Safe Travels

Safe Travels

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has created the world first global stamp ‘Safe Travels’ protocols around the world for use as best practice guidelines to help restart the recovery of the Travel and Tourism sector.


The stamp provides travelers and tourism stakeholders to recognize destinations and companies around the world that have implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with the Safe Travels protocols providing consistency to ensure the safety of travelers, once restrictions are eased.


The protocols for hospitality, outdoor retail, aviation, airports, tour operators, and convention centers, meetings and events industry are available and under development the protocols for the rental industry, attractions, insurance, car rental and cruise.


The latest research from WTTC’s 2020 Economic Impact Report shows that during 2019 the Travel & Tourism sector generated 330 million jobs, 1 in 10 jobs around the world, making a 10.3% contribution to the global GDP.  Another good reason to implement the global protocols to restore confidence to travelers and reinforce the sector.


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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced a new campaign ‘I M PEOPLE FOCUSED’ a way to create solutions for Incentive Travels and Meetings together with EASE UP, which is a collaborative financial grant.  EASE UP gives event organizers an access to an initial financial support of more than half a million USD from TCEB and equivalent value in complimentary products and services from participating partners.


MICE Industry in Thailand is one of the major branches of Tourism in Thailand, contributing 177.2 billion to the economy, accounting for 1.2% of overall Thailand GDP in 2018. 


TCEB has identified 5 major cities, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Pattaya which are perfect for every kind of event.


Based on 2019 Country and City Rankings by ICCA, Bangkok is positioned on thirteen place with 124 number of meetings per city.


Thailand is now ready to welcome business events back to the region in the brand new way of face to face connections.


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IMEX 2020 is cancelled

IMEX is one of the most important events for our industry, bringing the global meetings together in one place, twice a year with IMEX Frankfurt in May and IMEX America in September. This year IMEX Frankfurt and IMEX America are cancelled due to the current situation and IMEX America would have celebrated its tenth anniversary this 2020. 


IMEX America 2019 in Las Vegas hosted 13,500 total participants, 3,426 hosted buyers from 68 countries and 3,500+ exhibitors from 155 countries. Proof that IMEX is the right place to meet great buyers.


In spite of that IMEX Group launched PlanetIMEX last May, a virtual platform for the community with educational programs at no cost and allowing visitors to network, explore content, connect and meet new people.  


The platform is unique and interactive represented by three islands (Education, Community and Networking) where you can find news and updates, activities, podcasts, reports and more engaging 3-D online experience.  


IMEX Group will continue expanding PlanetIMEX over the next months. 


Have you attended IMEX Frankfurt or IMEX America? Were you able to attend any session at PlanetIMEX? Which one was your favourite? 


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Mass Gatherings

World Health Organization provides new guidelines for Mass Gatherings

Great news for our Event Industry as World Health Organization has provided updated guidelines for outdoor events and mass gatherings. The purpose of the document “Key planning recommendations for mass gatherings in the context of COVID-19” published on 29 May provides guidance to governments, health authorities and national or international organizers of mass gatherings on containing risk of COVID-19.


The document recommend changes to large event and encourage to address risks of any origin before planning and organizing events following the best practices on available evidence.


The risk assessment should be tailored to the events and undertaken by local and national public health authorities. The risk factors to assess are the key characteristics and areas to considerer e.g. venue (location, size/type, indoor/outdoor), guest profile (age, health status, provenance, international/local travel to event, etc.), event activities and duration of the event and last but not least the capacity of the host country’s health system to detect and manage cases of COVID-19 in terms of policies, resources, and capacities.


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