Archive for July 9th, 2012

UNWTO: Well-managed tourism can help protect the world’s wetlands

| July 9, 2012

Whether kayaking in the Iberá Marshes in Argentina or bird-watching at Ba-Be Lake in Vietnam, tourists are providing income for the conservation of wetlands worldwide, as demonstrated in a new publication launched by the Ramsar Secretariat and UNWTO.  Besides providing essential services such as water, food and energy, wetlands offer significant opportunities for tourism, which [...]

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Microsoft achieves 53% adoption rate increase thanks to Amadeus online corporate travel booking tool

| July 9, 2012
Microsoft achieves 53% adoption rate increase thanks to Amadeus online corporate travel booking tool

The corporate booking tool, Amadeus e-Travel Management, has seen fast growth in Russia achieving 53 % adoption rate in April 2012 having been implemented in November 2011. Microsoft aims to replicate in Russia the success achieved in mature markets like Germany and France Amadeus, a leading travel technology partner and transaction processor for the global travel [...]

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UNWTO: 415 million tourists expected worldwide in the May-August peak season

| July 9, 2012
UNWTO: 415 million tourists expected worldwide in the May-August peak season

International tourist arrivals worldwide grew by 5% in the first four months of 2012, despite remaining economic uncertainties in some of the major outbound markets. According to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, prospects remain positive for the period May-August, the Northern Hemisphere’s summer peak season, with around 415 million tourists expected to travel abroad. [...]

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Altran Plays Active Role in Success of Solar Impulse’s 1st Trans-Mediterranean Flight

| July 9, 2012
Altran Plays Active Role in Success of Solar Impulse’s 1st Trans-Mediterranean Flight

PARIS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Solar Impulse is now in the final stages of completing its 5,000 km, round trip voyage between Switzerland and Morocco. The solar plane landed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport thus successfully completing the return flight of its first trans-Mediterranean round-trip between Spain and Morocco. Since 2003, Altran’s team of experts have accompanied the Solar Impulse project in its mission to [...]

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Emirates will operate an A380 on the Moscow route

| July 9, 2012
Emirates will operate an A380 on the Moscow route

World’s largest passenger jet bound for world’s largest country Emirates will launch the first ever scheduled A380 service to Moscow from 1st December. The airline’s 517-seat version of the A380 will replace the Boeing 777-300ER on EK flight 131/132, one of its two daily flights to the Russian capital. “Since launching flights to Moscow in 2003, the [...]

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PATA Chairman Updated on China’s Hubei Province Tourism Growth Plans

| July 9, 2012

July 9, 2012, Bangkok: Over 3,000 attendees joined the 6th Central China Tourism Expo (CCTE), which took place July 6-8 in the City of Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. The three-day travel trade event was organised by Hubei Provincial Tourism Administration and co-hosted by China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) andHubei Provincial People’s Government. Together with Mr. Wang [...]

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Hofburg Vienna: Strong demand – new bookings right through to 2015

| July 9, 2012

The Hofburg Vienna faces two trends. On the one hand, larger events are increasingly booked at shorter notice; on the other hand, events such as medical conventions, in particular, are confirmed even further ahead. But this apparent conflict can be resolved, explains Hofburg Vienna Managing Director Renate Danler. “We have the capacity to accommodate this [...]

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VOK DAMS realizes “The ultimate Goodyear experience”

| July 9, 2012

Following the claim “Driven by safety. The ultimate Goodyear experience”, the event experts of VOK DAMS designed and implemented the international dealer event 2012 in Portugal. The focus of the event was placed on the topic “safety” along with this Goodyear´s SUV/4×4 product ranges. Almost 1,000 international dealers and journalists experienced the motto “Driven by [...]

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