NEWS

Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

Sustainability in tourism on the international agenda

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The United Nations has proclaimed 2017 the ‘International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development’. Under the aegis of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the declared aim is to strengthen awareness for tourism activities that contribute to sustainable development. At the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show® In March 2017, ITB Berlin, which for many […]

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Responsible Business Events top of the agenda in Copenhagen

Responsible Business Events top of the agenda in Copenhagen

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A CSR-strategy implemented and brought to life in events, is a rare phenomenon. The new Responsible Business Events conference in Copenhagen aims to equip meeting planners with tools and strategic know-how on how to think and act sustainable, October 30th, back-to-back with the prestigious Sustainable Brands conference.

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Increasing security concerns present challenges and opportunities for travel managers

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Business travellers remain concerned about safety Organisations must ramp up emergency planning efforts Alexandria, Va. (1 August 2017) — With global travel facing an ever-growing number of security threats, corporate travel buyers are dealing with an increasing number of traveller concerns, and struggling to adopt the tools necessary to address them. But according to new research […]

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OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

OECD includes UNWTO in the list of Development Assistance Organizations

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The OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), representing thirty of the main donor countries, has included the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the List of ODA- eligible International Organizations.

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HERE Technologies is new VOK DAMS client

HERE Technologies is new VOK DAMS client

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HERE Technologies have contracted the international event specialists of VOK DAMS, agency for events and live-marketing to accelerate and streamline their events and exhibitions around the globe.

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Η Lufthansa επεκτείνει το Ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο των πτήσεων της τον φετινό χειμώνα

Η Lufthansa επεκτείνει το Ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο των πτήσεων της τον φετινό χειμώνα

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Επτά νέοι χειμερινοί προορισμοί από τη Φρανκφούρτη και το Μόναχο

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EVENTS AND MEETINGS

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The meetings industry has a critical role to play in addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with urbanisation and urban transition Report from IMEX Politicians Forum 2017 now available to download “How can the meetings and events industry most effectively contribute to the development of regions and cities in a world environment where globalisation, urbanisation […]

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Oinoxenia 2017: a multiday cultural and gastronomic journey

Oinoxenia 2017: a multiday cultural and gastronomic journey

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Every year, during the second half of August, DH.K.EP.A designs and organizes a unique event. OINOXENIA is an innovative custom, a multiday cultural and gastronomic journey to the landscapes and flavors of Aigialeia, to the rich wine culture, to the culture and hospitality of the region, with many sophisticated events and gastronomic happenings. DH.K.EP.A is […]

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Wine Festival Great Days of Nemea 2017

Wine Festival Great Days of Nemea 2017

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If wine “gladdens your heart”, then the grape harvest in Nemea will sweep you off your feet. Nemea is the biggest vineyard of the Balkan Peninsula and it has a long wine making tradition since antiquity. According to the myth, Flias, the son of god Dionysus, cultivated the first grapevine here and produced the first […]

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Manolis Mitsias concert on August Full Moon at Acropolis Museum

Manolis Mitsias concert on August Full Moon at Acropolis Museum

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On Monday 7 August 2017, at 9 p.m., the Acropolis Museum invites its visitors to a music concert by the well-known musician and singer Manolis Mitsias and his band.

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Serifos Sunset Race: a Unique Experience on the weekend 2/3 September

Serifos Sunset Race: a Unique Experience on the weekend 2/3 September

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On the weekend 2/3 of September 2017, Serifos Sunset Race will take place for the 5th consecutive year in the island of Serifos with running races of 5, 10 and 20km, swimming races 1.000 and 3.000m, but also running and swimming races of shorter distances for kids.

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Enjoy a business boost, fresh thinking and new contacts at IMEX America 2017

Enjoy a business boost, fresh thinking and new contacts at IMEX America 2017

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“This is the one show a year that’s on my must-do list. It’s a no-brainer – I invest a few days and from that I gain relationships, new ideas and inspiration to take me through the next year!” Michael Morris, TriMega.

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TECH

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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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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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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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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CONFERENCES

15th Amorgos Convention of Culture & Tourism – “YPERIA 2017”

15th Amorgos Convention of Culture & Tourism – “YPERIA 2017”

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The Cultural Association of Tholaria – Amorgos and Aegialis Hotel & Spa are pleased to invite you to the 15th Amorgos Convention of Culture & Tourism – “YPERIA 2017” and 8th Amorgos Film Festival which will be held on the Greek island of Amorgos from the 25th to the 30th of October 2017. 

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Associations World Congress 2018 heads to Antwerp

Associations World Congress 2018 heads to Antwerp

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The Association of Association Executives (AAE) today announces that its next Associations World Congress will be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on 12 – 14 March 2018.

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Valencia, Headquarters of Great Congresses and Meetings in 2017

Valencia, Headquarters of Great Congresses and Meetings in 2017

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In recent years Valencia has positioned itself as a destination for international meetings, rising as the third city in Spain in terms of the number of meetings it hosts. According to the ranking of the International Association of Congresses and Conventions (ICCA), 38 international congresses are held annually, compared to 10 that used to take place two decades ago.

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Associations UK Congress 2017 heads north to Manchester Central

Associations UK Congress 2017 heads north to Manchester Central

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The Association of Association Executives (AAE) has today revealed the venue for its annual Associations UK Congress, which will be held on December 14th and 15th 2017 at Manchester Central.

