Highlighting top destinations for meeting, event and incentive planners.

Abu Dhabi Climbs International Rankings as a Business Events Destination

Abu Dhabi is celebrating two new significant business events-related achievements, after the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB) unveiled news that the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) capital has climbed business destination rankings compiled by two prestigious organizations.

Both the Union of International Associations (UIA) and International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) have reported that Abu Dhabi has improved its position on their respective rankings.

Dubai Tourism Forms Business Events Stakeholders Committee, Hosts First Meeting As Industry Resumes Activity

As Dubai gathers momentum with the resumption of conferences, meetings and exhibitions, its Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) has formed a new "Business Events Stakeholders Committee," reinforcing its commitment to engaging with the industry and re-establishing its place at the heart of Dubai’s economic growth and development as a knowledge hub.

Abu Dhabi Creates "Safe Zone" Framework for Events and Tourists

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) is celebrating the successful delivery of UFC Fight Island. DCT Abu Dhabi says this establishes the Emirate of Abu Dhabi as an ideal destination for high-profile events as UFC Fight Island featured the creation of a "safe zone" for approximately 2,500 people over five weeks on Yas Island.

Ras Al Khaimah, Northernmost Region in the U.A.E. Is Now Open For U.S. Visitors

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has confirmed that the city has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, as it completes its "Safeguard Assurance" program. It says it is first city in the world to receive both the Bureau Veritas "Safeguard Assurance" label and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) "Safe Travels" stamp, which recognize the heightened safety standards, training and hygiene proto

Stats: 40 Percent of Businesses to Increase Travel in One to Three Months

The majority of organizations will take a phased approach to resuming domestic and international business travel over the next 12 months, according to the first part of a combined multinational "State of the Market" survey by global travel management company (TMC) FCM Travel Solutions and sister SME (small and medium-sized enterprises) specialist business travel provider Corporate Traveler.

Coronavirus Rattles Entire Global Travel Industry; Travel Comes To A Halt

The coronavirus continues to rattle the global business travel industry. That is according to the latest research conducted by the Global Business Travel Association. To understand the effects of coronavirus on business travel, GBTA conducted its fourth lightning poll among membership on March 18-21, 2020. It received responses from more than 1,155 member companies throughout the world. View the entire poll results here.