AMSTERDAM, 25 January 2024 – SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has made organizing international meetings and events easier than ever for 2024 by adding newest SkyTeam member, Virgin Atlantic, more currency options and other key features. Global Meetings - designed for small as well as large-scale events - covers all the MICE travel hotspots throughout North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Greater China, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Global Meetings is available for events from only 50 attendees – the lowest of any similar product, with no upper limit - across a network of over 1,060 destinations. So far in 2024, top destinations for international events are Barcelona, Cancun, Buenos Aires, Las Vegas, Milan, Nairobi, Paris and Prague.
SkyTeam Global Meetings has been further improved for 2024 through new enhancements including:
“Demand for Global Meetings soared by more than 75 percent in 2023 versus the previous year, with members flying more than 97,000 delegates to attend hundreds of events worldwide. As well as adding Virgin Atlantic to the program, through other improvements including NDC compatibility and more options to pay in currency of choice, we’re making the product more user friendly, supporting continued MICE recovery.”
Top destinations 2023
In 2023, SkyTeam’s Global Meetings facilitated travel to events in more than 145 cities around the world. Last year’s leading destinations included: Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona in Europe; Dubai in the Middle East; Los Angeles; Miami and Mexico City in the Americas; and Nairobi and Kigali in Africa.
Global Meetings features and benefits
SkyTeam’s Global Meetings helps simplify organizing travel to international meetings and events. Event organizers can coordinate air travel needs across all member airlines via one single point of contact and attendees can book flights online via a dedicated portal at market-leading discounts and earn frequent flyer miles. Events can be registered from five years to two months in advance and organizers receive one free ticket per 50 attendees. SkyTeam Global Meetings also offers comprehensive support including a dedicated helpdesk and marketing collateral.