Archive for February 23rd, 2011

BoBI announces a record number of NEW NEWS stories and launches

| February 23, 2011

Exhibitors at Best of Britain & Ireland Travel Trade Forum (BoBI) this March will offer trade buyers and journalists a record number of NEW NEWS stories and launches from unique attractions, hotels and destinations. Details about brand new art galleries in Yorkshire and Hastings, a refurbished Royal palace in Scotland, West End musicals of major [...]

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British Airways’ new Route to Haneda, Japan Goes Live

| February 23, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, February 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways has launched its new route to Haneda in Japan on February 19, 2011 in a push to open up the domestic Japanese market to UK travellers. The service operates five times a week from London Heathrow to Haneda. The flight to Tokyo ( http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-tokyo/public/en_gb ) is [...]

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Meetings and Events Industry focus on the new AIBTM for 2011

| February 23, 2011
Meetings and Events Industry focus on the new AIBTM for 2011

Τhe launch of AIBTM (Americas Meetings and Events Exhibition) in Baltimore in June will be the first opportunity in 2011 for the industry to meet with over 3,000 meeting professionals, 2,000 of whom will be individually qualified corporate, agency, incentive and association Hosted-Buyers. With four months to go, over 90% of space has been sold. [...]

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‘Just the Ticket’ for UEFA Champions League

| February 23, 2011
‘Just the Ticket’ for UEFA Champions League

Football legend Gary Lineker, former England and Chelsea player Graeme Le Saux, women’s England coach Hope Powell and London Mayoral Advisor Kulveer Ranger, joined forces at City Hall ahead of tickets for the UEFA Champions League men’s final going on sale next week. Guests were the first to hear the news that London will play [...]

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British Airways is Adding an Extra Day in the Sun in Mauritius

| February 23, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, February 2011 /PRNewswire/ — British Airways is changing its Mauritius timetable to give customers an extra day in the sun. From November 1, flights back from the Indian Ocean isle will take off 12 hours later than at present, creating more time for relaxation before the journey home. The better timing coincides with [...]

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New Berlin Airport to Connect High-Tech Eastern Germany With Asia

| February 23, 2011

BERLIN and NEW DELHI, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Berlin’s new airport, opening in June 2012, comes at a time when the capital region is facing record numbers of business travelers and tourists. And with Germany Trade & Invest witnessing increased investor interest from Asia – especially in Germany’s high-tech regions of Eastern Germany – [...]

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European InterRail Sales on Track for Another Successful Year

| February 23, 2011

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, February 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Eurail Group G.I.E., the organisation dedicated to the marketing and management of the InterRail Passes, reports positive full year sales results for 2010: 244,000 Europeans enjoyed the freedom of travelling with InterRail and InterRail Pass sales increased 6.2% compared to 2009. The InterRail product range demonstrates that [...]

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59th UITP World Congress & Exhibition Attracts Global & Local Sponsors

| February 23, 2011

DUBAI, UAE, February 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has almost completed the sale of its sponsorship programme for the 59th World Congress & Exhibition of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP), a global industry event for the international transport community, taking place in Dubai from April 10-14. The RTA, [...]

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2011 Accommodation Owners Survey

| February 23, 2011

Annual Poll Shows Majority of U.S. Hotels Don’t Foresee Room Rate Increases in 2011 More than Half of Accommodation Owners Planning Property Renovations this Year Owners Embrace Online Engagement, as 57% Expect Their Social Media Budgets to Increase in 2011, and 99% Plan to Respond to Online Guest Reviews NEWTON, Mass., Feb., 2011 /PRNewswire/ – TripAdvisor®, [...]

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ASTA, NACTA Study Found Independent Agent Business Increased in 2010

| February 23, 2011

Alexandria, Va., Feb., 2011-The results of ASTA’s 2010 NACTA Independent Agents Report, which profiles the independent agent population,found that even with the country in the depths of an economic recession, 57 percent of respondents saw increased business in 2010. “Travel agents are continuing to evolve and transform their business models to stay successful, and independent agents [...]

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Russian Outbound Travel Market Continues to Soar

| February 23, 2011
Russian Outbound Travel Market Continues to Soar

According to the UNWTO, Russia has the 9th largest outbound tourism market in terms of expenditure and it is increasing by 14% p.a. It also has the fastest growing internet population in Europe leading to an increase in direct reservations. MITT, the 18th Moscow International Travel & Tourism exhibition, is Russia’s number one exhibition for [...]

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German holidaymakers avoid Egypt and Tunisia

| February 23, 2011
German holidaymakers avoid Egypt and Tunisia

Analysis of travel bookings in Germany – Sales in alternative destinations: Turkey up 35%, Spain up 45% Nuremberg, February, 2011 – The political unrest in North Africa has had far-reaching consequences for the tourism industry. According to GfK Retail and Technology, the majority of German holidaymakers have postponed any planned trips to Egypt and Tunisia [...]

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Mayor invites world to join London for Royal Wedding celebrations

| February 23, 2011
Mayor invites world to join London for Royal Wedding celebrations

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson encouraged visitors from the UK and beyond to take advantage of the wide range of accommodation that is still available for the Royal wedding of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton on 29 April 2011. Hotel managers from across the capital have told the city’s tourism agency, Visit London, [...]

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More New Exhibitors from the region Targeting Gulf’s Premier MICE Event

| February 23, 2011
More New Exhibitors from the region Targeting Gulf’s Premier MICE Event

Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria and Fujairah will be joining already established exhibitors from across the region in what will be the biggest show in the event’s five-year history This year’s Gulf Incentives, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM), which is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from the 28th to 30th March, [...]

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EIBTM 2011 ALREADY SHAPING UP TO BE THE INDUSTRY EVENT OF THE YEAR

| February 23, 2011
EIBTM 2011 ALREADY SHAPING UP TO BE THE INDUSTRY EVENT OF THE YEAR

Success of 2010 Event Driving New and Returning Exhibitors Priority Booking Available until 28th February Building on the success of EIBTM 2010 – this year’s Global Meetings and Events Exhibition, EIBTM 2011 (www.eibtm.com), taking place from 29th November to 1st December in Barcelona – has already received an unprecedented level of re-bookings and requests for [...]

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TUI Specialist MD, Shearings CEO and Royal Caribbean Cruises UK VP to speak at WTM Vision Conference – London

| February 23, 2011
TUI Specialist MD, Shearings CEO and Royal Caribbean Cruises UK VP to speak at WTM Vision Conference – London

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is delighted to announce a high profile speaker line up for WTM Vision Conference – London on May 25 2011. TUI Specialist Managing Director Clare Tobin, Shearings Chief Executive Denis Wormwell and Royal Caribbean International UK and Ireland Managing Director and Vice President Dominic [...]

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