NEWS

Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

Hotelbeds empowers customers with data analytics focus at MarketHub Americas 2017

  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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80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

80% of Expo 2020 site will be re-developed in legacy mission

All Expo assets and infrastructure to remain operational Siemens AG to re-locate global headquarters to Expo site Expo 2020 Dubai, the first mega-event to be hosted in the region, will lay the foundations for a diversified and sustainable tourism industry through a series of initiatives designed to support the UAE’s plans for diversification to a […]

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Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Tourism key for economic growth and diversification in the MENA region

Moderated by CNN Becky Anderson, the UNWTO/ATM Ministerial Forum concluded that the main priorities for the region include human resources development, public/private sector cooperation, connectivity, technology and sustainability. Issues on discussion included the development of domestic tourism by engaging repeat travellers, the support to innovation and entrepreneurship, the need to improve the quality and ‘perception’ […]

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GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

GTA to join Hotelbeds Group

  o       Hotelbeds Group and GTA combine forces to drive distribution excellence in the B2B travel wholesaler and retail space. o       Deal brings together companies with complementary operations and geographic footprints. o       Significant presence of GTA in fast growing Asia-Pacific and Middle East markets closely aligns with Hotelbeds Group´s growth strategy.

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Dubai to welcome largest Arabian Travel Market yet

Dubai to welcome largest Arabian Travel Market yet

Middle East’s largest travel trade event will feature 2,600 exhibitors, 65 national pavilions, over 35 seminar and technology theatre sessions and anticipates 30,000 trade visitors

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Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

Chinese tourists spent 12% more in travelling abroad in 2016

2016 results on expenditure from major outbound markets reflect increasing demand for international tourism across the world, as reported in the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. With a 12% increase in spending, China continued to lead international outbound tourism, followed by the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom and France as top five spenders.

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 sees long-term resilience and quiet confidence reflected  back from the marketplace

IMEX in Frankfurt 2017 sees long-term resilience and quiet confidence reflected  back from the marketplace

“As we head towards the final countdown for IMEX in Frankfurt, there’s a quietly confident attitude radiating throughout the meetings and events sector. Although the first quarter of this year has been marked by some extraordinary and unsettling events around the globe, IMEX 2017 will be a reflection of an international market that’s extremely resilient, […]

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Sun Aqua Vilu Reef to host World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

Sun Aqua Vilu Reef to host World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony

London, 20 April 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) has revealed that the five-star Sun Aqua Vilu Reef will host its prestigious Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2017 on the 8th July.

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Prague Congress Ambassadors Won Prestigious Awards

Prague Congress Ambassadors Won Prestigious Awards

18th April, 2017, Prague – Prague Convention Bureau, already for the eighth time, awarded the Congress Ambassadors for their contribution in the field of Prague congress tourism. Ambassador Awards Evening ceremonial presentation, a part of the Prague Convention Bureau’s Ambassador Program, took place on the premises of the Residence of the Mayor of Prague on 13th April. The event was held […]

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WTM Latin America 2017 opens with a 23% increase in visitors

WTM Latin America 2017 opens with a 23% increase in visitors

 The 5th edition of WTM Latin America & 47th Braztoa Business Event started with 23% more visitors on the first day in São Paulo, Brazil

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Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt

Far from business as usual: revamped education programme offers innovation and inspiration for planners at IMEX in Frankfurt

“We don’t believe in ‘business as usual’ – and are always seeking engaging and effective ways to further our industry,” explains Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group.

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Visitor registration opens for The Meetings Show 2017

Visitor registration opens for The Meetings Show 2017

Visitor registration for The Meetings Show has opened at www.themeetingsshow.com/visit2017

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TECH

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

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

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

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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CONFERENCES

Lausanne to Host One of Switzerland’s Largest Conferences

Lausanne to Host One of Switzerland’s Largest Conferences

Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau today announces that SGAIM (Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine) will be holding one of the largest Swiss conferences during 2017 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, 3-5th May 2017.

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Elysia International Yoga & Wellness Convention 2017 – Amorgos – Greece

Elysia International Yoga & Wellness Convention 2017 – Amorgos – Greece

ELYSIA 2017, The 1st International Yoga Convention in Greece, took place from the 5th to the 11th of April, 2017, on the island of Amorgos. It was organized by 5* Aegialis Hotel & Spa in Aegiali. Around 100 participants from 22 countries from around the globe, enjoyed not only the workshops and presentations from 22 […]

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World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 to be hosted in Dubai

World Congress of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Health 2018 to be hosted in Dubai

The event will bring together specialists and experts in the field from around the world to build innovative solutions

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AMPELOS 2017 Symposium, in Santorini

AMPELOS 2017 Symposium, in Santorini

The 4th International Symposium Ampelos 2017 focused on the “Mediterranean Vineyards and Climate Change” will be held in Santorini Island, at the Petros M. Nomikos Conference Center, 12-14 May 2017.

