February 18, 2004

At NYC & Company's annual meeting on Thursday, Jonathan Tisch, chairman of the CVB, announced a push to turn Brooklyn's historic waterfront into a major tourism and meeting destination.

The Austrian National Tourist Office has formed a separate division, Austrian Business and Convention Network, for its meeting and incentive market. The new division is headed by Inge Tremmel. According to Dori Marx of the ANTO in New York, the ABCN will get its own website in a few months. The ABCN will launch the first Austrian meeting and incentive trade show, called ACCESS, this year; it will be held at Vienna's Hofburg Palace Oct. 3-5.