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The 5* Hotel Schloss Lebenberg with 150 rooms
and suites as well as 5 conference rooms up to
420
sqm/4,520 sqft, offers a unique setting in
Austria’s Kitzbühel.
With an extensive range of summer and
winter activity possibilities, the “castle”
Schloss Lebenberg is very well suited for
incentive trips and multi-faceted programs.
Numerous sport activities allow for a varied
stay and also enhance a “meeting life” outside
meeting and conference rooms.
Hotel Schloss Lebenberg, Kitzbühel, Austria
Phone +43 5356 6901
NEWS
WIRE
Airberlin Adds Non-Stop
Flights From Chicago
German air carrier airberlin recently announced new
long distance flights from Chicago. The Berlin-based
airline will provide a non-stop connection three
times a week between Chicago and the German
capital, eventually increasing to five flights a week.
The Berlin tourism association visitBerlin expects
the new flights to provide a boost to the city’s MICE
industry. “Chicago is one of the oneworld Alliance’s
biggest hubs,” notes Burkhard Kieker, Managing
Director of visitBerlin. “Not only does this route
provide a direct connection between Berlin and
the Chicago metropolitan area, it also makes Berlin
more accessible to travellers from Central and South
America by giving them the opportunity to change
flights in Chicago.” For more information, go to
EIBTM Report Finds Growing
Optimism in MICE Industry
The annual EIBTM Global Industry Trends and Market Share Report identifies key
trends for the meetings and incentives market and how the industry is responding to
the global economic situation. “Within the meetings and events industry, there is a
greater degree of optimism than in the economy as a whole,” notes Rob Davidson,
EIBTM Industry Analyst and Senior
Lecturer in Events Management
at The University of Greenwich in
London. “Most analysts predict
that corporate meetings demand
will continue to grow worldwide,
approaching peak 2008 levels by
year-end 2012 and that rates for
meetings venues will rise faster in
2012
than in 2011.” One key source has suggested the price differential between second- and
third-tier cities compared with top-tier destinations is expected to widen, which could mean
more opportunities for second- and third-tier cities in Europe and elsewhere. The outlook for
the association market is generally agreed to be buoyant too, as new specialist professions
proliferate and new associations continue to be created. The full report can be downloaded from
the EIBTM website at
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Mexico, Caribbean and Latin America regions, in addition to English. Now meeting planners
in these regions desiring information in their native language can download individual PDFs
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