Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.
A Marriott stay fit for a king
Marriott Hotels has made its debut steps from the Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, as the company has taken over the management and rebranded Mena House, a historic 130-year-old palace.
Marriott Mena House, Cairo, is set amid 16 hectares of gardens, and offers 331 rooms and suites with views of the Giza Pyramids and its surrounds.
Restaurants on-site include all-day dining venue 139 Pavilion, and Italian restaurant Alfredo, while recreational facilities include an outdoor heated pool, health club, and spa. For events, the hotel also offers 1,400m2 of indoor meeting venues and 8,700m2 of outdoor spaces.
UNICEO to debut congress for event heads
The United Networks of International Corporate Events Organizers (UNICEO) will launch the UNICEO Congress this June in Budapest, Hungary.
The event from June 28-29 will gather 250 UNICEO members and peers handling corporate and association events, and have them discuss and debate four key topics relating to events of the future. The four key topics are Innovation/Technology, Leadership, Engagement, and Measurement/ROI, and each will feature conference sessions and activities.
Prominent keynote speakers include Microsoft’s general manager for global
communications strategy, Bob Bejan; Cisco’s CMO/head of events, Gerd De Bruycker; and Schneider Electric’s vice president experience marketing, Bjorn Wigforss.
Oman visas on arrival go electronic
Effective March 21, 2018, visas on arrival to Oman will only be granted electronically via https://evisa.rop.gov.om, and there will be no more hand-processed visas at the airport.
Last year, Oman relaxed its visa rules to attract more tourists by granting visas on arrival for the citizens of India, China and Russia who reside in or who hold an entry visa to one of these countries – the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Schengen States.