Archive for May 3rd, 2012

New ETC-UNWTO “Study on The Middle East Outbound Travel Market”

| May 3, 2012

3rd May 2012.  The European Travel Commission (ETC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have just published a new Study on The Middle East Outbound Travel Market. The Middle East is one of the smallest, yet fastest-growing, tourist generating regions in the world, with outbound travel quadrupling in the last 20 years. Despite the negative impact of the socio-political unrest in the Middle East on tourism flows, prospects for […]

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NEW ‘CITIES’ RESEARCH RELEASED REVEALS UK WIDE INTEREST FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS

| May 3, 2012

Britain’s largest industrial cities have firmly positioned themselves as the UK’s most popular tourist destinations for international visitors in the latest full year 2011 survey(1). As the bank holiday approaches these industrial cities will look to capitalise on the renewed interest they now have on the global stage. While London and Edinburgh continue to maintain […]

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Leeds Metropolitan University wins MPI Young Achievers Award

| May 3, 2012

University wins prestigious Swiss Cow Trophy for second year running. A team from Leeds Metropolitan University has been crowned the winner of the MPI UK and Ireland Chapter 2012 Young Achievers Award, supported by the Switzerland Convention and Incentive Bureau (SCIB). Hosted at the Barbican and attended by around 100 meeting industry professionals, the event, […]

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Vilnius Open hosts first IAPCO Seminar in Lithuania

| May 3, 2012

“Vilnius Convention Bureau was proud to host the first IAPCO National Seminar in the country believing that this exceptional training opportunity would provide a substantial amount of practical information and invaluable knowledge to the participants” said Jolanta Beniulienė, Director, Vilnius Convention Bureau. High ranking presenters from the industry shared their knowledge and expertise with the […]

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MyCEB organises training to boost the business event industry in SE Asia

| May 3, 2012

Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB) brought together an impressive ensemble of experienced world-class speakers, namely Mathias Posch, President of the International Conference Services (ICS) Canada, Sarah Storie-Pugh, Administrator, IAPCO, and André Vietor, Managing Director of Viajes Iberia Congresos, Spain, to share their knowledge bringing a wealth of practical experience on a range of hot […]

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New Orleans Hosts 2012 World Cultural Economic Forum

| May 3, 2012
New Orleans Hosts 2012 World Cultural Economic Forum

Mayor Landrieu, Mayor Villaraigosa, U.S. Conference of Mayors, and International Officials Convene in New Orleans on Cultural Economy NEW ORLEANS, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu welcomed nearly 50 delegations representing cities and countries from around the U.S. and the world toNew Orleans for the 2012 World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF) this week. WCEF is connecting mayors and […]

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Egencia Completes Acquisition of Nordic Travel Management Company VIA Travel

| May 3, 2012

LONDON, PARIS, MUNICH and BRUSSELS, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Egencia, an Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) company, announced today that it completed the acquisition of VIA Travel, the largest travel management company in the Nordics. VIA Travel® is now named VIA Egencia™. “The future of corporate travel is about innovation on a global scale. The […]

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Hotel Rates in Munich Rise Up to 1272% for Champions League Final, Survey Finds

| May 3, 2012

LONDON, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Chelsea fans who are planning to follow their team to the UEFA Champions League final on May 19 might be in for a shock when looking for a hotel room. With the title game date less than three weeks away, accommodations in the host city of Munich are becoming […]

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EIBTM Celebrates 25 Years

| May 3, 2012
EIBTM Celebrates 25 Years

 The global hub for the Meetings Industry plans for its Birthday . EIBTM, the Global Meetings, Events, Incentives and Business Travel Exhibition (www.eibtm.com), has unveiled a new logo to celebrate 25 years within the meetings industry. EIBTM first opened in 1988 and has been committed to delivering vital business opportunities for meeting industry professionals across the […]

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Tourism Leaders of the Middle East reiterate confidence in the sector

| May 3, 2012

Ministers of Tourism and leading tourism companies from the Middle East and North Africa reiterated their confidence in the growth of tourism in the region during the first UNWTO/Arabian Travel Market Industry Forum (Dubai, 30 April 2012). Entitled The Future of Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Ensuring sustainable growth in challenging times, […]

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TEAMWORK AND VENUE NETWORK DELIVER MORE GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR AEG OGDEN

| May 3, 2012

Two more significant international convention and exhibition centre awards have been added to the growing AEG Ogden trophy cabinet. This week, the AEG Ogden managed Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) was judged “Middle East’s Leading Convention and Exhibition Centre” at the 2012 World Travel Awards in Dubai. The annual World Travel Awards acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence […]

