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WORLD PCO ALLIANCE SHOWS EXCEPTIONAL GROWTS

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The World PCO Alliance has seen a total growth of 15% in 2013 compared to 2012. The Alliance members, consisting of 20 Professional Congress Organisers worldwide has handled over 500 congresses with over 450,000 delegates in 2013. Per Ankaer, from ICS – International Conference Services in Denmark, the President of the Alliance says: ”The constant …

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ALL OF TOMORROW’S MEETING TRENDS UNDER ONE ROOF AT IMEX 2014

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IMEX is where it all happens for the meetings industry – it’s the innovative exhibition that brings the global market together for three ground-breaking days. With exciting new technology, suppliers, destinations and learning every year, IMEX will keep you at the forefront of the MICE market. • Endless Inspiration: Find ideas, latest trends and developments – …

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FRIDAY INCENTIVE IDEAS

JEEP SAFARI – WILD KARST

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Thanks to our modern Western lifestyle, a real adventure is a rare occurrence. We surround ourselves with pleasure and comfort, making crossing the road hole on the way to the store being the most exciting part of the day. What is left, then? We will set on a very special trip. Feelings, experiences, off-road vehicles …

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FRIDAY INCENTIVE IDEAS

CRUISING WITH THE RUDOLF’S RAFT ON THE RIVER KRKA

Picturesque old town centre, special program with animation, music and wine, local food.

Cruising with Rudolf’s raft (capacity 58-90 passengers) under the 4 bridges, around the Novo mesto old town center is a very special event. Special program with local characters, music and wine. The special meal could also be served. Picturesque old town centre, special program with animation, music and wine, local food. MORE INCENTIVE IDEAS: When …

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FRIDAY INCENTIVE IDEAS

THE SEARCH OF THE POKLJUKA BEAR

Actively experience the winter environment in surrounding nature and have an experience within unusual activities.

Actively experience the winter environment in surrounding nature and have an experience within unusual activities. Pokljuka Bear is an event that occurs in a winter atmosphere, in the great outdoors. Participants are set out for the snowy landscape. They use all means necessary for successful progressing: snowshoes, hiking poles, equipment for prevention against snow avalanches, …

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GREAT INTEREST TO M&I FORUM EUROPE SPRING IN ISTANBUL

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Meeting & Incentive Forums – the industry tradeshow that connects event planners and hotels via pre-scheduled appointments – have announced their flagship event M&I Forum Europe Spring, taking place July 1-5 in Istanbul, will be sold out within the forthcoming weeks. Despite an increase in capacity to match the growing demand that followed the success …

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TURKISH AIRLINES CARRIED 7.8 MILLION PASSENGERS IN 2 MONTS

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Turkish Airlines has released its figures for January-February of 2013 and 2014: Passenger numbers, which were 6.4 million in Jan-Feb 2013, rose by 22.1% to 7.8 million in Jan-Feb of 2014. Passenger occupancy rose by 0.4 of a point to 76.9%. The number of cities flown to, which was 219 at the end of February …

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SLOVENIAN CONVENTION BUREAU NEWS

ANOTHER RECORD YEAR FOR SLOVENIAN TOURISM

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According to the final data of the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (SURS), last year (2013) the total number of tourist arrivals over the previous year’s increased by 3 percent to 3.384.491 arrivals, and overnight stays increased by 1 percent to 9.579.033 overnight stays. The number of foreign tourist arrivals increased by 5 …

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ISTANBUL

C. Tourist infrastructure / 4,75 /  A city of scents, flavours and fragrances together with countless tourist attractions that have always been attracting tourists with their oriental touch. It is therefore not surprising that according to the last year's Master Card Global Destination Index study it is among the ten most successful global destinations in 2013. Ahead of Istanbul are only Bangkok, London, Paris, Singapore and New York.

SIZE DOES MATTER   Does size matter? ‘Absolutely’, argue the meetings industry representatives of Istanbul. So too thinks Remco Norden, the charismatic director of the largest hotel convention centre in Europe, who is at the head of the 500 member team of the Hilton Bomonti hotel. This is one of the largest hotel convention centres in …

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PARTNERSHIP DEAL FOR THE MEETINGS SHOW AND EVCOM

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EVCOM and The Meetings Show create partnership to raise profile and benefit members and attendees. “The merger and subsequent rebranding of Eventia-IVCA to EVCOM makes it more relevant than ever to The Meetings Show, our exhibitors, hosted buyers and visitors.  As one of the industry’s leading associations, EVCOM brings together the perfect balance of suppliers …

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