Archive for June, 2012

The 28th PHILOXENIA is redefining itself and looking for new destinations!

| June 30, 2012
The 28th PHILOXENIA is redefining itself and looking for new destinations!

After a stable, valuable presence of 27 years in the field of tourism exhibitions, PHILOXENIA is redefining its thematic content this year, by setting new goals and aspiring to become the greatest Forum on Tourism in the region, with Thessaloniki at the centre. The main theme of the 28th PHILOXENIA, that will be held from […]

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By 2013, 56% of all corporate travel dollars will be spent online

| June 30, 2012
By 2013, 56% of all corporate travel dollars will be spent online

If the last several years are any indication, corporate travel trends are pointing in one direction: online. A recent Global Edition report from PhoCusWright reveals that a combination of recessionary pressures, advances in technology and changes in U.S. business traveler behavior has driven strong growth in the online corporate travel marketplace. According to PhoCusWright’s U.S. Corporate Travel Report: […]

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Tourism Australia urges industry to get social media ready

| June 30, 2012

Key facts Australian operators are being offered the chance to promote their tourism business or region using Tourism Australia’s record breaking fan base by listing themselves in a ‘things to do’ section on its Facebook page. There are lots of ways operators can now engage with Tourism Australia on social media – through YouTube, Twitter, […]

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Changed Your Hotel Name? How to Thoroughly Update Your Brand Online

| June 30, 2012
Changed Your Hotel Name? How to Thoroughly Update Your Brand Online

When changing your hotel name, performing a full-on web overhaul is a must to avoid harming your site performance, web traffic, and overall revenue. There are many critical steps to follow when changing your hotel’s name.  Before you do, notify your internet marketing agency of the upcoming name change and coordinate with them so that […]

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Hotel Rates Paid for Vacations in May Exceed 2011 for all Global Regions

| June 30, 2012

DALLAS  – Hotel rates paid for vacations in May 2012 exceeded those paid in May 2011 across all global regions according to The Pegasus View, released byPegasus Solutions. Worldwide, average daily hotel rates (ADR) paid in May rose by +5.6% over 2011, while leisure booking volumes closed the gap from nearly -8.0% in March to just […]

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FITUR Congresos Post Tour Visits FIBES And Its New Enlargement on a Fam Trip

| June 29, 2012

Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre FIBES, received a Fam Trip yesterday (27th June) within the visit scheme to congress destinations after the meetings at Fitur Congresos in Madrid. This specific PR action has been carried out through Turismo Andaluz, jointly coordinated with Prodetur and Sevilla Congress & Convention Bureau (SCCB), for a group of MICE […]

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Breathalysers – Now Essential for Driving in France, Warns Comparecarhire.co.uk

| June 29, 2012

LONDON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New regulations require drivers to include two breathalysers in vehicles when driving in France . Motorists planning to drive in France must carry two breathalysers in their vehicles from 1st July 2012, in order to conform to the latest safety regulations in French law, warns Comparecarhire.co.uk. This new regulation means drivers must ensure they […]

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RetailMeNot Shoppers Trend Report Reveals More Than 1 in 4 Americans Pay for Vacation Using Credit

| June 29, 2012

RetailMeNot.com (www.retailmenot.com), released the Summer Travel Edition of its Shoppers Trend Report. The survey, conducted jointly with Ipsos Public Affairs (www.ipsos.com), found that 74% of respondents plan to take a vacation this year. Although 32% of Americans surveyed plan to spend $1,000 or more per family member in costs, 68% of respondents do not pay or set […]

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Emirates Air Line becomes UK’s first urban cable car

| June 29, 2012
Emirates Air Line becomes UK’s first urban cable car

DUBAI, U.A.E., 28th June 2012: Emirates Air Line, the UK’s first urban cable car, has been launched, bringing a new and innovative way to cross London’s River Thames. As of today, passengers can take a “flight” up to 90 metres above one of the world’s most famous waterways, capturing dramatic views of the City, Canary […]

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PATA: International Arrivals Growth of 10% into Asia/Pacific

| June 29, 2012
PATA: International Arrivals Growth of 10% into Asia/Pacific

Bangkok: International arrivals into Asia/Pacific1 destinations grew by 10% year-on-year during March 2012, according to preliminary data released by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). All sub-regions reported solid gains with North America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific showing double-digit growth. Despite its very large base of arrivals, Northeast Asia still managed to show healthy […]

