Hybrid World Travel Market 2021

Hybrid World Travel Market 2021

World Travel Market London (WTM London) is the leading global event  for the travel industry, this year WTM London returns with a hybrid form where the in-person event is taking place on 1-3 November at ExCeL, London, and the virtual event one week after on 8-9 November 2021.


WTM London connects potential and prospective travel partners worldwide through three day business events. The show floor is the perfect place that offers accommodations, airlines, tour operators, travel destinations and more.


What is next for travel and tourism? Who will be the winners in travel retail? And many more questions will be addressed for top-notch speakers and covered on the agenda regarding the future of travel.


WTM was launched at London Olympia in 1980. WTM is organized by Reed Exhibitions (RX).


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World Travel Awards Philippines

World Travel Awards | Philippines Winners 2021

The World Travel Awards is the most prestigious awards program that recognizes and rewards excellence in travel and tourism. This year WTA celebrates its 28th anniversary and the Asia winners 2021 were announced this week.


The Philippines won two awards for Asia’s Leading Beach Destination 2021 and Asia’s Leading Diving Destination 2021. The Philippines has the most beautiful beaches to explore and world-class diving spots to experience. You will have the best time of your life!


In addition under this category, six more companies were recognized this year:

  1. Asia’s Leading Airport Hotel – Savoy Hotel Manila, Philippines
  2. Asia’s Leading Business Hotel – Discovery Primea, Philippines
  3. Asia’s Leading Casino Resort – City of Dreams Manila, Philippines
  4. Asia’s Leading Fully Integrated Resort – City of Dreams Manila, Philippines
  5. Asia’s Leading Most Efficient Airline – Cebu Pacific
  6. Asia’s Leading Private Island Resort – Amanpulo, Philippines


Furthermore the Philippines Winners 2021:

  1. Philippines’ Leading Airport Hotel – Savoy Hotel Manila
  2. Philippines’ Leading Beach Resort – Fairways & Bluewater Boracay
  3. Philippines’ Leading Boutique Hotel – Raffles Makati
  4. Philippines’ Leading Boutique Resort – El Nido, Pangulasian Island
  5. Philippines’ Leading Business Hotel – Sheraton Manila Bay
  6. Philippines’ Leading Car Rental Company – Avis
  7. Philippines’ Leading Conference Hotel – Conrad Manila
  8. Philippines’ Leading Destination Management Company – Travelite Travel & Tours
  9. Philippines’ Leading Hotel – The Peninsula Manila
  10. Philippines’ Leading Hotel Group – Seda Hotels
  11. Philippines’ Leading Hotel Suite – Presidential Suite @ Sheraton Manila Bay
  12. Philippines’ Leading Luxury Hotel Villa – Four-Bedroom Villa @ Amanpulo
  13. Philippines’ Leading Private Island Resort – Amanpulo
  14. Philippines’ Leading Resort – Solaire Resort & Casino
  15. Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartment Brand – Ascott The Residence
  16. Philippines’ Leading Serviced Apartments – Seda Residences Makati
  17. Philippines’ Leading Tour Operator – Filipino Travel Center
  18. Philippines’ Leading Travel Agency – Rakso Travel
  19. Philippines’ Leading Travel Management Company – FCM Travel – Philippines


Congratulations to all the winners, especially to those who have won an award and highlight the Philippines.


Also this 2021, The Philippines is nominated in five world categories:

  1. World’s Leading Beach Destination
  2. World’s Leading Dive Destination
  3. World’s Leading Island Destination (Siargao Island)
  4. World’s Leading Tourist Attraction (Intramuros)
  5. World’s Leading Tourist Board


You can cast your vote for the Philippines www.worldtravelawards.com/vote, the voting closes on October 25, 2021.


World Travel Awards™ was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.


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IBTM World 2021

IBTW World is the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, last year due to the coronavirus pandemic IBTM World 2020 took place virtually, this edition IBTM World will return live at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain from 30th November to 2nd December 2021.


IBTM World has connected the right people for over 30 years inspiring other events for better business results, there is no better time to get back to business and rebuild relationships with colleagues, reunite with friends, connect with future clients and profitable leads in just three days. Expecting 15,000+ trade visitors and 3,000+ top-class exhibitors, profitable leads, educational content but abode all the full-on experience.


As safety is top priority, the organizers have implemented health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of everyone at the event.


IBTM is part of RX (Reed Exhibitions), event organizer with a global reach and extensive portfolio of approximately 400+ events in 20 countries covering 43 industry sectors both virtually and in-person.


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TTF2 Virtual Event

The second edition the Tourism and Technology Forum (TTF2) organized by Tourism Promotion Board (TPB) starts today.


Last March, TPB took the initiative to organize two-day hybrid format event for the tourism stakeholders and learn on the recent technology and platforms innovations for the industry.


