Global travel trends revealed in Amex 2020 hotel predictions

Global travel trends revealed in Amex 2020 hotel predictions

Prices in 150 key cities facing travel buyers when budgeting for MICE programs, according to Amex GBT.

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

Royalton Grenada Resort to open March 2020

New resort and spa will be the largest on the Caribbean island of Grenada with 269 suites.

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

In pictures: The Biltmore, Mayfair to open in September

Following a multi-million-pound redevelopment, The Biltmore is set to become London's latest luxury hotel.

'Best of the Best' hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network

'Best of the Best' hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network

The ten winners of Virtuoso's 2019 awards chosen by 20,000 professional travel advisors.

New event space opens at Southampton Science Park

New event space opens at Southampton Science Park

Venue has capacity for 200 people and is close to major road and rail links, as well as Southampton Airport.

Government offers £250,000 to boost broadband in conference venues

Government offers £250,000 to boost broadband in conference venues

Conference centres across the UK can apply for new funding to improve broadband and attract more international business.

In pictures: Hilton Garden Inn opens in Lithuania

In pictures: Hilton Garden Inn opens in Lithuania

The Hilton Garden Inn Vilnius City Centre has events facilities and a rooftop terrace and is the brand's first property in the country.

First pictures: Guitar Hotel set to open in Florida

First pictures: Guitar Hotel set to open in Florida

The $1.5 billion expansion of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood opens in October with a 'lagoon' and overwater cabanas.

Flight routes roundup: New destinations and connections

Flight routes roundup: New destinations and connections

You can now fly direct from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, Porto to Dubai and Nairobi to Geneva.

In pictures: Ramada's new Indian hotel

In pictures: Ramada's new Indian hotel

Property in Gandhidham on west coast of India will have 60 rooms and is due to open in 2020.

Record five-year growth for agency 2Heads

Record five-year growth for agency 2Heads

Experiential events agency also makes three senior hires to strengthen the team in its Marlow office.

Nine in 10 women worry about travelling safely for work, report says

Nine in 10 women worry about travelling safely for work, report says

Riskline produces Female Traveller Safety Reports following study showing 83% of women have had travel-related safety concerns.

In pictures: Four Points by Sheraton opens in Warsaw

In pictures: Four Points by Sheraton opens in Warsaw

New hotel opens in Warsaw Mokotow with 190 bedrooms, lots of meeting space and vintage decor.

AMEX GBT to donate $500,000 in partnership with UNICEF

AMEX GBT to donate $500,000 in partnership with UNICEF

American Express Global Business Travel commits large donation to UNICEF to help children get back to school during crises.

What is the most valuable skill for an event manager?

What is the most valuable skill for an event manager?

A pleasing poll for personable people - what do you consider to be your greatest asset when running events?

In pictures: Agency Forum 2019

In pictures: Agency Forum 2019

ICC Belfast hosted C&IT's flagship forum which featured a keynote speech on outer space as an incentive travel destination.

In pictures: C&IT's first ever Corporate Summit

In pictures: C&IT's first ever Corporate Summit

Corporate event planners joined C&IT for two days of talks and meetings at ICC Belfast.

New CEO for Business Travel Association

New CEO for Business Travel Association

BTA appoints Clive Wratten to take over leadership of the association, replacing Adrian Parkes who is retiring.

What to expect at IBTM China

What to expect at IBTM China

Disrupter and influential thought-leader Kevin Jackson announced as one the speakers for the 2019 event in Beijing.

WRG hires head of live events and executive producer

WRG hires head of live events and executive producer

The division of The Creative Engagement Group takes on new staff member to lead its growing live events team in Philadelphia.

Top 25 charity fundraising events revealed

Top 25 charity fundraising events revealed

The most successful fundraising events of 2018 raised a combined £133.6m, with income down by just 1%.

In pictures: Hire Space summer party

In pictures: Hire Space summer party

The venue-booking platform celebrated a significant increase in revenue with a rooftop party at London's Trafalgar Hotel.

Business travellers want more shared working spaces, finds report

Business travellers want more shared working spaces, finds report

Hotel Monitor 2020 highlights growing role of technology and rise of non-traditional accommodation options.

2LK grows UK and US teams with two hires

2LK grows UK and US teams with two hires

Senior account manager and client services manager join Farnham and San Francisco offices.

Shortlists for 2019 C&IT Awards announced

Shortlists for 2019 C&IT Awards announced

This year's winners will be decided by a panel of judges in early August at The Savoy in London.

In pictures: Kempinski to open Dominica resort

In pictures: Kempinski to open Dominica resort

The Cabrits Resort & Spa will be Dominica's first five-star resort when it opens its doors in October 2019.

TEN6 Creative appoints senior designer

TEN6 Creative appoints senior designer

London-based agency continues expansion to boost its live experiences capabilities.

George P. Johnson announces two new senior hires

George P. Johnson announces two new senior hires

The agency continues to invest in leadership to support the development of its creative teams.

Brisbane lands Flight Centre's Global Gathering

Brisbane lands Flight Centre's Global Gathering

Brisbane has been selected to host one of the world's largest travel industry conferences, bringing a (AUD) $7 million economic boost.

Business traveller habits revealed in new research

Business traveller habits revealed in new research

Smartphones are having a significant impact on business travel, according to a CWT poll.

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

Events budgets rose in second-quarter, says Bellwether Report

While wider marketing budgets flatlined in the second quarter of 2019, events bucked the trend.