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International Veterinary Dermatology Congress Chooses Lausanne to Celebrate 29th Year

International Veterinary Dermatology Congress Chooses Lausanne to Celebrate 29th Year

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Lausanne Tourism & Convention Bureau announced that the European Society and College of Veterinary Dermatology (ESVD-ECVD) will be holding its 29th annual congress at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, 7th-9th September 2017.

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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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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

Οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις από όλο τον κόσμο συνεδριάζουν στη Θεσσαλονίκη για να συζητήσουν βέλτιστες πρακτικές

Οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις από όλο τον κόσμο συνεδριάζουν στη Θεσσαλονίκη για να συζητήσουν βέλτιστες πρακτικές

| August 23, 2017
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Οικογενειακές επιχειρήσεις από την Ελλάδα και όλο τον κόσμο θα φέρει σε επαφή το Συνέδριο που διοργανώνει η Aspen Family Business Group μεταξύ 22 και 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017 στη Θεσσαλονίκη και φέρει τον τίτλο «Χτίζοντας και διατηρώντας την κληρονομιά του Οίκου».

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Η βελτίωση της τουριστικής κίνησης απαιτεί επαγρύπνηση και στρατηγική

Η βελτίωση της τουριστικής κίνησης απαιτεί επαγρύπνηση και στρατηγική

| August 2, 2017
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Η Ένωση Ξενοδόχων Αθηνών Αττικής και Αργοσαρωνικού παρακολουθώντας τις προσεγγίσεις των τελευταίων μηνών περί αύξησης της τουριστικής κίνησης επισημαίνει τα εξής:

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Η βιώσιμη τουριστική ανάπτυξη προτεραιότητα για το Υπουργείο Τουρισμού

Η βιώσιμη τουριστική ανάπτυξη προτεραιότητα για το Υπουργείο Τουρισμού

| August 1, 2017
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 Συναντήσεις στη Βιέννη του Γ.Γ. Τουριστικής Πολιτικής & Ανάπτυξης κ. Γιώργου Τζιάλλα για την ανταλλαγή τεχνογνωσίας μεταξύ Ελλάδας και Αυστρίας

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Το Santo Maris Oia στα World Spa Awards

Το Santo Maris Oia στα World Spa Awards

| July 31, 2017
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Με μακρόχρονη παράδοση στο χώρο της φιλοξενίας ως μέρος του Ομίλου Επιχειρήσεων Μεταξά, το Spa του Santo Maris Oia Luxury Suites & Spa είναι υποψήφιο στην κατηγορία «Greece’s Best Resort Spa 2017» στο πρόγραμμα βραβείων υψηλού κύρους World Spa Awards.

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Senior Reed Manager Sciacca appointed to lead AIME 2018

Senior Reed Manager Sciacca appointed to lead AIME 2018

| July 31, 2017
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Angela Sciacca has been promoted to Project Manager of the Asia-Pacific Incentives and Meeting Expo (AIME), and will be responsible for the overall delivery of the 2018 show.

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HOME – the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion

HOME – the world’s first Fast Displacement with hybrid propulsion

| July 22, 2017
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World’s first Fast Displacement motor yacht equipped with hybrid propulsion was delivered to her Owner in international waters.

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Η Κοινή Συνεδρίαση της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Οργανισμών Δασικών Ερευνών στη Θεσσαλονίκη

| July 20, 2017
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Ως μήνας συνεδρίων ο Σεπτέμβρης θα υποδεχτεί από τις 11 έως τις 15 του μήνα  τη Κοινή Συνεδρίαση της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Οργανισμών Δασικών Ερευνών των ομάδων εργασίας 7.03.05 & 7.03.10 με κεντρικό τίτλο «Δασικά έντομα και παθογόνα σε ένα μεταβαλλόμενο περιβάλλον: Οικολογία, Παρακολούθηση & Γενετική». Η Κοινή Συνεδρίαση (Joint Meeting of IUFRO) θα διεξαχθεί στο Τεχνικό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδας – Τμήμα […]

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AIME announces new initiatives to elevate 2018 program

AIME announces new initiatives to elevate 2018 program

| July 19, 2017
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A new host of features and networking opportunities launched

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International travel industry charity Just a Drop marks 20th year with new website and brand refresh, reflecting the breadth of its projects and the 1.3 million people reached

International travel industry charity Just a Drop marks 20th year with new website and brand refresh, reflecting the breadth of its projects and the 1.3 million people reached

| July 19, 2017
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International travel industry water charity Just a Drop has marked its 20th year with the launch of a new website and a brand refresh, to reflect the breadth and impact of its work, and the 1.3 million people whose lives have been transformed with access to clean water, health and sanitation programmes since the charity launched in 1998.

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ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter heads to Belfast for 2018 debate

ICCA UK and Ireland Chapter heads to Belfast for 2018 debate

| July 19, 2017
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The UK and Ireland Chapter of ICCA (The International Congress and Convention Association) has chosen Belfast as the destination for its next annual chapter debate in 2018. Visit Belfast and Belfast Waterfront won the bid to host the event following a competitive tender, bringing the chapter back to the city for the first time since […]

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ΑEGEAN Travel Rookie

ΑEGEAN Travel Rookie

| July 12, 2017
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Ζήσε το πρώτο σου αεροπορικό ταξίδι Είσαι 18 έως 25 ετών και δεν έχεις ταξιδέψει ποτέ με αεροπλάνο; Ήρθε η ώρα να το κάνεις!

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