Archive for December, 2017

Hotelbeds Group integrates CityPASS into its Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) 

| December 25, 2017
Hotelbeds Group integrates CityPASS into its Transfer & Activity Bank (TAB) 
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Integration adds 78 more attractions to TAB across 12 North American markets including New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and more. Barcoded vouchers provide protection against fraud to increase profits.

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WIZZ AIR announces a new daily service from Athens to London Luton

| December 20, 2017
WIZZ AIR announces a new daily service from Athens to London Luton
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IN 2018 WIZZ BECOMES THE THIRD LARGEST AIRLINE IN ATHENS

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Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination

| December 17, 2017
Hotelbeds’ Christmas bookings trends show growth of Asia Pacific as top destination
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The leading bedbank worldwide publishes the trends for the winter holidays Four of the top 10 favourite destinations are located in the Asia Pacific continent Orlando is ranked as first preferred location to visit this Christmas Palma, 15 December 2017. Hotelbeds, the leading bedbank worldwide, has published today trends for Christmas hotel bookings made via […]

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World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: International travel industry needs new strategies to manage ‘overtourism’

| December 14, 2017
World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: International travel industry needs new strategies to manage ‘overtourism’
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Mass tourism hits quality of visitor experiences – Not only cities overcrowded – New solutions needed to manage global tourism growth – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes World Travel Monitor® Forum results

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Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 

| December 14, 2017
Hotelbeds Group will contract 10,000 additional hotels and create over 200 new jobs 
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  Target to directly contract 10,000 additional hotels over coming three years Creation of over 200 new jobs for Contracting and Yield teams over coming months Plan forms part of the ongoing successful integration of Tourico Holidays and GTA Palma, 13 December 2017. Hotelbeds Group, the world´s leading bedbank and provider of B2B services to the […]

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Mercedes-Benz F1 Celebration Event in Beijing

| December 14, 2017
Mercedes-Benz F1 Celebration Event in Beijing
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2017 has been a banner year for the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 motorsport team, as the Silver Arrows secured their fourth consecutive Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles. To celebrate this remarkable feat, Mercedes-Benz China invited a group of VIP customers, social media journalists and motorsport fans to a “Four the Team” F1 celebration event at Red 1 […]

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2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture 

| December 12, 2017
2nd UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture 
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Tourism and Culture to work together for the SDGS Over 800 participants from 70 countries gathered in Muscat, capital city of the Sultanate of Oman on 11-12 December 2017 for the Conference, an official event in the calendar of the International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The Conference held under the patronage of […]

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Amorgos Film Festival is an Official member of CIFFT!

| December 12, 2017
Amorgos Film Festival is an Official member of CIFFT!
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The Amorgos Film Festival has been approved as an official member of CIFFT. CIFFT is a Festival Committee, with Tourism Film Festival Members from around the globe. Its purpose is to maintain and encourage the consciousness of audio-visual work in the international tourism industry.

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UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals

| December 12, 2017
UNWTO appoints First Lady of Iceland as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
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H.E. Ms. Eliza Jean Reid, First Lady of Iceland has been nominated as Special Ambassador for Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The appointment took place at the second UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture, an official event of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, being held in Muscat, Sultanate […]

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Paul Flackett memorial arrangements

| December 8, 2017
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IMEX has confirmed memorial arrangements for Paul Flackett, IMEX Group Managing Director. A memorial, open to industry colleagues, will take place on Monday, 15 January 2018 at the QEII Centre in Westminster, London.

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European Geoscientists remain loyal to Vienna

| December 5, 2017
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Although its existing five-year contract is yet to expire, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) has already confirmed its commitment to Vienna and the Austria Center Vienna for the years 2020-2024. 

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Just a Drop announces its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians 

| December 5, 2017
Just a Drop announces its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians 
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International water charity Just a Drop has announced that its third annual lecture at the Royal Geographical Society will feature award-winning authors and historians, and will take place on 1 March 2018. All proceeds from the evening will support Just a Drop’s safe water and sanitation projects.

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Bedsonline publishes highlights for fiscal year ´16/´17

| December 4, 2017
Bedsonline publishes highlights for fiscal year ´16/´17
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–  Spain remains as the main source market for Bedsonline globally –  Bedsonline consolidates in North America, registering 51% growth in Canada and 30% in the United States – Spain is the preferred destination for British bookings made via the Bedsonline platform

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Hotelbeds Group announces Turkey recovery during current financial year

| December 4, 2017
Hotelbeds Group announces Turkey recovery during current financial year
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Turkey rises in rankings from 11th to 9th most booked destination for the Group in EMEA region – with 40% increase in sales. The UK, German and Saudi Arabian markets are the three biggest sources of reservations made via the Group´s platform for the country. Group responds to increased demand by adding Turkish hotels to its inventory. […]

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25th World Travel Monitor® Forum in Pisa: Steady growth for Asian outbound travel in 2017

| December 4, 2017
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5 percent growth in Asian outbound trips – More beach holidays and city trips – Recovery in travel to Europe – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest results from IPK’s World Travel Monitor®

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