Outrigger announced two leadership appointments in its Hawaii Vacation Condos division — CARLY CLEMENT as Vice President Operations – Hawaii Vacation Condos and CYNDE VANNATTA as General Manager of Royal Sea Cliff by Outrigger. CLEMENT will lead the strategic vision and effective operations of Outrigger’s Hawaii Vacations Condominium division with a focus on excellence in guest satisfaction, high-product quality and service standards, facilities maintenance and excellence in safety and security practices.

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Local Knowledge Leaders Attracting International Conferences
Bangkok was ranked in the top position in Asia-Pacific for its ability to leverage its knowledge leaders in international associations to attract international conventions, according to GainingEdge.
GainingEdge, a consulting firm in international conferences, released its latest report on “Leveraging Intellectual Capital”. The report shows that Bangkok has local knowledge leaders assuming positions in the boards of 194 international associations and they can attract 123 international conferences of the associations to their city.

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MITM Panama Summit – Meetings and Culture Travel Market – returns to Panama City from the 18th to the 21st of October at the emblematic Hotel Las Américas Golden Tower. MITM Panama Summit is geared towards international, high-standing MICE y Cultural Tourism, and to that purpose, will reunite a select group of directors and executives with purchasing power specializing in: incentives, events & congresses, international associations, corporate companies, tour operators, and luxury agencies.

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TCEB and Phuket Welcome Enquiry Mission Members from World Expo’s Governing Body to Assess Phuket’s Candidacy for Expo 2028
Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB), in partnership with Phuket City and Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health, welcomed nine Enquiry Mission Members from Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the governing body of World Expos, as guests of the Thai Government on their inspection trip to Bangkok and Phuket to evaluate the Phuket’s candidacy to host Expo 2028 Phuket Thailand.

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InterContinental Madrid, Iberia Express, and Thompson Madrid join as sponsors in the 9th edition of CULTOURFAIR – Global Heritage Culture and Gastronomy Travel Market – taking place from the 2nd to the 4th of October at the Hotel Princesa Plaza, a long-standing bulwark of quality in the capital.
VisitMalta & Heritage Malta, will shine a spotlight on the island´s rich cultural, religious, and ancestral traditions. From the Megalithic Temples, all the way to the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, or even the capital itself – Valletta – each of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Anurak Community Lodge, an award-winning ecotourism experience in southern Thailand, has fully reopened following two years of Covid-related uncertainty. The 19-unit nature retreat, which won the PATA Grand Award for Sustainability in 2020, and is Travelife Gold certified, officially reopens 1 August with room enhancements, a refreshed food and beverage menu – including southern ‘jungle’ dinners – and new guest activities, such as hiking the Anurak Trail, cycling, and guest participation in the ecolodge’s ‘Rainforest Rising’ reforestation project.

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