Convention Bureau Italia (CBItalia) and Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT) announced the third edition of the Italy At Hand event will be held on 16–18 December 2021 in Milan. Italy at Hand will have the same format as its 2018 (Bologna) and 2019 (Rome) counterparts: three days of perfect balance between a tight B2B appointment agenda between qualified national suppliers and high-profile international and national buyers
Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations. The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic could cause a loss of more than $4 trillion to the global GDP for the years 2020 and 2021, according to an UNCTAD report published on 30 June.
The pandemic left hardly any business or industry untouched, but real estate was front and center for many of the biggest shifts. The offices where we work, warehouses facilitating the boom in online-shopping, hotels and malls that went quiet during travel restrictions and lockdowns: these sectors became a cornerstone of idle chats well beyond commercial real estate circles.
For hotels, budget season is the main event of the year, a time when owners and operators battle it out in the ring over next year’s spending. It’s often a gruelling match, with round after round of negotiations that leave both sides exhausted and no clear winner.
The fairs and exhibitions in Istanbul that attract people from all over the world resumed under strict hygiene rules and precautions due to pandemic. CNR Beauty & Wellness Show became the first international fair to be opened in Istanbul after a six-months break.
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, is partnering with the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry, to bring essential business reopening resources to ICCA members.
According to the latest analysis from the World Tourism Organization, 40% of all destinations worldwide have now eased the restrictions they placed on international tourism in response to COVID-19. The data shows that by already by the end of May, the pandemic had led to US$320 billion in lost revenues, already three times the cost of the 2009 Global Economic Crisis.
Registration is open for the 59th ICCA Congress in Kaohsiung. In response to the uncertain situation and to give participants full control of how they wish to attend, ICCA is offering flexible and adaptable approach to registration and the accompanying fees. This means delegates can sign up now but change their registration type later, allowing them to change between virtual attendee, hub attendee or Kaohsiung in-person attendee.