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MIA reports 10% rise in DDR

Despite the ongoing economic uncertainty and a slowdown in the rate of GDP growth, the average DDR among MIA members rose by 2% in 2018 to £43.48

mia sales training hits a high note

The Meetings Industry Association (mia) held its high-impact Connect Sales HIIT training event recently, attracting 85 business development managers, sales managers and directors representing a wide range of venues, hotels and directories.

New star rating standard launches for venues

International meetings industry speaker Paul Bridle is one of the founders of a new venue rating system, The Venue Standard. The new system is designed, say its backers, to provide buyers with a clear indication of the quality of both product and service offered by any given venue using the 1-5 star rating system that has become the standard in the hotel industry. The system’s founders claim it is the “first global assessment, ensuring fair comparison of venues by event buyers researching and planning events in a wide variety of different locations around the world”. The Venue Standard is the