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Travel Talk: Melanie Wood, director, Wood Design & Management

Travel Talk: Melanie Wood, director, Wood Design & Management

2nd Apr 2014 Videos

A proud Melanie Wood, director, Wood Design & Management here talks to Phil Blizzard at GIBTM about the award winning stand for the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. The design has won the title of ‘Best of The Best’ at ITB Berlin for the past two years.

Travel Talk: Abbas Asfoor, banquet sales manager, La Cigale

Travel Talk: Abbas Asfoor, banquet sales manager, La Cigale

2nd Apr 2014 Videos

The host hotel for the Grand Final of the World Travel Awards in 2013 here talks to Breaking Travel News about the importance of showcasing to the ‘Best of the Best’ of their MICE facilities and showcasing what they can provide to such prestigious events. Abbas Asfoor, banquet sales manager, La Cigale, Doha here highlights the importance of the MICE market in this interview with Phil Blizzard.

GIBTM: Buoyant atmosphere as 2014 show comes to a close

GIBTM: Buoyant atmosphere as 2014 show comes to a close

27th Mar 2014 Focus

The 2014 edition of the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings show at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre has closed with over 74 first-time participants attending the show. These included delegations from Kazakhstan, Russia, Morocco, South Africa and South Korea, all of whom launched exhibitions at the this exciting business to business event.

GIBTM: Annual Abu Dhabi show is largest ever

GIBTM: Annual Abu Dhabi show is largest ever

The Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings show has welcomed over 74 first-time participants, over 250 key targeted hosted buyers, over 2,000 trade visitors, expanded its line-up to include a fresh business travel focus and added exclusive access to new industry research. GIBTM 2014 is the eighth edition of the industry showcase and delivered its most content-rich programme to date, boosted by the region’s flourishing meetings calendar and vibrant business travel sector.

GIBTM: Middle East is fastest growing international meetings market

GIBTM: Middle East is fastest growing international meetings market

The Middle East is the fastest growing international association meeting market in the world according to an International Congress and Convention Association study which was revealed recently, coinciding with the eighth edition of Gulf Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings show. Highlighting Abu Dhabi’s support for the meetings and incentive industry, HH Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, minister of culture, youth and community development and board member of the National Council of Tourism and Antiquities, attended the show.

GIBTM: EU expects influx of Middle Eastern travellers

GIBTM: EU expects influx of Middle Eastern travellers

Business destinations in the EU are now on the cusp of an influx of business travellers from the UAE, after the European Parliament voted for Emiratis to be exempt from obtaining visas to visit any of the 25 Schengen countries. “A further announcement will be made regarding the execution of the decision, but effectively this means Emiratis will be able to travel freely to 25 countries in the EU for periods of up to 90 days without a visa,” said Lois Hall, exhibition manager of the Gulf Incentives, Business Travel & Meetings Expo.

GIBTM: Technology driving MICE sector strategy

GIBTM: Technology driving MICE sector strategy

As the region’s leading platform for inbound and outbound MICE and business travel industry professionals, the technology sessions or ‘Event Camp’, at the 2014 Gulf Incentives, Business, Travel & Meetings exhibition, will analyse the way technology is driving the future of the region’s MICE sector development. According to GIBTM’s exhibition manager Lois Hall: “It is critical that delegates get to grips with future trends and innovations, allowing them to better plan and execute their meetings and business strategies, adapting them to the fast-paced, competitive business world in which we live.”

Breaking Travel News GIBTM interview: Ahmed Haseeb, general manager, Sands Hotel

Breaking Travel News GIBTM interview: Ahmed Haseeb, general manager, Sands Hotel

Ahmed Haseeb, general manager of Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi, has stressed to Breaking Travel News the importance of participating in the Gulf Incentive Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition. Speaking at the show he said Sands’ participation in the event is of “extreme importance” to the hotel, adding that Abu Dhabi in general and Yas Island in particular can cater for all the needs of visitors and tourists.

GIBTM opens in Abu Dhabi

GIBTM opens in Abu Dhabi

25th Mar 2014 Press Release Travel Events News

GIBTM 2014 has opened its doors, with the eighth edition of the industry showcase set to deliver its most content-rich programme to date, boosted by the region’s flourishing meetings calendar and vibrant business travel sector.