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St Petersburg venue re-opens

2nd July 2012

The Summer Garden in St Petersburg is re-opening after 2 years of reconstruction. One of the symbols of the city and the most beautiful park with XVIII century sculptures, fountains, ponds and pavilions is the perfect place for an incentive program in

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Hotel chain announces acquisition

2nd July 2012

Marriott International, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Gaylord Entertainment Company to acquire the Gaylord brand and hotel management company for $210 million. If approved, Gaylord will continue to own the existing Gaylord

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Vienna wins fourth place in industry poll

21st June 2012

The statistics on international congresses in 2011 just published by the Union of International Associations (UIA) once again - like the year before - rank Vienna in fourth place worldwide. The first four places in the UIA 2011 statistics remained

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London venue launches meetings packages

21st June 2012

Senate House – which is part of the University of London - is launching a choice of four ‘Alfresco Summer’ packages within its Malet Street Garden. Packages available include the ‘Sizzler’ incorporating a barbecue selection

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Stockholm wins industry award

20th June 2012

fDi Magazine’s ranking list European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13 awards Greater Stockholm Region as Overall Winner in Europe for FDI.Stockholm is also Overall Winner for Quality of Life. The region is second in Business Friendliness

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Swedish industry event draws close

20th June 2012

VisitSweden has teamed up with Meetings & Incentive Travel Magazine for a unique opportunity to get to know what Sweden has to offer as an M&I destination. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet suppliers representing the length of

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Tall ships for London hospitality

20th June 2012

Sail Royal Greenwich is capitalising on the maritime cultural history of Greenwich by bringing a flotilla of 15 tall ships from the Netherlands for corporate hospitality cruises during the 2012 Olympics. The daily excursions along the Thames will run

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London venue displays refurbishment

19th June 2012

Carlton House Terrace – The home of the British Academy – has just completed a million pound refurbishment that has taken over two years to complete. The central London venue is made up of two separate houses and event organisers now have the

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Lisbon redevelopment project completed

18th June 2012

The redevelopment project of the East Wing of Terreiro do Paço has been carried out to provide a tourism hub to improve the city's offer and host the increasing number of visitors frequenting this area of the Portuguese capital.  The venue will

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New Madrid hotel announced

18th June 2012

Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, a subsidiary of US-based Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, has announced the opening of its first Sheraton branded hotel in Madrid, Spain.The new Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa is part of the

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