International tourist arrivals reached 1,138 million in 2014, a 4.7% increase over the previous year, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. For 2015, UNWTO forecasts international tourism to grow by 3% to 4%, further contributing to the global economic recovery.
Archive for June 23rd, 2012
The Athens Convention Bureau completed with great success a five day study mission to USA and Canada MICE industry and Media Professionals in an effort to showcase Athens’ business tourism product and generate leads for future events in the city. The Study mission organized by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB), with the support of the Athens International Airport and the ACB Members, is […]
Tourism, providing jobs and supporting the livelihoods of millions, particularly of women and young people, is central to advancing the three pillars of sustainability, agreed participants meeting at a Rio+20 tourism event. Participants at the side event ‘Tourism for a Sustainable Future’, held at Rio+20, agreed that tourism can make a significant contribution to the […]
ITB Berlin supports both competitions and the winners will be honoured at the world’s leading travel trade show. Berlin, 22 June 2012 – The “TO DO! – Competition for Socially Responsible Tourism” has been announced throughout the world for the 18th time in 2012 by the Study Group for Tourism and Development (Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung […]
The AIBTM CEO Summit yesterday featured two speakers who discussed the flattening power structure of the 21st century and cultural trends that will affect business in the coming years. Following on from the first event in Baltimore last year, this second summit welcomed a select group of 30 invited CEO’s and EVP’s involved in the meetings and […]
Exhibitors from around the world and across the United States reported that business was brisk with Hosted Buyer appointments, group presentations and drop-in traffic at this week’s AIBTM 2012 in Baltimore. The structure of this year’s AIBTM Americas Meetings Week kicked off with a day of education and more than 2,250 people in attendance, over […]