GainingIntelligence, July 2015

DestinationNEXT: DMAI Launches Phase Two at Annual Convention

Phase 2 includes the launch of an online self-assessment tool to help DMOs critically assess their destinations and determine priorities and strategies for future actions, plus a handbook of DMO best practices from around the world.

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Collaboration: UK Universities team up with ABPCO for industry research

Senior academics from nine UK universities are to work with the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO) on new research designed to boost the competitiveness of managers working within the association sector.

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Forecast: Global Business Travel spending by GBTA

Global business travel spending in 2015 is anticipated to record a 6.5 per cent growth over 2014. The latest figures from the GBTA BTI Outlook – Annual Global Report & Forecast show that business travel in China will increase by 61 per cent over the next five years.

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Strategic Partnership: Marketing Australia to China

Tourism Australia has signed three important strategic marketing deals in China this week aimed at promoting Australia to high yielding travellers and business events professionals.

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Engagement: Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Brings City Partners To The Table To Discuss Sydney’s Future

Led by high-level government and business leaders, these discussions are a forum to debate and discuss the key challenges and opportunities for Sydney today and tomorrow.

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– ENDS. Extracts from international trade media publications

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