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‘Tourists Go Home’: Barcelona’s Protests Against Overtourism

From Skift: Thousands of protestors marched in Barcelona over the weekend against overtourism. Nearly 3,000 people took to the street on Saturday. More than 140 organizations, including neighborhood associations, ecologists and housing activists marched under the slogans, “Enough, let’s put limits on tourism” and “Tourists go home,” reported Catalan News. Some protestors sprayed tourists sitting…

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GDS-Academy Courses, Online

From regenerative strategy development, to circular thinking and the SDGs, to conducting supply chain analysis and reducing food waste, our training enables professionals to become leaders empowered with up-to-date knowledge on best practises and how to implement regenerative practices. Our courses are personal, practical, backed by decades of experience, and informed by the latest theory…

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The Power of MICE: Boosting Local Communities

By Gili Back, Corporate Team Building Facilitator & Sustainable Events Manager at TEAM SPIRIT THAILAND: The MICE industry holds immense potential to drive positive change in local communities. When done right, MICE events (and student group travel programs) foster economic growth, cultural exchange, and sustainable development. Here’s why focusing on responsible and sustainable practices in…

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12 September 2024

Destination Canada | Destination Dialogues Webinar

Destination Dialogues is a virtual event designed to inspire, inform and empower rural destination development professionals. Following the success of the 2023 event, Destination Canada proudly presents the second edition, with a free 90-minute webinar. As global travel trends and climate conditions evolve, local communities are seeking sustainable revitalization and innovative solutions to attract the…

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“Connecting the Dots” Between Innovation & Healthcare

From Boardroom: At the recent 2024 European Association Awards (organised by ESAE), MedTech Europe’s original “Connecting the Dots” campaign was honoured with the prestigious Digital Transformation Award. The association received this recognition for the exceptional impact of the video series produced in collaboration with BBC StoryWorks, demonstrating how digital communication can revolutionise the healthcare sector….

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Sustainability Hub for Events – A New AI Tool – Launched

From Trade Show Executive: Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe and Gevme collaborated to launch the Sustainability Hub for Events. The new platform utilizes AI to simplify sustainability guidelines into actionable steps for events. Sustainability Hub for Events works by indexing events’ data to create customized…

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Supply Chain Reinforces Spend in US

From Hospitality Net: Members and constituents of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) converged last week in Washington D.C. for the GBTA U.S. Legislative Summit 2024 where over 100 participants met one-on-one with U.S. Senators, Representatives and their staff to share data-informed insights and advocate for policies that support a sustainable future for business travel….

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Why we Need to Re-Frame and Re-Position Incentive Travel

By Pádraic Gilligan: Recently I posted on sustainability and incentive travel concluding that current definitions / understandings of each rendered them as irreconcilable opposites – sustainability was “limiting”, requiring restraint, reduced consumption, thoughtful, conscientious behaviour while a travel reward was sans frontiers and sans souci, suggesting freedom, extravagance, conspicuous consumption.

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20 June 2024

Climate Catalysts: Driving More Meaningful Action in Destinations

Join us for a dynamic 1.5-hour webinar on 20 June at 17h30 CET focusing on the pivotal role of the destination organisation to combat climate change through tourism and events. Two sessions at different times will explore the multifaceted responsibilities of DMOs, CVBs, and more, highlighting the importance of their leadership, need for support, and…

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18 June 2024

Climate Catalysts: Driving More Meaningful Action in Destinations

Join us for a dynamic 1.5-hour webinar on 18 June at 09h00 CET focusing on the pivotal role of the destination organisation to combat climate change through tourism and events. Two sessions at different times will explore the multifaceted responsibilities of DMOs, CVBs, and more, highlighting the importance of their leadership, need for support, and…

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2 October 2024

CONVENE 4 CLIMATE, Barcelona, Spain

It’s challenging to know what the future will bring; however, we know we can be part of a solution for a better society. We must create a platform to bring focus to Business Events and together with adjacent industries find solutions needed to protect our tomorrow. PCMA together with the Strategic Alliance of National Convention…

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Sarawak Releases IJBEL Special Edition on Sustainability at IMEX

From Business Events Sarawak: The International Journal of Business Events and Legacies (IJBEL) Strategic Advisory Tripartite has launched the special edition of the journal today at IMEX Frankfurt. Volume 2 Issue 2 of IJBEL focuses on sustainability and underscores the dedication to promoting sustainable practices within the business events industry. IJBEL is the first international…

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PCMA and SANCBE Introduce CONVENE 4 CLIMATE

From German Convention Bureau: PCMA and The Strategic Alliance of the National Convention Bureaux of Europe (SANCBE) today announced Convene 4 Climate, the global business events industry’s inaugural sustainability conference, will be open to curated participation in a workshop-based environment. This exclusive gathering, 2-3 October in Barcelona, aims to drive responsibility, harness the power of…

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