GainingIntelligence, March 2015

CVBs: How Australian Bureaus Get Federal Grants

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has provided input to the 2015 review of the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme which provides financial assistance to approved bodies, including many Australian convention bureaux and regional tourism and economic development bodies.

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Associations: A New Federation for Asia – then Global?

Four national societies of association executives in Asia aim to eventually form an Asia-Pacific Federation of Association Organisations and then a global federation.

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Convention Centres:  African Centres Leading the World on Revenue Growth

African convention centers saw the greatest percentage increase in revenue reported by centers in any other region of the world according to AIPC’s 2014 Study.

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Convention Centres:  Sustainability – Check Out Aberdeen’s New Building

The new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) development will include a conference centre and two hotels along with an energy centre and a biodegradable waste plant.

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Markets:  What are Chinese Travellers Looking for?

The Future of Chinese Travel report by InterContinental Hotels Group and Oxford Economics revealed the opportunities as Chinese traveller preferences evolve towards long-haul, leisure-driven travel.

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– ENDS. Extracts from international trade media publications

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