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ACC Liverpool Ambassador Helps Bring International Medical Conference To City

| June 29, 2012
ACC Liverpool Ambassador Helps Bring International Medical Conference To City

ACC Liverpool is set to welcome thousands of international delegates to a medical conference after one of the city’s ambassadors campaigned for it to come to the city. The European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) will hold its four day International Meeting from October 17 to 22 2013, bringing around 2,500 attendees from more than […]

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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) up for world’s best convention centre

| June 29, 2012

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) has again been announced a finalist in the AIPC Apex World’s Best Convention Centre Awards. This is the sixth time MCEC has been named a finalist, taking out Best Convention Centre in 2000, and is one of only 18 finalists worldwide. The 2012 winner and top three centres […]

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VOK DAMS Munich Organizes European Inventor Award 2012

| June 29, 2012

Courage, passion and innovation – these are characteristics not only of successful inventors but also of successful events. The European Patent Office placed the European Inventor Award, one of the most renowned competitions that honours every year the creativity of inventors from around the world, again into the trusted hands of the event specialists of […]

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ILTM Americas – Launch Edition Fully Booked

| June 29, 2012

With 3 months to go and a guest list of unbelievable travel products from across the world already confirmed, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) latest launch ILTM Americas has reached maximum capacity. Taking place 1 – 3 October 2012 in the luxury resorts that comprise Mayakoba on the Mexican Riviera Maya, the invitation only ILTM […]

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The Paros Jazz Academy comes to the Paros Park

| June 28, 2012
The Paros Jazz Academy comes to the Paros Park

  For the second consecutive year The Paros Jazz Academy comes to the Paros Park and the outdoor Archilochos amphitheater on Tuesday July 10, 2012 at 21:30 with the Jasser Haj Youssef Quartet for an evening of oriental jazz. The evening holds great promise as the virtuoso of the viola d’amore, Jasser Haj Youssef weaves […]

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HostelBookers Unveils Cheap Accommodation for the London 2012 Olympics

| June 28, 2012

The most important sporting event in the world, the London 2012 Olympics is fast approaching – and travelling to London for the Games could turn out much cheaper than expected. HostelBookers.com, the budget accommodation specialists, have cheap hotels, hostels and apartments available – all within 35 minutes’ travel time or less from the Olympic Park. Properties still with availability for […]

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Thomas Cook’s Photo Competition Winner’s Entry Towers Above the Rest

| June 28, 2012

LONDON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –A stunning snap taken from the top of the iconic Blackpool Tower has given one lucky family the unique chance to experience a £20,000 holiday of a lifetime with Thomas Cook The winner of Thomas Cook’s biggest Facebook competition to date, mother-of-two Gill Camm, is now planning the holiday of her dreams after members of the public picked […]

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British Airways Launch the ‘Go after the Games’ Sale

| June 28, 2012

CRAWLEY, England, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Holidaymakers looking to getaway after the summer of sport can grab a great value holiday with British Airways which has launched its 12-day summer sale. The flight and holiday sale offers savings of up to 25 per cent on flights and holiday packages travelling after September 10, 2012. With a choice […]

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Gdansk Convention Bureau Invites Poland and Jonkoping Convention Bureau to Gdansk

| June 28, 2012

No one else like Poland Convention Bureau (PCB), the office that promotes all Polish conference destinations, should know the best of all Polish conference facilities. Therefore, July 19-21 Gdansk Convention Bureau invited Poland Convention Bureau team for a study tour to Gdansk and Region to present conference facilities in a unique way. The programme of study tour will be related […]

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British Airways to Launch Year-round Flights to Ibiza and Palma

| June 28, 2012

British Airways is bringing a bit of winter sunshine to London City Airport by extending its popular Palma and Ibiza flights to a year-round service. At present the two Balearic Island destinations are summer-only but from October they will continue through the winter with two flights a week on Thursdays and Sundays. The news will […]

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Prague Convention Bureau held first meeting on „Why and how to bring a congress to Prague“

| June 27, 2012

Prague, 27th June 2012 – Czech scientists, doctors and other experts met yesterday at the first educational and networking breakfast in history organized by the Prague Convention Bureau in cooperation with the Czech Convention Bureau, under the auspices of  the City councillor Mr. Václav Novotný and the support of the Prague Airport. The meeting of leading […]

