What’s New

  • We are hiring!
    We are looking for a Senior Event Manager to join our busy and friendly event management agency team. The role is available immediately and will involve travelling within the UK and overseas to deliver our clients’ events. Role and Responsibilities>>
  • Celebrity Cruises’ Travel Agent Appreciation Awards
    We were at The Londoner hotel earlier this week to produce Celebrity Cruises’ Travel Agent Appreciation Awards. Event highlights included entertainment from Britain’s Got Talent magician and illusionist Magical Bones who made our client Jo Rzymowska magically emerge from an empty cabinet, as well as an uplifting awards ceremony presented by Claire Stirrup and Jo… Continue reading Celebrity Cruises’ Travel Agent Appreciation Awards
  • Port and Destination Virtual Exchange
    Yesterday we delivered CLIA Europe’s 2022 Port and Destination Virtual Exchange. The online Exchange provided a timely opportunity for CLIA Cruise Line Members and Executive Partners within the Port, Destination and Travel Community to connect for scheduled and ad-hoc meetings via our online portal. You may also be interested in:CLIA UK and Ireland case studyCLIA… Continue reading Port and Destination Virtual Exchange
  • First ITT Odyssey Supper of 2022
    Yesterday evening, Dellar Davies delivered the first ITT Odyssey Supper of 2022 for our client the Institute of Travel & Tourism. Held at the House of Commons, the evening provided the ideal opportunity for ITT Members and their travel industry guests to network during the drinks reception and three-course meal. The supper concluded with an… Continue reading First ITT Odyssey Supper of 2022
  • New project: Predictive Maintenance Conference
    We are pleased to share more new project news, as we will be assisting MRO Magazine with the delivery of their Predictive Maintenance Conference later this year. The event will bring together senior-level executives from airlines, OEMs, MRO specialists and big data experts to explore the possibilities around predictive maintenance technologies. You may also be… Continue reading New project: Predictive Maintenance Conference
  • New project: The Wave Awards
    We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting our new client, Real Response Media with the event management and production of their 2022 Wave Awards, which will take place later this year. Open to cruise lines, travel agents, tourist boards, ports and anyone involved in the UK cruise industry, the Wave Awards will… Continue reading New project: The Wave Awards
  • New client
    We are delighted to announce a new client relationship with Real Response Media, a multimedia publishing company that specialises in creating consumer and industry content across the cruise travel and aviation sectors. We’ll be announcing events that we’ll be organising for Real Response Media over the coming weeks! You may also be interested in:Our workAbout… Continue reading New client
  • Triple the cruise experience
    We are excited to be working with CLIA UK & Ireland on the delivery of their Conference in May! The event will take place from 20-22 May on a different ship each day (MSC Cruises’ Virtuosa; P&O Cruises’ Iona and Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas). The event will also include a trade fair and… Continue reading Triple the cruise experience
  • Pearls of wisdom
    Today marks Dellar Davies 30th Anniversary; an anniversary traditionally celebrated with the gift of Pearls. Pearls stand as a symbol of wisdom and they are the only precious gemstones that begin life as a tiny hidden speck, before adding layers and growing more robust over time. It feels fitting therefore that the pearl is our… Continue reading Pearls of wisdom
  • New project: Celebrity Cruises
    We are delighted to be working with Celebrity Cruises on the production of their first Travel Agent Appreciation Awards since early 2020. Originally scheduled for this January –the event has been moved to March and we can’t wait to get underway!
  • TTMA is back!
    Travel is back and so is The Travel Marketing Awards! We are thrilled to collaborate with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Travel Group to stage the 2022 Travel Marketing Awards – our last in-person event before the first lockdown in March 2020. Making its long-awaited return, the 2022 Travel Marketing Awards will reward the extraordinary… Continue reading TTMA is back!
  • New Year, new ambitions
    A new year calls for renewed ambitions! 2020 was the year of online/virtual events. 2021 was the year for hybrid options. What will 2022 bring? Whatever it is we will tackle bringing in the new with the same enthusiasm as we have in the past and be ready to help our clients achieve their event… Continue reading New Year, new ambitions
  • Merry Christmas!
    Wishing our clients and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! With festive greetings from Elaine, Tracy, Sara, Ashley, Michelle, Rebekah, Helena, Natalie and Paul.
