Also competing were Paris and Barcelona, but Porto was the city chosen to host next year's largest textile congress in the world, the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), which will take place from 20th to 22nd October 2019.

Turismo de Portugal (TP) is launching a website dedicated to the domestic supply of "Cycling" and "Walking" (bicycle and hiking) to position the country as an international destination of excellence in this kind of tourist experiences.

In line with the Macau SAR Government’s policy of giving “Priority to Conventions”, so as to attract a greater number of regional and international conventions to the region, Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) has launched the “Conference Ambassador” programme and has invited six people from Mainland China and abroad, to be Macau´ s “Conference Ambassadors”, to jointly promote the development of the local MICE industry.

Citizens from 61 countries now have visa applications for Angola made easier.

Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Osaka, Sapporo and Kobe will be represented in the event, which will take place in Bangkok from 18th to 20th September.

The Portuguese capital will welcome hosting the event on 11th September.

Lévénement, a French association of event and communication agencies, and Nielsen, a data measurement and analysis company, presented The Event Impac Score®

An Intercampus study about tourism, carried out for ATL - Associação Turismo de Lisboa (Tourism Association of Lisbon).

IBTM Americas announced a packed two-day knowledge programme, taking place from 5 to 6 September 2018, in Mexico City.

Cvent has released the results of its fourth annual Global Planner Sourcing report, which outlines the results of a survey among nearly 3,000 corporate event planners worldwide that explores how meeting planners source venues and what influences their decision-making.