NEWS

VisitBritain celebrates magical Britain in year of literary milestones

VisitBritain celebrates magical Britain in year of literary milestones

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In the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (26 June) VisitBritain is showcasing what makes Britain a magical destination.

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SEAT brings together 5700 professionals from its international commercial network in the PortAventura Convention Centre

SEAT brings together 5700 professionals from its international commercial network in the PortAventura Convention Centre

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PortAventura Convention Centre hosts SEAT’s training days for the second time, reaching a record number of participants. The brand organised training aimed at the dealership network from more than 50 countries, ready for the launch of the new Ibiza. PortAventura Convention Centre – A total of 5700 sales and after-sales consultants from more than 50 […]

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ICCA releases rankings by participant numbers

ICCA releases rankings by participant numbers

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More, but smaller meetings; Vienna, Seoul and Barcelona top the city charts

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Hotelbeds Group publishes results of industry survey on data analytics taken at MarketHub Asia

Hotelbeds Group publishes results of industry survey on data analytics taken at MarketHub Asia

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Data analytics survey launched at the recent Hotelbeds MarketHub Asia event in Bangkok surveyed 250 plus participants and over 30 nationalities. Almost 90% of APAC travel companies will increase data analytics budget next year – and over half expect 30% plus increase in revenues from data analytics boost. Lack of skilled people and lack of […]

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Hotelbeds Group completes deal for Tourico Holidays

Hotelbeds Group completes deal for Tourico Holidays

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  Following closure of customary regulatory and legal procedures, Tourico Holidays is now officially part of Hotelbeds Group. From today Tourico Holidays will become a business unit within Hotelbeds Group while the integration progresses. Strategic plan in development for combining both businesses in a phased approach.  Palma, June 8th , 2017 – Hotelbeds Group, a […]

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Hotelbeds Group continues to strengthen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) offering with TrekkSoft partnership to power real-time bookings

Hotelbeds Group continues to strengthen Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) offering with TrekkSoft partnership to power real-time bookings

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TrekkSoft´s technology will be integrated into Hotelbeds Group´s platform to benefit both suppliers and clients via increased upselling opportunities. Increase in TAB´s portfolio by over 2,000 activities – to reach more than 14,000 activities globally. Partnership forms part of Hotelbeds Group´s strategy to triple sales for its Transfer & Activity Bank over coming years. Palma […]

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

IMEX powers out of Frankfurt and into registrations for IMEX America

IMEX powers out of Frankfurt and into registrations for IMEX America

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Hot on the heels of a big success with the 15th edition of IMEX in Frankfurt last month, global and US event industry professionals are now being invited to register for IMEX America 2017 in Las Vegas this fall. With ‘boost business’, ‘increase knowledge’ and ‘expand network’ often featuring at the top of many planners’ […]

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The Meetings Show set to deliver on industry needs with new features for 2017

The Meetings Show set to deliver on industry needs with new features for 2017

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The Meetings Show is set to deliver a week of business opportunities, education and networking when it opens for the fifth time tomorrow.

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Barbican and Searcys in partnership with The Meetings Show to host Association leaders from across Europe

Barbican and Searcys in partnership with The Meetings Show to host Association leaders from across Europe

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World-leading arts and events venue, the Barbican, will host The Association Meetings Conference alongside creative hospitality partner Searcys.

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Sadler’s Wells hosts TEDxLondon 2017 

Sadler’s Wells hosts TEDxLondon 2017 

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Sadler’s Wells played host for the first time to TEDxLondon 2017 on Sunday 4th June. The event, attended by 1,400 guests, focused on the theme of confidence. 

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Helping to save the world – majority of meetings planners are now putting more sustainability practices into action

Helping to save the world – majority of meetings planners are now putting more sustainability practices into action

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New research by IMEX Group highlights rise of positive action within the meetings and events industry • Sustainability survey • Supporting World Environment Day • New IMEX Waste Watcher programme • New IMEX-GMIC Green Award • IMEX America APEX/ASTM score • United Nations Year of Sustainable Tourism • ‘Analogue moments in a digital world’ • […]

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Networking at the heart of The Meetings Show

Networking at the heart of The Meetings Show

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Once again, the opportunity to meet new people and rediscover old acquaintances will sit at the heart of The Meetings Show.  Spread across the whole week, the networking programme includes a host of official Show, partner and exhibitor events.