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Amsterdam RAI confirms leading position in sustainability

| May 3, 2012

Amsterdam RAI can look back on a successful and sustainable 2011. With various environmental (re)certifications achieved and by including the new core value ‘Amsterdam RAI aims for sustainable results’ in its corporate mission, the RAI has firmly embedded its CSR policy within the organisation. Moreover, as the newly published sustainability report indicates, over the coming […]

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Belgian Pride will this year again be moving into the centre of Brussels

| May 3, 2012

After its highly publicised emergence from the Brussels LGBTQI Quarter in 2011, Belgian Pride will this year again be moving into the centre of Brussels, from 12.00 noon on 12 May next. Arranged this year as a co-production with VISITBRUSSELS, this Belgian Pride promises to be full of surprises: as well as the traditional, highly […]

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Prestige Hotels of the World by Keytel hosts a fam trip for Russian touroperators in Barcelona and Lloret de Mar

| May 3, 2012

Turisme de Barcelona, Turisme de Lloret, as well as high-end partners and member hotels belonging to PHW, did their utmost for them during a five-day action-packed program to ensure that their stay was as rewarding as possible. Barcelona, 2 May 2012.- Last week, Prestige Hotels of the World by Keytel (PHW) organized a familiarization trip involving […]

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ECM Summer School – the pearl of the meetings industry!

| May 3, 2012

Nothing better describes the ECM Summer School than the image of its host city this year: Dubrovnik, the so called pearl of the Adriatic! The 26th Summer School runs from August 25-29, 2012, and will provide at least 50 fortunate students with the foundation and knowledge to progress a rewarding career in the meetings industry. As […]

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SMMEX renews Wembley Stadium contract

| May 3, 2012

The Sport Merchandise and Marketing Exhibition (SMMEX) has signed up to hold its annual show at Wembley Stadium for the next two years. The exhibition has been held at Wembley Stadium since 2009 and will remain at the venue until 2014. The most recent exhibition was held in March attracting more than 120 exhibitors and […]

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All hands on deck for HBAA fundraiser

| May 3, 2012

RNLI fundraising initiative whets the industry’s appetite for giving It was all hands on deck yesterday, 2nd May, as HBAA Chairman Chris Peacock took a crew of industry figureheads to open waters for his fundraising initiative for the RNLI. Initial calculations show that the team of seven broke the £16,500 mark after 5 hours of […]

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Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai

| May 3, 2012
Middle East hoteliers engaging with social media to boost tourism in, finds WTM Vision Conference – Dubai

The prospects for growth in tourist arrivals in the Middle East and the success of some hotels in the region in using social media were the key topics revealed at the WTM Vision Conference – Dubai. WTM Vision Conference – Dubai was organised by World Travel Market and took place at fellow Reed Travel Exhibitions event Arabian Travel […]

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Sands Cotai Macao showcases new infrastructure at IMEX Frankfurt 2012

| May 3, 2012
Sands Cotai Macao showcases new infrastructure at IMEX Frankfurt 2012

Asia’s largest integrated resort city to be represented at prominent meetings industry exhibition  (Macao, May 3, 2012) – Sands® Cotai Macao will showcase its five international hotel brands in a newly designed booth this year at IMEX Frankfurt, the international show where the global meetings industry continues to do business while maximising connections and networking opportunities, featuring […]

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Melbourne wins the rights to host Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in 2013

| May 3, 2012
Melbourne wins the rights to host Harvard World Model United Nations Conference in 2013

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher today announced that the Harvard World Model United Nations Conference 2013 (WorldMUN), one of the world’s largest student-led international meetings, will be held in Melbourne next year. Ms Asher said Melbourne fended off competition from Spain, France and Turkey to host the event, which was expected to […]

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2015: Florence becomes the capital of the Web, over 2000 participants expected

| May 3, 2012
2015: Florence becomes the capital of the Web, over 2000 participants expected

Florence stands at the final in Lyon and won the 25th International Conference on the World Wide Web that will be held from 14th to 18th of April 2015 in the Florentine congress context. An extraordinary result, won by Florence Convention Bureau thanks to the synergy with academic professors Aldo Gangemi of CNR in Rome, Stefano Leonardi and Alessandro Panconesi […]

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