VENEZUELA â€“ The Venezuelan government has nationalised Margarita Islandâ€™s Hilton Suites and its assets in a move it said to rescue the countryâ€™s tourism.
IRELAND - Tourism Ireland has officially launched its new meetings strategy, Ireland Means Business, at the international travel trade show, World Travel Market.
US - AIBTM is to run alongside a newly created dedicated America Meetings Week.
DENMARK - Danish organisers of the UNâ€™s big climate change conference in Copenhagen next month are hoping its sustainable blueprint, will provide a model for other big, green international conferences.
AUSTRALIA - Melbourne reports a rise in international visitors of four per cent to the end of August. The new figures released by VisitMelbourne show increasing visitor numbers following a spate of new airline route launches.