IBTM World 2022 will be held at Fira Barcelona, Spain. This is an image of the exterior of a building at Fira Barcelona with IBTM World signage. Photo is courtesy of IBTM World.

IBTM World 2022 numbers surpass pre-pandemic levels

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With less than a week to go until IBTM World, which will take place at Fira Barcelona from November 29 to December 1, the organisers have reported that visitor registration and pre-scheduled appointment numbers have surpassed 2019, reflecting a solid return to…
Social responsibility and sustainability are the focus of an IRF study released on November 17, 2022. This image shows green trees reflected in the glass walls of a building. Photo by fahroni | Canva.

Social responsibility and sustainability focus of new IRF study

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Social responsibility and sustainability are the focus of the latest study from the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). Released November 17th, the study explores the trends and implications around sustainable business practices in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and events industry and examines ways…
John Hopkins Medicine International and Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts is expanding its collaboration on the hospitality company's Lead With Care program. This image shows a couple walking past a window in an unidentified Four Seasons resort. Photo courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

Four Seasons expanding Lead With Care program

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Four Seasons and Johns Hopkins Medicine International are expanding the collaboration that began in 2020, building upon the learnings and success of Four Seasons Lead With Care program. "Throughout the pandemic, Johns Hopkins Medicine experts have been trusted health and safety advisors…
WorldHotels launched in Canada on November 15, 2022 with the addition of nine properties in British Columbia. This is an image of the exterior of Prestige Harbourfront Resort Salmon Arm, Luxury Collection. Photo courtesy of WorldHotels.

WorldHotels launches in Canada

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WorldHotels™ launched in Canada today with the introduction of nine hotels across its Luxury, Elite and Crafted Collections. The nine properties, which are owned by Prestige Hotels & Resorts, are all located in British Columbia. "This expansion into Canada is monumental for…
Neuromarketing and events is the subject of one session at the 2022 edition of IBTM World, running November 29-December 1 in Barcelona, Spain. This is an image of the session speaker, Dr. Thomas Trautman. He is dressed in a grey suit and standing with his hand extended and holding a model of a human brain. Photo courtesy of IBTM World.

Neuromarketing & Events: IBTM World Speaker Q&A

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We all want to forge a deep and long-lasting connection with our audience, but how do we do it at the personal level as well as on a professional level? Renowned for using neuroscience to teach business leaders to ethically connect and…



Lee County hotels reopening

Six weeks after Hurricane Ian made landfall in Lee County, Florida, more than half – 56.4% – of the county’s guestrooms have been opened. Lee County is home to Fort Myers. Fort Myers' islands, beaches and neighbourhoods include Sanibel Island, Captiva Island,…
November 9, 2022
IMEX America releases post-show statistics. This is an image of buyers and suppliers greeting one another at IMEX America 2022. Photo is courtesy of IMEX Group.

IMEX America releases post-show numbers

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The 2022 editon of IMEX America was the "business-fuelled 'bounce back' we've all been waiting for," says Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. IMEX reports that post-show statistics for the show, which ran October 10-13 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, reveal that business…
Six Senses Grand Bahama plan announced. This is a stock image of beach in Grand Bahama. Photo by virsuziglis | Canva.

Six Senses planning Grand Bahama Resort

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Six Senses has announced plans for a new resort in Grand Bahama. Six Senses Grand Bahama will offer a hotel, villas and branded residences. The company says the new resort will "create employment opportunities for Grand Bahamians, encourage sustainability and regenerative activity…
The Peninsula Istanbul is set to open February 14, 2023. This is a rendering of the exterior of the property, which is located in Galataport on the Bosphorus River in Turkey's largest city. The property comprises four buildings and gardens. Rendering courtesy of The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels | The Peninsula Hotels.

The Peninsula Istanbul now accepting reservations

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The Peninsula Istanbul is now accepting reservations in advance of its opening on February 14, 2023. The waterfront property encompasses four buildings, three of which are protected historical landmarks dating to the early 1900s, each carefully renovated. Located within Galataport, a new…
IME Connect of Parsippany, New Jersey was acquired by M-Plus Global Events in November 2022. This image is a stock photo of two people shaking hands with a third person clapping in the background. Photo is by Nathaphat | Canva.

M-Plus Global Events acquires IME Connect

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M-Plus Global Events, one of North America’s largest full-service travel and event management companies, and parent company of Utah-based Morris Meetings & Incentives (a CMI 25 Company,) has acquired meeting and incentive management company IME Connect of Parsippany, New Jersey. IME Connect…