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Rocco Forte Collection makes meetings easy

Understanding the art of successful events, the Rocco Forte Collection is today unveiling its new, fully comprehensive meetings-focussed website - roccofortemeetings.com, aimed at conference and incentive customers.

First-class conference venue opens in Akureyri

Iceland’s second largest city, Akureyri, opens its very own first-class, multi-purpose venue this August.

Away on business? Stay connected

Away on business? Stay connected

While we have yet to see the death of business travel at the hands of technologies like video-conferencing and screen-sharing, staying connected on the move certainly has become increasingly important for business travellers.

Malaysia Airlines launches Business Class sale

Malaysia Airlines has launched a business class sale this July. The 5-Star Airline is offering discounted business class flights to Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore, Jakarta, Bali, Hanoi, Phuket, Ho Chi Minh, Perth, Sydney and Auckland.

Air France to launch mobile corporate website

Air France is now proposing its corporate website in mobile phone format where the airline’s latest news, practical information, key figures and useful contacts are available in two language versions.

New Studio M Hotel opens in Singapore

New Studio M Hotel opens in Singapore

Studio M, the newest hotel by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels officially opened on 17 June within the iconic entertainment precinct of Robertson Quay. Studio M is Singapore’s first loft concept hotel which boasts designer chic and contemporary functionality for trendy and savvy travellers.

WorldHotels launches business programme for SMEs

The international hotel group WorldHotels is the first collection of independent hotels to launch a dedicated programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on July 1st, 2010.

Budgeting for business abroad

Research from the ONS found that overseas business trips by UK residents fell by 22% last year as companies scaled back costs to try and overcome the recession. Despite ongoing efforts to minimise corporate trips, the simple fact remains that foreign travel is a staple part of the workings of many small businesses.

Conferences-UK joins forces with LateRooms.com

To further strengthen it’s offering, Conferences-UK – the UK’s leading online venue finding service - has joined forces with Manchester based hotel room booking service LateRooms.com.

Global groups convene at Hyatt Regency Trinidad

Global groups convene at Hyatt Regency Trinidad

With the tremendous success of last year’s Fifth Summit of the Americas and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, Hyatt Regency Trinidad continues to welcome major conferences and meetings this year.

The Gulf Hotels Group makes its ATM debut

Leaders in operating luxury accommodation, including Bahrain’s pre-eminent five-star hotel, The Gulf Hotels Group will make its debut at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai on May 4, 2010.

MeetBarceló celebrates its first birthday

In just over a year, Barceló UK has taken the MICE market by storm following the launch of its dedicated meetings concept, MeetBarceló.

Fall in business visits to the UK in 2009

There was a substantial decrease in business visits both to the UK and abroad in 2009 compared to figures from the previous year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

The best cellars in the sky

The results of the Business Traveller Cellars in the Sky Awards 2009 were announced yesterday, at the Business Travel Show at Earls Court 2.

Businesses wasting money on air travel, says easyJet

easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has revealed the results of an independent survey, which it says proves that easyJet provides companies with significant savings on short-haul travel, and demonstrates that on the majority of journeys easyJet was found to save over £100 per return trip.