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Darmstadt secures spot in top 10 meeting destinations in Germany

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe member the darmstadtium can look back to a successful year 2012.

Philadelphia brings more conventions and tourism to the city

One of the most historical cities in America and the nation’s first capital, Philadelphia serves as the centerpiece for American history.

The economics of event planning

Each year, nations around the world compete for major events. These events can range from sporting events to political events, from major conventions to religious festivals.

German Convention Bureau using survey findings as basis for marketing strategy

FRANKFURT/MAIN, Germany & LAS VEGAS, Nevada - The close economic ties between Germany and the USA and great expertise in common key industries such as the automotive sector, pharmaceuticals, and finan

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre wins TTG Travel Award

Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre has been named as Best Meetings and Conventions Hotel for the second year in succession at the 22nd Annual TTG Travel Awards 2011.

Using location-based marketing in the meetings industry

The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau (CCTB), the sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a premier meetings and convention destination, driving bookings into McCormick

Favorable results regarding congress activity at IFEMA during the first half...

MADRID - The level of activity under the heading of IFEMA Conventions and Congresses during the first half of 2010 was highly positive, based on the corresponding participation figures.

27 finalists compete for AIPC Apex Award

AIPC - the International Association of Congress Centres - is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition center managers world wide.

Destination Halifax president appointed chair of Canada Meetings and Conventions advisory...

Patricia Lyall, Destination Halifax president & CEO, was appointed chair of the

MICE Infrastructure update from Chilean Conventions Bureaus Group

The Chilean Conventions Bureaus Group announced that the main destinations where conventions and international fairs are held in Chile are working normally.

IT&CMA opens with grand “Feast on Thailand” ceremony

THAILAND (eTN) - During October 6-8, 2009, the annual Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) is back in Bangkok at the centrally-located Bangkok Convention Centre at Central World, the

Pennsylavania opens integrated facility convenient for meeting planners throughout the northeast

Interstate Hotels & Resorts announced today that it has opened the 299-room, full-service integrated Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center, comprising a combined 90,

Tourism leaders focus on increasing safety and security

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Tourism and security experts from throughout Arizona and the nation recently collaborated on ways to heighten safety and prevent crimes against tourists at the Third Annual Tourism

Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus meets in Macau

The officers and a working group of the Asian Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (AACVB) held a two-day meeting in Macau on October 23 and 24 to discuss the new strategic plan of the organi

Vienna convention tourism sets a record

Vienna convention tourism set a new record in 2007. The number of conventions and similar events increased by 19 per cent to 2,764 last year. Overnights linked to them rose by 23 per cent to 1,419,044, and value added to the city economy went up by 30 per cent to 760 million Euros.

Protecting and serving conventioneers

Conventions and meetings comprise a significant portion of many world destinations' tourism business. This issue of Tourism Tidbits outlines how law enforcement, security professionals, and tourism sales/marketing personnel can collaborate better to address the concerns of meeting planners and convention managers. Dave Wiggins is the principal author of this month's edition.