Beyond Asia: G Adventures, Curio Collection by Hilton, and AIM Group International

Here's TTGmice's weekly round-up of MICE developments outside of Asia-Pacific.

G Adventures unveils new custom-built vehicles
Small-group tour operator G Adventures has invested in US$3 million in a new fleet of 16 vehicles.

The fleet of 13 large adventure vehicles and three smaller transits will hit the roads this spring. The larger of the vehicles is 8.5m-long and comfortably seats 22 people, plus two G Adventures guides who also do the driving. Each seat boasts a USB charging port, while the vehicle offers built-in Wi-Fi, eight 120-volt AC outlets, four TV screens, and extra-tall scenic windows that optimise sightseeing and picture-taking.

The vehicles will be used for G Adventures’ National Geographic Journeys tours (passenger capacity of 15) and 18-to-Thirtysomething tours (passenger capacity 22) across the US. Three smaller transit vehicle carry up to 14 passengers during each of the operator’s Classic trips across Canada and the US.

Hilton launches two Curio Collection properties
Hilton has opened its first Curio Collection-branded property in the city of Reykjavik in Iceland. The 50-key hotel boasts unique Icelandic architecture and features natural building materials, where each room is furnished with a 49-inch HD TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Amenities on-site include a restaurant and bar, spa, and fitness area.

Over in Paris, the Niepce Paris Hotel marks the brand’s debut in the French capital. The 1920s-inspired property is located in the Montparnasse district, and offers 52 guestrooms including three suites. Amenities on-site include the La Verriere Paris restaurant, a Café ‘N’ Bar, gym, and a 73m2 meeting room equipped with the latest technology.

AIM Group wins three congress tenders
AIM Group International, a company that organises congresses, meetings and events, has won three tenders that add to their 2018 event portfolio.

The three conferences are SIFO 2018 – XXXIX National Congress of the Italian Society of Hospital Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Services of Healthcare Companies; SICP 2018 – XV National Congress of the Italian Society of Palliative Care; and SIGG – National Congress of the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

SIFO will be held in November at the Mostra D’Oltremare in Naples where 1,500 delegates are anticipated; SICP will be also be held in November at the Riccione Palacongress in Italy where more than 1,300 participants are expected; while SIGG will be held at the end of November at the Auditorium della Tecnica in Rome and will gather more than 1,000 doctors.

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