Archive for January 19th, 2012

Shangri-La Announces Sustainable Seafood Policy And Discontinuing Use Of All Shark Fin Products in 72 hotels and resorts

| January 19, 2012

 Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced its ‘Sustainable Seafood Policy’ including the commitment to cease serving shark fin in all of its operated restaurants as well as accepting new orders for shark fin products in banqueting with immediate effect. Future banquet bookings made prior to this date will be honoured as per the signed contractual agreement. […]

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Love Loch Lomond celebrates £40,200 funding boost from VisitScotland

| January 19, 2012

A tourism partnership that promotes Loch Lomond as a year-round, must-visit destination is celebrating a “major watershed” following a cash boost from VisitScotland. The national tourism organisation is providing Love Loch Lomond with £40,200 of match funding from its Growth Fund, with the money being used for a variety of marketing activities, including the development […]

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London set to smash records in 2012

| January 19, 2012
London set to smash records in 2012

London & Partners have today launched World Record London – a new campaign which will aim to make London a multi record-breaking city over the next six months. In the lead up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the capital’s promotional organisation will attempt over 20 Guinness World Records to celebrate the best big […]

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Tourism results demonstrate upward momentum for London

| January 19, 2012

The latest provisional figures from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) reveal that London welcomed 4.4 million visitors in quarter three (Q3) of 2011 (July – September), representing a year on year gain of 1.9%. The biggest contribution to Q3′s performance came from long haul destinations, with North America up by 7.8% and the other countries […]

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International Visitors Up Two Percent in October 2011 and Up Five Percent October YTD 2011

| January 19, 2012

The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that 5.3 million international visitors traveled to the United States in October 2011, a two percent increase over October 2010. For the first ten months of 2011, visitation (52.6 million) was up five percent compared to the same period in 2010. Highlights Overseas Resident Visitation In October 2011, […]

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Newtours and Venue Italia merge to create Italy’s largest destination management company

| January 19, 2012

Newtours Venue Italia is poised to become Italy’s foremost destination management company, providing increased responsiveness to customer demands and the scale to address new opportunities in the growing Asian market. Newtours and Venue Italia dmc, two of Italy’s foremost destination management companies, have announced they are joining together to create the leading company of its kind in […]

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HBAA presents fifth Tim Gasson Memorial Award

| January 19, 2012

Jacqui Bentley-McKenna, owner and director of consultancy business Regoran Ltd, was presented with the Tim Gasson Memorial Award at the recent Hotel Booking Agents Association (HBAA) Annual Dinner which took place at The Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. The eponymous award was named after former HBAA chair and founding member Tim Gasson who was […]

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The Hague Visitors & Convention Bureau nominated for ‘Best Overseas Convention Bureau’

| January 19, 2012

Meeting industry clients to determine award winner The Hague, January 19th 2012 – Readers of the leading British magazine M&IT (Meeting and Incentive Travel) have nominated The Hague Visitors & Convention Bureau as best overseas convention bureau in the meeting industry. The Hague faces Vienna, Monaco, Malta and Switzerland. The winner will be announced on […]

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Lunar New Year Festival at Metropolitan Museum on February 4 Celebrates Chinese Arts and Culture

| January 19, 2012

Event Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012 Event Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan Visitors of all ages are invited to The Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 4 to join in a day-long festival, Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dragon, celebrating Chinese […]

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AEA MEMBER AIRLINES CARRY 24 MILLION MORE PASSENGERS IN 2011

| January 19, 2012

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has today released its preliminary traffic figures for 2011, which indicate 7.1% growth in year-on-year passenger numbers. Over the full year,

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