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HBA Hotel Booking Agent
HBAA Hotel Booking Agents Association
HEDNA Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association
HSMA Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
IATA International Association of Travel Agents
IH&RA International Hotels and Restaurants Association
IIP Investors in People
IMEX International Meeting Exhibition
ITM Institute of Travel Management
ITMA Incentive Travel and Meetings Association
M&IT Meetings and Incentive Travel (magazine)
MIA Meetings Industry Association
MICE Meeting, Incentive Conference & Exhibition (markets)
MIDT Marketing information data tape
MPI Meeting Professional International
NBTA National Association of Business Travel Agents
OAG Official Airline Guide
PCO Professional Conference Organiser
PDF Portable Document Format; *.pdf
RevPAR Revenue Per Available Room
RfA Request for accommodation
RfG Request for group accommodation
RFI Request for Information
RfM Request for a meeting
RfP Request for proposal or Request for Price
RO Room Only, accommodation without breakfast included
STB Scottish Tourist Board - now called Visit Scotland
Syndicate additional meeting room or 'breakout' room
TA Tourism Alliance for England
TA Travel Agent
Theatre rows of seating facing the front of the meeting room
TIDS Travel Industry Designator Service
TMC Travel Management Company
U-Shape chairs and tables in a U Shape. Also known as horseshoe style
VAT Value added tax
VB Visit Britain; new name for BTA & ETC
VSR Venue Sustainability Rating
WTA Wales Tourism Alliance
WTB Wales Tourist Board
WTM World Travel Market

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Conferences Care are always there to help me with searching for venues to accommodate meetings and conferences all over the UK and Ireland. Their service is exceptional and they always deliver a detailed response with more information about the venues than is required. No job is too small or large for them and they always carry out the task with professionalism. It has been a pleasure working with the staff at Conference Care. They are proficient and always respond in a timely manner. They are always pleasant, friendly and courteous. I am very pleased with the quality and efficiency of service.

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