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TECH

Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event

Hotelbeds confirms Mexico as top five destination at MarketHub Americas 2017 event

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  Mexico fifth most popular destination for clients of Hotelbeds globally. Top Mexico destination for clients of Hotelbeds is Riviera Maya, host destination for 8th edition of MarketHub Americas by Hotelbeds event. MarketHub Americas gathers hundreds of tour operators and OTAs from across North, Central and South Americas. Palma de Mallorca, 5th May 2017 – […]

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Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

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  o  ´Powered by data. Driven by people´ theme for Hotelbeds’ MarketHub Americas event. o  Top five questions to ask your technology provider about data analytics outlined by Hotelbeds Group´s CIO. o  Polling of over 500 attendees on data analytics trends reveals that 64% will increase investment significantly in data and analytics over the next […]

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Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

Plan, explore and network: The ITB App offers many new features

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New interactive features to plan the ITB visit efficiently and gain new business contacts – The ITB App is free of charge and available now for download on App Store and Google Play.

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Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

Chinese tech start-up seeks global exposure with WTM Portfolio

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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

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  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

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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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CONFERENCES

Central Hall Westminster chosen to host 11th BNC Event Show

Central Hall Westminster chosen to host 11th BNC Event Show

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Central Hall Westminster today announces that it has been chosen to host the 11th summer BNC Event Show on Wednesday 12th July.

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Defence & Security Conference Prague

Defence & Security Conference Prague

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European Vision. European Responsibility.

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Australia to host the “Davos” of women’s events in 2018

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TOKYO: The CEO of Business Events Sydney (BESydney), Lyn Lewis-Smith, announced that Sydney will host the 2018 Global Summit of Women.

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The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

The Philippines will host the 6th UNWTO Conference on Tourism Statistics

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Policy leaders, statisticians, academicians and private sector will convene in Manila, The Philippines, next June 2017 (21-24), to discuss new methodologies to measure the full impacts of tourism. The 6th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Conference on Statistics, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, will […]

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ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016

ICCA announces all-time record number of association meetings in 2016

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The number of international association meetings continues to double every ten years. Paris reclaims the top spot in the 2016 city ranking.

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The heart continues to beat for Vienna

The heart continues to beat for Vienna

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Heart Failure 2018, the annual congress of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology will take place in Vienna, Austria, from May 26 – 29, 2018 at the Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center. More than 5.000 participants from approximately 100 countries will attend the meeting.

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TRENDS

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy

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Greece 21.8% ahead, Indonesia 17.4% ahead, Russia 16.7% ahead and Portugal 14.8% ahead

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Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

Mapped: The World’s Dependency on the Travel Industry

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Globalization and the growing trend of traveling have increased the number of people traveling to foreign countries each year. This growing trend has brought with it increased GDP growth due to tourism spending. While some countries receive more visitors than others, not all countries rely on their tourism industries to the same extent. Take a […]

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Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

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Dubai Government outlines plans to combine Dubai’s rich cultural and latest attractions to build on Q1 2017 visitor numbers of 4.57 million – travel technology to play major role

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ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

ForwardKeys shared damaging travel data with the White House prior to the second travel ban

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ForwardKeys, which monitors future travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions each day shared its latest analysis of the negative impacts of the travel ban on the US travel industry with the White House prior to the new ban coming in to force.

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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

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More visitors – despite security concerns

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Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

Christmas travel forecast from ForwardKeys

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US will be the top destination, Dubai the busiest airport

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DESTINATIONS

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

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

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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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Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

Greece A La Carte 2017, by Cosmorama

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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

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Μazi Τravel & Εvents is a receptive agency, specializing in Greece and Cyprus. Inviting and rich experience of 27 years, combined with a perfect knowledge of the tastes and specifics of customers, allow Mazi Travel & Events to consider themselves 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

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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

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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.

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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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More News

Σταθερά Πρώτη η AEGEAN στην προτίμηση του παγκόσμιου επιβατικού κοινού για την ποιότητα των υπηρεσιών της

Σταθερά Πρώτη η AEGEAN στην προτίμηση του παγκόσμιου επιβατικού κοινού για την ποιότητα των υπηρεσιών της

| June 22, 2017
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Για έβδομη συνεχή χρονιά και όγδοη φορά τα τελευταία εννέα χρόνια ανακηρύσσεται ως η καλύτερη περιφερειακή αεροπορική εταιρία στην Ευρώπη για το 2017, από τα  Skytrax World Airline Awards, τα Όσκαρ του κλάδου των αερομεταφορών

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Η Ιωάννα Δρέττα αναλαμβάνει καθήκοντα Γενικής Διευθύντριας και Διευθύνουσας Συμβούλου στη Marketing Greece

| June 20, 2017
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Το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο της Marketing Greece ανακοινώνει την τοποθέτηση της κας Ιωάννας Δρέττα στη θέση της Γενικής Διευθύντριας και Διευθύνουσας Συμβούλου της εταιρείας.

