US$4.5 billion Mid-East destination wedding tourism, a key trend defining region’s hospitality industry, says new ATM report

5% of destination weddings take place in the Middle East with the UAE the most favoured location
EWAA tourism as well as solo and female-led travel also set to define hospitality industry as we look ahead to 2020 and beyond

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Hosted Buyer recruitment hots up for IBTM World 2018

The organisers of IBTM World 2018, which takes place at Fira Barcelona from 27-29 November, have announced strong Hosted Buyer recruitment for this year’s edition, with an increase in first-time Hosted Buyers (up 5% this year to 48%) as well as Hosted Buyers from North America (up 5% year-on-year) and Asia (up 2% year-on-year).

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Tourism New Zealand set to bring ‘kōrero’ and ‘kai’ to Barcelona for IBTM World

IBTM today announced that Tourism New Zealand is returning to IBTM World after an eight-year hiatus. The organisation is bringing four partners to Barcelona; including New Zealand International Conference Centre opening in Auckland in 2019; Te Pae convention centre, opening in 2020 in Christchurch; Te Puia, the centre for Maori culture and geothermal wonders in Rotorua and the New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute.

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