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PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 to Be Held in Auckland, New Zealand

PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 to Be Held in Auckland, New Zealand

BANGKOK, June 10, 2015 — The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the inaugural PATA Global Insights Conference 2015 to be hosted in Auckland, New Zealand on October 16, 2015 at the SKYCITY Grand Hotel. This first time event will explore the key influences that will drive and shape future thinking in terms of […]

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#LGBT #Tourism Expected to Increase by 9% Over Next Three Years Due to Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision #TTOT

#LGBT #Tourism Expected to Increase by 9% Over Next Three Years Due to Supreme Court Marriage Equality Decision #TTOT

| July 2, 2015

7 key LGBT markets likely to add at least $4billion additional tourism income to US economy during next three years The US Supreme Court Decision to legalise gay marriage is set to see the American economy benefit from an influx of 1.3 million LGBT tourists spending USD$4.25 billion over the next three years, reveals analysis […]

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Register Now for WTM 2015

Register Now for WTM 2015

| June 23, 2015

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2015.

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Four in five in Japan complete their international travel booking at least two months in advance: GfK

| June 22, 2015

Top three popular destinations are Taiwan, Hawaii and Korea

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CHAIRMAN OF REED EXHIBITIONS TO RETIRE

CHAIRMAN OF REED EXHIBITIONS TO RETIRE

| June 22, 2015

Mike Rusbridge, Chairman of Reed Exhibitions is to retire at the end of 2015.

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Applications now accepted for the IBTM World Tecnology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award

Applications now accepted for the IBTM World Tecnology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award

| June 19, 2015

www.ibtmworld.com/techwatch   ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com), previously EIBTM, the leading global event for the meeting and events industry, has announced that applications are now open for the Technology and Innovation Watch 2015 Award (previously known as the Technology Watch award).

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World Travel Awards lands in Seychelles ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015

World Travel Awards lands in Seychelles ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015

| June 18, 2015

Seychelles, June 18th 2015 World Travel Awards (WTA) has arrived in the paradise destination of Seychelles ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015.

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WTM Portfolio Enters Asia and China with New WTM connect Events

WTM Portfolio Enters Asia and China with New WTM connect Events

| June 16, 2015

The WTM Portfolio, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, is to enter Asia and China in 2016 with the launch of two events under the new WTM connect brand.

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ICCA releases most popular cities and countries for association meetings by participant numbers – Paris and Barcelona top the city charts

ICCA releases most popular cities and countries for association meetings by participant numbers – Paris and Barcelona top the city charts

| June 15, 2015

For the first time ICCA publishes country and city rankings by estimated total number of participants in 2014, as part of its public abstract of the ICCA statistics report, aimed at international associations. Like in the city ranking by number of meetings, Paris is ranked first, with an estimated total of 130,516 participants visiting 214 […]

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IBTM World Contributes to Success of Leading International Meetings Destinations

IBTM World Contributes to Success of Leading International Meetings Destinations

| June 15, 2015

Leading Association Meetings Destinations (confirmed by latest ICCA rankings) including Paris, Vienna, Madrid, Berlin and Barcelona are all confirmed to attend ibtm world (www.ibtmworld.com) 2015, formerly EIBTM, supporting the notion that the event plays a vital role in their business development and marketing strategies.

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Danube region to host Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories

| June 15, 2015

In a joint effort to advance sustainable tourism development in the Danube region, UNWTO and the countries in the Danube have agreed to establish a Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories in the region, under the auspices of UNWTO. The formal agreement was signed during an official visit of UNWTO’s Secretary-General to Bulgaria (Sofia, Bulgaria, 8 […]

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Beijing set to welcome Meetings Industry Planners from Leading Global Brands

Beijing set to welcome Meetings Industry Planners from Leading Global Brands

| June 11, 2015

“We believe that ibtm china provides the most effective platform to support our business and meet international buyers.”

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Hosted buyers and visitors can expect something new at The Meetings Show

Hosted buyers and visitors can expect something new at The Meetings Show

| June 11, 2015

36% of exhibitors at The Meetings Show will be new for 2015 ensuring hosted buyers and visitors have plenty of additional reasons to attend the show at Olympia, London in July.

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ibtm america announces Nashville for 2016 event

ibtm america announces Nashville for 2016 event

| June 10, 2015

ibtm america, part of ibtm events, has confirmed that the 2016 event will take place from June 15-17, 2016 at the award winning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville (www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnago-gaylord-opryland-resort-and-convention-center), ranked in the top 10 of Cvent’s 2014 Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States. The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center […]

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Boaterfly Startup Raises €500,000

Boaterfly Startup Raises €500,000

| June 10, 2015

A nautical player promoting the sharing economy Based on the Airbnb model, and in the same vein as car rental or sharing sites such as Drivy or BlaBlaCar, Boaterfly offers peer-to-peer boat rentals. Launched in late 2013 with 50 boats, the startup has leaped from 450 to 700 boats in early 2015 and saw a […]

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Strong growth for luxury travel

Strong growth for luxury travel

| June 10, 2015

Luxury travel is booming: high-price trips are the strongest-growing market segment worldwide, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International – The most popular luxury travel destinations in Europe are Germany and Italy – Most luxury travellers come from the USA and China

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London holds on to top spot as world’s most popular tourist destination

London holds on to top spot as world’s most popular tourist destination

| June 9, 2015

London has once again been hailed as the world’s most popular tourist destination by Mastercard. It’s the second year running that the capital has topped the Global Destinations Cities Index, which provides an in-depth ranking of the 132 most travelled cities from around the world.

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The Meetings Show focuses on dedicated Meetings Design education stream

The Meetings Show focuses on dedicated Meetings Design education stream

| June 9, 2015

The Meetings Show has announced it will be working in partnership with The Meetings Design Institute to create a series of plenary sessions dedicated to the creation of top quality, engaging meetings and event content during the 2015 show, which takes place at Olympia, London, from 7-9 July.

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WTM Portfolio Spring Events See Surge in Travel Buyer Attendees

WTM Portfolio Spring Events See Surge in Travel Buyer Attendees

| June 9, 2015

The WTM Portfolio’s four spring events have seen a phenomenal 30% increase in senior travel industry buyers from its Buyers’ Clubs attending the array of leading events around the globe for the travel industry.

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Ita Buttrose shares the secrets of her success with Sydney ’s event industry

| June 9, 2015

Business Events Sydney’s (BESydney) annual Business Events Exchange (BEx) welcomed a record attendance of over 300 event planners, executive assistants and event industry suppliers, 4 June, at Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour.

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Vancouver Welcomes First International Medical Conference of 2015

| June 9, 2015

June 8, 2015 (Vancouver): The Vancouver Convention Centre, Tourism Vancouver and several downtown hotels are pleased to welcome more than 10,000 leading dermatology professionals from around the globe. The 23rd World Congress of Dermatology – one of the world’s oldest and continuous international dermatology meetings, held every four years – takes place at the award-winning […]

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IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

IACC Reveals the Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015

| June 8, 2015

Following extensive research among the 355 members of the International Association of Conference Centres, the association released its Top 10 Meeting Tech Trends for 2015, which are influencing meeting planners and venue operators across the globe.

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ibtm america Mobile App set to Enhance Attendee Experience and Increase Show Engagement

ibtm america Mobile App set to Enhance Attendee Experience and Increase Show Engagement

| June 8, 2015

ibtm america has teamed up with technology specialist GenieConnect of Lanyon, leading provider of Mobile Event Applications, for a mobile multi-event app that will enable buyers and exhibitors to view their appointment diary as well as the full event schedule, access social media, receive special alerts and more during the show in real-time.

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