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Ramada Hotel Brand Comes to Alexandroupolis – Greece

Ramada Hotel Brand Comes to Alexandroupolis – Greece

| June 15, 2017
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Ramada Plaza Thraki to open on 30 June 2017

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Δωρεά Cactus Hotels στο Σωματείο “Φίλοι Παιδόπολης Νεάπολης”

Δωρεά Cactus Hotels στο Σωματείο “Φίλοι Παιδόπολης Νεάπολης”

| June 9, 2017
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Σε δωρεά ειδών απαραίτητων για την διαβίωση των παιδιών προχώρησε πριν λίγες ημέρες η επιχείρηση Θεόφιλος Χαλκιαδάκης Α.Ε. Cactus Hotels, ιδιοκτησίας κ. Νίκου Χαλκιαδάκη.

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Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

Hong Kong leads winners at World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony

| June 8, 2017
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Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2017 in China.

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Στην Ελλάδα το 2018 το μεγαλύτερο συνέδριο των Αμερικανών Τουριστικών Πρακτόρων Destination Expo

Στην Ελλάδα το 2018 το μεγαλύτερο συνέδριο των Αμερικανών Τουριστικών Πρακτόρων Destination Expo

| June 6, 2017
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Η Υπουργός Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά συναντήθηκε με τον Αντιπρόεδρο  του Συνδέσμου των Αμερικανών Ταξιδιωτικών  Πρακτόρων, ASTΑ, κ. Robert Duglin, στο πλαίσιο της επίσκεψής της στη Νέα Υόρκη.

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Πρεσβευτές του ελληνικού τουρισμού ο Γιάννης και ο Θανάσης Αντετοκούνμπο

Πρεσβευτές του ελληνικού τουρισμού ο Γιάννης και ο Θανάσης Αντετοκούνμπο

| June 6, 2017
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Η Υπουργός Τουρισμού κα Έλενα Κουντουρά παρευρέθηκε στη Νέα Υόρκη  στις εορταστικές εκδηλώσεις για τον Αθλητισμό και τον Ελληνισμό που διοργάνωσε ο CosmosFM για τα 30 χρόνια λειτουργίας του και που συνδέθηκαν  με την 30η επέτειο από την κατάκτηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Πρωταθλήματος Μπάσκετ το 1987. Η Υπουργός συναντήθηκε και συζήτησε με τον Γιάννη και το Θανάση […]

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Η Alitrip στην Ελλάδα: Ο κοινός στόχος του 1.000.000 Κινέζων τουριστών ετησίως είναι εφικτός

Η Alitrip στην Ελλάδα: Ο κοινός στόχος του 1.000.000 Κινέζων τουριστών ετησίως είναι εφικτός

| May 24, 2017
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Το Επαγγελματικό Επιμελητήριο Αθηνών, σε συνεργασία με το Εμπορικό και Βιομηχανικό Επιμελητήριο Αθηνών, διοργανώνουν την Παρασκευή 26 Μαΐου 2017 και ώρα 14:40 εκδήλωση με τίτλο: «Η ALITRIP ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ: ΕΝΙΣΧΥΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΟΝ ΕΙΣΕΡΧΟΜΕΝΟ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟ ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΚΙΝΑ ΣΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ».

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Sweden Lists Entire Country on Airbnb

Sweden Lists Entire Country on Airbnb

| May 24, 2017
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From the southernmost Smygehuk headland to the wilderness around the Three-Country Cairn in the north, through freedom to roam, the entire country of Sweden is included in your booking.

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Τέσσερις στρατηγικοί στόχοι στον τουρισμό για τον πρόεδρο του ΣΕΤΕ

Τέσσερις στρατηγικοί στόχοι στον τουρισμό για τον πρόεδρο του ΣΕΤΕ

| May 19, 2017
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Ο κ. Γιάννης Ρέτσος, μέχρι σήμερα πρόεδρος της Πανελλήνιας Ομοσπονδίας Ξενοδόχων (ΠΟΞ), αναδείχθηκε νέος πρόεδρος του Συνδέσμου Ελληνικών Τουριστικών Επιχειρήσεων (ΣΕΤΕ), στη γενική συνέλευση του Συνδέσμου, διαδεχόμενος τον επί χρόνια προέδρο κ. Ανδρέα Ανδρεάδη.

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Hotelbeds Group chooses Bangkok for first MarketHub Asia event

Hotelbeds Group chooses Bangkok for first MarketHub Asia event

| May 19, 2017
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Thailand most popular Asian destination for Hotelbeds with 21% increase in bookings year-to-date – and Bangkok most popular Asian city.[1] Powered by data, driven by people theme for MarketHub Asia event will explore fast-evolving landscape of travel data – and how travel companies can navigate this to boost growth. First ever MarketHub Asia event includes […]

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