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Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

Greece through the eyes of travelers – 1st Travel Photo Contest

Greece through the eyes of travelers from all over the world.  Join 1st travel photo contest, share, inspire and win!   Prizes First 50 participants, from any place in the world, will receive a postcard from Greece. Just publish at least one photo and send us your address. All participants enter to win a free […]

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Digital innovations and analogue encounters

At the ITB Berlin Convention numerous sessions on digitalisation and travel technology will take a look at the future – Live testing of innovation, career tips for technically minded newcomers and how to deal with fake news in a crisis – Exclusive market survey by Travelzoo/ ITB Berlin on travellers’ safety concerns

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Exclusive preview of the Berlin Travel Festival 2018 at ITB Berlin

Exclusive preview at ITB Berlin – an interactive exhibition and a stimulating programme of events at the Marshall-Haus will provide an insight into the first Berlin Travel Festival in March 2018 – admission is free for trade visitors One year before its official launch in March 2018, the Berlin Travel Festival invites trade visitors and […]

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ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

ITB Berlin: Display halls fully booked

More floor space for exhibitors from boom segments including Travel Technology and Arab destinations – New exhibitors and innovative stand concepts – New: Medical Tourism – World’s Largest Travel Trade Show mirrors travel industry trends and developments

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Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

Athens is fourth Best European Destination for 2017

Travellers have always ranked Athens at the top of this European competition.  It is a favourite destination for travellers from all over the world who want to discover Europe. Ever since its participation in this competition,

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Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

Grand finale of ITB Berlin 2017

Exotic music, colours and rhythms will feature at the grand finale of the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show® – admission is free for ITB ticket holders on Sunday

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

Join Connect Asia’s exclusive club and capitalise on the region’s outbound travel boom

Join Connect Asia’s exclusive club and capitalise on the region’s outbound travel boom

WTM Connect Asia – the newest event in the WTM portfolio and the most exclusive hosted buyer event in the region – has signed up several leading global travel companies for its second edition, which takes place in Penang, Malaysia, on 17-19 May 2017.

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AIME silver anniversary year kicks off

AIME silver anniversary year kicks off

The Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) press conference has launched the silver anniversary of AIME, at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) on Monday 20 February 2017, announcing new research and insights driving the meetings and events industry. The Right Honourable Robert Doyle, Lord Mayor of Melbourne, remarked on Melbourne’s position as Australia’s […]

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The Meetings Show to collaborate with Meeting Design Institute to bring The Future of Meetings back in 2017

The Meetings Show to collaborate with Meeting Design Institute to bring The Future of Meetings back in 2017

After its successful launch in 2016, Meeting Design Institute is bringing the Future of Meetings concept back to The Meetings Show from 13-15 June 2017.

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Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

Saudi tourism to reach $81 billion by 2026

New leisure facilities forecast to fuel domestic tourism at over 7.5% per year until 2020 61,224 hotel rooms currently in the pipeline to meet projected demand from domestic and religious tourism Arabian Travel Market to showcase the best of the Kingdom’s tourist attractions Saudi Arabia’s travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute more than […]

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Redesigned Association Day at IMEX puts emphasis on peer to peer education &  networking across all levels of the profession

Redesigned Association Day at IMEX puts emphasis on peer to peer education & networking across all levels of the profession

IMEX Association Day, the annual event exclusively for association professionals, will feature a new, extensively researched and redesigned programme when it takes place the day before the IMEX in Frankfurt exhibition in May. The IMEX team has collaborated with planners from across the globe to gather views and experiences before creating this new structure to […]

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VOK DAMS delighted about new client Montblanc

VOK DAMS delighted about new client Montblanc

It was the concept of Hamburg-based Unit Creative Solutions of VOK DAMS, agency for events and live-marketing, that had convinced Montblanc in the pitch.

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TECH

Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

A Chinese technology start-up with ambitious global expansion plans is exhibiting at all the World Travel Market Portfolio events this year, following its success at WTM London.

