The Midland Ball, a networking event for the travel trade, is nearly 80% sold out. Its organisers, the Elite Travel Group (ETG), has urged agents and suppliers to book their tickets now for the event, which will be held at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel, Warwickshire on 2 September. “I am thrilled at the response we’ve had this year,” said ETG ‘s Wendy Albutt. “Without too much promotion the requests for tables and individual seats is fantastic already.” Micros and Holiday Extras have been announced as the final two headline sponsors and JTA will be sponsor the Vodka Ice Lunge. The event will have a Black and White theme this year and there will also be a golf tournament. To book tickets or find information on the ball visit www.midlandsball.co.uk.