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Seven Events welcomes two new faces

Agency brings in client development manager and event executive to London and Birmingham offices.

How sustainable do UK delegates want to be?

How sustainable do UK delegates want to be?

Survey reveals how concerned Brits really are about their environmental impact when travelling overseas.

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Cost savings are damaging to business traveller wellbeing, report finds

Research by Capita Travel & Events suggests many organisations are still failing to limit the impact of regular travel on employee health.

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

Brisbane to host international ear, nose and throat congress

The Asia Oceania ORL-HNS Congress will return to Australia for the first time in 40 years, attracting 1,500 clinicians and surgeons.

ILEA gets new president and board

ILEA gets new president and board

The International Live Events Association welcomes a new leadership team and sets out goals for 2019-20.

London to host major robotics and AI conference

London to host major robotics and AI conference

International robotics and automation congress will come to the UK in 2023, welcoming 4,000 AI experts.

Profits soar for healthcare event agency

Profits soar for healthcare event agency

Ashfield Meetings & Events says investment in creative teams has fuelled impressive end of year profits.

New board for EVCOM

New board for EVCOM

The Event and Visual Communication Association announces the latest additions to its board and introduces a new CEO.

In pictures: Science Museum opens new event space

In pictures: Science Museum opens new event space

The Smith Centre is a new venue on the ground floor of the Science Museum with four rooms for hire.

Business Events Australia is the headline partner for 2019 C&IT Awards

Business Events Australia is the headline partner for 2019 C&IT Awards

The most prestigious awards night in the MICE industry calendar will return to London Hilton Park Lane on Friday 20 September.

Event planners react to British Airways £183m fine

Event planners react to British Airways £183m fine

Huge penalty imposed for data hack described as 'severe but probably the right thing to do' by event agency CEO.

Which country has the best high-speed train network?

Which country has the best high-speed train network?

Analysis reveals countries that have the world's most advanced train infrastructure with speeds up to 217mph.

George P Johnson hires its first head of integrated production

George P Johnson hires its first head of integrated production

Fran Elliott joins from Momentum Worldwide to head up a team encompassing several production elements.

New events agency Meet launched

New events agency Meet launched

Former BCD M&E executives join forces to launch new venue-sourcing and events agency, based in London's Holland Park.

GTMC rebrands as BTA and appoints new chair

GTMC rebrands as BTA and appoints new chair

Change to Business Travel Association announced at conference in Noordwijk and is intended to highlight a broader strategy.

Single-use plastics at conferences are unacceptable, says MP

Single-use plastics at conferences are unacceptable, says MP

Day one of GTMC Overseas Conference in Noordwijk looks at sustainability, Brexit and the economy.

Paediatric hearing and speech symposium set for Brisbane

Paediatric hearing and speech symposium set for Brisbane

500 experts to meet in March 2021 at the paediatric health symposium in the Asia Pacific host city.

Tourism sector deal means 130,000 new hotel rooms for UK by 2025

Tourism sector deal means 130,000 new hotel rooms for UK by 2025

Prime Minister announces the UK's first ever tourism sector deal, which will use data to better understand overseas visitors.

C&IT set to become leading global MICE brand

C&IT set to become leading global MICE brand

C&IT to go global after growth in local market and expanding its reach in the USA and Asia.

New director of business development for MCI Group

New director of business development for MCI Group

Former vice president of sales from Tourism Montreal joins MCI Group's team in Canada.

World Petroleum Congress set for Calgary in 2023

World Petroleum Congress set for Calgary in 2023

The World Petroleum Council of Canada and Meetings Conventions Calgary (MCC) announces Calgary as host city for its 24th Congress.

Red Bull Racing launches MK-7 event space

Red Bull Racing launches MK-7 event space

New venue in Milton Keynes has a central auditorium, boardroom and mezzanine area, with capacity for 450 people.

Today is deadline day for entries to C&IT Awards

Today is deadline day for entries to C&IT Awards

The deadline to enter the C&IT Awards is 11.59pm on Thursday 27 June, so get your submissions in.

Conference and meeting spend in UK increases by £1.9 billion

Conference and meeting spend in UK increases by £1.9 billion

Research commissioned by Visit Britain finds MICE sector in good health, with the number of meetings at venues also rising.

In pictures: The first ever C&IT Summit

In pictures: The first ever C&IT Summit

London's Congress Centre hosted an industry gathering featuring panel debates, networking and virtual reality.

TfL appoints WRG to run events on London's Car Free Day

TfL appoints WRG to run events on London's Car Free Day

Agency will manage creative programming of day in September and provide full event management support.

Increasing calls for businesses like Airbnb to be better regulated

Increasing calls for businesses like Airbnb to be better regulated

With expansion into events, sharing economy businesses should be regulated in same way as rest of travel industry, says UKinbound.

Judges announced for 2019 C&IT Awards

Judges announced for 2019 C&IT Awards

This year's awards in partnership with Business Events Australia will return to the Hilton on Park Lane.

Corporate Travel Management Europe hires director of client services

Corporate Travel Management Europe hires director of client services

David Di Feliciantonio moves from Flight Centre to a new role with CTM Europe managing business growth and development.

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Everything comes together at PortAventura Business & Events

Located just one hour from Barcelona, PortAventura Business & Events offers spaces to hold anything from 10 to 4000 guests.

The gold standard of luxury hospitality

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