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Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

Hotelbeds Group reaches landmark phase in transition to the cloud

  Currently more than 60% of the company´s data securely stored in the public cloud Transition coincides with change in data center to support Hotelbeds Group’s cloud strategy The transition has been made through technology partners Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BT  Madrid –  Hotelbeds Group, the number one bedbank worldwide and a business-to-business provider of […]

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Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

Copenhagen is outstanding for digital startups and scaleups

Copenhagen ranks 6th for digital scale-ups and 7th for startups on the European Digital City Index 2016, owing to its business environment and access to skills and capital. Copenhagen scores highly on its business environment, access to capital and relevant skills, and a flexible labour market, all providing supporting framework conditions for digital entrepreneurs and […]

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Leadership, gender diversity and STEM skills to be debated at CeBIT Australia

Leadership, gender diversity and STEM skills to be debated at CeBIT Australia

Taking on business technology’s biggest issues, CeBIT Australia will host six strategic panels, facilitating a dynamic conversation between Australia’s brightest business minds, 23 – 25 May 2017 at ICC Sydney.

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Technology takes off at ibtm world 2016

Technology takes off at ibtm world 2016

Meetings industry technology went mainstream at ibtm world 2016 in Barcelona last week. Many of the 3000 international exhibitors chose to showcase themselves by using the very latest virtual reality technology, videography, giant LED walls and illuminated flooring, just some of the inspiring innovations that brought ibtm world to life.

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Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

Bedsonline takes off in emerging markets – growing up to 200% in 2015-16 

o   Over the past year the company has focused its strategy on internationalisation and investment in Asian and American markets. o   Bedsonline has also strengthened its worldwide sales team by appointing new Country Managers in strategic markets. Palma de Mallorca, November 30, 2016 – Bedsonline, the leading global provider of online accommodation and ancillary products […]

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CONFERENCES

Conference in a circus? Why not!

Conference in a circus? Why not!

  Prague Congress Centre has a new management with new fresh ideas. Attendees of the latest “Conference in a Different Way” could experience it with all their senses – sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.

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AIPC 2017 in Sydney

AIPC 2017 in Sydney

Under the overall theme of “Transformation” our 2017 Annual Conference in Sydney promises to be one of the most exciting and informative ever, with a destination and newly-opened host facility that exemplify many of the most current trends and thoughts about the future of the industry.

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Best Estonian conferences in 2016 recognised in Tallinn

Best Estonian conferences in 2016 recognised in Tallinn

The organisers of the most outstanding international conferences have been recognised as part of the ‘Conference of the Year’ competition, with more than 100 participants spread around Estonia.

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Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility

Poland to host 3rd International Congress on Ethics and Tourism: promoting shared responsibility

Coinciding with the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development to be celebrated throughout 2017, the third International Congress on Ethics and Tourism will be held in Poland, on 27-28 April 2017. Organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with the European Commission (EC) and the Government of Poland, the event will focus […]

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ACES – Athens 4th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium

ACES – Athens 4th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium

  An Athens International Airport initiative

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Prague Will Host the Congress of Congresses

Prague Will Host the Congress of Congresses

8th December 2016, Prague –  The Czech capital will welcome meetings professionals including top planners from all over the world for the 56th Congress of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), which will take place between 12 and 15 November 2017. 

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TRENDS

Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

Year of the Rooster is a wake-up call for tourism to Europe

More visitors – despite security concerns

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Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

US will be the top destination, Dubai the busiest airport

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ICC Sydney Theatre Launches with Keith Urban

ICC Sydney Theatre Launches with Keith Urban

It’s Showtime at the City’s New Entertainment Precinct A new era of live entertainment was born to Sydney last night, as ICC Sydney Theatre launched to the public with a spectacular concert from world famous music legend, Keith Urban, joined by the sensational Carrie Underwood.

