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A collection of articles about a variety of topics

The new Gran Melia in Tanzania

The new Gran Melia in Tanzania

Peter Jackson from Red e2 had the pleasure of visiting the New Gran Melia in Tanzania in September and shares his views on this exciting opening. Located in what is often viewed as the gateway to the Serengeti, the city of Arusha, this new Gran Melia is a delight....

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How do you make your events sustainable?

How do you make your events sustainable?

Amanda Flanders from Butterflies Events will this week give us tips on how to make our event more sustainable and eco friendly. The way of the world is sustainability & the events industry must follow suit. When we look at the events industry, its instantly...

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Obstacles to performance improvement

Obstacles to performance improvement

This weeks blog contribution is from Steve Pinnock from Performance & Event Management Ltd. At both micro and macro levels, organisations face hidden obstacles to co-operation and collaboration. The consequences include poor internal and external relationships and...

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Istanbul on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Istanbul on the Venice Simplon Orient Express

Martin Gaisford from ADP Events recently had the pleasure of working on an event with Belmond on-board the VSOE on its journey from Sirkeci Station, Istanbul to Paris. Arriving late afternoon at Sabiha Gokcen airport on the Asian side of Turkey, I was collected by my...

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Bordeaux & ST. Emilion

Bordeaux & ST. Emilion

Wendy from Pineapple Events shares her experience from a trip to Bordeaux, France recently. With direct flights from Liverpool to Bordeaux, it was easy to get there. Although the airport in Bordeaux is under a big reconstruction but I’m sure it will be fine by the...

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Chewton Glen, a Fantastic start to the summer holidays

Chewton Glen, a Fantastic start to the summer holidays

Rachel from Reservations 2000 had the pleasure of being invited by the lovely Lisa Lernoux-Dock to enjoy a day at their cookery school at Chewton Glen. Chewton Glen is a privately owned luxury quintessentially English country house hotel with an award winning spa in...

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Stronger together

Stronger together

On the 16th August The Alliance of Independent Event Agencies held its third annual AGM at the Mercure Walton Hall, and announced confirmation that Leeds based Simply Better events became the official 75th member. And today we are delighted to announce that we have...

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The most important skill for an event organiser

The most important skill for an event organiser

This week's blog is from Martin Jack from Think Different Events. You may have the best venue, the best event programme, the best client and the best team behind you. However, without possessing excellent communication skills, your role as an event organiser may...

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Fam trip to NY

Fam trip to NY

FAM Trip to New York Donna Hodges from Inception Events was recently invited on a FAM trip to New York hosted by Hotel Republic and Mags Worldwide. Flights were also provided courtesy of BA in club world. The Vibe Agency, represented by Mags Worldwide provided a...

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A visit to Monkey Island Estate

A visit to Monkey Island Estate

The long awaited renovation of the Monkey Island Estate was completed this spring and I had the pleasure of attending a site visit last week. Owned by the Malaysian YTL group and part of the Small Luxury Hotels, the estate although unrated at the moment has all the...

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In need of Inspiration??

In need of Inspiration??

Look no further, Kieron O'Shea from Rocketfish shares with us the source of his inspiration. Jim Lawless has worked closely with our team for over 15 years, delivering inspirational presentations and co-creating engagement experiences. Jim has developed the Ten Rules...

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European destinations

European destinations

This week Lida de Souza from De Souza Associates is telling us a bit about some of the European destinations that are very popular when booking events. We are very lucky as a country to be in such a position where it is easy to travel to any European City in a minimal...

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