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   April  2012
Singapore - Marina Bay Sands receives BCA Green Mark Gold Award
Marina Bay SandsThe Building and Construction Authority (BCA) in Singapore has awarded Marina Bay Sands with the Green Mark Gold Award, making it the largest single Green Mark Building in Singapore to be certified.
Mr. George Tanasijevich, President and Chief Executive Officer for Marina Bay Sands, said, "Going green is a long-term aim of Marina Bay Sands. We've built sustainability into the design of Marina Bay Sands and took special care to procure green materials during our construction days. Now that we are serving tens of thousands of guests every day, we are even more committed to incorporating eco-friendly practices into our daily operations."
Marina Bay Sands will continue to ramp up its sustainability practices this year, in line with Sands Eco360 program created by parent company Las Vegas Sands. Sands Eco360 is a global sustainability strategy which crosses all of the Sands businesses.
www.MarinaBaySands.com     Marina Bay Sands on micePLACES.com
Berlin at IMEX 2012
The most important trade exhibition for meetings and incentives, IMEX in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, will celebrate its 10th anniversary from 24 to 26 May. This is an opportunity Visit Berlinfor the Berlin Convention Office of visitBerlin to take stock as well. On the Germany stand F‑100‑44/45 the focus will therefore be on the following question: How has the convention business developed in the German capital over the past years?
Some facts in advance: 115,700 events took place in 2011 (+2%). 9.7 million participants attended: this corresponds to a 7% increase versus the year 2010. The number of room nights rose to 6.05 million (+9%). Further information on the IMEX presence of Berlin is available at imex.visitBerlin.de.

For detailed information on Berlin please contact:

visitBerlin Berlin Convention Office
Am Karlsbad 11, 10785 Berlin, Germany
Phone +49 30 2639 183     Fax +49 30 264 748 965
convention@visitberlin.de      www.convention.visitberlin.de
Scandinavia - Scandinavian Countries create worlds' 1st Sustainable Meetings Region
Visit CopenhagenConvention Bureaus, Destination Marketing Organizations, Venues and Agencies from the five Scandinavian member countries of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) signed an Accord to create the worlds first sustainable meetings region. Over the next 6 months, the Scandinavian ICCA Chapter will expand the number of signatories to the Accord by reaching out to business leaders across the Scandinavian countries. They will encourage others to join their commitment to measure and improve environmental impacts and to further develop the holistic approach to sustainable business for which Scandinavia is recognized. For more information now, contact Ulla Martensson at ulm@woco.dk or visit www.visitcopenhagen.com
GERMANY: InterContinental Berlin expands meeting room portfolio
InterContinental Berlin With 34 combinable conference rooms covering over 5,700 sqm/61,360 sft, the InterContinental Berlin is a perfect venue for meetings in the German capital. Highlights are the seven new meeting rooms for small and medium events such as board meetings. Make your next strategic move in one of the modern rooms, each flooded with daylight and named after a chess piece. Being close to the hotel's Convention Centre the new rooms serve not only for break-out sessions but meetings in a more exclusive and private atmosphere. In addition, Internet and an "Insider Break", giving delegates an authentic taste of Berlin, are complimentary until December 2012. A choice of 498 hotel rooms and 60 suites is available. Panoramic views and Michelin-starred cuisine can be enjoyed at Hugos Restaurant.
Website: www.intercontinental.com/berlin
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Dusit International offers Free, Unlimited Internet Access in all hotels
The renowned Thai hospitality brand Dusit International, offers now free and unlimited high-speed internet access via wired Internet and WIFI to all guests throughout their stay at any Dusit hotel worldwide. The service applies to all future opening properties including Dusit Devarana New Delhi, Dusit Thani Maldives and the Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi - all scheduled to open in 2012.
Experience Variety at the Austria Trend Hotels & Resorts
Austria Trend Hotel BoseiCreative atmosphere, fresh ideas and Austrian hospitality - that is what Business Service à la Austria Trend is all about! Whether a smaller-scale meeting, a conference, or an incentive weekend - we are sure to have the venue that is right for you. Meet in the Imperial Ballroom, at the Schlosshotel, or in the midst of tropical palms - we offer you an individualized conference experience for anywhere from 5 to 5,000 people.
Let us know about the requirements for your next incentive, conference or event. We will support you in your search for the most suitable venue and provide you with a preliminary choice from the wide range offered by Austria Trend hotels - for your business!
Austria Trend Hotel Bosei Werner Sagerschnig
Phone +43 1 588 00-843
Email: werner.sagerschnig@austria-trend.at
Germany – Lufthansa: 3-Billion-Euro investment for new in-flight product
LufthansaNew Business Class seat with horizontal sleeping surface, 1.98-meter/6.5 feet long bed guarantees maximum sleeping comfort - Customers involved in development of the seat.
At the press of a button, the sleeping surface converts into a comfortable bed. The seat impresses with the exceptional comfort it offers as a flat bed or as an upright or reclining seat, with its intuitive adjustments, additional storage space and enhanced entertainment system. In a few weeks' time, when the new Lufthansa Jumbo, the Boeing 747-8, enters scheduled service, passengers will have their first opportunity to enjoy the features of the new Business Class cabin.
"We integrated our customers very closely into the development of our new Business Class so we would be able to offer a product that was totally in line with their wishes and requirements." says Jens Bischof, member of the Lufthansa German Airlines Board.
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Welcome Buyers and Trade Visitors
The 26th International Travel Expo and the 7th MICE Travel Expo (ITE & MICE) will be held from 14 to 17 June 2012 at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, will feature over 600 exhibitors from some 50 countries/regions. 14 & 15 June open only to travel trade / corporate travel managers are invited to apply or pre-register online for free admission.
So far, official pavilions like Japan, Brazil, Moscow and Tunisia, etc will expand by double digits, and there are new official stands and pavilions ite micefrom Angola, Azerbaijan and Zagreb, capital of Croatia. Also, the trend of exhibitors taking their own stands outside the official pavilions accelerates this year. Besides Cruise and Wellness, a new theme this year is Honeymooning and Overseas Wedding.
Inquiry of exhibiting / visiting, please contact organizer, TKS, at travel@tkshk.com or visit the Expo's website: www.itehk.com for more details.
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Singapore - Marina Bay Sands receives BCA Green Mark Gold Award