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The Zürich Festival: June 15 to July 8, 2012

| June 27, 2012
The Zürich Festival: June 15 to July 8, 2012

The Zürich Festival is sponsored by various Zürich cultural institutions and takes place over a period of three weeks. The program is compiled by the Opera House, the Schauspielhaus, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich and the Kunsthaus museum. The Museum Rietberg, the Theaterhaus Gessnerallee and the Theater Neumarkt and Rigiblick are also involved. Furthermore, the festival […]

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Zürich, Art and the City: June 9 to September 23, 2012

| June 27, 2012
Zürich, Art and the City: June 9 to September 23, 2012

Art and the City – the festival of art in public spaces in Zürich – West. This art and exhibition platform focuses on the up-and-coming district of Zürich – West, presenting more than 40 works and performances by artists from around the globe. Art and the City features the development of this district undergoing transition. […]

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RIU to open in New York

| June 27, 2012
RIU to open in New York

The chain has just purchased a plot in Manhattan, next to Times Square, where it will build a hotel from its Riu Plaza city product line RIU Hotels & Resorts touches down in the city of New York. The chain has just entered into a contract to purchase a plot in the heart of Manhattan, just a stone’s […]

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First US Specific IBTM Research Presented at AIBTM 2012

| June 27, 2012
First US Specific IBTM Research Presented at AIBTM 2012

 VOLUME OF EVENTS WILL GROW BUDGETS WILL DO MORE WITH LESS             CENTRAL, SOUTH AMERICA, EUROPE ARE FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS The IBTM global meetings industry research presented its first report on the Americas at AIBTM last week with the highlights concluding that whilst the majority of US business tends to stay in the US, albeit widespread […]

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Jumeirah invites public to watch annual summer turtle release

| June 27, 2012
Jumeirah invites public to watch annual summer turtle release

Dubai, 26 June 2012: On Friday 29th June 2012, the Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project (DTRP) will host its annual summer turtle release which will be open to the public for the first time. At the event, which is hosted by Kris Fade from Virgin Radio, over 100 Hawksbill Turtles will be released by children back […]

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Anantara Launches Third Hotel in Abu Dhabi

| June 27, 2012

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa is Anantara’s newest retreat in the Middle East which blends a convenient urban location with an inspirational waterfront setting. Anantara’s third property in the UAE is located in Abu Dhabi city, and is part of an integrated marina, retail and residential destination, situated along a 1.2 km stretch of protected […]

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Big-City Fireworks and Beaches Dominate Priceline.com’s List of the Most Popular Destinations for July 4th 2012

| June 27, 2012

NORWALK, Conn., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Big cities, with their spectacular fireworks displays, and beaches from Key West to Maui, dominate priceline.com’s (Nasdaq: PCLN) 2012 list of the top 50 destinations for the upcoming July 4th holiday. New York City’s Midtown West neighborhood was the most popular destination this year, edging out the Chicago neighborhoods that had occupied the top spot in 2010 and 2011. Priceline.com’s annual […]

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Museum der Kulturen Basel: Expeditions. The World in a Suitcase, as From 29 June 2012

| June 27, 2012

BASEL, Switzerland, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – The era from the end of the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century was the heyday of anthropological expeditions. Scholars from Basel too set out to study foreign cultures, bringing home with them rich collections of artefacts. The exhibition Expeditions. The World in a Suitcase follows on the trail of four of these journeys. The exhibition Expeditions. […]

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BTC 2012 Closes with Results in Line with Expectations

| June 27, 2012

BTC 2012 CLOSES WITH RESULTS IN LINE WITH EXPECTATIONS With 5,436 business meetings between hosted buyers and exhibitors conducted, BTC has started to receive positive feedback from exhibitors. The education programme was very well-attended, confirming the effectiveness of combining professional content with business opportunities. The planning of BTC 2013 already under way. 27 JUNE 2012 […]

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1st International Biennale of Santorini

| June 27, 2012
1st International Biennale of Santorini

The Founding Director and the team of the Biennale of Santorini have the great pleasure to announce the inaugural Santorini Biennale of Arts that will be organized between 01 August 2012 to 30 Sept 2012. The concept is an idea of Kikos Papadopoulos (artist, designer and economist) now supported by public and private art foundations that will be […]

