NEWS

Luxury Munich hotel to the stars to target UAE visitors

Luxury Munich hotel to the stars to target UAE visitors

The GCC luxury travel market favourite, the Bayerischer Hof Hotel, in association with Munich Airport, is targeting strong visitor numbers as Germany prepares to welcome 3.6 million Gulf tourists by 2030, an increase of over 200%

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Wyndham Hotel Group to expand its presence in Greece – 4 new Hotels till 2018

Wyndham Hotel Group to expand its presence in Greece – 4 new Hotels till 2018

Athens – Wyndham Hotel Group and Zeus International will collaborate in developing 20 hotels over the next years in Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania. Wyndham Hotel Group and Zeus International initially partnered on development of Wyndham Grand Athens, which opened in December 2016, and is the first hotel under any of Wyndham Hotel Group’s 18 […]

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India remains top source market as GCC countries prepare to entice visitors at Arabian Travel Market 2017

India remains top source market as GCC countries prepare to entice visitors at Arabian Travel Market 2017

  Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India last year, up 12.5% Indian visitors to Abu Dhabi up by 15% in 2016 Oman has seen a 60% increase in arrivals from India over the last five years Major tourism hotspots in the GCC are experiencing a surge in Indian visitors as the region prepares to […]

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Historic partnership between Hotelbeds Group and IHG to boost business globally 

Historic partnership between Hotelbeds Group and IHG to boost business globally 

Both companies will intensify relations to reach record-breaking results for this year Unprecedented access to the chain’s full network of over 5,000 hotels in 100-plus countries 

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Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

Tourism and economic growth under the spotlight at UNWTO & Arabian Travel Market Ministerial Forum 2017

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are expected to welcome 195 million international tourists by 2030. Between 25 million and 50 million new jobs will be required in the region over the next decade. Over 20 Ministers and industry leaders will gather at the Ministerial Forum to discuss how tourism can play a role […]

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Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

Hilton Hotels & Resorts to open hotel in view of the Eiffel Tower

CANNES, France, March 15, 2017/ — Hilton (NYSE: HLT) (www.Hilton.com) has announced that its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand will add a second property in central Paris, Hilton Paris Eiffel Tower. 

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

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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Artificial, intelligent and highly topical

ITB Berlin Convention turns the spotlight on one of the year’s most fascinating technological subjects – Live demonstration of service robot “Pepper” – Discussions about the opportunities offered by chatbots and virtual assistants and their impact on the international travel industry

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Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service

Successful trials lead IMEX in Frankfurt to fully-fledged roll out of Zenvoy networking service

Continuing its drive to enable buyers and exhibitors to make the most of networking opportunities, IMEX in Frankfurt has partnered with networking specialists Zenvoy to make it easier for attendees to meet even more like-minded people at the show.

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New, bigger and more colourful: LGBT tourism at ITB Berlin

New, bigger and more colourful: LGBT tourism at ITB Berlin

New Presentation Corner featuring the latest LGBT products from around the world – lectures on unusual LGBT destinations and a transgender campaign – at the weekend the reigning Mr. Gay Germany will be on stage live

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Prague Welcomed the Largest Number of Events Over the Past Decade

Prague Welcomed the Largest Number of Events Over the Past Decade

Prague – According to the Czech Statistical Office data, Prague welcomed 4,426 conferences in the collective accommodation establishments in 2016 which is one-third of all events held in the Czech Republic.

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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

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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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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TRENDS

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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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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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

Σημαντική βράβευση του Creta Maris Beach Resort από τους επισκέπτες του και το TEZ Tour!

Σημαντική βράβευση του Creta Maris Beach Resort από τους επισκέπτες του και το TEZ Tour!

| March 29, 2017

TEZ Worldberry 2016: “Best Overall Customer Satisfaction 5* Hotels Crete” & “Best Hotel-Partner of TEZ TOUR”

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Ο Τουρισμός αποτελεί την μεγάλη ελπίδα μας για το μέλλον

Ο Τουρισμός αποτελεί την μεγάλη ελπίδα μας για το μέλλον

| March 28, 2017

Θεσσαλονίκη, 28.03.17 – Τα πέντε διμερή Επιμελητήρια, το Ελληνο-Αμερικανικό, Ελληνο-Βρετανικό, Ελληνο-Γαλλικό, Ελληνο-Γερμανικό και το Ελληνο-Ιταλικό Επιμελητήριο Θεσσαλονίκης, διοργάνωσαν με μεγάλη επιτυχία το 2ο Συνέδριο Τουρισμού, με θέμα: “Τουρισμός Υψηλής Προστιθέμενης Αξίας”.

