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These 10 Big Changes
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Kellerman
No Vision, No Future
Roger Kellerman on turning your vision into an action plan.
Economic Recovery
Drivers of Economic Recovery
Futurist Rohit Talwar on baseline scenarios for recovery.
Transition
Focus on Helping Customers Lower Carbon Footprint
Sands Expo offering total carbon neutrality at no additional cost.
Knowledge Hub
Dubai Association Centre Provides Strong Platform for Recovery and Growth
Poised to see a substantial uplift in newly licensed associations through the rest of 2020.
Hospitality
Coronavirus Pandemic Will Not Be a Paradigm Shift in Hospitality
Nightclub and hospitality legend Ian Schrager believe things will return to normal.
Radar
Geneva International Association Forum – a Global Platform for Knowledge Sharing
Seeks to establish annual global leading platform for knowledge sharing in Geneva.
Adapt and Act
Business Meetings Might Move to a More Hybrid Set-Up
Radisson Hospitality ceo Federico J González on how hotels will change permanently.
Radar
The Kaohsiung Protocol Identifies Trends and Key Strategies
Taiwan invites the global ICCA community to connect and explore new ideas, formats and technologies.
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VisitBritain: Interesting Pattern Emerging for 2012 Cities

While 2012 host city London and Scottish capital Edinburgh maintain their positions as the two most popular destinations for inbound visitors, places such as Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Windsor have shown that the Olympic spirit is alive and well across the UK, with many other regional towns also benefiting from a stopover by international guests.

When researchers looked at all types of visits, host city London came out as the top destination with 14.7 million overseas visits. It was followed in second place by Edinburgh, with 1.3 million overnight visitors.

Manchester, home to Old Trafford and host to both men’s and women’s Olympic football matches, sits in third place with 811,000. Local rival Liverpool comes in at sixth (452,000 staying visits).

Placed in the top five with 551,000 overnight stays is Glasgow, which will see Olympic football matches take place at Hampden Park. The city will also play a key role in the Cultural Olympiad celebrations.

Cardiff at twelfth is the next highest Olympic city, with 260,000 overnight stays. The city will have the honour of hosting the very first event of the 2012 Games when Team GB’s women’s football team kick off the tournament at the Millennium Stadium.