Scandinavia - Scandinavian Countries create worlds' 1st Sustainable Meetings Region

Dusit International offers Free, Unlimited Internet Access in all hotels

Germany – Lufthansa: 3-Billion-Euro investment in the new in-flight product

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Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC
Crowne Plaza Moscow WTC
Moscow, Russia Supremely comfortable guest rooms, modern facilities and top‑class service; 30 adaptable conference halls and meeting rooms, including a multifunctional Congress Hall seating 1,500 provide wireless Internet available in all public areas, conference halls and guest rooms.
Rooms and Suites 724
Theater 1,500, Classroom 800, Reception 1,000, Banquet 800
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Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentinas capital and largest city is located on the Río de la Plata's western shore, on the southeastern coast of the South American continent. The Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau is supported by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires and by public and private organizations; and offers various alternatives for a successful event organization in Buenos Aires.
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Andel's Hotel Prague
Andel's Hotel Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Your stylish choice for a stay in the Czech Republic is based on a design concept of the British interior designers Jestico + Whiles. The hotel embraces creative architecture with local inspiration and combines the highest standards of comfort with modern equipment.
Rooms and Suites 290
Theater 365, Classroom 252, Reception 400, Banquet 162
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Paradisus Playa del Carmen
Paradisus Playa del Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico Find an uncompromised level of quality and service in this two-in-one property: "La Perla", an adult's only resort, offers unbeatable services and is completed by "La Esmeralda" featuring extraordinary services to everybody. Both resorts offer combined a high-end MICE infrastructure.
Rooms and Suites 906
Theater 500, Classroom 400, Reception 1,500, Banquet 900
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IMEX 2012
Rica Hotel Stockholm
Rica Hotel Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden Showcase facilities for conferences, product presentations or education in the heart of Stockholm: flexible premises, meeting rooms for up to 200 delegates. Meals and coffee-breaks are served in the Winter Garden, which is also the perfect location for exhibitions or receptions.
Rooms and Suites 292
Theater 200, Classroom 70
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Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
Beijing, China Adjacent to the remaining ancient Ming Dynasty City Wall and a 5‑minute driving to Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Silk Market the hotel provides the newest conference technology and all services required to support your successful event.
Rooms and Suites 649
Theater 1,100, Classroom 600, Reception 1,100, Banquet 720
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Athens Ledra Marriott
Athens Ledra Marriott
Athens, Greece Enjoy breathtaking views over the cradle of democracy - The Acropolis - during your rooftop-terrace event! Located only minutes from Plaka and Piraeus Port and the city's famous cafes and shops the hotel provides all ingredients for your successful event.
Rooms and Suites 314
Theater 620, Classroom 350, Reception 800, Banquet 480
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Hilton Vienna Danube
Hilton Vienna Danube
Vienna, Austria Refurbished: Vienna's largest guest rooms are completed by the new‑built Grand Waterfront Hall. A perfect setting for major events. Enjoy spectacular views over the Danube River and perfectly located only 7 minutes from the city center / 15 minutes to the Airport.
Rooms and Suites 367
Theater 350, Classroom 200, Reception 350, Banquet 220
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