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The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

The IMEX A to Z of 2017: 5 trends to watch as the year unfolds

2016 was no slouch of a year for the meetings industry nor, indeed, for the world at large. Dramatic forces were at play and many of us shared a sense that, even if we wanted to grasp the pace or nature of change taking place, we barely had the time or the head space to […]

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Small Business Saturday® Results: 112 Million Consumers Shop and Dine Small on Small Business Saturday – More Than Ever Before

More than 6,700 small businesses and organizations signed up to be Neighborhood Champions, a 63% increase from approximately 4,100 in 2015

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24th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: US outbound travel speeds up – Brazil crashes, but upturn expected

Strong dollar boosts US outbound travel – Brazilians cut international trips – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from the World Travel Monitor®

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DESTINATIONS

Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

I Visit Greece …is a brand name incorporated by COSMORAMA to operate it’s incoming sector as it perfectly matches with the essential features of this activity. COSMORAMA is a well established Tour Operator based in downtown Athens, Greece that operates Outbound tours for Groups, FIT’s & Corporate clients for both Leisure and/or Business in all […]

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Mazi Travel & Events – Summer ’17 City Breaks and Holidays

Mazi Travel & Events – Summer ’17 City Breaks and Holidays

Μazi Τravel & Εvents is a receptive agency, specializing in Greece and Cyprus. Inviting and rich experience of 27 years, our expertise, combined with a perfect knowledge of the tastes and specifics of French customers, allow us to consider ourselves an essential travel partner to Greece. Mazi have learned to respect the traveler, consider traveling with another look, and continually improve all destinations following the current […]

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Season Begins in Costa Navarino

Season Begins in Costa Navarino

The Westin Resort Costa Navarino welcomes the new season on 19 February 2017 with an exciting array of sports, cultural, fun and creative activities for guests to enjoy as they explore the pristine natural surroundings.

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2016: Nearly 15 Million Bednights for Vienna

2016: Nearly 15 Million Bednights for Vienna

Vienna establishes 7th record in succession with 14.96 million visitor bednights in 2016.

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Dubai reaches 100,000 room milestone through continued investment in mid-market and luxury hotel offering.

Dubai reaches 100,000 room milestone through continued investment in mid-market and luxury hotel offering.

Dubai’s tourism industry celebrated the city’s milestone achievement of reaching 100,000 rooms across its expanding hotel and hotel apartment inventory following the opening of Westin Dubai in Al Habtoor City.

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Copenhagen ranked 2nd on the Global Destination Sustainability Index

Copenhagen ranked 2nd on the Global Destination Sustainability Index

The city of Copenhagen and Copenhagen CVB was ranked 2nd in the first-ever sustainability ranking for event destinations worldwide with a performance score of 79% excelling in social and environmental performance. The GDS-Index was initiated by ICCA’s Scandinavian Chapter and MCI earlier this year.

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More News

Επιτυχημένη η πρώτη συμμετοχή του ΕΟΤ στην  κορυφαία τουριστική έκθεση ΟΤΜ

Επιτυχημένη η πρώτη συμμετοχή του ΕΟΤ στην κορυφαία τουριστική έκθεση ΟΤΜ

| February 23, 2017

Ολοκλήρωσε την επίσκεψή της στην Ινδία η Υπουργός Τουρισμού Έλενα Κουντουρά με συναντήσεις και δυναμική προβολή της Ελλάδας κατά την πρώτη συμμετοχή του ΕΟΤ στην  κορυφαία τουριστική έκθεση ΟΤΜ

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Το 1ο διεθνές τουρνουά golf της Costa Navarino είναι γεγονός!

Το 1ο διεθνές τουρνουά golf της Costa Navarino είναι γεγονός!

| February 20, 2017

Αθήνα, 20 Φεβρουαρίου 2017 – Όλα είναι έτοιμα για το 1ο διεθνές τουρνουά golf Messinia Pro-Am, της Costa Navarino, που έχει στόχο την ανάδειξη και ανάπτυξη του γκολφ στην Ελλάδα.

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Βραβείο Αριστείας για το Creta Maris Beach Resort

Βραβείο Αριστείας για το Creta Maris Beach Resort

| February 20, 2017

Με ένα Βραβείο Αριστείας συνολικής βαθμολογίας 9,1 βαθμών, οι επισκέπτες του Creta Maris Beach Resort οι οποίοι έκλεισαν τις διακοπές τους μέσω του Booking.com βράβευσαν για μια ακόμη φορά το ξενοδοχείο, ανεβάζοντάς το ακόμη υψηλότερα στις προτιμήσεις τους.  

