Archive for January 3rd, 2011

STELLAR SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR 2011 SPORTACCORD CONVENTION IN LONDON

| January 3, 2011
STELLAR SPEAKERS CONFIRMED FOR 2011 SPORTACCORD CONVENTION IN LONDON

London Mayor Boris Johnson will welcome a powerful line-up of conference speakers from business and sport during the 2011 SportAccord Convention in London. Confirmed participants announced today include Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP and Daniel Frigo, Executive VP/General Manager of Walt Disney Motion Picture Studios EMEA, who will be speaking on “Why Sport Matters […]

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Facebook instead of postcards

| January 3, 2011

ITB World Travel Trends Report predicts that social networks will have a massive influence on travel and booking behaviour – Mobile services continue to expand – New display and payment models to boost sales Berlin, 3 January 2011 – Social networks are not only influencing the way that people obtain information and make their bookings […]

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CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF TRAVEL MEDICINE (CISTM) TO BE HOSTED IN MAASTRICHT IN 2013

| January 3, 2011
CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF TRAVEL MEDICINE (CISTM) TO BE HOSTED IN MAASTRICHT IN 2013

Again, an intensive cooperation of MECC Maastricht, other partners and the Maastricht Convention Bureau has led to the signing of a contract for a major event: from May 19th-23rd 2013, 1,500 to 2,000 delegates will be participating the 13th CISTM Conference in Maastricht & surrounding area . “The International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM), a […]

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Sahara India Pariwar Acquires the Iconic Hotel, Grosvenor House in London

| January 3, 2011

LONDON, December 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Sahara India Pariwar, the multi business conglomerate of India, today announced that it has acquired the most iconic hotel, Grosvenor House hotel from The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc. Grosvenor House, located in the prestigious locality of Park Lane in Mayfair, London, is an iconic landmark with 420 […]

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Cruise Amour Introduces Photo Itineraries to Website

| January 3, 2011

PORTSMOUTH, England, December 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Cruise Amour, on-line travel agency, has launched ‘Photo Itineraries’ which provides an example of how the thought-out application of relatively on-page technology combined with existing content can significantly enhance the customer journey. Managing director Tim Hurrell explained, “Most cruise websites use generic destination / ship images that are […]

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Hotels of the future: Robots at the reception and individualized rooms

| January 3, 2011

According to the ITB World Travel Trends Report technological advances are expected to produce some far-reaching changes in the hotel trade over the next ten years: ‘Smart rooms’ will adjust their ambience to meet the individual profiles of their guests – Social networks will create “hotel families” Berlin, 30 December 2010 – The hotel room […]

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Jumeirah Announces Management Appointments for Maldives Resorts

| January 3, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, December 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has announced two management appointments for its two upcoming properties in the Maldives: Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli, scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2011. Stefan Huemer joins Jumeirah Group as area general manager […]

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Jumeirah Group signs management agreement with Zabeel Properties

| January 3, 2011
Jumeirah Group signs management agreement with Zabeel Properties

Dubai, 27 December 2010: Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and member of Dubai Holding, has been appointed by Zabeel Properties, a subsidiary of Zabeel Investments, LLC to manage Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The new 5-star hotel, located on the west crescent of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah, is scheduled to open its doors to the first […]

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CHELSEA VS IPSWICH TOWN – KIDS GO FREE

| January 3, 2011
CHELSEA VS IPSWICH TOWN – KIDS GO FREE

Sunday 8th January 2011, 3.00pm Chelsea Football Club begin their FA Cup Campaign with an offer not to be missed. Bring your kids for free* and watch as Carlo Ancelotti and the team take on Roy Keane’s Ipswich Town. Prices start from just £99 + VAT and include the following: • Premier seats in West […]

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The Americas – a tale of two continents

| January 3, 2011

Strong currency encourages Brazilians to travel and shop – weak US economy slows recovery of North American market – the latest findings and forecasts of the Americas Travel Monitor Berlin, 29 December 2010 – The travel market in the Americas is a tale of two continents. Whereas North America is recovering only slowly from the […]

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Aeroflot and Megafon will offer mobile communication on-board

| January 3, 2011
Aeroflot and Megafon will offer mobile communication on-board

Starting from December 24, 2010 Aeroflot and Megafon will offer mobile services for the passengers. All the Megafon subscribers will be able to use new service free of charge till January 31, 2011. The first aircraft of Aeroflot with mobile connection became Airbus A321 named after Mstislav Keldysh. For the moment air passengers will be […]

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THE 12TH ANNUAL FITUR/JORGE VILA FRADERA PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO ONE OF 14 CANDIDATE STUDIES

| January 3, 2011
THE 12TH ANNUAL FITUR/JORGE VILA FRADERA PRIZE WILL BE AWARDED TO ONE OF 14 CANDIDATE STUDIES

For yet another year FITUR will participate, along with the Spanish Association of Tourism Experts (AECIT), in the awarding of the FITUR/Jorge Vila Fradera Prize. Participation in the 12th edition has been strong, featuring 14 studies from which the winner will be chosen and announced between January 19-23, coinciding with the celebration of FITUR 2011. […]

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Yandex users’ demands for the tours increased by 50%

| January 3, 2011
Yandex users’ demands for the tours increased by 50%

According to the research of ATOR Analytical Service, a possitive dynamics of the demand for the tours can be noted in Yandex.ru search system during 11 months of 2010. It’s interesting to note, that the demand in November and October was higher than in September, and October in absolute numbers of requests didn’t let August […]

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