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Απονομή του 4ου ALBA Business unusual Award στον κ. Θεόδωρο Βασιλάκη

Απονομή του 4ου ALBA Business unusual Award στον κ. Θεόδωρο Βασιλάκη

| March 28, 2017

To 4o Business unusual Award απονεμήθηκε από το ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece στον κ. Θεόδωρο Βασιλάκη, την Τρίτη 21 Μαρτίου, σε τελετή που έλαβε χώρα στο Ξενοδοχείο Μεγάλη Βρεταννία. Στην εκδήλωση παρευρέθηκαν πάνω από 290 εξέχουσες προσωπικότητες της επιχειρηματικής κοινότητας, στελέχη επιχειρήσεων, πολιτικοί, και ακαδημαϊκοί.

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Непростое лето Греции и Кипра – мест хватит не всем

Непростое лето Греции и Кипра – мест хватит не всем

| March 27, 2017

Ранее бронирование Греции и Кипра бьет все рекорды, в ряде компаний отметили, что спрос увеличился в разы. В прошлом году туристы столкнулись с нехваткой мест в самых популярных отелях, а в этом году, по словам туроператоров, этого тоже не избежать – спрос серьезно превышает предложение.

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2η Πλεύση Αγάπης

2η Πλεύση Αγάπης

| March 24, 2017

Φέτος για δεύτερη χρονιά ανοίγουμε πανιά και αγωνιζόμαστε για καλό σκοπό. Προσφέρουμε με τη συμμετοχή μας σε οικογένειες με παιδιά που έχουν ανάγκη. Φέτος η “Πλεύση Αγάπης/Sail for Love” συνδιοργανώνεται από την εταιρεία Alpha Victory και το περιοδικό Skipper ONDECK.

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Νέα συνεργασία του Liostasi Hotel & Suites της Ίου με τον κορυφαίο σεφ Λευτέρη Λαζάρου

Νέα συνεργασία του Liostasi Hotel & Suites της Ίου με τον κορυφαίο σεφ Λευτέρη Λαζάρου

| March 16, 2017

  Με ριζικά αναβαθμισμένη κουζίνα υποδέχεται το Liostasi Hotel & Suites τη νέα τουριστική περίοδο, καθώς το κορυφαίο Boutique Hotel της Ίου ανακοίνωσε τη συνεργασία του με τον πολυβραβευμένο Έλληνα σεφ κ. Λευτέρη Λαζάρου.

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2ο Συνέδριο Τουρισμού – Τουρισμός Υψηλής Προστιθέμενης Αξίας

2ο Συνέδριο Τουρισμού – Τουρισμός Υψηλής Προστιθέμενης Αξίας

| March 16, 2017

Θεσσαλονίκη, 16.03.17 – Τα πέντε διμερή Επιμελητήρια, το Ελληνο-Αμερικανικό, Ελληνο-Βρετανικό, Ελληνο-Γαλλικό, Ελληνο-Γερμανικό και το Ελληνο-Ιταλικό Επιμελητήριο Θεσσαλονίκης, διοργανώνουν το 2ο Συνέδριο Τουρισμού, στις 27 Μαρτίου στη Θεσσαλονίκη, στο συνεδριακό κέντρο “Ιωάννης Βελλίδης” αίθουσά “Αλέξανδρος” με θέμα:

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The human touch and industry disruptors discussed at ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter 2017 Annual Debate

The human touch and industry disruptors discussed at ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter 2017 Annual Debate

| March 16, 2017

The ‘human touch’ emerged as an invaluable element when dealing with industry disruptors at the annual ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter Debate which took place last week at Manchester Central.

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GES Adds Leading Visitor Engagement Technology with Acquisition of Poken

GES Adds Leading Visitor Engagement Technology with Acquisition of Poken

| March 16, 2017

Poken’s extensive event measurement and visitor engagement capabilities perfectly complement GES’ core live event services and technologies

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UK stars promote Britain in new global magazine

UK stars promote Britain in new global magazine

| March 16, 2017

Opera singer Katherine Jenkins and actor Charlie Hunnam are among the stars helping to promote Britain to the world in VisitBritain’s new international ‘Imagination’ magazine.

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Στα ύψη το τουριστικό ρεύμα της Ρωσίας προς Ελλάδα

Στα ύψη το τουριστικό ρεύμα της Ρωσίας προς Ελλάδα

| March 16, 2017

Περισσότεροι Ρώσοι «ψηφίζουν» φέτος Ελλάδα για διακοπές και σπεύδουν να κάνουν έγκαιρα κρατήσεις καταλυμάτων για την ερχόμενη θερινή περίοδο, διπλασιάζοντας τον αριθμό των προκρατήσεων κατά τους πρώτους μήνες του έτους.

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