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Is the travel industry all talk and no action when it comes to the environment?

83% of programmes do not offset air related carbon emissions
Statistics from a recent poll of European travel buyers hint at an industry split in two. While the results indicate support for more ethical travel, the numbers imply a need for less talk and more action, and it is actually the travellers, not business, who are pushing for programmes to be more sustainable.


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IBTM Americas and Global MICE Collaborative create strategic alliance for the Americas MICE marke

(From L to R): David DuBois, President and CEO of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE); David Hidalgo, Show Director, IBTM Americas; Didier Scaillet, CEO SITE and the SITE Foundation; Bernie Schraer, Sr. Vice President, Global Business Development, MPI
IBTM Americas and Global MICE Collaborative (GMC) today announced a new three-year partnership from 2020 - 2022. Combining networking, business meetings and education, the partnership aims to drive awareness of the Americas region’s MICE offer and deliver comprehensive learning opportunities in order to develop a highly skilled and engaged community of event professionals in the region’s emerging MICE markets.

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South African National Convention Bureau to showcase South Africa’s Business Events Capabilities at IBTM World Barcelona

A delegation of 24 South African exhibitors, led by South African Tourism’s Chief Convention Bureau Officer, Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, will showcase South Africa’s vast business events industry products at IBTM World, the premier annual trade show for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry.  

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IBTM World set for meetings success

IBTM World
IBTM World 2019 takes place from 19 – 21 November 2019 in Barcelona
IBTM World has smashed its record for pre-arranged meetings at the first stage of its bespoke appointment matching process, with meeting numbers up 6% up on last year’s total at this stage. There has also been an increase year-on-year in the average number of appointments per exhibitor.


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Cruise Industry shows it’s open for Business with destinations and stakeholders at the FCCA Cruise Conference & Trade Show

Cruise lines prove willingness to partner with destinations and stakeholders, with landmark agreements, historic delegations and the most-ever meetings taking center stage at the largest and only official cruise conference and trade show representing the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America.

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