Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Costa Rica decarbonization project

Get the latest destination news for meeting and event planners from Costa Rica. 

Peru's Capital, Lima, Joins the Global Destination Sustainability Movement

Lima, the capital of Peru, has announced the development of a long-term strategy that will revitalize its tourism and business sector. In partnership with the Global Destination Sustainability Movement (GDS-Movement), Lima will co-create a sustainable and regenerative strategy to guide and enable Peru toward a new future, where the well-being and quality of life of residents and visitors are in balance and economically inclusive. 

Marriott International Signs Branded Residential Project in Vietnam

Marriott International has announced an agreement with Vietnam-based real estate firm Masterise Homes to develop a dual-branded residential and officetel project in Ho Chi Minh City. According to the Savills International Development Consultancy, the agreement marks the largest hotel-branded residential project announced to date worldwide, with close to 4,200 residential and officetel units.

Abu Dhabi Reopening to Travelers From December 24

Following an announcement by the Abu Dhabi Emergency Crisis and Disasters Committee, effective December 24, 2020, entry restrictions into Abu Dhabi will be relaxed. International tourists, residents and travelers from selected destinations, flying with Etihad Airways, will be allowed to enter the emirate without the need to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Fort Worth Convention Center, Will Rogers Memorial Center Receive GBAC Star Facility Accreditation

The Fort Worth Convention Center (FWCC) and the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) have received the STAR Facility accreditation status from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), an outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

Visit Florida Opens Registration For Florida Huddle 2021

Visit Florida has opened registration for Florida Huddle, the official travel trade show for the state of Florida, which will take place virtually February 8 – 12, 2021. 

The week-long virtual event will include a mix of virtual networking opportunities, educational sessions and interactive experiences. In addition, one-on-one appointments will be scheduled per market on one day of the event. American buyers will have the opportunity to take up to 14 one-on-one appointments on Thursday, February 11. Qualified buyers can attend for free.

Singapore Launches "SingapoReimagine" as It Looks Ahead to the Future of Travel

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has announced a new initiative, "SingapoReimagine," to reintroduce travel to Singapore and around the world. The "SingapoReimagine" platform will kick off with “Reimagine Travel Global Conversations,” a series of forums around the world to catalyze discussions among STB and its global partners on how to reshape global travel.

VisitBritain: International Flagship Trade Event 
ExploreGB Will Go Virtual in 2021

VisitBritain has announced that its flagship annual travel trade event ExploreGB will run as a virtual event in 2021. ExploreGB Virtual, taking place from March 1-5, 2021, will invite international buyers to connect online with travel trade suppliers from across the UK to do business and boost bookings.

Attendance is free with registrations set to open from mid-December.

New Melbourne Events Center to Be Showcased at Upcoming Virtual and Hybrid Events

Centrepiece at Melbourne Park, located in the heart of Melbourne city and the surrounding premier events precinct, has announced the new venue will be showcased in a series of upcoming virtual and hybrid events, including the PCOA 2020 Annual Conference (December 7), Associations Forum National Conference (December 14–16) and AIME 2021 (March 15–26. 2021).   

Virginia Beach Highlights Convention Space With Customizable Group Packages

Virginia Beach’s coastal environment has a variety of venues for hosting meetings, conventions, exhibitions and special events in a safe and socially distant way, including the destination’s LEED Gold-certified convention center and a new, state-of-the-art Sports Center for visitors looking to host their next event at the beach.