Melbourne’s Beverley Williamson takes over from Karina Lance
Beverley Williamson, General Manager of Business Development and Bids at Melbourne Convention Bureau, has been appointed to the role of Chairperson for the BestCities Global Alliance Strategic Business Development group (SBD). She will take over from Karina Lance of Dubai Tourism, who had been the Chair since May 2017.

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Ashly Balding teams with new CEO Michael Dominguez to lead the industry-leading
Global Sales Organization through its fourth decade of sales and service
Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashly Balding as the new Chief Strategy Officer. As a 16-year company veteran, Ashly brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her newest position at ALHI, which serves as the leading independent Global Sales Organization for a collection of the world’s most prestigious hotels and resorts serving the meeting, incentive, convention and exhibition (MICE) marketplace.

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says GlobalData
British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year’s security breach. Nick Wyatt, Head of R&A, Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on what this means for other companies:
“We’ve been saying for a long time that companies in the travel & tourism sector need to get serious about cybersecurity and this perfectly illustrates why.

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Partnering with Chiang Mai province and private sector to promote city with creative ideas during annual ‘Green Season’.Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is joining forces with Chiang Mai province and its private sector to showcase ‘MICE Events in the Rain’, promoting the city’s array of creative ideas, unique cultural asset and modern facilities during Thailand’s annual rainy season.
Mr. Chiruit Isarangun Na Ayuthaya, TCEB President, said that TCEB is using Chiang Mai’s status as one of Thailand’s five designated MICE cities to attract more meeting business to northern Thailand.

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The revamped innovative and creative content and business format of the 2019 Thailand Travel Mart Plus (TTM+) has proven to be a resounding success, as indicated by the post-event survey responses from buyers, sellers and participants.Held at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the 18th TTM+ was highlighted by the participation of new buyers and media from new source markets, new exhibitors from Thailand’s new emerging destinations, a line-up of all-Thai speakers at the knowledge-sharing platform, new tours linking the Eastern Corridor of Thailand to neighbouring Cambodia, a product showcase for community-based enterprises, and total dedication to environmental preservation.

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Due to tightened immigration regulations leave many European expats, but also retirees Thailand. Plus the ever-increasing Bath. Was there a few years ago for 1 Euro 49,80 Bath so today there are only 30 Bath for one Euro. Experts and insiders fear even greater numbers of people leaving Thailand and falling numbers of tourists – in a very near future, they fear a bath value of 27 baht for one euro.
This means that Thailand is developing from a cheap country to a very expensive country for foreigners becomes.

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