What’s New

  • New team member
    We are delighted to welcome Amber Rose to our team as Senior Event and Marketing Manager.  Amber brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked on a wide variety of luxury lifestyle events including The Dubai Marina Season Opening Yacht Party, Aston Martin Park Lane Showroom Opening and Launch Party, Sunseeker Mallorca Summer Yacht and… Continue reading New team member
  • ITT’s time for a summer party
    We enjoyed organising the ITT Summer Party and Student Awards for the Insitute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) yesterday evening at the House of Commons. A great time was had by all – our congratulations to all the ITT Future You winners! You may also be interested in:ITT UK eventsOur journal
  • Celebrating the extraordinary
    We collaborated with the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Travel Group to deliver the 2022 Travel Marketing Awards yesterday. We were responsible for the event management, marketing, judging process and technical production of the event. Making its long-awaited return, the 2022 Travel Marketing Awards rewarded the extraordinary work carried out by travel marketing professionals throughout the… Continue reading Celebrating the extraordinary
  • Overseas Conference
    We’re back from delivering an overseas Conference for our client – The Institute of Travel & Tourism – where we were responsible for the event management, people management, speaker management and technical production of the three-day event. After countless postponements due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions, it was great to finally deliver the ITT Conference… Continue reading Overseas Conference
  • Offshore seminar
    We worked with our long-standing client Subsea 7, to oversee the technical production and an app for their Offshore Seminar which took place within their stunning office atrium in Sutton. The global event took place over two days with the presentation section being live streamed to staff around the world who were unable to attend… Continue reading Offshore seminar
  • Sustainability supper
    Yesterday evening we delivered an ITT Odyssey Supper for our client the Institute of Travel & Tourism. Held at the House of Commons, the evening included networking drinks, a three-course meal, and an after-dinner speech from environmentalist Susan Hooper. Susan discussed the travel industry’s growing focus on ESG (a system for how to measure the sustainability… Continue reading Sustainability supper
  • Glamorous gala dinner
    We produced a Gala Dinner for CLIA UK & Ireland last night as part of their Cruise Conference. Held at the Southampton O2 Guildhall, the guests enjoyed mesmerising entertainment from soprano singer and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist, Faith Tucker, as well as fun games, prize giveaways and a karaoke band, sponsored by Princess Cruises. You… Continue reading Glamorous gala dinner
  • We love cruise
    This weekend we were in Southampton where we were responsible for managing the 550 attendees, as well as producing the conference sessions for CLIA UK & Ireland. Themed Love Cruise, the conference took place over three consecutive days onboard three different ships – MSC Cruises’ Virtuosa, P&O Cruises’ Iona and Royal Caribbean Cruises’ Anthem of… Continue reading We love cruise
  • Online staff event
    We delivered an online staff event update for the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) today. It was a pleasure to work with PHSO again and to see familiar and new faces, having delivered online and blended events for the organisation over the past two years. You may also be interested in: Working seminar on… Continue reading Online staff event
  • Istanbul event recce
    We were recently in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul, for an event planning visit. We were busy finalising the arrangements for ITT’s Conference, which we will be delivering at the Istanbul Bomonti Hilton this June. The trip was filled with planning meetings, site visits, and of course, some obligatory food and beverage tasting! You may also… Continue reading Istanbul event recce
  • 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>>
  • Marrakech visit
    We had a successful event recce in Marrakech, checking out the best sites for a future event. We were warmly welcomes by our Moroccan hosts, and the brief trip was filled with sunshine, exotic views, planning meetings, a variety of animals, and delicious cuisine. What a vibrant and welcoming destination it is! We can’t wait… Continue reading Marrakech visit
  • Summer is here!
    Now that British Summer Time has arrived and we have been blessed with some sunny Spring spells, we are looking forward to organising ITT’s Summer Party and Future You Awards which will be taking place in the height of summer at the House of Commons. There will be canapes, summer drinks and an awards presentation… Continue reading Summer is here!
  • Celebrity Cruises’ Travel Agent Appreciation Awards
    We were at The Londoner hotel earlier yesterday 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 Rzymowska… 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