20th Century Dubai Air Experience
The winds of change in the aviation market have been blowing for a long time and have gradually changed the climate for incentive travel. The recent announcement that Dubai International is now the world’s second busiest international airport, and will overtake Heathrow by 2015, is a significant shift away from the old order and will have equally significant implications for the longer-term evolution of the incentive travel market.
Spitbank Fort – not the most appealing of names, but one incredible piece of British history, and one that has entered our list of ‘must visit’ hotels. David, our Director of Events, recently went and has provided us with an insight into this fascinating place.
A hidden beauty lies behind
We like to offer something a bit different here at BI WORLDWIDE, and on our list this month is Utrecht, in the Netherlands. When we ran an event there for one of our clients earlier this year, we were struck by the stark contrast between the city's approaches and the heart of it...
The arrival of the Bvlgari in the heart of London’s fashionable Knightsbridge has certainly made an impact, courting new markets and controversy within weeks of its opening. Maybe it’s about positioning, maybe it’s simply about making a statement? Since visiting I’m clear about one thing – everyone will have an opinion, and a polarised one at that. Like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.
Do we consider the delegate as much as we should?
Having enjoyed the roller coaster of emotions the Olympic opening ceremony served up, I recalled a pitch delivery some years ago when, for the first time, I was presented with the ‘emotional journey’ of a conference. How the three day conference, culminating in a product launch, would unfurl, and the many emotions attendees would experience along the way.
Greece - Alone in Europe as an Event Destination?
Greece continues to be the focus of economic concern, and arguably not without good reason. However, with economic uncertainty increasingly creeping through the Eurozone, how has the situation in Greece changed in the last few months and what can corporate event organisers learn as the pressure comes to bear on other struggling Euro economies?
Setting Sail with Events A Listers
After 11 years working on the delivery and project management side of things Libby joined BI WORLDWIDE 18 months ago to work as a Design Manager. She has worked on various projects, including incentive travel, conferences and press launches.
Hong Kong - Old, New and Very New
I absolutely love Hong Kong, so when the opportunity to revisit Hong Kong came along I jumped at the chance. I have not operated there for more than five years, so a catch up is long overdue...
For All Reasons and All Seasons
The country is beginning to get Olympic fever and for the events world, ‘legacy’ will be the watchword in the coming months and years. But, what of other venues that have benefited from the Olympic effect? Vancouver is one of our favourite destinations and here’s an update following a recent event there...
To Poken or Not To Poken. Do You?
On a recent fam trip something rather unexpected and innovative happened. At Dreamtime 2011 in Australia, we were all given a Poken to share our information with the suppliers we were meeting. With an accepting grace I went with the flow, not being too clear what I had in my hand. I now Poken, do you? ...