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Cologne records high number of foreign visitors in 2013

Cologne press conference
Once again, more than 5 million overnight stays in Cologne; number of guests rises for the fourth time in a row. Although the number of arrivals has increased, the shorter amount of time that people remain in the city has caused the number of overnight stays to remain unchanged

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ABTA voted a Business Superbrand for the eighth consecutive year

ABTA – The Travel Association - has been voted as a ‘Business Superbrand’ for the eighth consecutive year in a poll of leading business brands.
The Business Superbrands league table is an annual barometer of the country’s strongest brands as chosen by marketing experts, business professionals and thousands of British consumers.
Each year independent research considers thousands of brands and ABTA’s demonstration of quality, reliability and distinction has meant that once again it has received Business Superbrand status.


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Birmingham unveils latest business tourism campaign to attract more events to region

Four leading figures from Birmingham’s conference and events sector are set to play a key role in the region’s latest business tourism promotional campaign ‘Where the World Meets’.
The advertising campaign, which first launched in 2013, highlights the factors behind the Birmingham region’s leading status as a conferencing capital. Working with the UK’s principal business tourism publications, this year’s activity – which includes a series of striking profile images against a backdrop of the city’s skyline – will be seen by more than 700,000 senior event organisers and industry professionals.


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destinations UNLIMITED celebrates 25th anniversary

Nikki Mitchell, Managing Partner of destinations UNLIMITED
2014 marks a major milestone in representation company destinations UNLIMITED‘s history - their 25th anniversary serving the MICE market.
Established in 1989, destinations UNLIMITED was the first DMC representation company of its kind. And 25 years later, the company is still a leader in the business events and MICE sector.
The company represents a portfolio of more than 40 DMCs, including recently announced partnerships with Borealis (Belgium), Tour East (Far East) and 1001 Events (Dubai).


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