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GME 2022: This is an image of the opening night party for Accor's 2022 Global Meeting Exchange, which was held at the Fairmont San Francisco. Photo is by Yavuz Photo.

Accor Meets Again

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How do hotels meet the wellness needs of guests? How can they facilitate sustainable travel and events? What’s in the development pipeline? These were just some of the questions answered at Accor’s first post-pandemic Global Meeting Exchange (GME), the international hospitality company’s…
Visitor registration is open for IBTM World 2022. This image shows attendees walking through entrance marked "Welcoome" at IBTM World 2021, Fira Barcelona. Photo is courtesy of IBTM World.

IBTM World launches visitor registration

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Visitor registration is now open for IBTM World 2022, which will take place at Fira Barcelona, November 29-December 1, 2022. The flagship Barcelona show, which will focus on culture creation as its theme, has confirmed several of the world’s best-known destinations and…
Electric regional aircraft have been purchased by Air Canada from Heart Aerospace. This image shows the ES-30 in Air Canada livery flying over mountains. The planes are expected to enter service in 2028. Photo courtesy of Air Canada.

Electric Regional Aircraft joining Air Canada fleet

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Thirty ES-30 Electric Regional Aircraft will be joining Air Canada's fleet, according to a purchase agreement announced by the carrier yesterday. Currently being developed by Heart Aerospace of Sweden, the regional electric-hybrid aircraft are expected to enter service in 2028. They will…
Bulgaria: This is an image of lounge chairs and umbrellas on Sunny Beach, a major sun destination in Bulgaria. Photo by vodniyaduh | Canva.

Bulgaria getting 5 Hyatt all-inclusives

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Bulgaria is expected to welcome five new Hyatt all-inclusive resorts in 2023 and 2024. Located in Sunny Beach (shown above) and Obzor along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the five all-inclusive resorts will bring the Secrets Resorts & Spas, Dreams Resorts & Spas,…
Radical simplicity is the aim of the streamlined education program debuting at IMEX America, October 10-13, 2022. This image shows Scooter Taylor, founder of West Peek Group, one of the scheduled speakers at the show. Image courtesy of IMEX America.

Radical simplicity guides IMEX America education

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Radical simplicity is the aim of the new, streamlined education program launching at IMEX America next month. "In creating our education program for IMEX America this year, we've aimed for radical simplicity," says Carina Bauer, CEO, IMEX Group. "We know meeting and…

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Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club has opened. This image show's the resort's pool in its SEEN Beach Club. Photo is courtesy of Avani Hotels & Resorts.

Avani enters Koh Samui market

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Avani Chaweng Samui Hotel & Beach Club is the latest property to open on Koh Samui's legendary Chaweng Beach. Conceptualized by SOHO Hospitality, the 80-key resort is Samui's only mid-century, modern-inspired beach destination. Guestrooms with names such as Cool Pool View, Sweet…
2022 Global Awards recipients will be celebrated at a ceremony being held October 10, 2022 at Aria Hotel & Resort in Las Vegas. The Global Awards are given out annually by the Events Industry Council. The image here shows the exterior of Aria Hotels & Resorts.

2022 Global Awards recipients revealed

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The Events Industry Council (EIC) has announced the recipients of its 2022 Global Awards. The annual program focuses on leadership at all levels and areas within the global business events industry, celebrating and honouring exemplary achievements. This year’s recipients are: EIC Hall…
This stock image shows a man's fingers holding a glass globe with North and South American continents showing. Photo is by courtneyk | Canva.

IRF releases Decision Drivers report

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Decision Drivers 2022: Elevating the Experience, a new report exploring incentive buyers’ current priorities, considerations, and challenges in designing incentive travel programs that meet the changing demands of today’s workforce, has been released by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF). In August, the…
Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo in Mexico's Jalisco province is now accepting reservations. The image here is an artist's rendering of the beach and resort exterior. The property is scheduled to open in late 2022. Photo is courtesy of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts.

Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo accepting reservations

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The Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, México is now accepting reservations ahead of its scheduled opening in late 2022. The unique resort is equally committed to preserving the natural landscape, celebrating Mexico's deep heritage, and providing a luxury travel experience. It offers 157…