers have had their holidays ruined, now the UK government has added more countries to its quarantine list, including popular summer holidays destinations, France and Malta. While we agree public health should remain the top priority, this move will crush what little confidence there is left in the fragile Travel & Tourism sector.

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How Covid-19 has led to a review of event strategies

Alan White, business development director, The Translation People
Coronavirus has caused businesses around the world to face the most impactful shake up in traditional operations many of us have ever experienced.   
It started with conferences around the world being cancelled. Then came widespread travel restrictions, followed by governmental instructions that employees who can, should start working from home.


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How to prepare for a future of virtual and hybrid events – do’s and don’ts for event planners

Jamie Vaughan, Head of European Sales at Cvent
In spite of the unprecedented challenges this year has delivered, including the temporary restrictions placed on face-to-face events, organisers have shown that the show can still go on by hosting virtual events. 


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