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  • Reykjavík Honours Three of Its Ambassadors

    On 5 September, Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau, in partnership with the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, hosted an annual event for stakeholders in the Icelandic MICE industry. At the conference, which took place at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica hotel, three of the Convention Bureau’s Ambassadors were honoured for their role in securing the…

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    We just got back from Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world, or Sin City as some people like to call it. But we weren’t there to enjoy the recreational activities they offer. We were attending the IMEX Americas, which for us is like being on holiday. We gained some new friends and met…

    • 20 September, 2019
    • Category: News
  • The bidding process and the importance of storytelling

    Our Marketing Director, Sigurður Valur Sigurðsson was Interviewed in the June edition of Kongres Magazine. In the interview, he talks about the importance of storytelling in destination marketing and explains the bidding process here at Meet in Reykjavík. Read the interview here:

    • 20 September, 2019
    • Category: News
  • Dr. Rob Davidson on MICE industry trends (Video)

    Dr. Rob Davidson from MICE Knowledge gave a keynote speech at an annual meeting for stakeholders in the Icelandic MICE industry. The meeting was hosted by; Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau and The Icelandic Travel Industry Association (SAF) at The Hilton Reykjavík Nordica on September 5th 2019. In his speech, Dr. Davidson talked…

  • New Managing Director appointed for Meet in Reykjavík

    Sigurjóna Sverrisdóttir has taken over as Managing Director of Meet in Reykjavík – Reykjavík Convention Bureau. She succeeds Thorsteinn Orn Gudmundsson, who led the bureau from its foundation in 2012. Sigurjóna has been with Meet in Reykjavík from the beginning in 2012, most recently as Director of Exhibitions and Events. She has an MBA from…

  • Run the world, girls!

    At IMEX Frankfurt this year, the Icelandic stand was, for the very first time, entirely “manned” by women. This was not something we planned but rather a happy coincidence. But it is fitting since Iceland has been making statements about gender equality lately. We are the first country in the world to make it illegal…

  • South Shore. Photo from Nordurflug

    A few things for your bucket list in 2019

    Be Well Blue Lagoon’s new The Retreat will take you to an otherworldly spa experience. Explore elements sourced from the volcanic earth and Arctic geothermal seawater, including a steam-carved cave inside the 800-year-old lava, in-water treatments, a subterranean massage suite and magically infused beauty treatments. As far as everyday affordable options, simply take a swim…

  • Icelandair 2019

    More options on Icelandair transatlantic routes than ever before

    The Icelandair summer schedule is up and running, and there has never been more variety of transatlantic options available. Like it has done since the ’60s, the Icelandic flag carrier offers an opportunity for passengers to enjoy a stopover in Iceland at no additional airfare. The Icelandair service is now available from 23 European gateways…

  • Sales Call Chicago April 2019

    Thank you Toronto and Chicago

    So, in April, we were in Toronto and Chicago meeting with approximately 50 MICE buyers that were kind enough to accept our invitation to learn more about what Iceland has to offer. Seven of our associated partners joined us for the trip, and based on the conversations we had, stories we shared and the number…

    • 25 June, 2019
    • Category: News
  • Harpa conference center in central Reykjavík

    Reykjavík is up 30 places on the 2018 ICCA Statistics Report

    2018 ICCA Statistics Report was published on Monday 13th of May 2019. According to the report, Reykjavík moves up 30 places on the worldwide ranking from the previous year. Reykjavík now shares the 50th place with Vilnius and Zurich, but in 2017 the capital of Iceland was number 80 on the list. The annual ICCA…