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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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TRENDS

Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

Middle East experiential travel is now ‘The Real Deal’

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

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

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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DESTINATIONS

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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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, 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

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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More News

Δυναμική παρουσία της Ελλάδας στην Έκθεση ΑΤΜ στο Ντουμπάι  

Δυναμική παρουσία της Ελλάδας στην Έκθεση ΑΤΜ στο Ντουμπάι  

| April 25, 2017

Η ενίσχυση του τουρισμού από τα ΗΑΕ στο επίκεντρο των συναντήσεων της Υπουργού Τουρισμού Έλενας Κουντουρά με κυβερνητικούς και τουριστικούς παράγοντες

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Δήμος Αθηναίων και AEGEAN, μαζί για την Αθήνα 

Δήμος Αθηναίων και AEGEAN, μαζί για την Αθήνα 

| April 20, 2017

Μία σταθερή και μακροχρόνια συνεργασία που αναδεικνύει το πολύπλευρο τουριστικό προϊόν της Αθήνας  Δέσμευση της AEGEAN για τη συνεχή τροφοδότηση της τουριστικής ανάπτυξης της Αθήνας και της χώρας συνολικά Τα ελπιδοφόρα στοιχεία για τη δυναμική που αναπτύσσει η τουριστική κίνηση της Αθήνας την τελευταία τετραετία, καθώς και τις κοινές πρωτοβουλίες του Δήμου Αθηναίων και της […]

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Το Sani Resort και η Volvo ανακοινώνουν τη συνεργασία τους με ένα καινοτόμο concept 5* αστέρων για το Sani Dunes

Το Sani Resort και η Volvo ανακοινώνουν τη συνεργασία τους με ένα καινοτόμο concept 5* αστέρων για το Sani Dunes

| April 20, 2017

Το Sani Resort και η Volvo είχαν την ωραιότερη ιδέα: να σας γνωρίσουν τη Χαλκιδική με μια “premium εμπειρία” μέσα σ’ ένα Volvo S90, το νέο μεγάλο σεντάν της σουηδικής μάρκας. Έτσι, οι φιλοξενούμενοι του Sani Dunes θα ζήσουν μια συναρπαστική περιήγηση στη χερσόνησο της Κασσάνδρας, με επαγγελματία οδηγό και την κορυφαία πολυτέλεια που προσφέρει […]

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Πρέσβειρα των Ποδηλατικών Ξενοδοχείων, Bike Friendly Hotels, η Τίτη Βελοπούλου

Πρέσβειρα των Ποδηλατικών Ξενοδοχείων, Bike Friendly Hotels, η Τίτη Βελοπούλου

| April 19, 2017

ΑΘΗΝΑ, 19/4/2017 – Με στόχο την ανάδειξη του ποδηλατικού τουρισμού, η διαχειρίστρια εταιρία ΝΑΤΤΟΥΡ του σήματος «Bike Friendly Hotel», ανέδειξε την γνωστή δημοσιογράφο και ποδηλάτη Τίτη Βελοπούλου σε πρέσβειρα των Ποδηλατικών Ξενοδοχείων.

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AEGEAN: 17 % αύξηση στους επιβάτες προορισμών εξωτερικού

| April 19, 2017

Επιβατική Κίνηση Πρώτου Τριμήνου 2017 17 % αύξηση στους επιβάτες προορισμών εξωτερικού Συνολική επιβατική κίνηση 2,1 εκ. επιβάτες Σημαντικά αυξημένες πληρότητες πτήσεων

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WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 to Focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

WTM Responsible Tourism Awards 2017 to Focus on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

| April 19, 2017

To celebrate 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, World Travel Market London is focusing World Responsible Tourism Day – including the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards – on the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

2017 Sustainable Travel Intentions, Goals and Considerations

| April 19, 2017

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 19 April 2017 – To celebrate Earth Day on 22 April, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has released findings from its global Sustainable Travel Report[i]. In a year that the United Nation’s has designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for […]

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Ryanair Unveils 2017/18 “Always Getting Better” Plan – Connecting flights on Ryanair’s network

Ryanair Unveils 2017/18 “Always Getting Better” Plan – Connecting flights on Ryanair’s network

| April 6, 2017

Ryanair, today (6 Apr) unveiled its 2017/18 customer experience improvement plan which forms Year 4 of its “Always Getting Better” (AGB) programme, including service, digital, ancillary and inflight developments.

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

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

| April 6, 2017

Ξεκίνησε σήμερα 6 Απριλίου 2017 στην Αιγιάλη της Αμοργού, το 1o Διεθνές Συνέδριο Γιόγκα «Ελύσια» με την πρωτοβουλία του ξενοδοχείου Aegialis Hotel & Spa, και σε συνεργασία με το Πολιτιστικό Σύλλογο Γυναικών Θολαρίων Αμοργού. Στην συνάντηση αυτή συμμετέχουν περίπου 100 σύνεδροι από όλον τον κόσμο ( Μ.Βρετανία, Σκανδιναβία, Ισλανδία, Ρωσία, Ιταλία, Γαλλία, Ν.Αφρική, Ελλάδα κ.α) Η […]

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Η Emirates παρουσιάζει την υπηρεσία δανεισμού laptop και tablet για επιβάτες της Πρώτης και της Business Θέσης που πετούν προς τις ΗΠΑ

Η Emirates παρουσιάζει την υπηρεσία δανεισμού laptop και tablet για επιβάτες της Πρώτης και της Business Θέσης που πετούν προς τις ΗΠΑ

| April 6, 2017

Η Emirates παρουσίασε μια νέα υπηρεσία προκειμένου να διευκολύνει τους επιβάτες της σχετικά με τις συνέπειες που προκύπτουν από την πρόσφατη απαγόρευση των ηλεκτρονικών συσκευών στις πτήσεις με προορισμό τις ΗΠΑ.

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Hotelbeds Group announces Riviera Maya as host destination for 8th edition of Hotelbeds´ MarketHub Americas

Hotelbeds Group announces Riviera Maya as host destination for 8th edition of Hotelbeds´ MarketHub Americas

| April 6, 2017

Powered by data, driven by people theme will explore fast-evolving landscape of travel data – and how travel companies can use this to boost growth. Extensive programme of guest speakers, including retired NASA astronaut Jon McBride. Event gathers several hundred tour operator and OTA attendees from across North, Central and Latin America.  

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