Category: MICE – Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions

Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions

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EU is to reopen external borders using health safety criteria

Viviane Vaz for Id International (Brussels, 30 June 2020) Are you from a non-EU country and you are eager to know if you can travel freely to the European Union this Summer? Or do you want a friend from outside EU to come over to visit you in Europe amid COVID-19 pandemia, without having to be quarantined?  The EU Council has officially confirmed today the list of 15 countries to…

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The future of travel in Europe: restricted now, greener later

Many EU countries temporarily reintroduced border controls due to COVID-19 and will lift them in June  Sustainability, innovation and resilience are key words in the long run Viviane Vaz, for Id International (Brussels, 26 May 2020)   Due to Covid-19 pandemia, most European Union Member States forbid public events, private gatherings, closed (totally or partially) schools and introduced border or travel restrictions. Together with the EU institutions, the EU countries…

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The future of travel: new normal rules, old normal desires

International and Belgian tourism actors share their insights Viviane Vaz for Id International   Governments and tourism companies all over the world are currently working to put travel back on track. New health systems and safety protocols are being designed to face Covid-19 outbreak challenges. We are about to see the rise of a new normal when it comes to travel, while our inner travel desire may continue completely “old…

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Belgium: no big events until August 31 due to Covid-19

Viviane Vaz for Id International (Brussels, 16 Apr 2020.) The Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès announced yesterday, during the meeting of the National Security Council (CNS), that the quarantine measures will be extended until May 3 in order to continue fighting against Covid-19 spread in Belgium. She also announced some new measures, highlighting they are not “a relaxation of the basic instructions". These are the new rules: All mass events…

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Travel and coronavirus: everything you need to know

We have 4 pieces of advice... Viviane Vaz for Id International 27 Feb 2020 (Updated 24 Mar 2020) The world is upside down due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Travellers and event participants around the globe had to stop their activities, enter in quarantine and some are still trying to go back home.  If you still need to travel and worry about travel issues, we have four suggestions for…

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Opposites attract: Sofitel Kurfürstendamm blends Art Deco & Bauhaus

German architect Jan Kleihues plays with contrasting styles and make us fall for it 😍 Miss.Tic graffiti is the French cherry over this art loving cake 😘   Viviane Vaz for Id International Are you an art lover? Wanna find a gem in Berlin's Champs-Elysées? So, you should walk around the heart of West Berlin and go to Kurfürstendamm, also known as Ku'damm. This is one of the main streets…

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Oman aims to become a top MICE destination

The country is also known as the "Switzerland of the Gulf": it's safe, beautiful and untouched by massive tourism Full of natural treasures, it's also the land of frankincense   Viviane Vaz for Id International  Brussels, 6 JAN 2020.  According to Christian tradition, the January 6th would be the day when newborn Jesus Christ had been visited by "some wise men from the East" (Matthew 2:1). That's why the night…

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Brussels reaches record of overnight stays thanks to the MICE sector

Visit Brussels reveals numbers of incoming tourism in the Belgian & EU capital Viviane Vaz for Id International   In ten years time, Brussels attracted nearly double the amount of tourists and congress attendants coming to enjoy, work and... sleep in the city. According to a study released by Visit Brussels, the tourism sector in the Belgian capital had a record of 9.4 million overnight stays this year. In 2010,…

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Brussels hosts iconic Keith Haring exhibition

Bozar and Red Bull Belgium threw a party to mark the opening of this major Keith Haring retrospective "The public has a right to art… Art is for everybody," said Keith Haring in the 1980s Viviane Vaz for Id International From 6 December 2019 to 19 April 2020, all Brussels visitors are welcome at Centre for Fine Arts (Bozar) to see a major retrospective for the 30 years of the…

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KLM turns 100 — one of the oldest airlines in the world!

The Dutch air company has just accomplished 100 years of existence and still has a brilliant future ahead Viviane Vaz The Dutch airline KLM celebrates its 100th anniversary this month! It was founded on 7 October 1919 and its first flight touched the skies on 17 May 1920. It became one of the oldest airlines in the world still flying under its original name. KLM stands for Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij…