Brisbane selected to host 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane selected to host 2032 Olympic Games

Brisbane has been formally awarded hosting rights for the 2032 Olympic Games following a vote of International Olympic Committee (IOC) member nations in Tokyo.The decision means the event will return to Australia for a third time. With the Australian city the only bid city still in the running, the decision...

LATA Expo to remain online this year

LATA Expo to remain online this year

The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) has announced that the 2021 edition of its flagship event, LATA Expo, will now go ahead in a virtual format rather than the live event originally planned. LATA also confirmed that LATA Expo 2022 will be held as a live event at Battersea Evolution...

Expo 2020 Dubai launches public art programme

Expo 2020 Dubai launches public art programme

A gigantic iridescent, oil drill-shaped sculpture by Kuwaiti artist Monira Al Qadiri has launched a striking public art programme from Expo 2020 Dubai.The scheme brings together 11 leading artists from the United Arab Emirates, region and the world.Alongside Al Qadiri, the commissioned artists are Hamra Abbas, Afra Al Dhaheri, Shaikha...

Expo 2020 Dubai unveils ticket prices

Expo 2020 Dubai unveils ticket prices

Expo 2020 Dubai has unveiled ticket prices for the show as final preparations are put in place.For a one-day ticket, guests will pay AED95 (£19).For a six-month pass, which will cover the whole of Expo Dubai 2020, it is AED495 (£99).Organisers are confident the show will attract 25 million visits...

ITB Asia to remain online for 2021

ITB Asia to remain online for 2021

ITB Asia will be an all-virtual event this year, with the physical show postponed to 2022. The virtual event is set to go live from October 25-29.After close observations of international developments of the Covid-19 pandemic and extensive conversations with local authorities and partners, the show organisers made the decision...

AHIC unveils speaker line-up ahead of 2021 event

AHIC unveils speaker line-up ahead of 2021 event

The leading hospitality investment conference in the Middle East, AHIC, has confirmed the first 50 speakers for the annual event.The show is this year being held live and in-person from September 20-22 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.John Pagano, chief executive of the Red Sea Development Company and Amaala; Samih Sawiris,...

Local fans permitted to attend Tokyo Olympics

Local fans permitted to attend Tokyo Olympics

Up to 10,000 Japanese fans will be permitted at venues at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics officials have confirmed today.Fans from overseas had already been banned from the event, but it has been confirmed that spectators from Japan will be allowed to attend.Capacity will be set at 10,000 spectators, provided it...

Women’s Pavilion to take centre stage at Expo 2020

Women’s Pavilion to take centre stage at Expo 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and female empowerment, unveiling creative content and programming for the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier.Officials sought to remind the world that only through the full and equal participation of women in all fields can a more equitable and just...

ABTA confirms speaker line-up for Travel Matters

ABTA confirms speaker line-up for Travel Matters

The annual Travel Matters conference from ABTA has confirmed a line-up of speakers from the worlds of politics, policy and tourism.The event will be brought to delegates virtually on Tuesday, June 22nd.Now in its eleventh year, this will be the first Travel Matters conference since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Under...

Voting opens for World MICE Awards 2021

Voting opens for World MICE Awards 2021

World MICE Awards – the global initiative to celebrate and reward excellence in MICE tourism – has opened voting for its 2021 programme.Industry professionals, as well as media and consumers, are invited to vote for their favourite organisations.The programme recognises the full spectrum of the global MICE industry, and nominees...

AHIC to return to Dubai in September

AHIC to return to Dubai in September

The Arabian & African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) will return live and in-person later this year.The event will take place from September 20-22 at Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai.Organisers hope it will offer much-needed conversation, networking and market insight to help hotel investors, owners and operators steer the post-pandemic hospitality landscape...

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