  • Upon a Star
    Our event year drew to a very festive close with the production of P&O Cruises’ Upon a Star Christmas event, which was livestreamed on YouTube from a recording studio in London. Hosted by Jo Whiley, the programme featured gingerbread house decorating, carolling, cocktail making, highlights from onboard Xmas shows and 15 spectacular prize giveaways. The… Continue reading Upon a Star
  • Senior Management Team Meeting
    It was great to be reunited with our long-standing client, Subsea 7, earlier this week to support the online delivery of their 2021 Senior Management Team Meeting. Subsea 7 is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry.
  • Working seminar on the Manchester Memorandum
    We have just returned from delivering a hybrid seminar in Manchester for the International Ombudsman Institute and the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. Over 100 global Ombudsman colleagues joined in the fully interactive discussion on the Manchester Memorandum online and in person.
  • #togetheragain
    We were proud to produce CLIA’s Selling Cruise Day in Southampton recently. We loved being involved and seeing the cruise industry #togetheragain. In keeping with CLIA tradition, it was a fast paced, fun packed, rollercoaster of a day! Starting with a surprise performance by bagpipe band Red Hot Chilli Pipers, the Conference included TV show… Continue reading #togetheragain
  • A Prestigious Odyssey Supper
    We enjoyed delivering an ITT Odyssey Supper at the exclusive Biltmore in Mayfair last week for our client, The Institute of Travel & Tourism. The event provided a unique opportunity for travel professionals to network and enjoy a welcome drinks reception, three-course meal and a special after-dinner speech from Richard Moriarty, CEO of the Civil… Continue reading A Prestigious Odyssey Supper
  • Leading the way
    We were proud to deliver ABTA’s first blended Travel Convention on Wednesday! Delegates attended the event in person at the iconic East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, with online attendees watching the event being televised live via our virtual event portal. Expertly moderated by Chris Ship, ITV News Presenter and Royal Editor, the Convention was themed… Continue reading Leading the way
  • Diversity in the workplace
    We thoroughly enjoyed delivering an online conference last week for our client the Ombudsman Association. Themed ‘Strength through diversity’, the conference included online workshops about improving and harnessing diversity, supporting staff in and outside the office, transitioning to blended working as well as how we can ensure diverse recruitment and report diversity demographics. It was… Continue reading Diversity in the workplace
  • We will never take events for granted again
    This week we delivered a Conference at sea for the Institute of Travel & Tourism onboard MSC Cruises’ ship MSC Virtuosa – our first in-person event since March 2020 due to the pandemic! It was wonderful to be able to deliver an in-person Conference again and to see delegates reconnecting with each other after so… Continue reading We will never take events for granted again
  • Big Summer Quiz Night
    This week we had the pleasure of delivering an internal Summer Party and Quiz for dnata Travel. It was great to see the international team interacting online and to read that they “really enjoyed it.” Thank you dnata Travel for trusting us to deliver your event — we loved working with you. And well done… Continue reading Big Summer Quiz Night
  • Strength through diversity
    We are honoured to be invited to work with the Ombudsman Association to deliver their 2021 Conference in a virtual format. The Conference, which takes place this September, will focus on ‘Strength through diversity’. Our thanks to the Ombudsman Association for putting their trust in Dellar Davies to deliver their first virtual conference.
  • One leading event: two experiences
    We have some more exciting news at Dellar Davies – we finally have the opportunity to bring our in-person and online event expertise together to deliver a blended event for ABTA – The Travel Association. Taking place in London on Wednesday 13 October, The Travel Convention’s in-person event will include a full day of main… Continue reading One leading event: two experiences
  • New project: P&O Cruises
    We are delighted to have been invited to work with P&O Cruises on another of their Iona ship launch projects. We’re going to be producing personalised guest experience documents for the 3000 guests attending the Iona Shakedown Cruise in early August. Thank you P&O Cruises – we look forward to working with you again.
