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Germany Welcomed More Than 3 Million Events in 2016

23rd May 2017

Germany hosted 3.02 million events in 2016, a year-over-year increase of 18 percent, and 394 million event participants, up by less than 1 percent from 2015 figures, according to the annual Meeting & Event Barometer compiled by the German National


China sees new opening of first Tribute Portfolio Hotel

22nd May 2017

Tribute Portfolio is part of Marriott International and will launch its first hotel in Shanghai, China, in the Song Jiang district. The hotel joins Tribute Hotels Portfolio collection of exceptional hotel around the globe, ranging from Palm Spring to


Tuscany's La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena Joins Curio Collection by Hilton

19th May 2017

The 99-room La Bagnaia Golf & Spa Resort Siena has become the first Curio Collection by Hilton property in Italy. Near the Tuscan city of Siena, La Bagnaia offers fine dining in its La Voliera restaurant, a spa featuring a pool with natural thermal


Fifteenth Edition of IMEX Frankfurt Kicks Off In Germany

17th May 2017

The IMEX Frankfurt 2017 meetings-industry trade show started today in Germany. This year's edition, the 15th, features 3,500 companies exhibiting from more than 150 countries. Among first-time exhibitors this year are Moldova Tourism, Meet Puerto


First Avani hotel debuts in Lisbon following renovations

16th May 2017

The 119-room Avani Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel has opened in Portugal and is the first of the brand to open in Europe. Avani is a collection of upscale properties from Bangkok-based Minor Hotels Group.   A $1.6 million renovation has


Hilton's Curio Collection Makes Washington DC Debut

11th May 2017

Hilton Worldwide has expanded its Curio Collection in Washington DC with the opening of The Darcy, it announced earlier this month.   Located near Logan Circle, in the heart of the revitalised  14th Street corridor,


Rosewood Hoi An to open in 2019

10th May 2017

Rosewood are going to be opening a new luxury property in Vietnam in 2019, this will be located just south of the ancient town of Hoi An in the beachfront Hoiana development.  The new hotel will offer 70 bedrooms alongside 30 additional residences,


Hard Rock Plans Third European Resort in Malta

9th May 2017

The announcement adds to Malta's reputation as a rising star among European destinations. Beloved for its Mediterranean climate, historic towns, and maritime culture, it's an ideal location for meetings and incentives -- and is about to become even


New Meetings Hotel Planned for Frankfurt

9th May 2017

A new NH Collection hotel is coming to Frankfurt, Germany, site of the annual IMEX in Frankfurt meetings exhibition, developer NH Hotel Group announced last week.   Frankfurt's second NH Collection hotel, and Germany's seventh,


HUNGEXPO visits Trinity

8th May 2017

Thinking of holding an event in Budapest? Here are some key facts about HUNGEXPO who recently came in to visit Trinity: One of the events the venue hosted – the KIA European car dealer convention for 2700 attendees-


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