UK: M&IT Online Auction Raises Donations for Meeting Needs
Generous bidders have helped to raise more than £29,000 in the M&IT online auction for MIMA 2014.
More than 2,000 bids came in for 105 lots, which included luxury stays in hotels across the world, champagne afternoon tea experiences and VIP sporting packages, all in aid of the industry's own charity Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN).
Bidding ended with a flurry of activity in the final minutes. Among the most sought-after lots was a two night stay for two people in Prestige accommodation at the hotel Le Bristol, Paris. Bids reached £1,646 and the eventual winner was Graham Brett of Brett Howell Associates.
Also leading the way was Justin Heron of EJ Heron Ltd, who offered £715 for a three night stay for two in an Ocean Deluxe room at the Mina A'Salaam Hotel in Dubai.
Garry Watson of IRRV got a great deal, picking up a weekend trip to Bergen in Norway, including return flights with SAS, two nights at a Nordic Choice Hotel and a Bergen Guest of Honor card entitling him to free travel on all public transport and free admission to museums, for just £620.