  • Bubble Travel
    Yesterday we delivered an online Webinar for our client ITT – the Institute of Travel and Tourism. We streamed their Bubble Travel Webinar from an online broadcast studio via our event portal.  Moderated by TTG Media’s CEO and Owner Dan Pearce and sponsored by Avis Budget Group, the webinar featured a range of travel experts… Continue reading Bubble Travel
  • Travel Matters
    Proud to support ABTA with the production and delivery of their Travel Matters Conference on Tuesday. Over 650 delegates registered for the event, which was filmed at Kennington Film Studios and live-streamed from the studio to attendees via our virtual event portal. Expertly moderated by LBC Radio’s Tom Swarbrick, who did a great job keeping… Continue reading Travel Matters
  • Summer of Staycations
    Our work with itravel on their Staycation Awards 2020/21 came to fruition when the virtual ceremony took place yesterday afternoon. As the UK prepares for a second summer of staycations, itravel launched a special edition of the itravel Staycation Awards, recognising the challenges, hard work and achievements of the industry during the pandemic. The Awards… Continue reading Summer of Staycations
  • Celebrating Iona
    We’re thrilled to have worked with P&O Cruises on the naming ceremony for their new ship, Iona. Dellar Davies co-ordinated the Celebration Boxes sent to the invited guests as well as the VIPs taking part in the ceremony (virtually) on a screen on the quayside. They received a range of gifts and props to use… Continue reading Celebrating Iona
  • A different kind of cruise, luxury and expedition cruising…
    It was wonderful to be back in the office as a team last week to deliver CLIA’s Virtual Luxury & Expedition Showcase. Throughout the event day, we managed live sessions from industry experts who discussed luxury and expedition cruising in destinations such as the Arctic and the Galápagos Islands, while cruise lines presented pre-recorded product… Continue reading A different kind of cruise, luxury and expedition cruising…
  • Kept busy with iTravel Staycation Awards
    Team Dellar Davies is busy this week preparing entries for the iTravel Staycation Awards judging process. We are pleased to be working with i Travel and headline sponsor holidaycottages.co.uk to run the iTravel Staycation Awards which will be announced online on 10 June 2021. The 15 Awards categories will shine a light on the best… Continue reading Kept busy with iTravel Staycation Awards
  • A timely opportunity
    Yesterday, Dellar Davies delivered CLIA’s inaugural Port & Destination Virtual Exchange. The Exchange provided a timely opportunity for over 200 of CLIA’s Cruise Line Members and Executive Partners within the Port, Destination and Travel Community to connect online via our user-friendly event portal. Attendees were able to network on an ad-hoc basis via the Meeting… Continue reading A timely opportunity
  • River Cruising – a unique way to see the world
    Over 550 travel agents tuned in to CLIA’s River Cruise Showcase, which was delivered to delegates via our virtual event operations team. Cruise sponsors gave product updates and destination experts discussed river cruising in Europe, Russia, the USA, India and Africa. Throughout the two-day event, speakers shared fascinating real life-experiences about why river cruising is… Continue reading River Cruising – a unique way to see the world
  • Rethink Travel
    We recently delivered a second ITT Virtual Conference Forum for the Institute of Travel & Tourism, following the success of their first online event last September. Continuing the Rethink Travel theme, the Forum featured a session from Former Transport Secretary, Lord Andrew Adonis, on the future of transport systems and capacity requirements post COVID-19; a… Continue reading Rethink Travel
  • Ending 2020 on a high!
    We were delighted to end 2020 with the online delivery of a Christmas Party for new client, dnata Travel Group. Over 300 of their staff joined our virtual event portal from across the Middle East, Europe, the UK and beyond. The online event included a live MC, music from a band who performed their sets… Continue reading Ending 2020 on a high!
