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WALES TOURIST BOARD EYES INCENTIVE BOOKINGS

The Wales Tourist Board has launched a brochure aimed at the conference and incentive market. Called Wales, the Incentive Destination, it contains details on suitable venues to hold conferences and types of team-building activities available. The brochure is free by faxing a request on 029-2047 5321.

SABRE RENEWS CONTACT WITH ICKENHAM TRAVEL

Global distribution system supplier Sabre has renewed its business with Ickenham Travel Group with a three-year contract. Ickenham was one of the first agencies in the UK to sign up to Sabre's Internet product, Sabre Web Reservations, which allows agents to access the GDS database over the Internet.

FLORENCE TO HOST NOVEMBER EXCHANGE

The 1999 annual Meetings, Conventions and Incentives Exchange will be held in Florence, Italy, on November 2-4. The event attracts exhibitors representing hotels, airlines, business travel agencies and convention centres. For more information telephone 39 055-212774 or e-mail btc@btc.it

SURVEY SHOWS RISE IN EUROPEAN AIR FARES

A Carlson Wagonlit Travelsurvey has shown that business-class fares in Europe have risen by between 3%-6% in the past year, while business travel fares to the Far East have decreased by an average of 1%.

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