The 8th annual Hosts Global Forum was held in San Antonio, Texas and Hosts Global members together with 70 clients from around the world connected and learnt what’s new, what’s next, and what’s notable in the event industry. This event was held at Hotel Valencia Riverwalk San Antonio between the 7th and 10th of September, 2022.
Hosts Global chose San Antonio as its featured destination because of its vibrant and diverse culture and history. A city of constant transformation, bursting with new attractions, revitalized historic sites, and seasonal events. Hosts Texas took guests on a ride of culture, cuisine, and curated experiences that showed how San Antonio is thriving as a meeting & incentive destination.
Hosts Global thoughtfully and intentionally implemented multiple sustainability efforts for the Hosts Global Forum. Over 1,000 trees were planted and 164,100 kgs of carbon emissions were removed through investments into renewable energy projects. Another interesting, sustainable effort consisted of providing all guests with water bottles that tracked how guests impacted the environment through reuse by scanning a QR code every time they refilled their reusable water bottle. Each scan helped aid funding in developing clean water infrastructure, nutritious food programs, and reforestation projects that help communities in need. Hosts Texas also gave thoughtful consideration to the local sustainability efforts by selecting multiple venues, tours, and experiences that were within walking distance of the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, the electric barges for transportation, and bikes for a tour of the city.
The education at the Hosts Global Forum focused on how strong partnerships are created through some very interesting guest speakers whilst panel discussions touched on a curated list of industry topics such as attendee engagement, sustainability efforts, hybrid meetings, and contracting.
Hosts Global Forum honour their DMC Members for their outstanding performance in numerous categories. The top Hosts DMCs were selected for all their hardwork, creativity, and dedication.
The award winners were as follows:
Fearless Full Service in Operational Expertise category – e2 Destination & Event Management and Hosts Las Vegas
Made Meaningful category – Empire Force Events
Ferocious Creativity in Event Design & Decor category – Spectra
Hosts Global Member of the Year – COTC
Davide Cachia has taken over at the helm of the Malta Triathlon Federation (MTF). He was elected as the new federation president following an Extraordinary General Meeting held earlier this month.
A successful entrepreneur working in the tourism industry, Cachia is also triathlete who has years of local and international competitive experience across all distances, from Sprint to Ironman.
Cachia takes on the federation’s top spot after two challenging years that changed how sports was managed, perceived, and practiced mainly due to the implemented COVID-19 measures that saw the annual calendar of events drastically reduced.
Nevertheless, he still believes that there is a lot of untapped potential and the federation will be working closely with the rest of the seven affiliated clubs to work on a holistic development plan which aims to cater for the different segments that make up the sport.
“I believe sport to be a great outlet for people and that the clubs will continue to perpetuate the ideals of friendly sporting clubs – group of people of all ages who want to have fun, socialise and grow together as a team/club whilst enjoying the sport of triathlon,” Cachia said.
“The Malta Triathlon Federation would like to make a number of positive changes in the coming months,” he added, noting that the MTF is run entirely through volunteer support.
The federation, continued Cachia, is still committed to its vision of ensuring that all the various elements that make up the local triathlon community are giving the attention they deserve. This will span across the elite segment, youth athletes, and the rest of the dedicated athletes who never fail to be at the starting line of local races.
As the international triathlon circuit starts to open up, the federation hopes that local triathletes will once again be representing Malta and delivering the kind of results Maltese representatives have produced in the past.
Cachia emphasised that international participation is key for Maltese athletes to improve on their performances.
Academies are the future of the sport and Cachia pledged the federation’s support towards the consolidation of youth development programmes by providing as much support as is possible to create a long-term plan for the sport.Colours of Malta partners up with Kuoni Tumlare Meeting & Events
Colours of Malta is thrilled to announce that Kuoni Tumlare Meetings & Events have optimised a longstanding business partnership with their DMC and now have a Global Partnership Agreement covering future business. The Agreement establishes Malta as a key destination within Kuoni Tumlare’s extensive portfolio, with high potential for our client markets. After successful discussions between Davide Cachia, Managing Director Colours of Malta and Maxime Toldre, Head of M&E Kuoni Tumlare, we are looking forward to our partnership and expanding our growth opportunities.Colours of Malta receives the QA seal
The Quality Assured (QA) seal is a Malta Tourism Authority voluntary quality recognition scheme aimed at businesses offering high levels of quality, consistency and professionalism. The QA seal covers three key tourism business operations, namely restaurants, visitor attractions and destination management companies (DMCs). The participating businesses are assessed either annually or once every two years.
The QA seal was launched in 2008 for DMCs and in 2009 the first companies were awarded. In 2010 the first visitor attractions were awarded and in 2015 the first restaurants were awarded. Colours of Malta are proud to have been awarded the QA Seal since its conception.
The criteria are specific to each category and different methods of assessment are used. The seal is awarded once the QA Monitoring Committee of each category receives and approves the assessor’s report.
See more at: http://www.qualityassuredmalta.com