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Egencia previews the new Egencia TripNavigator App for iPad at GBTA

- Egencia delivers a delightful new user experience for the iPad with personalised travel shopping, turn-by-turn trip navigation, and trip alerts

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Events and Meetings

Top Team Line-Up For Prudential RideLondon – Surrey Classic

Top Team Line-Up For Prudential RideLondon – Surrey Classic

The 25 teams from around the world that will contest this year’s Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic were announced today(Friday 25 July 2014). The event, part of the Mayor of London’s multi-award winning annual festival of cycling, includes 10 teams currently competing in the Tour de France with squads from a total of 12 nations in the […]

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Recent Articles

IOC announces Yao Ming as Ambassador

| July 28, 2014

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced Yao Ming as the latest Ambassador for this summer’s 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) taking place in Nanjing, China.

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The O2 secures top talent with new commercial services director

The O2 secures top talent with new commercial services director

| July 28, 2014

London landmark venue, The O2, has announced the appointment of Steve Sayer as commercial services director.

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Academic venues make the grade with AIM Silver accreditation

Academic venues make the grade with AIM Silver accreditation

| July 28, 2014

The Foresight Centre, the University of Liverpool’s premier business conference venue, has become the latest academic institute to achieve Accredited in Meetings (AIM) Silver, the only recognised national quality assurance scheme for the UK conference and events industry.

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Star Alliance officially opens new lounge at São Paulo – Guarulhos Airport Terminal 3

| July 28, 2014

São Paulo, Brazil –Star Alliance officially opened its new Lounge at São Paulo –Guarulhos Airport, Terminal 3 .

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PATA Elects New Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

PATA Elects New Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Executive Board

| July 28, 2014

BANGKOK, July 28, 2014 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced the election of W. Scott Supernaw, Tauck, Inc., as Chairman of the Executive Board of PATA. Mr Supernaw replaces Joao Manuel Costa Antunes who has served as Chairman of PATA since April 2012 and will become PATA Immediate Past Chairman.

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TripAdvisor Enters Into Agreement To Acquire Viator

| July 26, 2014

World’s Largest Travel Site to Add Global Leader in Online Bookings for Attractions

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The Ritz-Carlton Wants Savvy Travelers to Share Their Experiences – #RCMemories

| July 26, 2014

Chevy Chase, Md., – July 24, 2014– A picture is worth a thousand words and memories are a beautiful way to hold on to our very best memories. To share “Your Memories” and most inspiring journeys, The Ritz-Carlton invites savvy travelers across the globe to tell your story on RitzCarlton.com – #RCMemories.

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Emirates Opens Dedicated Lounge at Glasgow Airport

Emirates Opens Dedicated Lounge at Glasgow Airport

| July 26, 2014

GLASGOW, UK, 24th July 2014 Emirates is celebrating the start of the Commonwealth Games in style with the official opening of its lounge at Glasgow Airport by the airline’s President Sir Tim Clark.

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Revealed: what tourists buy in Britain

| July 25, 2014

-Kuwaiti visitors have highest propensity to buy clothes or shoes -1 in 3 French buy British food and drink to take home -Scotland more popular than Rest of England for souvenir purchases

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European Cities tackle Indian market

| July 25, 2014

ECM, the European network of city tourist offices and convention bureaux, has just gone through a series of marketing activities in the Indian outbound conference, meetings and incentive market in three different cities last week : Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad.

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Vodafone chooses Feria Valencia once again: Vodafone Move 2014

Vodafone chooses Feria Valencia once again: Vodafone Move 2014

| July 25, 2014

More and more, big companies choose Feria Valencia Convention & Exhibtion Centre to celebrate their conventions, shows and all kinds of events.

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BESydney congratulates Board Member and Ambassadors named in Australia’s Top 100 Engineers 2014 list

| July 25, 2014

Business Events Sydney (BESydney) Board Member and NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’ Kane, as well as BESydney Ambassadors Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte, Dr Marlene Kanga, Dr Adi Paterson and Professor Judy Raper have been named in the prestigious list.

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2015 Romance Travel Forum Heading to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

| July 24, 2014

Specialty Travel Forums, a division of Travel Show Marketing Group (TravelSMG) has announced the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic will be the host of the 2015 Romance Travel Forum, which will take place from May 4 – 8. The Forum, which is entering its second year, caters exclusively to the […]

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15,000 international visitors pick the top 100 places of interest in Germany

15,000 international visitors pick the top 100 places of interest in Germany

| July 24, 2014

Castle Neuschwanstein voted best destination before Europa-park or the Cologne Cathedral

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Germany’s biggest city festival returns to Dresden

| July 24, 2014

Over 550,000 visitors are expected at the biggest annual city festival in Germany – Dresden’s 2014 City Festival.

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Tips for hoteliers : What to do about negative hotel evaluations

Tips for hoteliers : What to do about negative hotel evaluations

| July 24, 2014

Nuremberg, 24. July 2014 – Hotel evaluations on the internet are gaining in importance in the final selection of the travel destination.

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Dubai International passenger numbers up 6.2 per cent during H1

| July 24, 2014

Dubai, UAE – July 24, 2014 – Passenger traffic at Dubai International rose to 34,676,090 during the first half of 2014, up 6.2 per cent from the same period last year despite a runway refurbishment programme that reduced the airport to a one-runway operation and cut flights by over 26 per cent during May and […]

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Ethiopia – tourism key to promote development

Ethiopia – tourism key to promote development

| July 23, 2014

During an official visit to Ethiopia, UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, met with President Mulatu Teshome, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen, and Minister of Culture & Tourism, Amin Abdulkadir, to address the advancement of tourism in Ethiopia and the key role of the sector in the country’s socio-economic development. (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, […]

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