Thanks to the success of the first forum, the second Tourism and Technology Forum is having a two-day virtual event on 7-8 October 2021, the forum will provide learning opportunities, networking and a deeper understanding of digital technology and its practical application to travel and tourism businesses, inciting operations of both government and private sectors, to produce optimal results.


The theme for this second edition “Securing Tomorrow Today with Digitech”, the program will cover e-commerce for travel and tourism, digital content marketing, optimizing social media platforms, build your business through social media and more.


Initially, the event was planned to have a hybrid form for online audience and in-person participants at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), due to the Inter‑Agency Task Force (IATF) decision to extend the Alert Level 4 in The National Capital Region (NCR) until 15 October, the TTF2 is happening virtually.


Technology innovations has help reboot the tourism sector, stakeholders have embraced the digital transformations in order to stay competitive and offer better services and products.


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What is MICE?

What is MICE?

The MICE Industry is one of the most amazing industries in the world. We create synergies with different sectors and industries in broad worldwide market space.


We are passionate and hard-working event professionals but let’s face it, most people still find it difficult to understand what we do for a living and the value of the MICE industry. 


We work in an industry that requires knowledge, expertise and best practices. As the industry rapidly evolves, we need to stay constantly updated with the latest trends and news to offer better services and create memorable experiences, also continuing education is key to keep the needed level of competency.


An industry that requires versatility to adapt to challenges at all times. A career path that requires commitment, consistency and dedication. Our profession is one of the most thrilling careers, on the other hand it is one of the most stressful jobs according to a study by U.S recruitment site CareerCast.



What is MICE? 

MICE Industry is one of the major segments of the Tourism Industry and one of the fastest growing emerging sectors. MICE is also known as meeting industry, event industry or business tourism; this acronym stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions. 


Meetings: Gathering of two or more people convened in one place with a common interest.

Incentives: Motivational tool to enhance productivity and reward performance.

Conferences: Events that bring together a group of people by profession or personal interest in a specific field and topic.

Exhibition: Events that provide the opportunity to display products and services.


MICE involves large groups and is purely related to business events, it focuses on raising the level of professionalism, standards and awareness of the value of the industry. 


Business events are held for several reasons and the benefits are different for everyone. Perhaps, the most important is the professional development, followed by research presentation, certification purposes, engagement with industry peers, opportunity for networking, showcase the latest products or services, travel to a new place, and so on.



The value of the industry

The MICE Industry is a very important component of every country. First of all, it contributes to the economic growth of the global and local economy, creates employment, event participants spend far more per day than any other type of tourist; there is a demand for business events also during slow seasons, helps to build reputation for both country and venue, improves competitive destinations, nurturing a wide range of business opportunities and investments and many more reasons.


MICE activities normally happen in competitive destinations that provide safety and security, cities that have the adequate infrastructure and facilities, accessibility and connections, sustainable development, different selection of culture and leisure opportunities, unique attractions, modern venues equipped with the latest technology and suppliers who operate with high standards.


According to the latest study presented by the Events Industry Council in collaboration with Oxford Economics the direct impacts of global business events, business events generated $621.4 billion U.S. dollars of direct GDP and contributed a total economic impact of USD $1.5 trillion U.S. dollars (global gross domestic product), involved more than 1.5 billion participants across more than 180 countries and supported 10.3 million direct jobs.


It is a demanding and competitive industry nevertheless it is a big and profitable business. It requires a good skill set and involves a wide network. Above all, to make a successful and sustainable event you need to have great communication and work hand in hand with the destination and parties involved.



Would you like a slice of the MICE Industry cake?

The MICE industry is huge and there are thousands of opportunities, everyone should have a fair slice of the cake. Keep in mind that our responsibility as event professionals, whatever our role is in the industry, is to create the best meetings and events with professionalism and ethical behavior. 


There is no better reward then when an event is successfully completed and we achieved the goals and objectives of the project.


The best part of our industry is that every event is different and there will always be something new, you would never repeat the same event and experience twice.


Lastly, we can guarantee that you will not get bored in this industry!


Event Tech Live London 2021

Event Tech Live London returns with a hybrid form, ETL21 will be held online from 1-5 November and in-person from 3-4 November to the Old Truman Brewery in London.


ETL21 is the show dedicated to technology for event professionals giving the opportunity to present new event technology, showcase the latest trends and cutting-edge technology tools for the events industry.


More than 100+ exhibitors, 100 educational sessions with 70+ speakers and expecting 3,500 attendees. The first edition of the Event Tech Live was in November 2014 in the UK and it is organized by Event Industry News.


Technology was essential to hold successful events during the COVID-19 pandemic, and many companies are implementing and taking advantage of the technology for events.


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