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Agency & Association

AC Group’s crowning glory

AC Group team
Latest award caps stellar 2018 for UK-based wholesale operator
Record sales and a triple crown of awards have made 2018 a year to remember for the team at AC Group.  
The year started with success as AC Group was named Tour Operator of the Year at the UKInbound Awards in February 2018. A busy summer season across all three of AC Group’s brands (AC Tours, AC Luxe and AC Online) led to record annual turnover, with sales tipped to exceed £20m for the first time in the company’s almost 20-year history.


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New Year Resolutions for Event Professionals Get the most out of your events in 2019

Cvent event
With the New Year not far off, it’s the time of year when we reflect on 2018 and think about what changes or improvements need to be made for an even more successful year ahead.  
Whilst making it to the gym five times a week, eating a green juice diet religiously or learning to be a ballroom dancer may become redundant by February, industry-specific resolutions that help event professionals accomplish their business goals are much more likely to stick.


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ABPCO launches sustainability report and roadmap

Heather Lishman
Timed to coincide with the opening of the COP24 climate talks in Katowice, Poland, ABPCO has released a report and Roadmap for the creation of a more sustainable events industry.
Following attendance at a United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) workshop in Paris in October titled: “Leveraging Sustainable Procurement Practices to Transform Tourism Value Chains”, ABPCO and its members gathered to consider the areas where the industry can have the most significant impact on the creation of a sustainable future.


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MCI expands its service offering in Italy

Luigi Cammi
Full congress management services by local industry veterans in Florence
MCI Group, the global leader in full congress management (PCO), meetings, events and association management and consulting (AM&C) is proud to announce the expansion of its service offering in Italy. The group has an active presence in the country through Ovation Global DMC, with an office in Rome, and will focus on offering national and regional conferences and congresses to its clients from a new office in Florence.


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GP Associates hosts travel industry event to launch online auction for two exceptional Cancer Charities

Claudia Winkleman and Janine Glasspole, Managing Director for GP Associates.
Led by some of the world’s most prestigious and exclusive hotels
On Wednesday 28th November, GP Associates, one of the UK’s leading sales companies for the luxury hotel sector, launched the most exciting holiday auction available online in the name of raising money for two exceptional cancer charities. Key travel industry professionals joined GP Associates at their launch event, hosted by famous presenter, journalist and model, Claudia Winkleman, to open the auction to the public.

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