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SITE Foundation Reports on Incentive Travel

SITE Foundation has produced three long form studies commissioned from data compiled from the Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII), its joint annual research project with partners Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) and Financial and Insurance Conference Professionals (FICP). The report is accompanied by a podcast Launch of ITII Report on Incentive Travel – A DMC Analysis with…

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Coronavirus: Recovery Best, Base and Worst

The best case scenario recovery will see all European events going ahead from September, according to a new study. Author the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe assesses as much in “The Impact of Coronavirus on Europe’s Convention Sector”. A baseline and worst case are also presented. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Coronavirus: Survey Tracks Travel Concerns

Business travel restrictions and the reduced demand for any in person meetings and events are the biggest concerns for planners in the UK and Europe, according to new Northstar Meetings Group figures. The survey found 90 percent very or somewhat concerned about policy updates restricting business travel. From Meetings & Incentive Travel…

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Toulouse Latest French City to Join GDS-Index

Toulouse is the fourth French city to join Iceberg partner GDS-Index (the Global Destination Sustainability Index). The Toulouse Convention Bureau intends to use membership to map and showcase its business tourism partners’ initiatives around sustainable development. Bordeaux, Lyon and Nantes have already joined the GDS-Index. From Boardroom…

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Coronavirus: ICCA Data Monitors APAC Impact

The Research Division of Iceberg partner the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) is monitoring the status of 1,065 meetings in the ICCA Association Database currently scheduled for Asia Pacific during 2020. Only 44 are affected by COVID-19 (4.1 percent). Of these, 34 are being postponed, five cancelled and five relocated. From UFI…

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Coronavirus: Crisis’ Toll on Exhibitions Tackled by #Expochat

A recent Twitter #Expochat devoted an entire session to the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on US and global exhibitions. Industry leaders including Kai Hattendorf, MD and CEO of Iceberg partner UFI, talked through the shows being cancelled or seeing major absences from their Chinese delegations. Far more are going ahead than not. From UFI…

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Euro Fair Statistics 2018 (October 2019)

Data released by UFI, the exhibition industry’s global association, shows that the sector is still experiencing intensifive international business growth. This latest edition of Euro Fairs Statistics tracks development across 24 countries of the European exhibition market, based on certified data gathered by a network of 14 collaborating industry bodies around the continent. Euro Fair…

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ECM Summer School: Destination Marketing Impact

While some destinations fail to invest in reaping the rewards of business and professional events (the current example being the Scottish capital and the public sector funding cuts devastating convention and visitors bureau Marketing Edinburgh), meetings are increasingly being acknowledged by city authorities across the board for the economic and social legacies they leave. Iceberg…

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