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MICE, Asia, ITB Asia, travel trade, Chinese travellers, incentives

Big Chinese incentive groups look to Northern Europe

Chinese incentives go long-haul as visa regimes slacken
Scandic Grand Central, piazza, Little Italy

Scandic Grand to open Italian outdoor patio

Little Italy to be “a lush Italian piazza” in downtown Stockholm
Helsinki, MICE, meetings industry

Helsinki sees record number of conferences

More international meetings in 2014 than ever before
China, Chinese business travel

China to overtake US as top business travel market

Chinese produce double-digit business travel spending growth
psychology, hotel staff training, hoteliers, Hyatt

Hoteliers: “people skills” more important in staff than degrees

Employees should look at people when speaking to them and have a caring attitude
Tervis Spa, Viiking Spa, Russian tourists, Estonia, Parnu, medical tourism, spa, wellness

Estonia reaches out to Russian medical tourists

Almost 70 doctors converge on Estonia’s coastal health spas
Tallinn, Estonia, ferry, port, Tallink, Eckero, Viking Line

Radical change in structure of overnights in Estonia

Foreign tourist overnights down 14%; 45% fewer Russians
hotel, Copenhagen, overnight, Denmark, record, stays

Are hotels that charge for Wi-Fi “on the way out”?

Views of major hotel CEOs on guests’ demands for free Wi-Fi
Antalya, MICE, convention, meeting, Turkey

Antalya becomes Turkey’s leading MICE destination

A quarter of all of Turkey’s convention tourism now in Antalya
Copenhagen, Denmark, Aarhus, hotels

Denmark sees boom in overnight stays

Big increases seen all over the country since 2008