Conferences

First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe: accessibility in heritage cities

To promote the importance of universal accessibility in tourism, UNWTO and the Government of the Republic of San Marino will jointly organize the First UNWTO Conference on Accessible Tourism in Europe. The Conference will be held in collaboration with Village for All (V4A) and the ONCE Foundation to advance the social inclusion of people with […]

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Events and Meetings

The professionals of Cannes celebrate the 30th anniversary of Tax Free

The local tourism professionals invited Erik Juul-Mortensen, President of TFWA, David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes, General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State and Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France KLM to celebrate the 30th edition of Tax Free World Exhibition on the steps of the Palais des Festivals and […]

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Recent Articles

One-year union of AEGEAN and Olympic Air: dynamic growth with real results in tourism and the Greek economy

| October 31, 2014

Kifissia, 29 October 2014 – One year after its union with Olympic Air, AEGEAN has entered a new growth trajectory. Assuring full coverage within Greece and continuously investing in its extrovert strategy by enforcing its international network, the company further contributes to the growth of tourism and the Greek economy.

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Leith’s announces sponsorship deal with ICCA UK & Ireland

| October 31, 2014

Leith’s, a brand of Levy Restaurants UK, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sports, leisure and hospitality sector, has become a major sponsor of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK & Ireland Chapter.

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Adventure Travel Sector Explores Sustainable Future

Adventure Travel Sector Explores Sustainable Future

| October 31, 2014

A 50-year roadmap for the future of adventure travel and responsible tourism will be explored during World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry.

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International tourism shows continued strength

International tourism shows continued strength

| October 31, 2014

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% during the first eight months of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Despite geopolitical challenges and a lingering economic recovery, tourism demand was strong during the northern hemisphere high season of June to August.

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Convention Bureau Italia: Italy  has a privately held MICE bureau

Convention Bureau Italia: Italy has a privately held MICE bureau

| October 31, 2014

Italy has a new national convention and MICE bureau. Founded in Florence in June 2014, the new organization is a privately held network composed of travel, hospitality and congress companies.

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World Travel Awards headed to Anguilla for Grand Final 2014

| October 30, 2014

London, 30th October 2014 World Travel Awards has revealed it will head to the paradise island of Anguilla in the Caribbean for its annual Grand Final. After touring the globe in search of the world’s best hospitality organisations over the past year, World Travel Awards will host the crème de la crème of the industry […]

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Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates Welcomes its 100th Boeing 777-300ER

| October 30, 2014

DUBAI, U.A.E.,29th October 2014: Emirates celebrated another milestone on Wednesday with the delivery of the airline’s 100th Boeing 777-300ER, the world’s largest, long-range twin engine commercial aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER forms the backbone of the Emirates fleet with the aircraft type currently operating to 77 destinations on the airline’s global network. Delivery of Emirates’ first […]

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What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

What to Wear: WTM Reveals Travel’s Next Big Thing

| October 30, 2014

Visitors to WTM 2014 will be able to find out more about how ‘wearable’ technology can be used by travel companies to sell holidays in the future.

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Congrex Switzerland rejoins IAPCO

| October 30, 2014

After the successful realignment of Congrex Switzerland in the past 12 months the International Association of Professional Congress Organisers (IAPCO) decided to resume Congrex Switzerland as a member.

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PATA Appoints Mario Hardy as Next CEO

PATA Appoints Mario Hardy as Next CEO

| October 30, 2014

BANGKOK, October 30, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the appointment of Mario Hardy as its next Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2014.

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Estonia starts looking for a developer of a congress center

| October 30, 2014

The time has come to seek a developer and investor for a congress centre Estonian Convention Bureau, Enterprise Estonia and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications are now starting the search for a developer, investor and operator for a convention centre.

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Gdansk opens new unique Venues

| October 30, 2014

Industrial European Solidarity Centre and Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre (the only theatre in the world with opening roof) enriched cultural and conference map of Gdansk.

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Asia Pacific to account for 40% of Global Business Travel spend in 2014

| October 30, 2014

GBTA releases latest Business Travel Index figures at ITB Asia

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Sydney’s new Gehry-designed building ahead of the ‘curve’ in innovative design

Sydney’s new Gehry-designed building ahead of the ‘curve’ in innovative design

| October 30, 2014

The new $180 million-dollar Frank Gehry-designed Business School building at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is about to open, promising to redesign the way Australia’s business leaders of the future think and work.

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187,793 Square Metres Capacity for Green Events

| October 29, 2014

The Congress Region of Stuttgart: Competence Centre for Sustainable Meetings

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World of DMCs Standing Up For Incentive Travel at EIBTM

| October 29, 2014

London, October 29th, 2014 World of DMCs, the global DMC association with 70 DMC members, will be standing up for incentive travel during EIBTM. The 10 participating DMCs have pledged to stand throughout the 3 days of the show in an attempt to raise funds to send a young industry professional to the SITE Global […]

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Pacific World DMC for EIBTM 2014 and Sponsor of the Meetings Leadership Summit

| October 29, 2014

Pacific World, the global DMC and Event Management organisation is once again confirmed as the official partner to this year’s EIBTM which is expected to attract some 17,000 meetings industry professionals from all over the world.

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UNWTO/WTM Ministers’ Summit to address the links between tourism and mega events

| October 29, 2014

The eighth edition of the UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit will gather Tourism Ministers and leading tourism experts from all over the world to debate the key issues around tourism and mega events (London, United Kingdom, 4 November 2014).

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22nd World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Global tourism remains on course in spite of crises

| October 29, 2014

Growth in private accommodation and bookings by smartphone – rise in foreign tourism market figures – MICE segment continues to expand – findings of the World Travel Monitor®to be published exclusively by ITB Berlin in early December

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Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

Cho Wong, Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director to speak at WTM London 2014

| October 29, 2014

London, September 2014 – Supranational Hotels’ Managing Director, Cho Wong, will be a feature speaker at World Travel Market London 2014, on Monday 3rd November at ExCel London.

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MCI France joins forces with Yves Hunt

| October 29, 2014

Geneva, 29 October 2014. MCI France has strengthened its creative client services through a merger with Yves Hunt, a former subsidiary of the Awak’iT Group.

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National Geographic Announces World Legacy Awards Finalists

| October 29, 2014

Finalists are travel companies, organizations and destinations that are driving positive transformation of the global tourism industry

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