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Majestic Plaza hotel became part of the Le Hotels Group

Majestic Plaza hotel became part of the Le Hotels Group

| February 20, 2017

 With effect from 6th February 2017, the Le Hotels Group expanded its capacity thanks to its new member – Majestic Plaza hotel – which offers 182 rooms in the heart of Prague. The Majestic Plaza hotel will be managed by Jan Hamouz, whose aim is to build a new, more efficient structure of the hotel […]

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Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai unveiled as host for Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| February 16, 2017

London, 15 February 2017 World Travel Awards has revealed the Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 will be hosted by the luxury Grand Kempinski Hotel Shanghai.

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Генконсульство Греции в Москве открыло аккредитацию для турфирм

Генконсульство Греции в Москве открыло аккредитацию для турфирм

| February 15, 2017

В Генеральном Консульстве Греции в Москве стартовала аккредитация туристических агентств, работающих как в столице, так и в регионах, территориально относящихся к консульскому округу. 

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«DYO FORUM 2017» : Ανοίγουμε την Υγεία στην Κοινωνία!

«DYO FORUM 2017» : Ανοίγουμε την Υγεία στην Κοινωνία!

| February 13, 2017

Μεγάλη επιτυχία του «DYO FORUM 2017» στο ΖΑΠΠΕΙΟ ΜΕΓΑΡΟ. Ο όμιλος ΖΙΤΑ, το περιοδικό «ΔΥΟ», και 20 Επιστημονικές Εταιρείες,

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Eurowings: Εμπλουτισμένο θερινό πρόγραμμα πτήσεων για το 2017 και νέο πακέτο εισιτηρίων Flightpass

Eurowings: Εμπλουτισμένο θερινό πρόγραμμα πτήσεων για το 2017 και νέο πακέτο εισιτηρίων Flightpass

| February 13, 2017

  Μυτιλήνη, Σάμος, Μύκονος, Κάρπαθος, Σαντορίνη ανάμεσα στους νέους προορισμούς. Νέα δρομολόγια από Κολωνία/Βόννη, Ντίσελντορφ, Αννόβερο, Βερολίνο/Τέγκελ, Στουτγκάρδη και Βιέννη. Το Λας Βέγκας ως νέος διηπειρωτικός προορισμός από Κολωνία/Βόννη. Η Eurowings, μέλος του Ομίλου Lufthansa, συνεχίζει τη δυναμική της ανάπτυξη παρουσιάζοντας μια νέα υπηρεσία αγοράς εισιτηρίων και ένα εμπλουτισμένο πρόγραμμα πτήσεων με στόχο την κάλυψη […]

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Chinese Tourist Welcome Seminars

Chinese Tourist Welcome Seminars

| February 8, 2017

Θεσσαλονίκη – Σάββατο, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2017 – Ξενοδοχείο Domotel Les Lazaristes Χανιά – Τρίτη, 21 Φεβρουαρίου 2017- Ξενοδοχείο Samaria Ηράκλειο – Τετάρτη, 22 Φεβρουαρίου 2017 – Ξενοδοχείο Capsis Astoria  

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1ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Yoga & Ευεξίας, ELYSIA 2017 – Αμοργός – Ελλάδα !

1ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Yoga & Ευεξίας, ELYSIA 2017 – Αμοργός – Ελλάδα !

| February 8, 2017

Στο νησί της Αμοργού στις Κυκλάδες, απο τις 5 έως τις 11 Απρίλιου 2017, θα διεξαχθεί το 1ο Διεθνές Συνέδριο Yoga, ELYSIA,όπου και θα φιλοξενηθεί απο το 5* Aegialis Hotel & Spa.

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Концентрация на рынке авиаперевозок растет – данные Росавиации

Концентрация на рынке авиаперевозок растет – данные Росавиации

| February 7, 2017

Несмотря на кризис в отрасли, российские авиакомпании закончили 2016 год с положительными результатами, считают эксперты. Сделал картину года менее позитивной лишь  четвертый квартал, когда на внутренних направлениях в силу ряда причин образовался переизбыток бортов.

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