| beyondborders extra
|In the August 18, 2010 issue
In 2009, more than 6.4 million business travelers spent
roughly $25 billion on trips (13 percent of those trips for meetings)
outside North America, according to the U.S. Office of Travel and
Tourism Industries. That represented a decline of one million travelers
compared to 2008. But in the first four months of 2010, international
business travel is finally showing positive growth again—up about 1.5
percent. Read where
those international meetings are likely to be held.
Whether you’re looking to
make history or simply offer your clients an unrivaled experience, trust
Fairmont to deliver seamless service in state-of-the-art meeting
spaces—all at exceptional value. To choose from over 60 properties
when planning your next meeting, visit www.fairmontmeetings.com
The three meeting cities are founding members of the Future
Convention Cities Initiative, a partnership whose goal is to share best
practices for attracting leading business events to each of the
destinations. The Seoul Tourism Organization in Seoul, South Korea;
Visit London; and Business Events Sydney in Sydney, Australia, launched
the initiative in July in collaboration with research partner Fast
Future Research, which will serve as coordinator of the Future
Convention Cities Initiative. Here’s what representatives of each city
to say about the project.
With its legendary
glamour, unparalleled service and myriad cultural activities, Monaco is
truly something special, providing the perfect backdrop for an
unforgettable incentive trip or meeting.
Learn more at visitmonaco.com/us
The BestCities Global Alliance—a partnership of worldwide
destination marketing and sales organizations including those of Cape
Town, South Africa; Copenhagen; Dubai, U.A.E.; Edinburgh, Scotland;
Melbourne, Australia; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Singapore; and Vancouver,
British Columbia—is now 10 years old. Continuing its mission of
setting and following consistent service standards among the worldwide
destinations, the alliance named a
new chairwoman and announced goals.
Ireland has the venues, facilities,
technology, accommodation options plus professional PCOs & DMCs that
ensure events run smoothly and efficiently. Ireland offers ease of
access, a rich cultural heritage and welcoming culture, plus a wealth of
entertainment choices and outdoor sporting activities including golf.
Meet in Ireland - Connect with Excellence - www.meetinireland.com/US
If you missed our recent webinar on international meeting
planning, you can still listen in to the discussion from our webinar archives. Click
on “International Meeting Planning: The Basics and Beyond” to launch
the presentation, in which Koleen Roach, Securian; Leigh Wintz, CAE,
Soroptimist International; and Eli Gorin, CMP, ABTS Convention Services
shared their advice and experiences with international incentive
programs and conventions. Bon voyage!
Six Steps to a Great
The American Society for Training & Development is a leader in
organizing virtual conferences and hybrid events. Tap into that
expertise with Anthony Allen, ASTD’s director, digital media, who
hosts an online video workshop on how to successfully manage virtual
meetings. His proven six-step process encompasses all your
stakeholders—executives, staff, members, and vendors—and includes
workbooks, contract language, resources, and checklists.
To access the webinar, go to www.astd.org/virtualconferences.
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