In light of the ongoing Novel Coronavirus, organisers of IT&CM China and CTW China have decided, in the interest, well-being and safety of all valued event delegates and stakeholders, to defer the 2020 event to 3 – 5 August, subject to the recovery and control of the outbreak.
This course of action of deferring mass gatherings including large-scale exhibitions and conferences like IT&CM China and CTW China, is in line with advisories by health and government authorities (e.g. WHO) to prevent, contain, and mitigate spread of the virus. Further, as the status of the outbreak is constantly evolving, the postponement of the event is deemed to be the most appropriate step at this point when travel risk to / within China is heightened, and health and safety are immediate concerns on the top of everyone’s minds.

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The UK is finally leaving the EU tonight, but there remains much speculation about potential future visa requirements for holidaymakers.Nick Wyatt, Head of R&A and Travel & Tourism at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on why more burdensome entry requirements for tourists would benefit nobody:
“Nobody gains from a tightening of entry requirements for tourists, so it is hard to envisage any change to the decision announced in April 2019 – namely that visas will not be required for short stays.

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The IMEX Group is inviting organisations to share their sustainable stories and submit their best, most exciting innovations for the IMEX-EIC Innovation in Sustainability Award, presented at IMEX in Frankfurt, 12 – 14 May 2020.
Sustainable innovation is now gaining momentum in the events sector. Take Rotterdam – the city has several unique and sustainable venues, including the solar-powered Floating Pavilion and the Floating Farm, a working dairy farm. Hotels are rethinking design in order to connect guests more closely with nature – Singapore’s PARKROYAL on Pickering is nicknamed the ‘jungle hotel’ because it’s designed as a high-rise garden, with plants cascading from exterior and interior walls. Even event giveaways – traditionally single use plastic products – have morphed into healthy and biodegrable branded fruit.

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Upscale hotel is slated to open in Q4 2023 on the northern shores of West Lake in the city’s high-end Tay Ho district.
Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, has signed a long-term agreement with Vietnamese real estate developers General Technology Joint Stock Company to develop and operate Dusit Tu Hoa Palace, Hanoi, in the city’s affluent Tay Ho District, at the northern end of the city’s largest freshwater lake, West Lake.

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as China had 159 million outbound tourists in 2019, says GlobalData
Following today’s news (Tuesday 28 January) that Hong Kong is restricting its borders with the mainland to limit the spread of coronavirus; Ben Cordwell, Travel & Tourism Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view on the current situation:

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Polish Aviation Group (PGL), the owner of LOT Polish Airlines (LOT), announces the acquisition of Condor, putting a successful end to the protective shield proceedings
PGL will ensure continued stability and certainty for customers, partners and employees. The combination of LOT and Condor within PGL creates one of the leading European aviation groups with Germany and Poland as core markets Condor will become the centre of PGL’s leisure strategy with a focus on growth in Germany as well as adjacent markets, building one of the leading European leisure airlines

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