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Expotel appointed booking agent for Wimbledon 2010

Expotel has booked in £200,000 in tennis-related business in the run up to the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 2010.

Expotel is in its 17th season as hotel booking agent for the championships that take place this year, 21 June-4-July.

Educating RTE signs global deal with MeetingMetrics

Reed Travel Exhibitions has signed a deal with MeetingMetrics to measure educational content at three of its global meetings industry trade shows.

The deal follows a pilot last year at EIBTM, whereby educational seminars over the three days of the Barcelona show were evaluated using MeetingMetrics’ online survey and reporting tools.

BVEP to launch meetings manifesto, 15 June

The Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella organisation for the UK business tourism and events industry, is to launch its ‘Manifesto for Meetings & Events’ in London at a media event on 15 June 2010.

Sharing of global tourism responsibility at World Travel Market

Meetings and travel event World Travel Market (WTM) will launch WTM Responsible Tourism Day at this November’s show.

In light of the volcanic ash cloud and ongoing oil spill disaster, which demonstrate the vulnerability of the meetings industry, Responsible Tourism Day will focus on educating and inspiring the global industry to work towards environmental sustainability.

AIBTM expands team

Reed Travel Exhibitions has recruited a new sales director for its inaugural America Meetings and Events Exhibition (AIBTM) in Baltimore next year.

Nancy Walker has joined the team from Reed Business Information and has experience in a variety of travel related sectors including convention and visitor bureaus, convention centres and technology companies.

ICCA Congress 2013 goes to Shanghai

The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) has announced its 2013 Congress will be held in Shanghai.

The Chinese city won its bid against Houston, Texas and the Gold Coast, Australia for the 52nd Congress, which will take place 2-6 November.

After the fire: Stoke Rochford Hall wins RICS award

Lincolnshire conference and training venue Stoke Rochford Hall, has won the 2010 East Midlands Building Conservation Award from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors RICS Building.

Set in 28 acres of countryside, the NUT-owned venue has undergone a £12m reconstruction project following a fire at the Grade I listed building in 2005.