  • All Staff Event for PHSO
    Yesterday, we had the pleasure of delivering an online Staff Event for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO). Over 400 staff were invited to log onto our virtual event portal to hear speeches from PHSO’s senior executives, celebrate their staff awards, interact with each other and participate in a fun end of year Quiz.… Continue reading All Staff Event for PHSO
  • Kept on our toes
    This week we delivered the Virtual CLIA Cruise Showcase for CLIA UK & Ireland. Over 300 people attended the online two-day event to stream live webcam sessions, access training product presentations, and participate in interactive networking. From the programming of the event portal, to vision-mixing and managing the live sessions, we had many tasks to… Continue reading Kept on our toes
  • ITT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
    The Dellar Davies elves were busy this week delivering a Christmas networking event for the Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT). Attendees were transported to a virtual ski lodge, where they watched live updates from ITT’s Chairman, watched on-demand Christmas Carols and poems from sponsors and board members, participated in a Christmas trivia quiz and… Continue reading ITT’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
  • Cruise Forward: reaching far and wide
    CLIA trusted us to deliver their Cruise Forward Virtual Summit to over 700 attendees from circa 50 countries. We live-streamed the first two days of the event from a broadcast studio in London via our virtual event portal, with the third day comprising breakout sessions which we filmed within an online broadcast studio. The Summit… Continue reading Cruise Forward: reaching far and wide
  • Cruising to success
    Yesterday, we delivered an online CLIA Cruise Forum for our client CLIA UK & Ireland. The half-day event brought together 190 people within the ocean cruise community, including CLIA member cruise lines, partners and travel agents from across the UK to share updates and connect with one another. The event features included: presentations, a sponsor… Continue reading Cruising to success
  • In a change with convention
    ABTA’s 68th annual Travel Convention was delivered differently this year as an online event – filmed in an impressive extended reality (XR) Studio in London – replaced the association’s three day Convention previously due to take place in Morocco.   Over 500 delegates logged into our virtual event portal to hear from industry experts about Rebuilding… Continue reading In a change with convention
  • Inaugural virtual ITT Conference
    Yesterday, Dellar Davies delivered a Virtual Conference for the Institute of Travel & Tourism. Nearly 400 attendees joined the online event to hear from leading experts about how the industry can develop and Rethink Travel.  Through a mix of pre-recorded and live sessions, speakers discussed the ways the travel and tourism industry could move between… Continue reading Inaugural virtual ITT Conference
  • Taking to the river
    In September we delivered CLIA UK & Ireland’s first Virtual River Cruise Showcase to over 360 online attendees. The online event comprised compelling interviews with River Cruise experts, product training tips and fantastic networking sessions. A HUGE thank you for today. I think the event went incredibly well and the platform worked fantastically. Client You… Continue reading Taking to the river
  • Back to business
    It was wonderful to see familiar faces working in the office this week as we delivered CLIA’s Port and Destination Summit – our first event in six months. This was also our first time delivering a live-streamed on-air event, so it was a particularly exciting (and nerve-wracking) few days for us.  Over 300 delegates tuned… Continue reading Back to business
  • An update
    The coronavirus pandemic has brought the live events industry to a grounding halt. We are all itching to get back to producing in-person events again but we have been using the free time we have wisely. Over the past few months, we have been educating ourselves on all things virtual, taking part in extensive training… Continue reading An update
  • A resilient industry: The Travel Marketing Awards
    In early March, we collaborated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Travel Group to stage their 12th annual Travel Marketing Awards at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Unbeknown to us, this would be our final ‘in-person’ event of 2020 before the UK government announced a countrywide lockdown due to COVID-19.    The Awards night… Continue reading A resilient industry: The Travel Marketing Awards
  • Top trends and travel insights
    We enjoyed organising another Question Time event for the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Travel Group. Attended by in-house and agency travel marketing professionals, the event provided an opportunity to learn more about opportunities and developments in travel marketing. The evening commenced with a drinks reception before Pippa Jacks, TTG Media’s Group Editor, moderated two panel… Continue reading Top trends and travel insights
  • ITT’s a cracker of a christmas
    Dellar Davies enjoyed organising ITT’s Christmas Party this week in the enchanting Ski Lodge at the Montague on the Gardens. Decorated with twinkling lights, pine trees and artificial snow, this alpine wonderland provided the perfect setting for ITT Members to enjoy mulled wine, canapés and scrumptious nibbles. It was a great party and we look… Continue reading ITT’s a cracker of a christmas
  • New app launched
    The Dellar Davies team has designed and launched a new app for ITT and its Members. The exclusive ITT Members app has many exciting features such as the ability to book tickets for ITT’s events, connect with ITT Members, renew memberships and find exclusive ITT deals and discounts. It provides an efficient and interactive membership… Continue reading New app launched
  • An evening of glitz and glamour
    Dellar Davies’ production and event teams organised and staged a memorable ITT President’s Dinner at the exclusive Savoy Hotel. Guests enjoyed first-class networking, a glitzy drinks reception, three-course meal and entertainment from award-winning comedian Dominic Holland. The glamourous evening also included the presentation of the esteemed Odyssey Award, a charity raffle, the announcement that the… Continue reading An evening of glitz and glamour