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Red Bull Art of Motion back to Santorini

| June 27, 2012
Red Bull Art of Motion back to Santorini

The world’s best urban artists gather again this year on the 29th of September 2012 in the unique ambience of the immaculate white city perched on the rocky cliffs. Rooftops, domes, terraces and swimming pools will all be part of the extended course with a height differential of more than 50 meters that the athletes will again […]

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European Association of Perinatal Medicine(EAPM) Congress Will Be Held in Maastricht in 2016

| June 27, 2012
European Association of Perinatal Medicine(EAPM) Congress Will Be Held in Maastricht in 2016

Maastricht is the host city for roughly 2,000 participants of the four-day congress of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine (EAPM) in 2016. This was recently announced in Paris, after the city presented itself as a candidate there. Winning this convention is the result of close cooperation between the Maastricht University Centre+, the Maastricht Convention […]

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Famous Swiss climber Claude Remy at the presentation of ‘‘KAVOMALIAS – ZOBOLO’’ climbing park at Ag.Nikolaos Vion – Monemvasia Municipality

| June 27, 2012
Famous Swiss climber Claude Remy at the presentation of ‘‘KAVOMALIAS – ZOBOLO’’ climbing park at Ag.Nikolaos Vion – Monemvasia Municipality

The climbing park of ‘‘Kavomalias – Zobolo’’ held its first open presentation where they played host to more than 70 climbers who were invited to attend. The event took place on Sunday 3rd of June, at the Ag. Nikolaos Vion school of the Monemvasia Municipality. Amongst the climbers and key note speakers was the well known […]

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Google Flights Exposed by World’s First ‘Meta-Meta Flight Search™

| June 26, 2012

New meta-meta flight search engine compares Google flights with Kayak, Hipmunk, Bing, Fly.com and more Cheapflightsfinder.com revealed a new meta-meta search engine today that allows consumers to quickly compare prices from 16 metasearch engines including Google flights, Kayak, Fly.com, Hipmunk, Bing, Momondo, Mobissimo, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, Travelgrove, Easyvoyage, Liligo and more. The new meta-meta search engine is […]

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Craft Guild of Chefs Awards dinner goes for Gold at Wembley Stadium

| June 26, 2012

Wembley Stadium recently played host to the Craft Guild of Chefs annual awards dinner – the first time the event has been held at the venue. The Craft Guild of Chefs is the leading chef’s association in the UK and the awards recognise the leading talent working in kitchens across the industry. More than 690 […]

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TAT’s “Creative Tourism” Campaign Generates 24 Million Online Visitors

| June 26, 2012

Bangkok, June 26, 2012 – Contestants from Croatia, Taiwan and Australia each have won free week-long holidays in Thailand after participating in an online competition designed to promote the kingdom as a “Creative Tourism” destination. The campaign, bearing the theme “Discover the Other You”, was organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in a global effort […]

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21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary

| June 26, 2012
21 Facts for WTM Meridian Club’s 21st Anniversary

World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, will this year be celebrating the 21st Anniversary of WTM Meridian Club.  WTM Meridian Club – The leading global business network: making contacts, concluding deals - is World Travel Market’s business club for senior travel industry buyers, who have direct responsibility for purchasing products.   WTM first opened its […]

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Kyiv is One of Europe’s Most Vibrant 21st-Century Cities – The New York Times

| June 26, 2012

KYIV, Ukraine, June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – “With a thriving contemporary art scene, a new generation of chefs taking innovative approaches to Ukrainian cuisine, and a delirious dance-til-dawn night life, Kyiv – currently a co-host of the 2012 European Soccer Championship – is a weekend magnet for European and Russian fashionistas,” this is how The New York Times  begins its account […]

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Kuoni Enters Scottish Market

| June 26, 2012

Kuoni, the award-winning luxury holiday provider, is delighted to be marketing Kuoni within Barrhead Travel retail outlets in Scotland.  The company has decided to feature a dedicated Kuoni area in four of Barrhead Travel’s existing offices, Oswald Street Superstore in Glasgow, East Kilbride, Cumbernauld and Aberdeen with more planned throughout Barrhead Travel’s 36 office estate. This is Kuoni’s first […]

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